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Gripping opportunities in a niche market

Gripping opportunities in a niche market

The gloves sector is facing challenging times, with demand declining and an oversupply situation expected, though Malaysia, the largest exporter of gloves, maintains an optimistic view. Meanwhile...

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Tyre sustainability with nanomaterials

Tyre sustainability with nanomaterials

Tyre demand is expected to reach 2.9 billion units or US$276 billion in 2017. With this huge demand, tyre companies weigh upon the availability of feedstock, costs of materials, as well as...

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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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Kerala to utilize elephants in raising rubber

September 1, 2014
Kerala to utilize elephants in raising rubber

Punyalan Agarbatties, a Malayalam movie released last year, showed the struggle of a young entrepreneur to get his project off the ground — making incense sticks from elephant dung. The story struck a chord since the state has around 600…

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Bridgestone subsidiary to produce industrial products in Chile

September 1, 2014
Bridgestone subsidiary to produce industrial products in Chile

Bridgestone Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bridgestone Industrial Products America Inc. (BIP) has established Bridgestone Productos Industriales Latinoamerica SpA. (BIPL) in Santiago, Chile, a company dedicated to sell industrial materials such as conveyor belts and other related products.…

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Nokian announces five new SUV tyres

September 1, 2014
Nokian announces five new SUV tyres

The world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer is growing its product selection by five new SUV tyres. Its ever-expanding SUV product selection is the most modern on the market, utilising aramid fibre that is also employed by the aviation and military industries.…

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Rema inaugurates OTR & Retread Products division

September 1, 2014
Rema inaugurates OTR & Retread Products division

Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. is broadening its portfolio into the OTR sector with the formation of an OTR & Retread Products division and a line of heat-cure tire repair materials. The new product line features radial and bias heat-cure,…

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Vietnam’s rubber export income declines

August 31, 2014
Vietnam’s rubber export income declines

Vietnam is expected to earn 989 million U.S. dollars from exporting rubber in the first eight months of 2014, down 31.9 percent year-on-year, Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center (VITIC) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Friday.…

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Evonik reports global product price increase

August 31, 2014
Evonik reports global product price increase

The Business Line Interface & Performance of Evonik is increasing the prices of its products effective October 1, 2014, or as contract allows. The products of Interface & Performance are sold under the brand names like Tego Antifoam, Tego RC…

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Cooper to recall certain Wild Country sport tyres

August 31, 2014
Cooper to recall certain Wild Country sport tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tyres, size 265/65R18. The tyres were manufactured June 1, 2014, through June 28, 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign ID number is 14T008. The…

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SCTR to set up joint-venture truck tyre facility

August 31, 2014
SCTR to set up joint-venture truck tyre facility

South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has agreed to set up a joint-venture truck tyre factory in Hefei, Anhui Province, with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese vehicle maker. According to the local government’s website, the…

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Mitas to launch new PneuTrac concept tyre

August 31, 2014
Mitas to launch new PneuTrac concept tyre

Different types of tires have different benefits. Mitas is hoping to pair “the best of both worlds” with its new concept tire, which takes elements from both traditional tires and rubber tracks. Company officials say they have intensively tested the…

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Dow Corning introduces new advanced silicone coating

August 29, 2014
Dow Corning introduces new advanced silicone coating

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil the latest addition to its proven Syl-Off® Advantage Series of solventless silicone release technologies at Labelexpo Americas 2014 (Stand #1340). This new advanced release coating is designed…

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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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