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Chemicals Advance Materials – Rubber Products

Rubber Products

Rubber products are among the most versatile materials used in virtually all modern industries, including E&E, automotive, medical devices, construction, and industrial manufacturing, as well as for polymer modification and other applications. Tyres, latex products such as industrial gloves, and other general rubber products comprise common rubber products. Industrial rubber products including engineered rubber products are new rubber products that have been growing rapidly and is forecast to grow at over five per cent from 2021 to 2027.

With the availability of quality raw materials, good infrastructure and support from R&D centres, Malaysia is a strong global player in the rubber industry, supplying a wide range of rubber products to the world. The country is ranked seventh in the world for natural rubber (NR) production and Malaysian rubber products are exported to more than 190 countries across the globe, whereby the US and EU remained the largest export destinations. Malaysia is the world’s leading supplier of examination gloves, surgical gloves as well as a strong contributor of new tyres, catheters, condoms, and latex threads.

The near future presents the industry with an opportunity to take further advantage of the increasing demand for rubber products. The current rubber industry is labour-intensive and foreign-dependent, with mainly manual and semi-automatic production. Hence, MIDA welcomes investors that can bring in new technologies and high-capital investment that adopts automation and digitalisation. We also encourage local industry players to explore the benefits of the Enhanced Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) under MIDA and Automation CA incentives to upgrade their machinery and equipment, as well as undertake R&D and upskilling programmes to be more competitive and be resilient against future shocks.

75%

Domestic Investments

(RM0.33 bil)

RM0.44 bil

Total Approved Projects in 2020

80%

25%

Foreign Investments

(RM0.11 bil)

RM0.44 bil

Total Approved Projects in 2020

75%

Domestic Investments

(RM0.33 bil)

25%

Foreign Investments

(RM0.11 bil)

22

Approved Projects

1,459

Job Opportunities

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The Malaysian rubber products industry

Latex
Products

Tyres and
Tyre-related Products

Industrial and General
Rubber Products

Latex Products

There are more than 125 manufacturers producing gloves, condoms, catheters and latex thread, among others. This sub-sector accounted for 80% of the total value of rubber exports, largely contributed by gloves, condoms, catheters and latex threads. Condoms, surgical gloves, examination gloves and catheters are classified as medical devices.

Tyres & Tyre Related Products

There are more than 40 companies in the tyres and tyre-related products sub-sector comprising 11 tyre producers, while the remaining companies produce retread tyres, inner tubes and other accessories.

Industrial & General Rubber Products

There are more than 185 companies producing a wide range of rubber products such as mountings, beltings, hoses, tubing, seals and sheeting for the automotive,  E&E, machinery & equipment and construction industries for the domestic and global market.

Major players in rubber industry

Hartalega Sdn. Bhd.

Top Glove Sdn. Bhd.

Kossan Rubber Industries Berhad

Supermax Corporation Berhad

Major players in Tyres and Tyre related products

Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Continental Tyre AS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Goodyear Malaysia Berhad

Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. 

Silverstone Berhad

Targeted Product

Green Materials /
Bio-based Additives

Nano Materials /
Advanced Materials

High Value-Added
Rubber Products

Our Investors' Highlights

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Malaysia, Top Glove Corporation Bhd is the world’s largest manufacturer of gloves. Started as only a local business enterprise with 1 factory and 1 glove production line, has today captured 26% of the world market share for rubber gloves. The company has manufacturing operations in Malaysia, Thailand and China. It also has marketing offices in these countries as well as USA, Germany and Brazil and exports to over 2,000 customers in 195 countries worldwide. With the help of its 18,000 employees, Top Glove continues to produce high quality gloves at an efficient low cost in line with its time-tested Business Direction. Not content to rest on its laurels, Top Glove has set its sights on higher aspirations, which include increasing its world market share to 30% by year end 2020

- Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Get Started

MIDA provides comprehensive support to your business as you consider the competitive and comparative advantages Malaysia has to offer for your investment. Explore our dedicated resources, wide range of facilities or consultation services to assist you in expanding your operations here.
Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Submit your application for a Manufacturing License or other incentives here.
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