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NAFTA talks: U.S. trade officials meeting auto executives

February 28, 2018
NAFTA talks: U.S. trade officials meeting auto executives

U.S. trade officials met with auto industry executives in Washington recently, three sources said. The meeting is a part of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement try to make progress on a major sticking point around vehicle…

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Cooper Tire to open new Mississippi distribution center

February 19, 2018
Cooper Tire to open new Mississippi distribution center

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that it will expand its product distribution network in the United States with the opening of a new 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Byhalia, Miss. Cooper will lease the facility, which is currently under construction…

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Global natural rubber price increases thanks to reduced supply from exporting countries

February 14, 2018
Global natural rubber price increases thanks to reduced supply from exporting countries

Indonesia’s Trade Ministry said that the global natural rubber prices have increased by 5 % in January thanks to reduced supply from exporting countries On Dec. 22, 2017, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), which consists of Indonesia, Thailand and…

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Hartalega’s anti-microbial gloves to be launched in Europe by H2 2018

February 2, 2018
Hartalega’s anti-microbial gloves to be launched in Europe by H2 2018

Hartalega Holdings has announced that it will be launching its anti-microbial gloves in Europe by the second half of 2018. It also says that it is working on securing Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval to enter the US market. CIMB…

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Nokian Tyres strengthens its cooperation with car manufacturers in Central Europe

December 7, 2017
Nokian Tyres strengthens its cooperation with car manufacturers in Central Europe

The BMW Group has approved the Nokian WR D4 winter tyre as original equipment for BMW X1. This high performance SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) uses the Nokian WR D4 in the size 225/55 R17 97H. The Nokian WR D4 is…

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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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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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