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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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Tyres making strides in growing Asian economies

Tyres making strides in growing Asian economies

Growing population and rising economic conditions stimulate tyre demand. Asia Pacific region is predicted to lead in scaling up tyre demand further. ExxonMobil Chemicals in its report...

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A year of safety recalls

A year of safety recalls

The automotive industry has been up against challenging episodes in the outgoing year of 2014, and not only with vulnerable sales and production woes. What has tainted its rosy prospects is...

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Latest Headlines

New Nynas range of naphthenic oils minimises reformulation need

May 26, 2015
New Nynas range of naphthenic oils minimises reformulation need

The ongoing rationalization of Group I production across Europe has caused concern about shortages and the expensive need to reformulate products. Nynas decided early on to view the changing refinery landscape as a call to action and can now offer…

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Ford sales growth mainly from Asia in next decade: executive

May 26, 2015
Ford sales growth mainly from Asia in next decade: executive

Ford Motor Co sees most of its corporate sales growth over the next decade coming from the Asia Pacific region despite the recent slowdown in China auto demand, a top executive said Thursday. “When I take a look at Ford’s…

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Kenda Tyres launches Klever S/T in USA

May 26, 2015
Kenda Tyres launches Klever S/T in USA

Kenda USA has added another offering to their Kenda Klever line. The Klever S/T is designed to help fill a gap in the SUV/CUV marketplace with a 60,000 mileage warranty and M&S all-season capabilities. It will be available to order…

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Beaurepaires to launch new tyre service technology at show

May 26, 2015
Beaurepaires to launch new tyre service technology at show

Tyre retailer Beaurepaires will unveil a number of commercial fleet tyre service improvements at the Brisbane Truck Show this week, to aid both industry operators and drivers. As part of the company’s ‘Mobility’ project, it is upgrading approximately 200 service…

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JK Tyre opens Steel Wheels outlet in Karimnagar

May 26, 2015
JK Tyre opens Steel Wheels outlet in Karimnagar

JK Tyre & Industries has launched its new Steel Wheels showroom at Karimnagar in Telangana. It will be a one-stop shop for tyre solutions offering the entyre tyre-related services. This is in line with the company’s network expansion drive to…

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ArcelorMittal Inks MoU with SAIL for Automotive Steel Unit

May 26, 2015
ArcelorMittal Inks MoU with SAIL for Automotive Steel Unit

ArcelorMittal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with India’s leading steel company – the Steel Authority of India (“SAIL”) – for setting up an automotive steel producing unit in the country, under a joint venture arrangement. The MoU was jointly…

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Sumitomo suffers double-digit declines

May 25, 2015
Sumitomo suffers double-digit declines

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. suffered double-digit declines in operating and net income for the quarter that ended March 31 on a combination of factors including currency exchange losses and pricing and volume/mix issues. Sales also declined by 2.9 % to…

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Making the ecological difference

May 25, 2015
Making the ecological difference

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS provides its innovative bio-based Keltan Eco EPDM rubber to Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. This well-known global manufacturer of seals and vibration control technology products recently started to produce rubber seals made of Keltan Eco EPDM at its…

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WACKER Expands Technical Center in Moscow Munich

May 25, 2015
WACKER Expands Technical Center in Moscow Munich

Munich-based chemicals group WACKER has expanded its technical center in Moscow, Russia. Auguste Willems of WACKER’s Executive Board and Dr. Christian Hartel, head of WACKER SILICONES, dedicated the new service lab today in the presence of several customers. The facility…

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Mix of Q1 results for tyre industry

May 25, 2015
Mix of Q1 results for tyre industry

The first quarter of 2015 generated a mixed bag of results in sales and earnings for tyre makers. Continental A.G., Goodyear, Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. reported jumps in earnings during the period ended March 31,…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 04 May 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

  • 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...

  • Car owners get free repair infokit from RMA
    February 18, 2015 | 12:14 am

    RMA consumer research shows that many US motorists who have had a tyre puncture do not know how to identify an improper tyre repair, the association said. The free materials will help tyre dealers and auto repair shops to educate consumers about proper tyre repair, it said.

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