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Glove maker Ansell resolves Iran export claims

February 5, 2014
Glove maker Ansell resolves Iran export claims

A US-based unit and French affiliate of Ansell Ltd. have agreed to settle claims they violated US export controls by arranging to ship thousands of industrial-strength gloves to Iran without authorization, the US Department of Commerce said Friday. New Jersey-based…

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Michelin and Continental to continue their market dominance in Germany’s tyre market through 2018

February 5, 2014
Michelin and Continental to continue their market dominance in Germany’s tyre market through 2018

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and is also one of the leading tyres markets, globally. Moreover, the country is the fourth largest passenger car producer, globally, after China, US and Japan, which market Germany a large market for…

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New Bridgestone R249II EVO Ecopia steer truck tyre

February 5, 2014
New Bridgestone R249II EVO Ecopia steer truck tyre

Bridgestone has introduced the new R249II EVO Ecopia, the steer truck tyre. R249II-EVO-Ecopia_smallThe R249II EVO Ecopia is available in size 315/60R22.5 and was engineered with significantly reduced irregular wear for vastly improved mileage, while at the same time reducing rolling…

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Dunlop tyre factory plans to axe 240 jobs

February 4, 2014
Dunlop tyre factory plans to axe 240 jobs

Unions have expressed shock at plans to close a Dunlop tyre factory with the loss of more than 240 jobs. Officials said the company had only recently held talks about relocating from its Birmingham plant to another site in the…

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Michelin announces latest Alpin winter tyre

February 4, 2014
Michelin announces latest Alpin winter tyre

Michelin has announced the details of its latest Alpin 5 winter tyres, which are available to suit 15-17-inch rims of various sizes. The Alpin 5 sits between the previous Alpin 4 and the Pilot Alpin winter tyre, which is designed…

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Rubber falls to near 17-month low as US factory growth slows

February 4, 2014
Rubber falls to near 17-month low as US factory growth slows

Rubber futures in Tokyo declined to the lowest level in almost 17 months after signs of slowing global industrial output boosted demand for the Japanese currency as a haven. The commodity for delivery in July fell as much as 2.3…

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Call to ban import of rubber

February 4, 2014
Call to ban import of rubber

With the price of natural rubber plunging to the lowest in four years, the Indian Rubber Growers Association has demanded a total ban on all sorts of rubber imports for one year and asked the concerned authorities concerned to redefine…

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Bluestar Silicones to launch tailor-made releases at show

February 4, 2014
Bluestar Silicones to launch tailor-made releases at show

As a major supplier of release systems to the tyre industry, French supplier Bluestar Silicones will launch several new products in its Lyndcoat range at Tire Technology Expo 2014, to be held in Cologne, Germany from 11-13 February. Lyndcoat release…

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Tyrexpo 2014: Africa’s biggest tyre show

February 4, 2014
Tyrexpo 2014: Africa’s biggest tyre show

African tyre buyers are so convinced of the importance of partaking in this year’s Tyrexpo Africa that the exhibition has already sold out, says exhibition organiser ECI International, which was bought over by Singapore-based Singex Holdings last year. The exhibition…

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TVS Tyres launches ‘Dragon’ tyre for scooters

February 3, 2014
TVS Tyres launches ‘Dragon’ tyre for scooters

TVS TYRES, the largest selling 2 & 3 wheeler tyre brand in the country, recently launched ‘Dragon’ tyres in the Scooter category. This tyre is most suited for TVS Scooty Pep family, Bajaj Spirit and LML Trendy, and targets customers…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 19, February 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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