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Orion to add Specialty Carbon Blacks line in Italy

April 9, 2018
Orion to add Specialty Carbon Blacks line in Italy

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. a worldwide supplier of carbon black, will expand its production capacity at its facility in Ravenna, Italy. The company plans to construct a new specialty Carbon Black line that will provide additional Specialty Carbon Blacks to…

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India hit by low natural rubber output

April 9, 2018
India hit by low natural rubber output

Despite rising consumption, Indian natural rubber production is likely to be 1 lakh tonnes short of the Rubber Board projected figure of 8 lakh tonnes for 2017-18. For 11 months to February 2018, the production clocked 6.49 lakh tonnes, just…

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Shares of Comfort Gloves jump 9%

April 9, 2018
Shares of Comfort Gloves jump 9%

Shares of Malaysian company Comfort Gloves rose 9%. The increase in shares came after the company clarified that its operations were not disrupted by the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action. The glovemaker gained 9.33%, or seven sen to…

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Natural rubber faces oversupply and low price

April 6, 2018
Natural rubber faces oversupply and low price

The riff between U.S and China are causing uncertainty in the natural rubber market affected with oversupply and low price. An agreement by Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in late December to reduce exports by 350,000 metric tons expired on March 31. That’s…

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The industrial rubber market is projected to reach US$33.82 billion by 2022

April 6, 2018
The industrial rubber market is projected to reach US$33.82 billion by 2022

The industrial rubber market is projected to grow from US$26.99 billion in 2017 to US$33.82 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2017 and 2022. The application segment of the industrial rubber market includes automotive, building & construction,…

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Majority of rubber planters in Malaysian state of Sabah are smallholders

April 6, 2018
Majority of rubber planters in Malaysian state of Sabah are smallholders

Smallholders form the bulk of rubber planters in Sabah. 125,075ha of the 177,766ha of land in the state planted with rubber are managed by smallholders while the rest comprise rubber estates. “Keningau alone has 21,525ha of land planted by 5,902…

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Hankook launches Kinergy St Tyre designed for long tread life and smooth handling

April 4, 2018
Hankook launches Kinergy St Tyre designed for long tread life and smooth handling

Hankook Tire has released its new set of high-performance tyres called Kinergy St (H735). The tyre is designed for long tread life and smooth handling. The company will manufacture the Kinergy St at its flagship U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee and at…

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Ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2018-2023

April 3, 2018
Ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2018-2023

According to “Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market By Vehicle Type, By Tire Type, By Demand Category, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013 – 2023″, ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market is projected to grow at a CAGR of…

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BMW, Daimler to team up cars-sharing businesses amid increasing competition

April 3, 2018
BMW, Daimler to team up cars-sharing businesses amid increasing competition

German luxury car manufacturers Daimler and BMW have joined forces to expand their businesses in new services such as car-sharing and electric vehicle to compete with the increasing competition such as Uber in the United States and Didi Chuxing in…

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OTR tyres predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025

April 3, 2018
OTR tyres predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025

According to a recent report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the off-the-road (OTR) tyres marketis predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025. The market was valued at US$5.34 Billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.64% during the forecast period. The…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 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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