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Chemicals Advance Materials – Rubber Products

Rubber Products

The rubber products industry in Malaysia boasts a rich history and is a major player on the global stage. The nation ranks seventh in natural rubber production and eighth in consumption. Malaysia’s manufacturing focuses on three categories: tires, industrial rubber products, and consumables such as gloves and shoes. The industry is significant for exports, with synthetic rubber, medical gloves, condoms, and catheters being major contributions. Despite challenges like reduced demand from Asia, the industry is poised for growth, particularly in automotive components, engineering applications, and consumer products. Looking forward, the global industrial rubber forecasts a CAGR of 3.7% during 2023-2028.

In 2022, despite challenges, the demand for rubber products, especially gloves and catheters, remained robust. The industry aims to tap into high-end product manufacturing, plastic recycling, and sustainability through efforts such as the East Coast Latex Corridor, digitalisation via the My Rubber Online platform, and the RRIM Niaga smartphone application. Collaborative research ensures innovations that meet stringent international standards.

The Malaysian Government supports the industry’s growth through favourable policies, multilateral engagement, and infrastructure development. Rubber’s significance is emphasised in the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2030, with the plan to extend rubber’s use in road construction and new value-added products. Malaysia cooperates with Thailand and Indonesia under the International Tripartite Rubber Council to stabilise rubber market prices. The industry is aligning with ESG trends, and companies like Mölnlycke Health Care are proactively working on sustainability initiatives. The NAP 2030 outlines thrusts for quality, sustainable rubber production, urging adoption of Industry 4.0 and green practices.


Domestic Investments

(RM3.2 bil)

RM3.6 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2022



Foreign Investments

(RM0.4 bil)

RM3.6 bil

Total Approved Investments in 2022


Domestic Investments

(RM3.2 bil)


Foreign Investments

(RM0.4 bil)


Approved Projects


Job Opportunities

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The Malaysian rubber products industry


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

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