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Relying on safety and sustainability

Relying on safety and sustainability

Globally, rubber demand is expected to grow 1.8% in 2015 and 4.1% in 2016, while plummeting rubber prices, due to oversupply, continue to impact rubber-producing countries in Southeast Asia...

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WRS: outlook for rubber dismal; long-term prospects seem better

WRS: outlook for rubber dismal; long-term prospects seem better

With rubber prices hovering at a dismal low for the past five years, against an oversupply situation in both synthetic and natural rubbers and weakening crude oil outlook, the industry is pacing...

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Green Rubber building new facility in Malaysia; putting used tyres to good use

Green Rubber building new facility in Malaysia; putting used tyres to good use

Since 1995, there has been a technology offered in Malaysia called DeLink that reprocesses End-of-Life tyres (ELTs) and turns them into consumer products. The process is called...

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Growth path for synthetic rubber

Growth path for synthetic rubber

Amidst the volatilities in raw materials supplies and costs, demand for synthetic rubber is continuing to move forward, according to...

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Prices of rubber surge due to floods in Malaysia; Top Glove remains optimistic

Prices of rubber surge due to floods in Malaysia; Top Glove remains optimistic

A large-scale flood in Malaysia, the biggest in years, have sent price of rubber surging, affecting some businesses, and not some. The world’s largest rubber glove...

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Desma banks on auto sector for growth in Asia

Desma banks on auto sector for growth in Asia

Rubber injection moulding machinery manufacturer Klöckner Desma Elastomertechnik expects in three years that its market share in Asia will be upped to 50% of its turnover...

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World total rubber demand to increase, predicts report

World total rubber demand to increase, predicts report

The newly-released World Rubber Industry Outlook has predicted that world total rubber demand is forecast to increase at 1.8% and 4.1% in 2015 and 2016 respectively...

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Asian rubber sector looks forward to yearly gains after 2014

Asian rubber sector looks forward to yearly gains after 2014

Asia is a dominant region in terms of global rubber output and consumption. The bloc accounted for about half of the global rubber consumption and close to half of the global output in 2012...

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Tyres making strides in growing Asian economies

Tyres making strides in growing Asian economies

Growing population and rising economic conditions stimulate tyre demand. Asia Pacific region is predicted to lead in scaling up tyre demand further. ExxonMobil Chemicals in its report...

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A year of safety recalls

A year of safety recalls

The automotive industry has been up against challenging episodes in the outgoing year of 2014, and not only with vulnerable sales and production woes. What has tainted its rosy prospects is...

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Guayule rubber in full throttle

Guayule rubber in full throttle

Finally, the development on the guayule shrub as a rubber alternative has come full circle, with tyre giants starting to roll out tyres made from the much-awaited plant rubber, to reduce the ...

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Is Malaysia losing its hold on the glove market?

Is Malaysia losing its hold on the glove market?

Demand for rubber gloves will continue to grow; yet changing market needs may test the resiliency of the world’s largest rubber gloves producer, Malaysia, to remain in the lead, says...

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Latest Headlines

O’Reilly Automotive: Q1 FY15 Earnings Review

April 28, 2015
O’Reilly Automotive: Q1 FY15 Earnings Review

Summary Recent results were impressive. Major tailwinds remain intact. New store growth continues. I turn bullish on the stock. Earnings Review Recently, O’Reilly Automotive released Q1 FY15 operating results. Overall results were impressive to say the least, as the company exceeded…

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Osram to focus on automotives

April 28, 2015
Osram to focus on automotives

Germany’s Osram (OSRn.DE) plans to transfer its 2 billion euro (US$2.5 billion) general lamps business into an independent legal structure, paving the way for a possible spin-off or sale and allowing it to focus on automotive lighting and components. The…

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Dow Corning Silicone increases competitiveness of solar energy

April 28, 2015
Dow Corning Silicone increases competitiveness of solar energy

Global leader in silicon-based solutions Dow Corning will present its state-of-the-art solar solutions during the 9th International Photovoltaic Conference and Expo at booth W4-523 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in China, from April 28 to 30. Committed to…

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MEXICO: Goodyear announces US$500m, 6m unit tyre factory

April 28, 2015
MEXICO: Goodyear announces US$500m, 6m unit tyre factory

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced it would build a new tyre factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to supply customers in the Americas. Goodyear chairman and CEO Richard Kramer made the announcement at a ceremony in Mexico City with Mexican…

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10 Million ECOPIA Tyres Sold in the Asia Pacific Region

April 28, 2015
10 Million ECOPIA Tyres Sold in the Asia Pacific Region

Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (BSCAP) today announced that more than 10 million ECOPIA passenger car tyres have been sold in the Asia Pacific region1. This milestone was achieved five years after the launch of ECOPIA in the region.3. When…

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Tanzania to inject US$20m to revive General Tyre

April 28, 2015
Tanzania to inject US$20m to revive General Tyre

The state is preparing to pump in over US$20 million to breathe life into the defunct General Tyre East Africa, whose production lines stalled in 2009 due to, among other factors, importation of cheap tyres. Industry and Trade Minister Dr…

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Solvay to construct silica plant in South Korea; 800 ktonnes

April 27, 2015
Solvay to construct silica plant in South Korea; 800 ktonnes

Brussels-headquartered Solvay today launched the construction of its Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) production plant in Gunsan, South Korea, to address growing demand in Asia for energy saving tyres and to develop innovative HDS grades. In the presence of the Head…

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Chinese dumping hurting Indian tyre makers

April 27, 2015
Chinese dumping hurting Indian tyre makers

With the US imposing anti-dumping duty on Chinese tyres, imports of such tyres into India has surged over the past several months, adding to pressure on Indian tyre makers. At a basic custom duty of just 10%, Chinese tyres have…

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Introducing guayule

April 27, 2015
Introducing guayule

Guayule is an little-known desert shrub, largely unremarkable except for one thing: It’s full of latex. That’s right, the stuff used to make rubber. Big tyre manufacturers like Bridgestone are now betting on guayule as the next big thing. But…

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Goodyear to Build Tyre Factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

April 27, 2015
Goodyear to Build Tyre Factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced it will build a new tyre factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to serve its customers in the Americas. Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer made the announcement here…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 02 April 2015)

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

Automotive

  • Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Spain, Monaco, Canada and Austria
    April 23, 2015 | 1:01 pm

    Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that will be used in the upcoming Grands Prix in Spain, Monaco, Canada and Austria. In Spain the teams will use the two hardest tyres in the Italian company’s range...

  • Honda to test self-driving prototypes
    April 6, 2015 | 1:46 pm

    Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former US naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said...

  • Car owners get free repair infokit from RMA
    February 18, 2015 | 12:14 am

    RMA consumer research shows that many US motorists who have had a tyre puncture do not know how to identify an improper tyre repair, the association said. The free materials will help tyre dealers and auto repair shops to educate consumers about proper tyre repair, it said.

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