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Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyre developments are driving forward the future of the mobility ecosystem. Connected cars are nothing without smart tyres. Dramatically having evolved from the 19th century...

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Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

The region’s rubber sector has a blueprint of strategies to hedge it against falling prices and struggling output. Prices under the weather. World demand for rubber has...

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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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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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Latest Headlines

Volkswagen taps Brazil growth; releases Virtus model

November 17, 2017
Volkswagen taps Brazil growth; releases Virtus model

Volkswagen launched its new Virtus model on Thursday to tap Brazil’s highest-volume segment. The launch is part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals General Motors and Fiat in South America’s largest car…

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Toyota considering selling locally developed EVs in China

November 17, 2017
Toyota considering selling locally developed EVs in China

Toyota Motor is considering selling its locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China, as it looks to expand its EV lineup and comply with Beijing’s upcoming new-energy vehicle (NEV) production and sales quotas. China has set strict quotas…

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Lanxess lifts up 2017 profit guidance following strong demand for specialty chemicals

November 17, 2017
Lanxess lifts up 2017 profit guidance following strong demand for specialty chemicals

Germany’s Lanxess lifted the lower end of its earnings guidance range for 2017 after strong demand for specialty chemicals such as construction pigments and leather chemicals outweighed a weaker pesticide ingredients business. Lanxess – which makes synthetic rubber, engineering plastics…

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Rubbermaid introduces Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch containers

November 15, 2017
Rubbermaid introduces Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch containers

Rubbermaid once again sets the new standard in food storage by introducing Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch, compact and customizable containers designed for ready-to-go meals and snacks. The crystal clear containers are 100% leak-proof guaranteed, and are designed to keep food as…

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D3O impact protection company expands global footprint with new operating base in USA

November 15, 2017
D3O impact protection company expands global footprint with new operating base in USA

D3O, the U.K.-based impact protection company, has opened a new operating base in Blacksburg, Va., as part of the company’s expansion in North America. Located within the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), a research park for high-technology companies, the new D3O…

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Anco unveils new line of rubber-made wipers

November 15, 2017
Anco unveils new line of rubber-made wipers

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Anco brand has released a new series of conventional wiper blades for light vehicles.  Known collectively as Anco’s 97-Series wipers, these premium blades offer complete conventional coverage across 97 % of vehicles in operation (VIO) in North America, in a…

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Toyoda Gosei to partner with EBM Corporation to develop e-rubber surgical training simulators

November 13, 2017
Toyoda Gosei to partner with EBM Corporation to develop e-rubber surgical training simulators

Specialty manufacturer of rubber Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd has inked an agreement with EBM Corporation, a medical device startup company started at Waseda University in Japan, to work together for the development and widespread adoption of surgical training simulators using…

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China October vehicle sales up 2 % year-on-year

November 13, 2017
China October vehicle sales up 2 % year-on-year

China’s vehicles sales rose in October for the fifth consecutive month, an industry body said on Friday, underscoring continued growth momentum in the world’s largest auto market after a slower start to the year. Overall sales totalled 2.70 million vehicles…

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BMW loses appeal against US$158 million fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

November 13, 2017
BMW loses appeal against US$158 million fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

Car manufacturer BMW has lost an appeal in Switzerland against a 157 million franc (US$158 million) fine imposed after it banned Swiss customers from buying its cars elsewhere in Europe and bringing them home. The fine was originally imposed in…

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Techniplas inks partnership with DWS-Digital Wax Systems

November 13, 2017
Techniplas inks partnership with DWS-Digital Wax Systems

Techniplas, a leading global design and manufacturing provider of automotive products and services, has entered in a partnership with DWS-Digital Wax Systems, to further expand its additive manufacturing capabilities. As part of the partnership, DWS will bring its entire portfolio…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 14, November 2017)

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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November/December 2017 Issue

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