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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

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Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

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No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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ETRMA elects Bridgestone’s Franco Annunziato as new association president

September 18, 2017
ETRMA elects Bridgestone’s Franco Annunziato as new association president

Bridgestone EMEA’s Vice President and Senior Advisor Franco Annunziato has been elected as the new President of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). Thierry du Granrut, from the Syndicat National du Caoutchoucet des Polymères, was confirmed as Vice…

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Namazie International, Chi Mei Corporate join IRSG as associate members

September 18, 2017
Namazie International, Chi Mei Corporate join IRSG as associate members

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), an organisation that unites the world’s rubber producing and consuming stakeholders, welcomed two new associate members this month – Singapore-based Namazie International and Taiwan’s Chi Mei Corporation (CMC). Namazie International is a global commodities…

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Malaysia’s glove sector earnings to remain stable, MIDF Research says

September 18, 2017
Malaysia’s glove sector earnings to remain stable, MIDF Research says

The research arm of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd, MIDF Research, expects Malaysia’s glove sector earnings momentum to remain stable as it continues to be driven by demand. In the recently concluded earnings season, most of the glove manufacturers in…

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Thai rubber groups look to government for help with product certification

September 18, 2017
Thai rubber groups look to government for help with product certification

Rubber processing cooperatives in Thailand are seeking help from the government regarding rubber product certification to raise the confidence of traders and investors in the local industry. The decision came after five rubber cooperatives in Surat Thani, a province in…

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Vietnam joins Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia in ITRC

September 15, 2017
Vietnam joins Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia in ITRC

Vietnam is set to join Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia in the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), a group that represents the world’s top natural rubber producers, in an effort to maintain and ensure the stability of the natural rubber market…

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Goodyear to build highly-automated premium tyre facility in Luxembourg

September 15, 2017
Goodyear to build highly-automated premium tyre facility in Luxembourg

American tyre manufacturing company Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is planning on building a new production facility in Luxembourg that utilises an innovative manufacturing process to produce premium tyres. The proprietary process, named Mercury, features highly-automated, interconnected workstations, using additive…

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Continental launches two new tyre tech concepts for improved safety, comfort

September 15, 2017
Continental launches two new tyre tech concepts for improved safety, comfort

German multinational automotive manufacturing company Continental is presenting two new tyre technology concepts, called ContiSense and ContiAdapt, for improved comfort and road safety. The two systems enable continuous monitoring of the tyre’s condition, as well as situation-matched adaptation of tyre…

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Michelin launches Pilot Sport 4 tyres for premium, sports cars in India

September 13, 2017
Michelin launches Pilot Sport 4 tyres for premium, sports cars in India

French tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its Pilot Sport 4 tyres in India. The Pilot Sport 4, developed in partnership with some of the world’s most demanding car manufacturers, is one of the latest in the line of high-performance, safe…

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Birla Carbon’s greenfield carbon black facility in China begins operations

September 13, 2017
Birla Carbon’s greenfield carbon black facility in China begins operations

The world’s largest manufacturer of and supplier of high quality carbon black, Birla Carbon, has opened its largest project in China, its greenfield 120,000-metric tonne carbon black facility in Jining, Shandong province. The Jining plant, which currently has an installed…

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Malaysia’s July natural rubber output up by 8.7%

September 13, 2017
Malaysia’s July natural rubber output up by 8.7%

Malaysia’s natural rubber output for the month of July 2017 rose by 8.7%, reaching 54,994 tonnes from the 50,614 tonnes produced in the previous month, according to the country’s Department of Statistics. The department said in a statement today, the…

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International Rubber Prices
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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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