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Continental A.G. eyes Germany as new location for recycling plant

September 20, 2012
Continental A.G. eyes Germany as new location for recycling plant

Conti is said build a new rubber recycling plant in Hanover to be used in manufacturing new and retreaded rubber tyres.

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Global rubber supply raises to 4.7% in 2012

September 20, 2012
Global rubber supply raises to 4.7% in 2012

Kamarul Baharain Basir, the Secretary-General of the Association of National Rubber Producing Countries, said that the rubber supply around the world has increased to 4.7 percent while the demand has increased to 4.8 percent.

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Philippine rubber industry stakeholders to talk on opportunities and issues

September 17, 2012
Philippine rubber industry stakeholders to talk on opportunities and issues

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hosting an event and inviting the major stakeholders from the Philippine rubber industry to talk about the investing and marketing opportunities for natural rubber manufacturers as well as the issues surrounding…

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NBR in growth mode

May 29, 2012
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From automotive, aerospace to industrial and consumer goods, nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) will enjoy limitless uses from these applications, says Global Industry Analysts (GIA) in its latest report. Demand for NBR is closely tied to strong GDP growth, which is…

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Zeon sees HNBR increase

April 14, 2011
Zeon sees HNBR increase

Another company that is seeing increasing demand for HNBR is Zeon Chemicals, which is planning to expand capacity for its Zetpol HNBR by 25% at its American plant to come on stream by 2012. The company had previously expanded its…

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Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

April 14, 2011
Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

The company is taking over the Vocol and Santoweb product lines including customer lists, tolling agreements and know-how. Employees of Flexsys are not part of the transaction. The transaction is effective immediately. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Honda restarting motorcycle production March 28th

March 26, 2011
Honda restarting motorcycle production March 28th

HONDA has announced that it will be restarting motorcycle production at its Kumamoto factory as of Monday, March 28th. Initially closing all its facilities in Japan after the devastation caused by the Sendai earthquake, Kumamoto will be one of Honda’s…

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Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

March 18, 2011
Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

Tailor-made solutions Bluestar Silicones has launched a customised approach to the manufacture of antimicrobial silicone products that offers OEMs and processors tailored material solutions to meet specific healthcare application needs. Unlike competitive offerings that are “one size fits all,” Bluestar…

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Japanese push for NR in Asia

March 18, 2011
Japanese push for NR in Asia

Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam to improve the country’s rubber industry with a plan to replace synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil fuels, with natural rubber (NR). The five-year US$3.9 million project involves the Vietnamese government…

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Research for improvements to rubber

March 18, 2011
Research for improvements to rubber

Leading universities in the US have innovated technology that allows rubber recovery while a new type of sensor will help in sensing structural damage on infrastructure. University of Akron researcher Avraam Isayev’s rubber recovery technology is expected to cause a…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 14, November 2017)

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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