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Vietnam inaugurates new rubber processing plant in Son La

January 14, 2019
Vietnam inaugurates new rubber processing plant in Son La

The Viet Nam Rubber Group opened its new US$4.8 million-rubber latex processing plant, in the northern province of Son La. The plant, which started construction in early 2018, and spanning 16 hectares in Thuan Chau’s Tong Lenh commune,  has two…

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China, Sri Lanka in talks for rubber based FTZ

January 14, 2019
China, Sri Lanka in talks for rubber based FTZ

The Vice Governor of China’s Hainan province, Shen Danyang and Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake in Colombo have recently discussed China’s plans to establish a  rubber based Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka. Likewise present were officials of the Chinese…

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Vietnam rubber export’s wins and losses in 2018

January 8, 2019
Vietnam rubber export’s wins and losses in 2018

According to reports, quoting the Vietnam Rubber Association, Vietnam has shipped an estimated 1.6 million tonnes of rubber or over US$2 billion in 2018, up 14.5% in volume but down 6.1% year-on-year in value. In December, the country exported 190,000…

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New tyre plant to rise in Thailand for Prinx Chengshan

January 7, 2019
New tyre plant to rise in Thailand for Prinx Chengshan

Chinese tyre maker Prinx Chengshan is acquiring land plots in Thailand worth an estimated US$25 million for its new plant. The transaction involves purchase of 2,250 acres of land in Tambon Nong Suea Chang, Amphur Nong Yai and Tambon Klong-Kew,…

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Hainan Rubber Group ventures into graphene-rubber exploration

December 19, 2018
Hainan Rubber Group ventures into graphene-rubber exploration

Hainan Rubber Group has set up a new research facility, which will start developing graphene and natural rubber composites. The company’s partnered with Aero Engine Corp. of the Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China’s largest aerospace materials engineering institute, to…

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Alibaba to set up e-commerce site for Thai rubber

December 13, 2018
Alibaba to set up e-commerce site for Thai rubber

Alibaba is working with the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAT) to provide an auction system for Chinese buyers of Thai rubber in China. They anticipate annual sales of at least 200,000 tonnes. Nakorn Tangavirapat, deputy governor of the RAT, said…

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Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

November 22, 2018
Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

Sheet rubber prices have fallen 5% in November so far following an increase in production amid slowing demand. On Wednesday, the RSS-4 variety, used in tyre manufacturing, was priced at Rs119 per kg. “In October, our production should be close…

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Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

November 12, 2018
Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

The Gujarat Plant of Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd. (TGMIN), started operations in October 2018. The plant is the Indian subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. India is a key market for Toyoda Gosei, and the company has been…

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Bridgestone becomes worldwide Paralympic partner; nets marketing rights in tyres, sports equipment

October 19, 2018
Bridgestone becomes worldwide Paralympic partner; nets marketing rights in tyres, sports equipment

Tokyo-headquartered tyre and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone has become the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) seventh Worldwide Paralympic Partner. Already a Worldwide Olympic Partner through to 2024, Bridgestone now has global rights to promote and support the Paralympic Movement over the same…

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Kumho enters Pakistan’s market through tie up with Century

October 2, 2018
Kumho enters Pakistan’s market through tie up with Century

Under a deal touted as the first of its kind in the country, South Korea’s second largest tyre maker Kumho Tire Co has signed a ten-year technology transfer agreement with Pakistan’s Century Engineering, which is essentially involved in producing car…

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