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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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SEA rubber producers to gather and discuss falling prices

December 10, 2018
SEA rubber producers to gather and discuss falling prices

Rubber producers from Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia will meet on the December 16 to discuss ways to improve current prices, including potentially curbing exports. Representatives from the three countries which comprise the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) will meet in…

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Trelleborg invests in two-wheeled vehicle tyres plant in India

December 10, 2018
Trelleborg invests in two-wheeled vehicle tyres plant in India

Sweden-headquartered engineered polymer solutions specialist Trelleborg , through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems business area, is  invest in a production facility in India for the manufacture of tyres for two-wheeled motor vehicles, thereby creating a platform for global growth and increased…

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Nokian heavy tyres plans new R&D facility in Finland

December 6, 2018
Nokian heavy tyres plans new R&D facility in Finland

In 2019, Nokian Heavy Tyres will build a new research and development centre in Nokia, Finland. The modern R&D centre accelerates the testing phase of new tyre models, maintaining the premium quality that Nokian Tyres has been known for 120…

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Trelleborg expands tyre production of two-wheeled vehicles to India

December 6, 2018
Trelleborg expands tyre production of two-wheeled vehicles to India

Through the Trelleborg Wheel Systems business area, the company has decided to invest in a production facility in India for the manufacture of tyres for two-wheeled motor vehicles. The investment is aligned with Trelleborg’s aim to strengthen its positions in…

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Yokohama recalls 529 RY023 truck tyres

December 5, 2018
Yokohama recalls 529 RY023 truck tyres

Yokohama Tyre Corp. is recalling certain Yokohama RY023 tyres, size 295/75R22.5 (14-ply, G load rated), that have a DOT date code of 2318. The estimates up to 529 units may be affected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says…

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Latexco expands its Georgia plant to accommodate increasing production

December 3, 2018
Latexco expands its Georgia plant to accommodate increasing production

Latexco’s ‘House of Comfort’ recently completed a major expansion that positions the company for more growth in the foam market. Latexco US added a 75,000 sqf facility to its 100,000 sqfplant and headquarters in Lavonia, Georgia, a move that will…

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Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

November 30, 2018
Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

Marangoni Spa and Borrachas Vipal SA are planning a partnership agreement that will boost synergies and productivity of both groups. Following through, will create the largest global independent player in the tyre retreading sector. The project will develop in 2019…

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Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

November 29, 2018
Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

Malaysia exports approximately 1.1 million tonnes of Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR) products annually, bringing in between RM8 billion and RM9 billion in export revenue. Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Managing Director Datuk Dr. Zairossani Mohd Nor said there was no issue…

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Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

November 26, 2018
Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

Continental Tyre opened their latest company employee training centre in Clinton, Mississippi. Continental has invested approximately US$1.45 billion into the manufacturing site in Mississippi. “This a great day for Continental Tyre and the State of Mississippi,” Governor Bryant said. “This…

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Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

November 23, 2018
Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

Integrated chemicals supplier Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has completed its acquisition of Kordárna Plus a.s., the largest producer of tyre cord fabrics in Europe. Thailand-headquartered Indorama Ventures previously announced its agreement to acquire Kordárna on 29 June 2018.…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 05 Dec 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


Source: Latex India

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