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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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Mexico investigates dumping of ESBR from US at request of Dynasol

August 22, 2017
Mexico investigates dumping of ESBR from US at request of Dynasol

The Mexican government has initiated an investigation into dumping imports of synthetic rubber: emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) from the US as well as Poland, South Korea and Japan. Industrias Negromex, the only producer of emulsion synthetic rubber in México,…

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Accella Polyurethane expands in roofing market with Covestro acquisition

August 21, 2017
Accella Polyurethane expands in roofing market with Covestro acquisition

Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC is expanding its presence in the roofing market and renewing its focus on polyurethane spray foam and roof coating systems with its recent acquisition of the Covestro spray foam assets. The Covestro assets, combined with Accella’s…

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India’s rubber product manufacturers hit by import surge, high GST rate

August 21, 2017
India’s rubber product manufacturers hit by import surge, high GST rate

Small and medium rubber product manufacturers in India are feeling the negative impact of the sudden increase in imports and the high GST rate of 28% on most products even with the anti-dumping duty imposed by the government to protect…

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Smithers Rapra expands its 750-acre winter test centre in Michigan

August 21, 2017
Smithers Rapra expands its 750-acre winter test centre in Michigan

Smithers Rapra, a world leading rubber and plastics consultancy based in Akron, Ohio in the US, is expanding its Smithers Winter Test Center in Michigan, adding 130 acres and new buildings to the existing 750-acre facility. The larger and improved…

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Continental, Kordsa to develop adhesion system for textile reinforcement

August 18, 2017
Continental, Kordsa to develop adhesion system for textile reinforcement

Technology company Continental’s tyre division is teaming up with Kordsa, a leading international supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tyre industry, to develop a new, sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds. In…

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Balkrishna Industries board approves carbon black project at its Bhuj plant

August 18, 2017
Balkrishna Industries board approves carbon black project at its Bhuj plant

India-based tyre manufacturing company Balkrishna Industries has been given the go-ahead by its board to set up a carbon black project at its Bhuj tyre plant in Gujarat with an initial annual capacity of 60,000 metric tonnes (MT) at an…

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Trelleborg invests in new sealing solutions facility in Denmark

August 18, 2017
Trelleborg invests in new sealing solutions facility in Denmark

Trelleborg will be investing in a new state-of-the-art sealing solutions production facility in Denmark through its Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area. The company will be relocating its current manufacturing facility in the new one in Denmark. The move is intended…

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India’s rubber articles exports to grow 10% due to rising US, EU demand

August 18, 2017
India’s rubber articles exports to grow 10% due to rising US, EU demand

India’s export of rubber articles is expected to grow by more than 10% in the current financial year due to a sharp increase in demand from the US and the European Union (EU). Over 6,000 units involved in the business…

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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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International Rubber Prices
(as of 21, 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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