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Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Second to air pollution, road traffic noise is a health hazard that can be remedied with a sustainable antidote – rubberised roads, according to...

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Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Studies say that latex-based products like gloves, medical devices and balloons can result in users falling ill. Find out why and what advances have been made to prevent this, in this report by...

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Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

The rubber sector is highlighted in the AEC programme as a priority sector, yet how it is going to be integrated and its future seems to remain a grey area, says...

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Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar is pushing for industrial competence amidst tensions over agricultural and biodiversity losses, says...

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Self-healing tyres the way forward

Self-healing tyres the way forward

Sulphur vulcanisation has for the longest time been the only way of making inflatable tyres since they were invented. But now researchers are about to reinvent the wheel, by offering a simple way...

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Reinventing the wheel

Reinventing the wheel

This article by Kazunori Tago, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific, explores the latest airless tyres and the launch of these futuristic tyres...

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Biorubber can boost rubber security

Biorubber can boost rubber security

Due to the shortfall in natural rubber, major car makers are working with researchers to develop sustainable plant-based rubber, says...

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The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

Vietnam’s rise to the ranks as the third largest rubber producer globally, came through a series of economic transitioning spurred by eco-political reforms as well as regional partnerships...

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Exploiting energy potentials of rubber

Exploiting energy potentials of rubber

Piezoelectricity holds promise to providing power source, and the use of rubber is helping researchers to optimise that potential in broader applications...

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Rubber in seismic technologies

Rubber in seismic technologies

The damaging impact of earthquakes to life and property prompts for new technologies to be incorporated into design and construction of buildings. These include using rubber polymers for...

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Playing safe with turf fields

Playing safe with turf fields

Sports and recreational activity promote healthy physical well-being. But what if the sports field and playground that are made of a rubber base (comprising crumb rubber from recycled tyres)...

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Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Natural rubber latex is known to trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Given this, recent studies and innovations are coming up with allergy-free alternatives, says...

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Falken named “Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016” official partner

February 9, 2016
Falken named “Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016” official partner

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) is will be supporting “Red Bull Air Race Chiba 2016” as an official partner through the Falken brand for the second consecutive year. Through the Falken brand, SRI is proud to once again be supporting…

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Sumitomo produces Falken tyres at NY plant

February 9, 2016
Sumitomo produces Falken tyres at NY plant

Sumitomo Rubber USA (SRUSA) cured its first Falken branded tyre at their plant in Buffalo, New York; the first Falken-branded tyre by SRUSA to be made in North America. “It’s great to see the first Falken-branded tyre come out of…

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Recycled rubber industries release video about crumb rubber

February 9, 2016
Recycled rubber industries release video about crumb rubber

The artificial turf and recycled rubber industries released a video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the general public on the science related to the safety of artificial turf fields and…

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Bridgestone introduces technique to diagnose rubber trees

February 9, 2016
Bridgestone introduces technique to diagnose rubber trees

Bridgestone established a technique that can be used to diagnose white root rot disease in para rubber trees, which are the primary source for natural rubber used in tyres and other rubber applications. Since currently white root rot disease can…

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Bridgestone continues as NFL sponsorship

February 9, 2016
Bridgestone continues as NFL sponsorship

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the National Football League (NFL) entered into a new five-year sponsorship agreement, reaffirming the Bridgestone as the Official Tire of the NFL. Notably the deal extends an eight-year relationship and advances the popular “Bridgestone Performance…

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B&W awarded carbon black plant contract

February 9, 2016
B&W awarded carbon black plant contract

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) announced that its subsidiary, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, has been awarded a contract to supply emissions control equipment for a carbon black manufacturing facility in the United States. B&W has been commissioned by…

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Rema Tip Top adds new board members

February 5, 2016
Rema Tip Top adds new board members

The Rema Tip Top AG Supervisory Board has, effective March 2016, expanded its Board of Directors from two to four reporting lines and has appointed Thorsten Wach and Udo Zimmer to the Board. Thorsten Wach will take up the function…

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Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia to reduce rubber exports

February 5, 2016
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia to reduce rubber exports

The governments of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to implement the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) beginning March 1, 2016. Under the AETS, the three countries will cut exports by 615,000 tonnes of NR for the period of six months…

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Dow Corning adds new silicone products for medical use

February 5, 2016
Dow Corning adds new silicone products for medical use

Dow Corning launched three new advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSRs) materials. Available in Shore A hardnesses of 40, 50 and 70, these high-performance products comprise the new Silastic Q7-78XX series of elastomers. In addition to these new offerings,…

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Polyone acquires Kraton assets for US$72 mn

February 5, 2016
Polyone acquires Kraton assets for US$72 mn

PolyOne Corporation has acquired certain thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) assets from Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. The two companies also entered into a supply agreement, whereby Kraton will provide PolyOne certain raw materials used in production for the acquired business. The end…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 04 February 2016)

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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