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Retailers unaware of responsibilities for toxic tyres

February 18, 2014
Retailers unaware of responsibilities for toxic tyres

A crackdown on NSW tyre retailers found half of those inspected were unaware of their responsibility to ensure used tyres were handled by legal operators. The Environment Protection Authority inspected 258 tyre retailers in the Sydney, Illawarra, Hunter and Coffs…

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Continental tyres receive range of new OE approvals for VW vehicles

February 18, 2014
Continental tyres receive range of new OE approvals for VW vehicles

Continental has received a range of new approvals from Volkswagen to supply summer tyre fitments as Original Equipment for the Golf Mk VII, CC, and Beetle. For the Golf Mk VII, Volkswagen has approved both 15 and 16-inch ContiEcoContact 5…

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Mild weather caps winter tyre sales

February 17, 2014
Mild weather caps winter tyre sales

A series of mild winters and relatively late snow has restricted the winter tyre market to around half a million units a year, according to Guy Frobisher, marketing director for Continental. “There is a winter tyre market out there but…

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China’s Qingdao rubber stocks rise 11 pct in past month-sources

February 17, 2014
China’s Qingdao rubber stocks rise 11 pct in past month-sources

The closely watched rubber inventory in China’s bonded warehouses in Qingdao jumped more than 11 percent in the past month to around 340,000 tonnes, three industry sources said on Monday, potentially capping gains on Tokyo futures. Rubber stocks in Qingdao,…

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New Dunlop MX32 and MX52 motocross tyres have arrived

February 17, 2014
New Dunlop MX32 and MX52 motocross tyres have arrived

Now you can fit your motocross bike with the same Dunlop tyres that some of the stars of the sport, such as Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart and Ken Roczen, have been using for about a year now. The…

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Michelin joins forces with three more companies to put used tyres to better use

February 14, 2014
Michelin joins forces with three more companies to put used tyres to better use

Four French firms have come together to work on a significant used tyres-related project. Michelin is leading the team trying to extract rubber and alcohol from such tyres. TREC Gets Underway Michelin and three more French companies have joined hands…

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Japan tyremaker shares drop on dissolved Goodyear alliance

February 14, 2014
Japan tyremaker shares drop on dissolved Goodyear alliance

Shares in Japanese tyremaker Sumitomo Rubber dropped more than five percent Friday morning after US partner Goodyear said it was dissolving the firms’ longstanding alliance over allegations of anti-competitive behaviour. The Tokyo-listed stock finished the morning session down 5.39 percent…

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Price fluctuations turn rubber barons into common man

February 13, 2014
Price fluctuations turn rubber barons into common man

Anybody from outside Kerala visualizes the image of a planter from the rubber district of Kottayam as someone wearing branded clothes, living in a posh house, spending lavishly on food and jewellery and driving a swanky car, which he changes…

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber earnings projected to increase

February 13, 2014
Goodyear Tire & Rubber earnings projected to increase

Wall Street is high on Goodyear Tire & Rubber, expecting it to report earnings that are up 62% from a year ago when it reports its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The consensus estimate is 63 cents per…

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Continental named tyre manufacturer of the year

February 13, 2014
Continental named tyre manufacturer of the year

An international jury also praised the company for the recycling of rubber from end-of-life tyres in conjunction with the retreading of truck tyres at the ContiLifeCycle plant in Hanover. The award was presented at a ceremony held at the Tyre…

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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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