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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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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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Indorama Ventures acquires textile producer DuraFiber Technologies

August 16, 2017
Indorama Ventures acquires textile producer DuraFiber Technologies

Global chemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is further strengthening its automotive segment through its successful acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (DFT), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial,…

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Tennessee, US approves US$28 mn grant for Nokian Tyres Dayton factory

August 16, 2017
Tennessee, US approves US$28 mn grant for Nokian Tyres Dayton factory

Government officials in the state of Tennessee in the US have proved their commitment to Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres with the approval of a US$28.42 million state infrastructure grant in support of the company’s US$360 million planned Dayton tyre…

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Harvard researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

August 16, 2017
Harvard researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

A new kind of rubber that can repair itself but is also as tough as natural rubber has been developed by researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). The researchers at SEAS are…

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ITRC to meet in Thailand to discuss price drops, export curbs

August 16, 2017
ITRC to meet in Thailand to discuss price drops, export curbs

The International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), made up of the world’s top producers of natural rubber Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, will meet in September in Thailand to discuss the recent decline in rubber prices and possible export curbs that could…

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Bridgestone to invest over US$300 mn for two plant expansions in India

August 14, 2017
Bridgestone to invest over US$300 mn for two plant expansions in India

Multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation, through its subsidiary Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., is investing US$304.3 million for the expansion of two of its tyre plants in India. The investments for both the Pune (Chakan) and Indore (Kheda)…

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Sumitomo Rubber to produce medical rubber parts in new Slovenia facility

August 14, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber to produce medical rubber parts in new Slovenia facility

Japan-based global tyre and rubber company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) is expanding its global presence with the establishment of a new production facility in central Slovenia that will manufacture rubber parts for medical applications. The investment amount for the…

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Malaysia expecting record-breaking year for rubber glove exports

August 14, 2017
Malaysia expecting record-breaking year for rubber glove exports

Malaysia is anticipating a record-breaking year for its rubber glove exports sector as it showed a 25% growth to RM7.95 billion during the first six months of this year from RM5.28 billion in the same period in 2016. The country’s…

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Malaysia to conduct replanting exercise for rubber trees

August 11, 2017
Malaysia to conduct replanting exercise for rubber trees

Malaysia will be conducting a massive replanting exercise for rubber trees in order to keep up with the growing global demand for rubber wood-based furniture, worth around RM10 billion. Announcing the revival of the Malaysian rubber industry, Plantation Industries and…

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AIRIA, ICC to hold national rubber conference, ICEP next year

August 11, 2017
AIRIA, ICC to hold national rubber conference, ICEP next year

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) will be holding the National Rubber Conference – 2017 along with the International Conference and Exhibition on Polymers (ICEP) at Guwahati from February 23 to 25,…

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Cooper Tire, partners complete five-year US$6.9 mn guayule rubber grant

August 11, 2017
Cooper Tire, partners complete five-year US$6.9 mn guayule rubber grant

The five-year, US$6.9-million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant, “Securing the Future of Natural Rubber—an American Tire and Bioenergy Platform from Guayule”, awarded to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and its consortium partners, including Clemson University, Cornell University, PanAridus…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 10, August 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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