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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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Exploiting energy potentials of rubber

Exploiting energy potentials of rubber

Piezoelectricity holds promise to providing power source, and the use of rubber is helping researchers to optimise that potential in broader applications...

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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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Polymer Solutions Group completes acquisition of Sasco Chemical Group

April 29, 2016
Polymer Solutions Group completes acquisition of Sasco Chemical Group

Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced on April 28 that its specialty polymers and additives platform, Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), acquired Sasco Chemical Group, Inc., a…

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Cambodian rubber farmers hopeful as rubber prices rebound

April 29, 2016
Cambodian rubber farmers hopeful as rubber prices rebound

Workers are back at Cambodian plantations and the sector is imbuedwith a rare sense of optimism because of the sharp recovery in international rubber prices, a recent report says. According to Hang Sreng, director of rubber exporting company Long Sreng…

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Bridgestone, Correa Tire open first service centre in Puerto Rico

April 29, 2016
Bridgestone, Correa Tire open first service centre in Puerto Rico

Bridgestone Latin America North (BS-LAN), through its Bridgestone Costa Rica, SA (BSCR) subsidiary, and in alliance with Correa Tire Distributors opened first Bridgestone Store located in the financial commercial corridor in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new Bridgestone Store is…

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New tyre designs: Form factors of tomorrow

April 28, 2016
New tyre designs: Form factors of tomorrow

By: Mr Ryota Kawai, General Manager of Consumer Tire Development & Tire Testing Department Bridgestone Asia Pacific Technical Centre Co, Ltd Tyre designs have long been fundamental to the driving characteristics of an individual and thefunctionality of a tyre. The…

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Semperit extends CEO’s Management Board mandate

April 27, 2016
Semperit extends CEO’s Management Board mandate

In the constituent meeting held on April 26, the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding, an internationally-oriented manufacturer of industrial rubber and plastic products, extended the Management Board mandate of Chairman Thomas Fahnemann for another term until 31 December 2019.Michele…

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ContiTech sales surged to EUR5.4bn in 2015

April 27, 2016
ContiTech sales surged to EUR5.4bn in 2015

ContiTech, an international industrial and automotive supplier, increased its 2015 sales to around EUR5.4 billion that translates to a 37% growth for the company. In the beginning of 2015, ContiTech acquired Veyance Technologies Inc. which has contributed roughly EUR1.15 billion…

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Tredagain introduces footwear line made from upcycled tyres

April 27, 2016
Tredagain introduces footwear line made from upcycled tyres

Tredagain, a sustainable footwear company based in Austin, Texas, presents its new line of fashionable, durable and high-quality shoes made with upcycled scrap tyres. They are the first footwear company to integrate APX® into their products. APX® is a 100%…

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Michigan State House passes bill against black market for stolen tyres

April 25, 2016
Michigan State House passes bill against black market for stolen tyres

Michigan state police in Walker, Grand Rapids and Kentwood are investigating the increasing theft of car parts, including tyres in the area, noting too of the rise in trade of these stolen parts. To fight this, legislation passed last week…

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Asia SBR may rise as natural rubber prices continue to rise

April 25, 2016
Asia SBR may rise as natural rubber prices continue to rise

Asia styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices may face upward pressure in May if the natural rubber (NR) and feedstock butadiene (BD) prices continue to rise, according to recent reports. May spot offers for non-oil grade 1502 SBR rose to S$1,480-1,530/tonne…

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India’s Rubber Board appoints new chairman

April 25, 2016
India’s Rubber Board appoints new chairman

AAjithkumar, 1994 IAS Cadre and secretary to the Kerala Governor, has been appointed as the new chair of the Rubber Board. The post of Rubber Board chairman has remained vacant for almost one and a half years even after the…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 20 April 2016)

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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