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Rubber in seismic technologies

Rubber in seismic technologies

The damaging impact of earthquakes to life and property prompts for new technologies to be incorporated into design and construction of buildings. These include using rubber polymers for...

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Playing safe with turf fields

Playing safe with turf fields

Sports and recreational activity promote healthy physical well-being. But what if the sports field and playground that are made of a rubber base (comprising crumb rubber from recycled tyres)...

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Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Natural rubber latex is known to trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Given this, recent studies and innovations are coming up with allergy-free alternatives, says...

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Rubber boom – an environmental misstep

Rubber boom – an environmental misstep

The rate of consumption is an economic benchmark, and the higher the consumption for a commodity; the better it is for the economy. Yet, with the apparent obsessive focus on consumerism, we tend...

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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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Latest Headlines

Australia’s Ansell to shut local condom, US gloves units

July 3, 2015
Australia’s Ansell to shut local condom, US gloves units

Australian rubber products firm Ansell Ltd said it will relocate its condom unit offshore, exit a U.S. military gloves operation and shut down a Malaysian manufacturing plant, cutting 250 jobs and leading to a one-off charge of US$124.7 million. The…

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New Viton fluoroelastomer resists aggressive organic acids

July 3, 2015
New Viton fluoroelastomer resists aggressive organic acids

Chemours announced the commercial availability of Viton VTR-9307, a new, bisphenol-cured fluorinated rubber pre-compound for the production of fluoroelastomer (FKM) parts with long-term resistance to hot acidic gases and condensates. Chemours is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont and is on…

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Solvay launches production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tyres in Poland

July 3, 2015
Solvay launches production of highly dispersible silica for energy saving tyres in Poland

Solvay is hosting a ceremony to mark the production launch of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Wloclawek, Poland, to address strong and growing regional demand for energy saving tyre Polish authorities and other dignitaries present…

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Cooper Tyre & Rubber is Now Oversold (CTB)

July 3, 2015
Cooper Tyre & Rubber is Now Oversold (CTB)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator…

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Rubber mart ends mixed

July 3, 2015
Rubber mart ends mixed

The Malaysian rubber market closed mixed today amid cautious sentiment on the regional market, a dealer said. He said the positive factor of a weak yen was countered by profit-taking. The Malaysian Rubber Board’s official price at noon for tyre-grade…

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Toyota, Nissan expand air bag recalls after latest U.S. action

July 3, 2015
Toyota, Nissan expand air bag recalls after latest U.S. action

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Thursday they would expand a recall previously issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace potentially deadly passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp…

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Rubber flat despite supply woes

July 3, 2015
Rubber flat despite supply woes

Spot rubber continued to rule unchanged on Thursday. Though the market seemed to be suffering from acute short supplies, the absence of genuine buyers kept it neutral during the day. RSS 4 was quoted steady at 129 a kg by…

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Hartalega rises 2.7% as nitrile gloves lead rubber gloves’ demand

July 3, 2015
Hartalega rises 2.7% as nitrile gloves lead rubber gloves’ demand

Hartalega Holdings Bhd rose as much as 2.7% or 23 sen today, making it one of the top 10 gainers across the local bourse at press time, as a research house said demand for rubber gloves remains unabated, with nitrile…

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Silicones player Bluestar bought by Elkem, expanding factory in France

July 3, 2015
Silicones player Bluestar bought by Elkem, expanding factory in France

Bluestar Silicones International has announced an investment of EUR15 million to develop and modernise its elastomer production units, in particular that located on the Saint Fons site (Rhône – France). Meanwhile, Norway’s Elkem has purchased all the shares of Bluestar…

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Synthetic rubber with high resilience and excellent heat resistance properties

July 2, 2015
Synthetic rubber with high resilience and excellent heat resistance properties

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has developed Keltan 9565Q, an ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) that can really compete with natural rubber (NR), which is susceptible to aging. This new grade is characterized by its exceptionally high molecular weight, which gives the synthetic…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 05 June 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

  • Ferrari FXX K Rubber Goes Digital Testing Pirelli Cyber Tyre
    June 2, 2015 | 6:03 am

    While tyres might just look like round, black pieces of rubber, their simple exteriors belie some sophisticated engineering. And with its new Cyber Tyre technology, Pirelli has taken them into the digital age...

  • 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...

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