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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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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Materials News: Composites: going bone-deep into medical applications

Polymer composites, reinforced plastics and advanced composites have been used in the manufacture of medical prostheses and implants over the last decade. Advanced composites, containing approximately

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Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Gloves: Cleanroom disposable gloves: technology advancements

Cleanroom disposabl e gloves market players are embracing advanc ed technology to ensure the gloves provide comfort and act as a barrier for contaminants , according to this report by Big Market Resea

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Machinery News: New development for stress relaxation tests in liquid

Machinery News: New development for stress relaxation tests in liquid

Stress relaxation tests on rubber materials are useful for determining rubber properties. Swedish firm Elastocon that develops testing equipment has introduced a new ALE (Aeration and Liquid Exchange)

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Doublestar to buy Kumho; Chairman opts out

April 21, 2017
Doublestar to buy Kumho; Chairman opts out

Kumho Tire Co.’s sale of a 42% stake to China’s Qingdao Doublestar Tyre will go ahead as planned as Kumho Asiana Group Park Chairman Sam-koo says he is giving up his right to reclaim Kumho Tire, according to Pulse News.…

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India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

April 21, 2017
India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

Natural rubber (NR) exports from India jumped to 20,030 tonnes during the last fiscal year, marking the highest level in four years. After touching 30,594 tonnes in 2012-13, the exports had progressively dropped every year owing to the relative low…

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Dow Corning, R.D. Abbott LSR experts to present rubber fabrication solutions

April 21, 2017
Dow Corning, R.D. Abbott LSR experts to present rubber fabrication solutions

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) technology experts from Dow Corning, a leading global supplier of silicones and silicones solutions, and its distribution partner R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. will be showcasing and presenting at the LSR 2017 conference on April 23 through…

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Edison Agrosciences aims to improve NR content in crops with new technology

April 21, 2017
Edison Agrosciences aims to improve NR content in crops with new technology

Edison Agrosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative solutions for the production of plant-based industrial materials, is enhancing its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops with a new licensed…

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Continental expands global R&D network with new Silicon Valley facility

April 19, 2017
Continental expands global R&D network with new Silicon Valley facility

German multinational technology company Continental AG is expanding its research and development (R&D) network worldwide with the opening of its newest research centre in San José in Silicon Valley, California, US. The new research facility will house up to 300…

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Indorama Ventures to acquire major European tyre cord manufacturer

April 19, 2017
Indorama Ventures to acquire major European tyre cord manufacturer

Global chemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is set to acquire Glanzstoff Group, a major European manufacturer of tyre cord fabrics and single-end-cords (SEC) for high performance tyre applications. Glanzstoff is Europe’s largest converter for tyre cord fabrics…

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Researchers develop rubbery self-healing, water-repellent coating

April 19, 2017
Researchers develop rubbery self-healing, water-repellent coating

Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have developed a self-healing, water-repellent spray-on coating made of a mix of a material called “fluorinated polyurethane elastomer” and a specialised water-repellent molecule known as “F-POSS”. Its slightly rubbery texture makes…

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Continental to put in US$10 mn for new indoor tyre testing centre in Texas site

April 17, 2017
Continental to put in US$10 mn for new indoor tyre testing centre in Texas site

International tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental is investing around US$10 million in a new indoor tyre testing centre in its US proving grounds located in Uvalde, Texas. “The new test centre will support our vision of being the preferred…

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Malaysia’s rubber glove industry players struggle with high raw material costs

April 17, 2017
Malaysia’s rubber glove industry players struggle with high raw material costs

Rubber glove industry players in Malaysia saw an uneventful first half of 2017 (1H17) and are struggling to meet market expectations as their earnings suffer from a huge increase in raw material prices. Only half of glove manufacturers under the…

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Pirelli, Blossom Skis team up to produce rubber-infused skis

April 17, 2017
Pirelli, Blossom Skis team up to produce rubber-infused skis

High-end tyre manufacturer Pirelli and handmade high-performance ski manufacturer Blossom Skis are collaborating to produce and launch the Blossom x Pirelli Rubber-Infused Skis. Downhill ski design principles are based on both performance and comfort, with manufacturers striving to produce 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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