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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Advancements in synthetic rubbers contribute to the tyres’ potential to enhance fuel economy of vehicles...

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Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

India is spearheading the South Asian region’s metamorphosis into a robust economy, says Angelica Buan in this report. South Asia’s goal to economic growth...

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Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group is delighted to announce the start of the production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands...

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China to slap temporary anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber coming from US, Singapore and the European Union

April 20, 2018
China to slap temporary anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber coming from US, Singapore and the European Union

China announced recently that it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on synthetic rubber imported from the United States, the European Union and Singapore. The case could stoke the simmering tit-for-tat trade tiff between Beijing and Washington, with each side having…

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Global polyisoprene rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018-2022

April 20, 2018
Global polyisoprene rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018-2022

The global polyisoprene rubber market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018-2022. One trend in the market is rising demand for biomass-derived IR. The use of bio-based feedstock in the production of synthetic rubber is one…

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Perpetual Rubber to buy record amount of rubber through newly-launched ‘We Buy Rubber’ initiative

April 20, 2018
Perpetual Rubber to buy record amount of rubber through newly-launched ‘We Buy Rubber’ initiative

Perpetual Rubber has launched the ‘We Buy Rubber” initiative which will see it buy a record amount of rubber this year through new and existing reclamation partnerships. “We are experiencing an unprecedented demand for many types of rubber. Currently we’re…

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Airless tyres market to grow at 8% CAGR over 2017-2024

April 19, 2018
Airless tyres market to grow at 8% CAGR over 2017-2024

The airless tyres market is projected to cross US$200 million by 2024.” High demand from heavy commercial and off-road vehicles coupled with high acceptance from military segment, specifically in developed nations is majorly driving the industry growth. Industry participants are continuously…

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Fluorosilicone rubber market research report – forecast to 2024

April 19, 2018
Fluorosilicone rubber market research report – forecast to 2024

Fluorosilicone rubber is a type of elastomer which is used in a wide range of applications due to its excellent mechanical and physical properties akin to silicone rubber. In brief, fluorosilicone rubber is called as modified version of silicone rubber…

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Tyre material market to worth US$91.23 billion by 2022

April 19, 2018
Tyre material market to worth US$91.23 billion by 2022

The global market size for tyre material was US$73.93 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach US$91.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2017 and 2022. The increasing sales of vehicles is one of the most significant factors projected to…

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Continental creating aqua planing warning system

April 19, 2018
Continental creating aqua planing warning system

Technology company Continental is in the midst of developing an automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning. Aquaplaning is the loss of grip on extremely wet roads dramatically reduces the ability to control vehicles and presents a major…

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Goodyear and Bridgestone team up to for mega tyre distribution joint venture

April 19, 2018
Goodyear and Bridgestone team up to for mega tyre distribution joint venture

The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company (Goodyear) and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today are poised to create a tyre distribution joint venture, one of the largest of its kind in the US. TireHub, LLC, will provide U.S. tyre-dealers and retailers with a comprehensive range…

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Karbochem ceases production

April 19, 2018
Karbochem ceases production

South Africa’s synthetic rubber producer Karbochem has ceased all production.  It will also stop all commercial activities at the end of May. No explanation of the closure was given. Some say feedstock access could be the reason as Karbochem relies…

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IRSG: Challenges beget opportunities; technology disruption sires innovations

April 17, 2018
IRSG: Challenges beget opportunities; technology disruption sires innovations

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace.Today, opportunities and challenges alike are shaping up innovations in leading industries such as automotive and tyres. These current challenges and prospective opportunities, among…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 2018)

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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