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Asian Rubber: Thriving against rubber volatility

Asian Rubber: Thriving against rubber volatility

Given that rubber is a volatile commodity, the Asian bloc, being the world’s largest rubber supplier is not spared from the travails of high inventories, unpredictable demand, and price swings...

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Recycled carbon black to power electric vehicles?

Recycled carbon black to power electric vehicles?

Yes, the possibility of recycled carbon black being used to power electric vehicles could be a reality. Old tyres have never had it so good. In a bid to divert them from the landfills, tyres are...

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Gripping opportunities in a niche market

Gripping opportunities in a niche market

The gloves sector is facing challenging times, with demand declining and an oversupply situation expected, though Malaysia, the largest exporter of gloves, maintains an optimistic view. Meanwhile...

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Tyre sustainability with nanomaterials

Tyre sustainability with nanomaterials

Tyre demand is expected to reach 2.9 billion units or US$276 billion in 2017. With this huge demand, tyre companies weigh upon the availability of feedstock, costs of materials, as well as...

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Malaysian rubber gloves sector: Maintaining an upper hand in the global market

Malaysian rubber gloves sector: Maintaining an upper hand in the global market

The risk of overcapacity and pricing competition could maim Malaysia’s competitive edge in rubber gloves production, some analysts...

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Materials technology at play in the 2014 World Cup

Materials technology at play in the 2014 World Cup

When the 20th FIFA World Cuphas kicked off in Brazil early this June, the world is caught in frenzy. The month-long extravaganza being witnessed in Brazil has partly, if not totally, eclipsed the prep

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Rubber reclaiming gains traction

Rubber reclaiming gains traction

Increased consumption of rubber is outpacing supply, thus resulting in shortages. One way of countering this is by recycling tyres to obtain crumb rubber, a practice that is becoming a preferred....

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Rhein Chemie celebrates 125 years; highlights path taken over the years

Rhein Chemie celebrates 125 years; highlights path taken over the years

Mannheim-based Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of speciality chemicals company Lanxess, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Now a business unit of Lanxess, it was founded by two...

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Silicones: Jack of all trades in key sectors

Silicones: Jack of all trades in key sectors

Our modern lifestyles desire the development of sophisticated and advanced applications. A special material like silicones commands versatility in the most cost effective way and meet the requirements

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Thailand’s move to sell rubber seen to worsen NR price crash

Thailand’s move to sell rubber seen to worsen NR price crash

Mixed prospects for the Asian rubber industry were forecast early in the first quarter of the year. However, prices of natural rubber (NR) have reportedly been consistently sliding...

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Tyres in the sky

Tyres in the sky

The “disappearance” of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 on 8 March 2014 has provoked several possibilities. While not connected, this incident highlights that maintenance of aircraft tyres...

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Lanxess — green tyres are the way forward in China

Lanxess -- green tyres are the way forward in China

China produced more than 500 million radial tyres in 2013. And China’s fast growing automotive market bolsters the country’s position as the world’s major tyre producer.

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Indian rubber industries exposes irregularity in stock figures

September 22, 2014
Indian rubber industries exposes irregularity in stock figures

The tyre and rubber industries have expressed concern over the disparity in rubber stock figures and communicated the anomalies to the Commerce Ministry. In its communication to the Additional Secretary (Plantations), who is also the Chairman of the Expert Committee…

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Bill Gates offers Chinese rubber company to manufacture thinnest condom

September 22, 2014
Bill Gates offers Chinese rubber company to manufacture thinnest condom

A Chinese rubber company’s battle to be known as the producer of the world’s thinnest condom may be under threat thanks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. China’s Guangzhou Daming United Rubber Products is currently suing Okamoto Industries after the Japanese…

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Global NR price declines due to poor demand

September 22, 2014
Global NR price declines due to poor demand

Natural rubber (NR) prices nosedived in various global markets today on account of poor demand from countries like China and oversupply of the commodity. Bangkok market today quoted Rs 98/kg for bench mark grade RSS-4 while Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM)…

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Ivo Recap inaugurates largest tyre retreader in Latin America

September 22, 2014
Ivo Recap inaugurates largest tyre retreader in Latin America

Ivo Recap, part of Group Ivo, recently opened the largest retreader in Latin America. The company, which is part of the Vipal Authorized Network, opened a new facility in Campina Grande do Sul capable of producing 20,000 retreaded tyres a…

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Phil DA approves budget for rubber nursery project

September 22, 2014
Phil DA approves budget for rubber nursery project

The Department of Agriculture (DA), region 10, has recently approved the P320,000 budget for the rubber nursery project, here. This was announced by Jimenez municipal agriculture officer (MAO) Rodrigo S. Simbajon, during a meeting of the Jimenez Rubber Growers Association…

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Yokohama gains Italian marine hose maker

September 22, 2014
Yokohama gains Italian marine hose maker

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that, effective September 18, it has acquired the Italian marine hose manufacturing and sales company Parker MHP S.r.l. from its US parent company Parker Hannifin Corporation. The Italian company’s name will be changed to…

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Nokian WR D3 wins German winter tyre test

September 22, 2014
Nokian WR D3 wins German winter tyre test

The new Nokian WR D3 crossed the finish line in first place scoring the top rating “highly recommended”. The tyre clearly demonstrated its strengths in the disciplines traction, braking and handling on snow. The Nokian tyre also passed the safety…

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Guangzhou Fengli expands tyre facility in Guangdon

September 21, 2014
Guangzhou Fengli expands tyre facility in Guangdon

Guangzhou Fengli Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has started work on a project at its plant in Conghua, Guangdon Province, to install annual capacity for 10 million eco-friendly, high-performance tyres, according to the project’s environment assessment report. The project is…

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Kerala rubber growers curbs tapping due to rubber prices downturn

September 21, 2014
Kerala rubber growers curbs tapping due to rubber prices downturn

Rubber prices have dropped to levels of ?120 a kg despite efforts to prevent the downtrend in rubber prices by various stakeholders in the industry. The Kerala Government’s efforts to drive the market higher have also failed. Various reasons could…

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Dow Corning introduces 150 mm silicon carbide SiC wafers

September 21, 2014
Dow Corning introduces 150 mm silicon carbide SiC wafers

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicon and wide-bandgap semiconductor technology, raised the bar yet again for silicon carbide (SiC) crystal quality today by announcing that it now offers 150 mm diameter silicon carbide (SiC) wafers under its ground-breaking Prime…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 10 September 2014)

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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