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Apollo Tyres grapples with floods in Kerala

August 23, 2018
Apollo Tyres grapples with floods in Kerala

Following the devastating floods in the state of Kerala in India, which is the largest area in the country for rubber plantations, one of India’s biggest tyre maker, Apollo Tyres, has seen production operations disrupted in the company’s plants in…

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Evonik and Chinese partner to build silicon compounding plant in China

August 21, 2018
Evonik and Chinese partner to build silicon compounding plant in China

Germany’s Evonik Industries and Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (GCL-Poly), have established a joint venture for the production of fumed silica and ultra-pure silicon tetrachloride in China. Evonik will…

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India’s NR output drop a cause for concern

August 9, 2018
India’s NR output drop a cause for concern

India’s output of natural rubber (NR) dropped to a six-year low of 1.26 lakh tonnes in the first quarter of 2018/19, with consumption at a high of 3.02 lakh tonnes. The production-consumption gap widened to 58% of consumption in Q1…

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Yokohama’s joint research with Thai universities for future development of rubber

August 1, 2018
Yokohama’s joint research with Thai universities for future development of rubber

Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. says that the results of joint research projects conducted since 2013 with two universities in Thailand, a major producer of natural rubber, were recently presented at The International Polymer Conference of Thailand 2018 (PCT-8). The joint…

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Huf Group and Baolong plan jv for tyre pressure monitoring systems

July 24, 2018
Huf Group and Baolong plan jv for tyre pressure monitoring systems

Family-run Huf Group from Velbert, Germany, and Chinese automotive supplier Baolong from Shanghai are to tie-up to establish a joint venture in the field of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The aim is to accelerate growth through joint activities in the areas of…

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China imposes anti-dumping measures on NR from Japan and South Korea

July 17, 2018
China imposes anti-dumping measures on NR from Japan and South Korea

China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed temporary anti-dumping measures on nitrile rubber imported from South Korea and Japan from 16th July. The Ministry says it will collect deposits ranging between 12 and 37.3% on imports of the rubber from South…

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US to impose fines on imports of rubber bands from China

July 17, 2018
US to impose fines on imports of rubber bands from China

The US Commerce Department says that rubber bands imported from China will be subject to hefty state subsidies. Meanwhile,  a similar investigation into the same products from Thailand resulted in a leaner fine. Imports of rubber bands from China were…

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Zeon to increase production of HNBR in Japan

June 18, 2018
Zeon to increase production of HNBR in Japan

Japanese firm Zeon Corporation is boosting the production capacity of the Kawasaki plant to expand its business of specialty cross-linked hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR). Marketed as Zetpol, the firm says the HNBR is increasingly being adopted for use in important safety…

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Saint-Gobain starts sale of fluoropolymer parts from India

June 12, 2018
Saint-Gobain starts sale of fluoropolymer parts from India

US-based Saint-Gobain Seals says that it has established the production of Rulon 123 stamped fluoropolymer parts at its Bangalore, India, facility in order to supply local parts to a global industrial customer for use in gasoline metering pumps. The business…

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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 Cabot is 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. Cabot…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 10 Dec 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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