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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

November 15, 2018
Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

Otai Reformis wants Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok and her deputy Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin removed from their positions after the seeming inaction in helping rubber tappers through the dip in the price of the commodity. “Otai is disappointed that…

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Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

November 12, 2018
Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

The Gujarat Plant of Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd. (TGMIN), started operations in October 2018. The plant is the Indian subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. India is a key market for Toyoda Gosei, and the company has been…

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BKT announces plans for new manufacturing plant in the US

November 12, 2018
BKT announces plans for new manufacturing plant in the US

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) announced the USD100 million construction project of a new US production site that would cater to the entire American region. The facility will be the multinational group’s first manufacturing site outside of India. Europe is currently…

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Cooper Standard to divest AVS business to Continental

November 12, 2018
Cooper Standard to divest AVS business to Continental

Michigan-headquartered global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, Cooper Standard,is divesting its anti-vibration systems (AVS) business to Continental AG. Continental AG will purchase substantially all of Cooper Standard’s anti-vibration business in France and its respective interest in…

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Mitsubishi adds stakes in Toyo Tire, increasing share holding to 20%

November 12, 2018
Mitsubishi adds stakes in Toyo Tire, increasing share holding to 20%

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Japan’s largest trading company, has approved the purchase of an additional stake in Toyo Tire & Rubber Co, LTD (Toyo), Hyogo-headquartered tyre maker,  for 50.9 billion yen via subscription to a private placement of shares and has…

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Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

November 8, 2018
Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

Natural rubber stakeholders gathered for the ceremonial launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The independent platform aims to improve socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. Stakeholders included tyre manufacturer, other rubber users,…

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Voronezh tyre factory set to expand

November 1, 2018
Voronezh tyre factory set to expand

Rostec and Pirelli Tyre Russia have signed an agreement to expand production capacity of the Voronezh tyre factory. The production volume double from 2 million to 4 million units per year, in accordance with increasing growth in Russian and international…

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Relief package put together for rubber industry loss in Kerala floods

October 30, 2018
Relief package put together for rubber industry loss in Kerala floods

The Indian Rubber Board has submitted a US$33.5 million relief package to compensate for the devastating Kerala flood losses caused to the sector. According to D Anandan, chairman and secretary of the board, the damages are in the form of…

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Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

October 26, 2018
Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

Natural rubber stakeholders gathered for the ceremonial launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The independent platform aims to improve socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. Stakeholders included tyre manufacturer, other rubber users,…

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Self-lubricated condoms developed for comfort and functionality

October 25, 2018
Self-lubricated condoms developed for comfort and functionality

Scientists have created self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact. The researching team, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, designed a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse.They hope it will make condoms more appealing to…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 12 Nov 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


Source: Latex India

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