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Cabot to expand carbon black capacity globally; major addition in Indonesia

May 23, 2018
Cabot to expand carbon black capacity globally; major addition in Indonesia

US carbon black manufacturer is the adding on significant capacity to its worldwide network of carbon black plants. Through the combination of a plant expansion, operational improvements, and debottlenecking projects, Cabot is expanding its global capacity by over 300,000 tonnes.…

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China opposes EU anti-dumping duties on tyres

May 15, 2018
China opposes EU anti-dumping duties on tyres

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has reportedly said that the European Commission (EC)’s decision to impose duties on China-made bus and lorry tyres is a measure to artificially raise the dumping margins by using the cost of production in a…

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Toyoda Gosei to strengthen business in China by making rubber automotive parts company a subsidiary

April 9, 2018
Toyoda Gosei to strengthen business in China by making rubber automotive parts company a subsidiary

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd, a specialty manufacturer of rubber automotive parts and LEDs, is set to strengthen its business in China by making Tianjin Star Light Rubber and Plastic Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary in April 2018. Tianjin Star Light…

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Philippines identify suitable area for planting rubber

April 9, 2018
Philippines identify suitable area for planting rubber

A study conducted by the College of Forestry and Natural Resources and Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources of the University of the Philippines Los Baños has found that the province of Compostela Valley have high potential areas for planting…

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Malaysia’s natural rubber output fell 2% in January

April 4, 2018
Malaysia’s natural rubber output fell 2% in January

Malaysia, one of the world’s top five natural rubber producers, saw its natural rubber production in January fall 2 % to 65,792 tonnes as compared to December 2017. If compared to January last year, the production rose 1.4 %. Meanwhile,…

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India to develop national rubber policy

March 23, 2018
India to develop national rubber policy

India’s Union Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that the government is developing a national rubber policy to address various issues concerning the sector and to boost shipment and productivity. “This policy is necessary because there are so many challenges the sector…

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Malaysian government not fixing price of natural rubber to RM3 per kg anytime soon

March 19, 2018
Malaysian government not fixing price of natural rubber to RM3 per kg anytime soon

Malaysia will not be fixing the floor price for natural rubber (NR) at RM3 per kilogramme anytime soon as it will result in an additional expenditure of RM1.29 billion, Deputy Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur…

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Maxxis launches first manufacturing factory in India

March 14, 2018
Maxxis launches first manufacturing factory in India

Taiwanese tyre-maker Maxxis has launched its first manufacturing plant in India, increasing the competition in the tyre industry. This came after four years the company entered the Indian market. Maxxis is a unit of Taipei-listed Cheng Shin Rubber Industry. It…

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Rubber-based asphalt benefits 440,000 smallholders in Malaysia – Deputy Prime Minister

February 14, 2018
Rubber-based asphalt benefits 440,000 smallholders in Malaysia – Deputy Prime Minister

The use of cold mix asphalt (CMA) to build and surface roads will benefit about 440,000 rubber smallholders in Malaysia, says Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the use of the rubber-based CMA would boost the consumption of…

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India to release new rubber policy soon – Alphons

February 12, 2018
India to release new rubber policy soon – Alphons

India’s Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons has announced that the Central government will soon come out with a new Rubber Policy which will ensure remunerative prices for natural rubber. Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of…

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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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