16/03/2011

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Four more organisations join the IRSG Panel of Associates

Halcyon Agri Corporation (HAC) Pte Ltd was established in mid 2010. HAC has recently acquired two rubber processing factories in South Sumatra, Indonesia with a combined annual capacity of approximately 100,000 t. Both factories are on the approved supplier list of the majority of the world's tyre consumers. HAC has two subsidiary companies : Hevea Global manages the sales and marketing of factories and Hevea Processing leads the management activities for HAC. In addition HAC is also a commodity service provider, primarily natural rubber, to a major investment bank.Lanxess Butyl Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Lanxess, is the new butyl rubber facility constructed on the chemical park on Jurong Island, Singapore. The butyl plant will manufacture 100,000 t of halobutyl rubber and conventional butyl rubber per annum. Both butyl and halobutyl rubber are impermeable to gas and create a reliable barrier to air, other gases and liquids. The plant will help serve the rising demand for tyres that is being driven by the trend towards greater mobility, in particular among the growing middle-class in countries such as China and India. In addition, the distinct properties of butyl rubber make it an important product of choice for the pharmaceutical industry, in particular in Asia.The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) is said to be the intersection for superior, diverse, unbiased research. Housed within The Ohio State University, OARDC is the largest university agrobioscience research center in the USA. Since its creation in 1882, OARDC has contributed a regular flow of applied R&D discoveries. The "Program of Excellence in Natural Rubber Alternatives (PENRA)” was created to integrate and accelerate the incubation, demonstration, market entry, and growth of a domestic natural rubber industry. PENRA focuses on the creation of the technology, scientific foundations, and the private partnerships needed to support the introduction of sources of natural rubber alternatives. PENRA also integrates and manages collaborator contributions, provides assistance with IP protection and technology transfer.Headquartered in Kerala, India, Valy Group was founded in 1925 engaging in agriculture, with Commodities Pvt Ltd specialising in trading natural rubber. Today, the Valy Group has core businesses centred around agriculture and plantations, specifically in the natural rubber and spices domains. The Group ventured into cardamom and rubber plantations and has since diversified into other fields such as cement manufacturing, vanilla processing, sole distributorship and C&F for various multinational companies.

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