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BMW’s latest sedan model to utilise Yokohama tyres

May 4, 2018
BMW’s latest sedan model to utilise Yokohama tyres

Japanese supplier Yokohama Rubber says it is now supplying its global flagship Advan Sport V105 tyres to Germany’s BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018…

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Researchers solve long-standing puzzle of butadiene make-up

May 3, 2018
Researchers solve long-standing puzzle of butadiene make-up

Linear polyenes are hydrocarbon chains with unusual optical and electrical properties. They have become a paradigm for studying photoisomerization — when molecular structures rearrange from absorbing light — because of their straightforward molecular structure, potential for electrical conductivity, and role…

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RM900k windfall for Kedah Risda smallholders

May 2, 2018
RM900k windfall for Kedah Risda smallholders

A total of 399 Risda (Rubber Industry Smallhol­ders Development Authority) smallholders in the northern state of Kedah in Malaysia, received dividends amounting to RM908,020 under the Cluster New Planting Scheme (RTBB). Its chairman Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said it was…

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Flexan secures IntroMed to expand contract manufacturing capabilities to sheath introducers

May 2, 2018
Flexan secures IntroMed to expand contract manufacturing capabilities to sheath introducers

Flexan, a leading global medical device manufacturer of custom, high-precision silicone, rubber, and thermoplastic components has acquired IntroMed, a contract manufacturer of patent protected sheath introducers for use in catheter placements. The acquisition of IntroMed, a Utah-based company that provides…

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Marangoni ties up with Directa Plus for graphene compounds for tyres

May 1, 2018
Marangoni ties up with Directa Plus for graphene compounds for tyres

Machinery company Marangoni has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Directa Plus plc, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. The companies will work together to develop a bespoke version of the…

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BKT partners with Kultevat for dandelion compounding and tyre technologies

April 30, 2018
BKT partners with Kultevat for dandelion  compounding and tyre technologies

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), an Off-Highway tyre manufacturer headquartered in India, has entered into a joint research agreement with Kultevat, Inc., a  US biotechnology company that specialises in the cultivation and processing of TKS Dandelion as a renewable and sustainable…

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Wacker opens new site for silicones in South Korea

April 30, 2018
Wacker opens new site for silicones in South Korea

German chemicals company Wacker Chemie has opened a new production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea. The plant is located around 100 km southeast of Seoul at Jincheon, where the group has already been producing silicone sealants since 2010…

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The tyre material market projected to reach US$91.23 billion by 2022

April 27, 2018
The tyre material market projected to reach US$91.23 billion by 2022

The global market size for tyre material was US$73.93 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach US$91.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2017 and 2022. The increasing sales of vehicles and demand for low rolling resistance tyres are the…

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Green tyre market projected to worth US$104.23 billion by 2022

April 27, 2018
Green tyre market projected to worth US$104.23 billion by 2022

The green tyre market is expected to reach US$104.23 Billion by 2022. The green tyres market is estimated to be US$62.68 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach US$104.23 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from 2017 to 2022. This growth can be…

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Bridgestone unveils the Potenza RE980AS, its ultra-high performance tyre

April 27, 2018
Bridgestone unveils the Potenza RE980AS, its ultra-high performance tyre

Bridgestone has introduced its newest offering in its ultra-high performance tyre line, the Potenza RE980AS tyre. Engineered for luxury and performance vehicles, the Potenza RE980AS tyre combines all season performance with a crisp ride and curve-hugging grip in wet and dry…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 15, May 2018)

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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