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Rubber in seismic technologies

Rubber in seismic technologies

The damaging impact of earthquakes to life and property prompts for new technologies to be incorporated into design and construction of buildings. These include using rubber polymers for...

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Playing safe with turf fields

Playing safe with turf fields

Sports and recreational activity promote healthy physical well-being. But what if the sports field and playground that are made of a rubber base (comprising crumb rubber from recycled tyres)...

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Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Scratching the surface of the allergy stigma of latex

Natural rubber latex is known to trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Given this, recent studies and innovations are coming up with allergy-free alternatives, says...

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Rubber boom – an environmental misstep

Rubber boom – an environmental misstep

The rate of consumption is an economic benchmark, and the higher the consumption for a commodity; the better it is for the economy. Yet, with the apparent obsessive focus on consumerism, we tend...

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Relying on safety and sustainability

Relying on safety and sustainability

Globally, rubber demand is expected to grow 1.8% in 2015 and 4.1% in 2016, while plummeting rubber prices, due to oversupply, continue to impact rubber-producing countries in Southeast Asia...

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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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Avon Rubber acquires Hudstar Systems Inc.

August 4, 2015
Avon Rubber acquires Hudstar Systems Inc.

Avon is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Hudstar Systems Inc. (‘Hudstar’) for US$5.1million in cash from existing cash resources. Hudstar is a leading Florida, USA based designer and manufacturer…

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Michelin set to boost production with Chennai plant

August 4, 2015
Michelin set to boost production with Chennai plant

2015 output at Michelin is expected to increase from 11, 000 tonne to 16, 000. The Chennai factory began production last year, focusing on radial tyres, which is growing 14% in India. Michelin addresses a market of 16 million truck…

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Safic-Alcan acquires majority stake in ChemSpec Ltd.

August 4, 2015
Safic-Alcan acquires majority stake in ChemSpec Ltd.

Safic-Alcan has acquired a majority stake in ChemSpec Ltd. It will see Safic-Alan controlling 75% of chemical and polymer distributor ChemSpec. “This transaction is in line with the strategic vision of the group to expand geographically in North America while…

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Viton VTR-9307 by Chemours launched

August 4, 2015
Viton VTR-9307 by Chemours launched

Chemours has launched Viton VTR-9307. The bisphenol-cured fluorinated rubber pre-compound is for the production of fluoroelastomer (FKM) parts with long-term resistance to hot acidic gases and condensates. Based on proprietary technology, the new product is said to combine the advantages…

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Much improvement needed for Liberian rubber

August 4, 2015
Much improvement needed for Liberian rubber

Former Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Rubber Institute Dr. Tillekeratne says farmers must take their jobs seriously in order to generate money. He also spoke of the Ribbed Smoked Sheets or RSS during a one-day forum held at in…

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Bridgestone Americas tyre operations plant achieves another safety milestone

August 4, 2015
Bridgestone Americas tyre operations plant achieves another safety milestone

The Aiken County, S.C., passenger tyre (PSR) plant has achieved one million man hours without a lost-time accident. During its 17 years of operations, the Aiken PSR Plant has been the recipient of multiple safety awards and recognitions, including: South…

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Profit falls for tyre maker Sameer

August 4, 2015
Profit falls for tyre maker Sameer

Kenyan tyre maker Sameer suffered a 42 % loss in pre-tax profits recently. Sameer said it continued to face competition from cheaper, imported tyres from Asia, a factor it had blamed for losses in 2014. Political unrest in Burundi, a…

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German carmakers to purchase Nokia HERE

August 4, 2015
German carmakers to purchase Nokia HERE

A line of German automakers have agreed to buy Nokia’s business HERE for 2.9 billion euros. The automakers include Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen’s premium division Audi. The sources said the deal was likely to be announced on Monday. Daimler declined…

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Subaru calls for suppliers to affirm “human rights”

August 4, 2015
Subaru calls for suppliers to affirm “human rights”

Fuji Heavy Industries (the parent company of automaker Subaru) has demanded of its suppliers to uphold “human rights and international standards of behavior.” “Our supply chain network has been made aware of our policy and expectations,” it said in a…

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India poised for more natural rubber import

August 4, 2015
India poised for more natural rubber import

India is set to import more natural rubber as automobile sales rebound and local production dips. Director-general of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association Rajiv Budhraja said that output may fall 5% to 7 %, thus increasing imports. The increase in…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 03 July 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

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