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Tyre manufacturers, suppliers participate in Tyrexpo, GarageXpo Asia 2017

Tyre manufacturers, suppliers participate in Tyrexpo, GarageXpo Asia 2017

Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and GarageXpo Asia 2017 ended on a high note with positive feedback from the thousands of visitors and hundreds of exhibitors from numerous countries all over the world...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Polymer composites, reinforced plastics and advanced composites have been used in the manufacture of medical prostheses and implants over the last decade. Advanced composites, containing approximately

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Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Cleanroom disposabl e gloves market players are embracing advanc ed technology to ensure the gloves provide comfort and act as a barrier for contaminants , according to this report by Big Market Resea

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Indian rubber companies investing in synthetic rubber as demand rises

March 24, 2017
Indian rubber companies investing in synthetic rubber as demand rises

Rubber companies in India are starting to invest in synthetic rubber, building on the recently added capacity of about 270,000 tonnes a year, as demand for the commodity rises. Tyre manufacturers are also calling on them to start producing Solutions…

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Sumitomo Chemical, Zeon S-SBR JV to begin operations in April

March 24, 2017
Sumitomo Chemical, Zeon S-SBR JV to begin operations in April

A new joint venture between major Japanese chemical company Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. and Japanese chemicals manufacturer Zeon Corporation that consolidates that two companies’ solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) business units will begin its operations on April 3, 2017. The two…

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Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

March 22, 2017
Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

Tyre manufacturers in India are looking to Southeast Asian natural rubber producers for supply as demand for the commodity increases in the country amidst a slowdown in domestic production, according to industry officials. The country’s rubber industry is also expected to…

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IEAT’s Rubber City in need of more skilled workers

March 22, 2017
IEAT’s Rubber City in need of more skilled workers

Rubber City, a rubber industrial estate being developed by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), is teaming up with the country’s Labour Ministry to recruit skilled workers. The IEAT will also collaborate with educational institutes to produce skilled vocational…

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Top Glove aims to improve performance despite expected market challenges

March 20, 2017
Top Glove aims to improve performance despite expected market challenges

Malaysian rubber glove manufacturer Top Glove Corporation, the world’s largest rubber glove producer by volume, is aiming to improve its performance in the coming months despite the expected challenges in the market as higher input costs drag its fiscal second-quarter…

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India’s RRII inaugurates international natural rubber clone museum

March 20, 2017
India’s RRII inaugurates international natural rubber clone museum

The Diamond Jubilee Block at the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), where the Advanced Centre for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ACMBB) is going to function, was recently inaugurated by Rita Teaotia, the secretary of the Department of Commerce in…

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Apollo Tyres APMEA president Satish Sharma elected as ATMA chairman

March 20, 2017
Apollo Tyres APMEA president Satish Sharma elected as ATMA chairman

Apollo Tyres’s Satish Sharma, president for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) unit, has been elected as the next chairman of tyre industry body Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA). Satish has held important portfolios in his two decades in…

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Semperit, Sri Trang finalise demerging of almost all joint ventures

March 17, 2017
Semperit, Sri Trang finalise demerging of almost all joint ventures

Austria-based industrial rubber and plastics manufacturer Semperit Group and Thai natural rubber company Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Co Ltd. Group have finalised the demerging of almost all of their joint ventures as agreed upon earlier this year. Semperit takes over…

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Yokohama expands commercial tyre business with Aichi Tire acquisition

March 17, 2017
Yokohama expands commercial tyre business with Aichi Tire acquisition

Tokyo, Japan-based tyre manufacturer Yokohama Rubber Company has successfully completed its acquisition of Japanese industrial tyre maker Aichi Tire Industry Co. as part of its strategy to expand in the commercial tyre business. The expansion in the commercial tyre sector,…

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Malaysian rubber exports expected to rise by 7% in 2017

March 17, 2017
Malaysian rubber exports expected to rise by 7% in 2017

The government of Malaysia is set on continuing its initiatives to strengthen the global market for rubber and palm oil as exports of the two commodities are expected to increase by 7% and 4%, respectively, said Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and…

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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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