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ANRPC: Slower growth in rubber market due to China’s economic turbulence

October 22, 2018
ANRPC: Slower growth in rubber market due to China’s economic turbulence

According to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), the global consumption for rubber grew 6.6%, on a year-to-year basis, to 10,653 million tonnes from January 2018 to September 2018. Meanwhile, the global production recorded a slower growth at…

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IRSG photo competition to focus on women in rubber

October 19, 2018
IRSG photo competition to focus on women in rubber

Women play an important role in the whole rubber value chain, from nurturing, harvesting, processing, trading, and manufacturing. For International Rubber Study Group’s (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, the Singaporean market researchers are organising a photo competition to feature women’s contributions towards…

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Marangoni honours the 50th anniversary of a key partner

October 12, 2018
Marangoni honours the 50th anniversary of a key partner

Marangoni recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Recauchutagem Ramôa, their major Portuguese client and member of the RINGTREAD network of retreaders. The event was attended by more than 250 participants, including all 110 employees. Guests included Enrico Centi, Area Manager…

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Increased growth in transmission belts forecast over the next decade

October 11, 2018
Increased growth in transmission belts forecast over the next decade

The global rubber transmission belt market size is expected to reach US$4.41 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% from 2017-2025. The market has been experiencing an uptake in demand due to infrastructure development, concentrated…

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Jolt Capital leads EUR15 mn financing in 4JET to continue growth

October 9, 2018
Jolt Capital leads EUR15 mn financing in 4JET to continue growth

Paris-based private equity firm Jolt Capital has pumped in EUR15 million into Germany-based 4JET GmbH, joining shareholders e-Capital, a Münster-based alternative investment fund manager, and CEO/Founder Jörg Jetter to further scale up the company. 4JET, through its subsidiaries 4JET Technologies…

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Tyres being lifted from the seabed in France after releasing toxins

October 5, 2018
Tyres being lifted from the seabed in France after releasing toxins

Teams of divers are in the process of extracting an artificial reef made of tens of thousands of old car tyres from the seafloor south of France, after it was discovered to pollute the area with toxic chemicals. The operation…

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Vietnam’s rubber sector hit by US/China trade war; eyes India for exports

October 4, 2018
Vietnam’s rubber sector hit by US/China trade war; eyes India for exports

With the escalation of the US/China trade war, the Asian region has fallen victim to the spat. Vietnam’s rubber sector has been affected since China is the largest importer of Vietnamese rubber, for its tyre manufacturing sector. The US government…

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Yokohama Rubber’s tech evaluates water absorption on winter tyres

October 4, 2018
Yokohama Rubber’s tech evaluates water absorption on winter tyres

Yokohama Rubber in a joint research project with the Tribology Laboratory headed by Associate Professor Iwai of the College of Science and Engineering at Kanazawa University, has developed an evaluation technology that visualises rubber’s frictional state of contact on an…

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Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tyres for VW Touareg

October 3, 2018
Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tyres for VW Touareg

Apollo Vredestein has received another endorsement with the recent decision by German car maker Volkswagen to start fitting the Volkswagen Touareg with two 18 inch premium products from Vredestein. Both the Quatrac 5 (all-season tyre) and the Ultrac Satin (summer…

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Yokohama Tire opens tech centre in the US

October 3, 2018
Yokohama Tire opens tech centre in the US

Japanese firm Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has officially opened its new tyre R&D facility – the Yokohama Development Centre America (YDCA) – in Cornelius, North Carolina. The 25,000-sq-ft building in Mecklenburg County, replaces the temporary R&D office Yokohama had utilised…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 12 Nov 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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