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Trelleborg expands tyre production of two-wheeled vehicles to India

December 6, 2018
Trelleborg expands tyre production of two-wheeled vehicles to India

Through the Trelleborg Wheel Systems business area, the company has decided to invest in a production facility in India for the manufacture of tyres for two-wheeled motor vehicles. The investment is aligned with Trelleborg’s aim to strengthen its positions in…

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Latexco expands its Georgia plant to accommodate increasing production

December 3, 2018
Latexco expands its Georgia plant to accommodate increasing production

Latexco’s ‘House of Comfort’ recently completed a major expansion that positions the company for more growth in the foam market. Latexco US added a 75,000 sqf facility to its 100,000 sqfplant and headquarters in Lavonia, Georgia, a move that will…

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Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

November 30, 2018
Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

Marangoni Spa and Borrachas Vipal SA are planning a partnership agreement that will boost synergies and productivity of both groups. Following through, will create the largest global independent player in the tyre retreading sector. The project will develop in 2019…

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Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

November 29, 2018
Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

Malaysia exports approximately 1.1 million tonnes of Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR) products annually, bringing in between RM8 billion and RM9 billion in export revenue. Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Managing Director Datuk Dr. Zairossani Mohd Nor said there was no issue…

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Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

November 26, 2018
Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

Continental Tyre opened their latest company employee training centre in Clinton, Mississippi. Continental has invested approximately US$1.45 billion into the manufacturing site in Mississippi. “This a great day for Continental Tyre and the State of Mississippi,” Governor Bryant said. “This…

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Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

November 22, 2018
Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

Sheet rubber prices have fallen 5% in November so far following an increase in production amid slowing demand. On Wednesday, the RSS-4 variety, used in tyre manufacturing, was priced at Rs119 per kg. “In October, our production should be close…

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Thailand to offer subsidies to rubber farmers during economic hit

November 21, 2018
Thailand to offer subsidies to rubber farmers during economic hit

Thailand approved a new subsidy and other measures on Tuesday to help its rubber farmers, who are struggling amid a slump in prices and have threatened protests. The world’s biggest rubber producer has been hit by a 40% decline in…

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Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

November 15, 2018
Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

Otai Reformis wants Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok and her deputy Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin removed from their positions after the seeming inaction in helping rubber tappers through the dip in the price of the commodity. “Otai is disappointed that…

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Cooper Standard to divest AVS business to Continental

November 12, 2018
Cooper Standard to divest AVS business to Continental

Michigan-headquartered global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, Cooper Standard,is divesting its anti-vibration systems (AVS) business to Continental AG. Continental AG will purchase substantially all of Cooper Standard’s anti-vibration business in France and its respective interest in…

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Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

November 8, 2018
Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

Natural rubber stakeholders gathered for the ceremonial launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The independent platform aims to improve socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. Stakeholders included tyre manufacturer, other rubber users,…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019)

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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