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Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

Glove Sector: Buoyant prospects and overcoming challenges

Industry developments offer Malaysian glove makers to expand amid the challenges, while the clampdown on powdered gloves by the US FDA will see a switch to non-powdered ones...

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Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

Footwear Industry: Putting the best foot forward with TPPA

Signed ear ly thi s year , the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has had mixed reactions from the various sectors of partner countries. Non-membe r countries that are being urged to join are

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Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

Tyre designs accelerate the industry’s market potentials

From pneumatic tyres to self-healing and conc ept tyr e s , innovat ions in tyr e de s igns keep the industry on track for growth, says...

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An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

An elastic growth for synthetic rubber

The oil price decline and weakened economies may be nocuous for a number of sectors, but not for the synthetic rubber sector, which is due for further expansion in the coming years, say...

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Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Putting the brakes on road traffic noise

Second to air pollution, road traffic noise is a health hazard that can be remedied with a sustainable antidote – rubberised roads, according to...

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Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Detoxifying latex for safer work and play applications

Studies say that latex-based products like gloves, medical devices and balloons can result in users falling ill. Find out why and what advances have been made to prevent this, in this report by...

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Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

Will the rubber sector flourish in the AEC?

The rubber sector is highlighted in the AEC programme as a priority sector, yet how it is going to be integrated and its future seems to remain a grey area, says...

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Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar’s “invisible” rubber tracts

Myanmar is pushing for industrial competence amidst tensions over agricultural and biodiversity losses, says...

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Self-healing tyres the way forward

Self-healing tyres the way forward

Sulphur vulcanisation has for the longest time been the only way of making inflatable tyres since they were invented. But now researchers are about to reinvent the wheel, by offering a simple way...

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Reinventing the wheel

Reinventing the wheel

This article by Kazunori Tago, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Bridgestone Asia Pacific, explores the latest airless tyres and the launch of these futuristic tyres...

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Biorubber can boost rubber security

Biorubber can boost rubber security

Due to the shortfall in natural rubber, major car makers are working with researchers to develop sustainable plant-based rubber, says...

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The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

The low-profile success of Vietnam as a rubber producer

Vietnam’s rise to the ranks as the third largest rubber producer globally, came through a series of economic transitioning spurred by eco-political reforms as well as regional partnerships...

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GOPDC plans to invest US$50mn in rubber production and processing facility

May 23, 2016
GOPDC plans to invest US$50mn in rubber production and processing facility

The Ghana Oil Palm Development Company Limited (GOPDC) plans to diversify their operational strategies and include large-scale commercial rubber cultivation and processing. GOPDC manages Ghana’s largest oil palm plantation and is the country’s leading producer of crude palm oil. The…

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Sri Lanka reducestax on raw rubber exports to increase prices

May 23, 2016
Sri Lanka reducestax on raw rubber exports to increase prices

The Sri Lankan government agreed to cut the taxes on raw rubber exports from Rs15/kilo to Rs4, according to recent reports. This is an attempt to increase rubber prices by also increasing the competition between raw rubber exporters and domestic…

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Graphene increases rubber’s strength and elasticity by up to 50%

May 23, 2016
Graphene increases rubber’s strength and elasticity by up to 50%

Dr.AravindVijayaraghavan and Dr. Maria Iliut from the University ofManchester, UK have shown in an article they published that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world’s thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase both their strength and…

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Nexen Tire to exhibit its products at Reifen 2016 in Germany

May 20, 2016
Nexen Tire to exhibit its products at Reifen 2016 in Germany

Nexen Tire, a global tyre manufacturer headquartered in South Korea, announced that the company will participate and exhibit its products at Reifen 2016 in Essen, Germany from May 24 to 27. Reifen, the world’s leading tyre fair, has been held…

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Dow Corning expands India operations with Solutions Building Centre

May 20, 2016
Dow Corning expands India operations with Solutions Building Centre

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, opens the SahayogBuilding Solutions Centre in New Delhi as it expands its operations in India. Dedicated to providing unrivalled technical support and customer service, specialists at this new Centre…

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Semperit Group’s Q1 2016 earnings up by 22.2%

May 20, 2016
Semperit Group’s Q1 2016 earnings up by 22.2%

The publicly listed Semperit AG Holding, an internationally-oriented group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber products for the medical and industrial sectors in in more than 100 countries, displayed positive revenue and earnings development for the first quarter…

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Automotive tyre market to hit US$374.22bn by 2024 – report

May 18, 2016
Automotive tyre market to hit US$374.22bn by 2024 – report

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global automotive tyre market size is expected to reach US$374.22 billion by 2024. Increasing automotive sales especially in countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea is anticipated…

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Thailand’s Rubber City project attracts prospective investors

May 18, 2016
Thailand’s Rubber City project attracts prospective investors

According to a recent report, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) governorWeeraphongChaipherm said that a large number of investors have shown interests in the country’s Rubber City project in Songkhla. Earlier reports this year also said that the Thai government…

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NTDA names Autogem’s Managing Director as new Vice Chairman

May 18, 2016
NTDA names Autogem’s Managing Director as new Vice Chairman

The Executive Council of the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) held its 87th Annual General Meeting on May 11 where they elected Autogem Managing Director Prashant Chopra as Vice Chairman of the Association.NTDA, founded in 1930, is a strongly proactive…

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US$28mn rubber, plastic recycling facility brings 200 jobs to Berkeley County

May 16, 2016
US$28mn rubber, plastic recycling facility brings 200 jobs to Berkeley County

Viva Holdings Group, a combination of Moncks Corner-based Viva SC Recycling and Zhang Baofa, a partner in Jingxin Chemical Group, is building a US$28 million rubber and plastics recycling business that will create 200 jobs for Berkeley County, South Carolina…

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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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