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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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Guayule rubber in full throttle

Guayule rubber in full throttle

Finally, the development on the guayule shrub as a rubber alternative has come full circle, with tyre giants starting to roll out tyres made from the much-awaited plant rubber, to reduce the ...

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Is Malaysia losing its hold on the glove market?

Is Malaysia losing its hold on the glove market?

Demand for rubber gloves will continue to grow; yet changing market needs may test the resiliency of the world’s largest rubber gloves producer, Malaysia, to remain in the lead, says...

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Asian Rubber: Thriving against rubber volatility

Asian Rubber: Thriving against rubber volatility

Given that rubber is a volatile commodity, the Asian bloc, being the world’s largest rubber supplier is not spared from the travails of high inventories, unpredictable demand, and price swings...

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Excellent test results for Vredestein summer tyres

March 31, 2015
Excellent test results for Vredestein summer tyres

Vredestein summer tyres have achieved exemplary results in recent independent tyre tests. This is a fitting reward for intensive research, millions of miles of testing and a quality manufacturing process. The Vredestein Sportrac 5 and Vredestein Ultrac Vorti were rated…

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Rubber industry facing challenging times; Asia main focus of tyre sector

March 31, 2015
Rubber industry facing challenging times; Asia main focus of tyre sector

Thought the rubber sector is facing challenging times due to an oversupply in rubber and decreased prices, according to the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), total rubber demand globally is forecast to increase at 1.8% and 4.1% in 2015 and…

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Malaysian PM: Sarawak rubber smallholders to each receive RM500 aid

March 31, 2015
Malaysian PM: Sarawak rubber smallholders to each receive RM500 aid

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced aid of RM500 to be given to each rubber smallholder in Sarawak. He said the aid, totaling RM37.3 million, was aimed at alleviating the burden of the smallholders who were affected…

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Unwanted California tires end up in rivers and beaches

March 31, 2015
Unwanted California tires end up in rivers and beaches

IN LAYERS STAGGERED LIKE BRICKS, holding up houses assembled from old garage doors and corrugated steel; in heaps outside the second-hand shops called llanteras; in ditches, alone, abandoned — “tires and tires and tires and tires,” says Oscar Romo. He’s a…

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ExxonMobil starts production at Hadrian South in Gulf of Mexico

March 31, 2015
ExxonMobil starts production at Hadrian South in Gulf of Mexico

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today it began production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied back to the nearby Lucius project, reducing additional infrastructure requirements. Daily gross production from Hadrian South, ExxonMobil’s deepest subsea tie-back in…

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Avon doubles fitment range of flagship AV11 van tyre

March 31, 2015
Avon doubles fitment range of flagship AV11 van tyre

Avon Tyres has doubled the size fitments available in its acclaimed AV11 van tyre. Available from Avon stockists now, the brand’s modern, high-speed van tyre has increased in fitment range from eight to 15 sizes. The AV11 features better tyre…

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Delphi Automotive PLC Given BBB Credit Rating by Morningstar

March 31, 2015
Delphi Automotive PLC Given BBB Credit Rating by Morningstar

Delphi Automotive PLC has been given a “BBB” credit rating by Morningstar. The research firm’s “BBB” rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a two star rating. A number of other analysts have…

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Goodyear Establishes Tire Development Center in China

March 31, 2015
Goodyear Establishes Tire Development Center in China

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has established its first development center in China. Located at the company’s state-of-the-art tire manufacturing facility here, the new center expands Goodyear’s capabilities in the Asia Pacific region and will…

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Hankook Tire Wins Red Dot Design Award 2015

March 31, 2015
Hankook Tire Wins Red Dot Design Award 2015

Hankook Tire announced that its Smart Control AW02 has received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 in the ‘Vehicle Accessories’ category. This honour proves Hankook Tire’s excellence in technology as the tread design has a direct result on…

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General Tire test track in Uvalde, Texas

March 31, 2015
General Tire test track in Uvalde, Texas

Steeped in tradition, the U.S. tyre brand General Tire is celebrating its foundation 100 years ago. With this in mind, the employees enjoy pointing out the impressive test track in the middle of the Texan desert. There, in the rather…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 03 March 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

  • 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.

  • Toyo tyres to remain for latest Production GTi Championship
    February 17, 2015 | 11:41 pm

    The Toyo R888 is designed for wide appeal in the UK club motorsport market. It is the control tyre in dozens of championships and series, blending varied fitments, high performance and affordability.

  • New Audi R8 to debut at car show
    February 17, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    German automobile manufacturer, Audi will launch the new R8 supercar at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show this March, featuring the laser headlights of the new car.

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