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VMI South America relocates to new Itatiaia facility in Brazil

May 19, 2017
VMI South America relocates to new Itatiaia facility in Brazil

VMI South America Ltda celebrated its official relocation to its new and larger location in the city of Itatiaia, about half way between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with an open house event for its customers and…

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RMA recognises six US tyre firms for improvements in worker health, safety

April 7, 2017
RMA recognises six US tyre firms for improvements in worker health, safety

The Rubber Manufacturers Association, the trade organisation for the finished rubber products industry in the US, recognised the achievements and improvements made by six US tyre manufacturers in worker health and safety. RMA’s Safety and Health Improvement Program (SHIP), created…

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Researchers design rubber glove with sensors to scan dangerous nerve agents

March 27, 2017
Researchers design rubber glove with sensors to scan dangerous nerve agents

Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in the US and CSIRO Manufacturing in Australia have designed a new rubber glove equipped with highly stretchable sensors that will be able to detect dangerous nerve agents like sarin and…

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Kerala exports Rs30 mn worth of rubber to Brazilian company

March 13, 2017
Kerala exports Rs30 mn worth of rubber to Brazilian company

Manimalayar Rubbers Private Ltd., a company owned jointly by India’s Rubber Board and the Rubber Producers’ Societies (RPSs), is venturing into rubber exportation with the sales deal it made with by Industria de Artefatos de Borracha, a company based at…

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Ghana Rubber to begin construction of EUR50 mn rubber factory

March 13, 2017
Ghana Rubber to begin construction of EUR50 mn rubber factory

The Ghana Rubber Estate Limited (GREL), which has the largest industrial rubber plantation in the West African nation, is set to start construction of its EUR50 million rubber factory at Agona in the Western Region. Upon completion, the facility will…

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Vipal ECO rubber treads achieves 18.7% fuel savings during test in Brazil

March 3, 2017
Vipal ECO rubber treads achieves 18.7% fuel savings during test in Brazil

A test conducted in Sao Paulo, Brazil attested to the quality of Vipal Rubber’s DV-UM3B ECO tread as it achieved 18.7% saving in fuel against the standard design performance. Vipal’s rubber treads were equipped in ViaçãoVaz, a carrier from Santo…

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Continental breaks ground in new truck tyre facility in Central Mississippi

November 4, 2016
Continental breaks ground in new truck tyre facility in Central Mississippi

Leading global technology company Continental has broken ground at the site of its new tyre plant near Clinton, Mississippi in the US, which is part of the company’s growth strategy for Continental Tire, known as Vision 2025. “This is the…

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Toyota recalls 5.8 mn cars worldwide due to potentially faulty Takata airbags

October 28, 2016
Toyota recalls 5.8 mn cars worldwide due to potentially faulty Takata airbags

Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling around 5.8 million cars all over the world over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata Corporation, including those used as replacement parts following a 2010 recall. Automakers worldwide are seeing the…

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Continental strengthens industrial business with Hornschuch Group purchase

October 21, 2016
Continental strengthens industrial business with Hornschuch Group purchase

International technology company Continental is planning to further improve its industrial business and open up new sales market in North America for its surface specialist subsidiary, Benecke-Kaliko. As part of this strategy, the company has agreed to acquire the Hornschuch…

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Bridgestone to bring Examation tyre assembling system to Hungary plant

October 19, 2016
Bridgestone to bring Examation tyre assembling system to Hungary plant

Bridgestone Corporation, one of the world’s largest tyre and rubber companies, is bringing its state-of-the-art Examation tyre assembling system to its Tatabánya Plant, a passenger car tyre plant in Hungary, this year. Designed to further improve quality and help increase…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 14, November 2017)

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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