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Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

MargmaMalaysian glove manufacturers will raise the prices follow a hike in energy costs and raw materials while it also sees a record revenue of RM16.2bil for 2017 on strong demand...

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Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyre developments are driving forward the future of the mobility ecosystem. Connected cars are nothing without smart tyres. Dramatically having evolved from the 19th century...

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Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

The region’s rubber sector has a blueprint of strategies to hedge it against falling prices and struggling output. Prices under the weather. World demand for rubber has...

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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Arlanxeo launches unique Keltan 5-digit EPDM grade

December 13, 2017
Arlanxeo launches unique Keltan 5-digit EPDM grade

Arlanxeo, a firm that specialises in performance elastomers, has launched a semi-crystalline EPDM grade with a very high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications, particularly in the automotive industry. Keltan 13561C DE delivers excellent mixing and fast extrusion behavior with…

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Use of wood from rubber, oil palm trees increasing – MTIB

December 13, 2017
Use of wood from rubber, oil palm trees increasing – MTIB

Malaysia is using more wood from oil palm and rubber trees as raw materials due to their versatility and durability. The move away from hardwood timber was also in line with efforts to conserve the country’s natural forests, said Malaysian…

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Vietnam prosecutes former state rubber firm chairman amid corruption crackdown

December 13, 2017
Vietnam prosecutes former state rubber firm chairman amid corruption crackdown

A former chairman of state-run Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) and four other officials from its units have been issued with prosecution and probation orders for alleged violations of state rules, Vietnamese police said. Communist Vietnam is in the middle of…

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India’s rubber farmers seek early transfer of aid

December 11, 2017
India’s rubber farmers seek early transfer of aid

The distribution of benefits under the Rubber Production Incentive Scheme of the State government to support farmers during the price fall of the commodity has come to a standstill, affecting hundreds of farmers in the rural areas of Kozhikode. The…

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Rubber prices in Thailand slip, ex-Democrat Party leader Chuan Leekpai petitions PM

December 11, 2017
Rubber prices in Thailand slip, ex-Democrat Party leader Chuan Leekpai  petitions PM

Former prime minister and ex-Democrat Party leader Chuan Leekpai has appealed to premier Prayut Chan-o-cha to address falling household income in the South. The petition was lodged to Gen Prayut via his deputy Wissanu Krea-ngam. Based on Chuan’s petition, the…

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Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia implements fifth Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) which would restrict natural rubber exports

December 8, 2017
Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia implements fifth Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) which would restrict natural rubber exports

Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia have agreed to implement the fifth Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) beginning tomorrow (Friday). In a statement, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) said under the scheme, the three ITRC member countries would restrict exports of…

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Shares of Malaysian glove makers take a tumble due to looming gas price hike

December 8, 2017
Shares of  Malaysian glove makers take a tumble due to looming gas price hike

Shares in Malaysian rubber glove makers have seen a dip after the government announced it will increase natural gas price by 22.9%. Shares in Supermax Corp Bhd dipped as much as 5.26% or 10 sen to RM1.80, before recouping slightly…

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Halcyon Agri Corporation buying four Indonesian crumb rubber factories for US$105.3 million cash.

December 8, 2017
Halcyon Agri Corporation buying four Indonesian crumb rubber factories for US$105.3 million cash.

Natural rubber supplier Halcyon Agri Corporation is buying four Indonesian crumb rubber factories for S$105.3 million in cash. The group said that a memorandum of agreement it entered into on Dec 5 with the vendors – Liauw Chiang Sioe and…

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Quang Tri inks rubber plantation contract with Laos

December 8, 2017
Quang Tri inks rubber plantation contract with Laos

Quang Tri Rubber Company under the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) has inked a land leasing contract with the Lao Government for a rubber plantation and a rubber processing plant in Laos’ southern province of Salavan. Speaking at the signing ceremony…

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India’s natural rubber sees “grim” outlook

December 8, 2017
India’s natural rubber sees “grim” outlook

Tyre makers in India have termed as “grim” the continuing shortfall of natural rubber in the domestic market. They said the industry is being forced to import natural rubber, which is driving up costs amid the ongoing peak season in…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 05, December 2017)

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


Source: India Rubber Board

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