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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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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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Dow Performance and Momentive launch new silicone products

June 20, 2018
Dow Performance and Momentive launch new silicone products

Dow Performance Silicones further enhanced design flexibilities and processing options for consumer device and display OEMs with the addition of two new products, Dowsil SE 9100 and Dowsil SE 9160 adhesives, to its portfolio of one-part, room-temperature cure (RTV) silicone…

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Rose Mill acquires rubber additives processor

June 20, 2018
Rose Mill acquires rubber additives processor

Rose Mill Company, a US-based processor of industrial chemicals and minerals, has acquired another US firm, rubber pre-weigh additives processor PPS/Chempac of Lebanon, TN. The acquisition provides for the continued production of pre-weigh additives as well as an expansion of…

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China/US trade war affects rubber and other commodity prices

June 20, 2018
China/US trade war affects rubber and other commodity prices

Prices of commodities from iron ore to rubber took a tumble in China, with investor sentiments shaken by the import duties imposed by both countries, amidst intensifying trade war between Beijing and Washington that could hurt the world’s second largest…

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Semperit to terminate production at Chinese conveyor belt plant

June 20, 2018
Semperit to terminate production at Chinese conveyor belt plant

As part of a restructuring, Austria’s Semperit has decided to terminate production at the Sempertrans production site Best (ShanDong) Belting Co. Ltd. in the Shandong province on the Chinese east coast. “This step is part of the ongoing restructuring and…

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Continental introduces V.ply portfolio with new compound and new radial tyres for ports

June 18, 2018
Continental introduces V.ply portfolio with new compound and new radial tyres for ports

German tyre company Continental has introduced a new compound, Port Plus, for less abrasion, heat generation and longer service life for its new V.ply radial tyres for use in ports. This, Continental says, will expand its port tyre portfolio from…

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Zeon to increase production of HNBR in Japan

June 18, 2018
Zeon to increase production of HNBR in Japan

Japanese firm Zeon Corporation is boosting the production capacity of the Kawasaki plant to expand its business of specialty cross-linked hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR). Marketed as Zetpol, the firm says the HNBR is increasingly being adopted for use in important safety…

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Equistone sells stake in Karl Eugen Fischer tyre machinery maker

June 14, 2018
Equistone sells stake in Karl Eugen Fischer tyre machinery maker

Independent investment firm Equistone Partners Europe has sold its share in tyre making machinery manufacturer Karl Eugen Fischer as part of a management buyout supported by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Germany-based Karl Eugen Fischer develops and manufactures chord cutting machines used in the…

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SBR on a road of growth in Asia; to increase by 2% a year until 2025

June 12, 2018
SBR on a road of growth in Asia; to increase by 2% a year until 2025

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) is the best-selling synthetic rubber and for decades, has been indispensable for many applications. In everyday life, SBR is mainly found in vehicle tyres. According to a recent market study by Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer…

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Bridgestone HosePower acquires Industrial Rubber Company

June 12, 2018
Bridgestone HosePower acquires Industrial Rubber Company

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone is broadening its footprint to become one of the largest networks specialising in hose sales and service in the US with its acquisition of Industrial Rubber Co., a hydraulic and industrial hose sales and service company…

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Sun Tyre & Wheel buys Starco’s Sri Lankan tyre factory

June 12, 2018
Sun Tyre & Wheel buys Starco’s Sri Lankan tyre factory

Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems (SUN-TWS),  a division of Sundaram Industries Ltd that in turn is part of the US$8 billion TVS Group of India, has acquired Starco Group’s tyre plant in Sri Lanka. It is SUN-TWS’s fifth manufacturing plant…

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International Rubber Prices

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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