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Yokohama Rubber to increase tyre output capacity in China

May 26, 2017
Yokohama Rubber to increase tyre output capacity in China

Japanese tyre company Yokohama Rubber will increase its production capacity in China for passenger car tyres to 13.6 million units a year by 2020, up nearly 50% from 9.35 million units in 2016, as it looks to boost business with…

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India’s rubber sector structural reforms worry farmers

May 19, 2017
India’s rubber sector structural reforms worry farmers

The current structural reforms that India’s Rubber Board is going through combined with the possible changes in rubber plantation policy perspectives have the country’s more than 1 million rubber farmers worried. The immediate reason for alarm has been the decision…

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Thai government partners with Deestone produce high-rubber content tyres

May 10, 2017
Thai government partners with Deestone produce high-rubber content tyres

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) has partnered with the Rubber Authority of Thailand to produce its own tyre brand called TH-Tyre in the hopes of stimulating the use of locally grown and tapped natural rubber. The two bodies…

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Petronas/Aramco to expand product base at Rapid: elastomers/SR on the cards

May 10, 2017
Petronas/Aramco to expand product base at Rapid: elastomers/SR on the cards

Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas and its partner in the Rapid (Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development) project in Johor, Saudi Aramco, are studying the feasibility of building other petrochemical plants to make full use of raw materials from the Rapid…

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India retracts promised National Rubber Policy

May 8, 2017
India retracts promised National Rubber Policy

India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industries has taken back its promise of declaring a National Rubber Policy, refusing to make an exception for rubber alone among the other commercial crops. The expert committee that studied the need for a policy…

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India’s RSDC, BSA Crescent University tie up for rubber tech programmes

May 5, 2017
India’s RSDC, BSA Crescent University tie up for rubber tech programmes

Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), India’s rubber skill sector council, is teaming up with B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University in Chennai to help bridge the skill gaps in the fast growing rubber and tyre sector in the country. The partnership…

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Thailand’s NRPC extends loan programme to stabilise rubber industry

April 26, 2017
Thailand’s NRPC extends loan programme to stabilise rubber industry

Thailand’s Natural Rubber Policy Committee (NRPC) is extending a 1-billion Baht loan programme for another year to stabilise the rubber industry. The Natural Rubber Policy Committee meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, has agreed to give rubber farmers…

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India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

April 21, 2017
India’s natural rubber exports reach highest level in four years

Natural rubber (NR) exports from India jumped to 20,030 tonnes during the last fiscal year, marking the highest level in four years. After touching 30,594 tonnes in 2012-13, the exports had progressively dropped every year owing to the relative low…

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Tyre sales in India to grow 10-11% in FY2017-18, CARE Ratings report says

April 14, 2017
Tyre sales in India to grow 10-11% in FY2017-18, CARE Ratings report says

The growth in India’s automobile industry and the improvements in the replacement cycle will result to around a 10-11% growth in tyre sales in the country in FY2017-18, according to a CARE Ratings report. Tyre demand is directly proportional to…

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Thailand’s first automotive, tyre testing centre to be completed by 2018

April 5, 2017
Thailand’s first automotive, tyre testing centre to be completed by 2018

Thailand’s first automotive and tyre testing centre that follows global standards is set to be completed and ready for operations by 2018. “The first phase of the testing centre should be ready for Thai car and tyre makers in 2018.…

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