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Malaysian rubber gloves sector: Maintaining an upper hand in the global market

Malaysian rubber gloves sector: Maintaining an upper hand in the global market

The risk of overcapacity and pricing competition could maim Malaysia’s competitive edge in rubber gloves production, some analysts...

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Materials technology at play in the 2014 World Cup

Materials technology at play in the 2014 World Cup

When the 20th FIFA World Cuphas kicked off in Brazil early this June, the world is caught in frenzy. The month-long extravaganza being witnessed in Brazil has partly, if not totally, eclipsed the prep

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Rubber reclaiming gains traction

Rubber reclaiming gains traction

Increased consumption of rubber is outpacing supply, thus resulting in shortages. One way of countering this is by recycling tyres to obtain crumb rubber, a practice that is becoming a preferred....

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Rhein Chemie celebrates 125 years; highlights path taken over the years

Rhein Chemie celebrates 125 years; highlights path taken over the years

Mannheim-based Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of speciality chemicals company Lanxess, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Now a business unit of Lanxess, it was founded by two...

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Silicones: Jack of all trades in key sectors

Silicones: Jack of all trades in key sectors

Our modern lifestyles desire the development of sophisticated and advanced applications. A special material like silicones commands versatility in the most cost effective way and meet the requirements

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Thailand’s move to sell rubber seen to worsen NR price crash

Thailand’s move to sell rubber seen to worsen NR price crash

Mixed prospects for the Asian rubber industry were forecast early in the first quarter of the year. However, prices of natural rubber (NR) have reportedly been consistently sliding...

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Tyres in the sky

Tyres in the sky

The “disappearance” of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 on 8 March 2014 has provoked several possibilities. While not connected, this incident highlights that maintenance of aircraft tyres...

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Lanxess — green tyres are the way forward in China

Lanxess -- green tyres are the way forward in China

China produced more than 500 million radial tyres in 2013. And China’s fast growing automotive market bolsters the country’s position as the world’s major tyre producer.

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Lanxess and Hankook Tire  to jointly develop new synthetic rubber grades for tyres

Lanxess and Hankook Tire to jointly develop new synthetic rubber grades for tyres

Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly study the development of new high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications..

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JUBA launches cut-resistant gloves for the auto industry

JUBA launches cut-resistant gloves for the auto industry

The gloves incorporates DSM's Dyneema Diamond Technology, which has a feature of being twice as thin as regular yarn normally used in cut Level 3 gloves.

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Indian rubber sector comes to terms with challenges

Indian rubber sector comes to terms with challenges

India, the world’s fourth largest producer of NR , is grappling with challenges but stakeholders are teaming up to resolve these issues, and new investments are expected to perk up the industry.

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On the road to higher gains

On the road to higher gains

The increase in demand for tyres from Asia, is estimated to reach 4.3% annually through 2017 to 2.9 billion units and this should bode well for the synthetic rubber industry

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber anticipates profit upsurge

July 28, 2014
Goodyear Tire & Rubber anticipates profit upsurge

Analysts expect higher profit for Goodyear Tire & Rubber when the company reports its second quarter results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The consensus estimate is calling for profit of 80 cents a share, reflecting a rise from 76 cents…

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Everkem reveals new silicone sealant for industrial applications

July 28, 2014
Everkem reveals new silicone sealant for industrial applications

Everkem Diversified Products, manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and specialty chemical compounds used for construction and industrial applications introduces TruSil 100 Silicone Sealant to its Seal Tite™ brand of sealants and adhesives. TruSil 100 derives its name from its one hundred…

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East Asia imports butadiene from Iran, India as supply toughens

July 28, 2014
East Asia imports butadiene from Iran, India as supply toughens

Platts reports, “East Asian countries, especially South Korea and Taiwan, are increasingly importing butadiene cargoes from Iran, India and Southeast Asia as supplies within the region have been tight for a while, trade sources said this week. About 9,000 metric…

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Natural rubber producer sinks into the red as rubber prices fall

July 28, 2014
Natural rubber producer sinks into the red as rubber prices fall

GMG Global’s shareholders must be scratching their heads over the group’s disappointing 1H14 results. The mainboard-listed firm registered a net loss attributable to shareholders of S$14.8 million in the first half of the year, on the back of continued weakness…

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Creative Materials reveals new conductive silicone adhesives

July 28, 2014
Creative Materials reveals new conductive silicone adhesives

Creative Materials, Inc. has introduced 102-32D to its family of conductive silicone adhesives. This new product offers some enhanced features over our standard 102-32, which is one of our most versatile and widely used products. Some innovative features of 102-32D…

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Karnataka to emerge as the second largest producer of rubber in India

July 27, 2014
Karnataka to emerge as the second largest producer of rubber in India

A consortium of Karnataka Rubber Producers’ Societies came into being here on Thursday. After inaugurating the consortium, Rubber Board chairperson Sheela Thomas said Karnataka had the potential to emerge as the second largest producer of rubber in the country after…

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Indian rubber growers suffers huge loss due to the poor quality saplings

July 27, 2014
Indian rubber growers suffers huge loss due to the poor quality saplings

Around 75,000 registered rubber growers have been identified in the six districts of Karnataka, viz., Dakshina Kannda, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shimoga, Kodagu and Chikmagalur, where the crop is substantially grown. But nowhere in the state is a nursery set up…

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Tanzanian gov’t scouts for new investor to revive GTEA plant

July 27, 2014
Tanzanian gov’t scouts for new investor to revive GTEA plant

Germany tyre manufacturer Continental AG has finally agreed to offload its 26 per cent stake in the once thriving General Tyre East Africa (GTEA), hence giving a leeway to the government of Tanzania to scout for strategic investor to revive…

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Duratread and DRC unveils new range of Vietnamese tyres

July 27, 2014
Duratread and DRC unveils new range of Vietnamese tyres

Duratread and DRC, who have been cooperating on sales and marketing projects since 2006, have announced the launch of a new expanded range of tyres coming from Vietnam. The innovative range of products were unveiled at the Latin Tyre Expo…

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Pirelli reveals new 01 series truck tyre range

July 27, 2014
Pirelli reveals new 01 series truck tyre range

Pirelli Pneus Ltda completed its launch of its next generation radial truck tire line at the 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, Panama. Targeted for Central America and the Caribbean, the 01 Series was developed at…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 2 July 2014)

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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