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Speed-E-Crete partners with Rubber Bark

June 26, 2011

US – In a move to increase visibility and awareness for both companies, Utah’s Speed-E-Crete, a full service concrete and landscape supply store and Merced County’s Rubber Bark, a tyre recycling company that manufactures rubber products, are announcing their partnership…

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Ivorian rubber output seen up 5% in 2011

June 26, 2011

RUBBER output from Africa’s top supplier Ivory Coast will rise 5 % this year to 238,000 tonnes as high prices tempt farmers to plant more acreage despite a political crisis, a top industry official said. The country produced 227,000 tonnes…

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EPA helps with Ashtabula tire cleanup

June 8, 2011

ASHTABULA, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is helping Ashtabula County in its efforts to clean up the last 45,000 scrap tires from the site of a former Ashtabula salvage yard, according to an Ohio EPA spokesman. An Ohio…

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Lanxess in talks about acquiring Taminco

June 7, 2011

LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Lanxess is in talks to buy Belgian chemicals group Taminco NV from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for about EUR 1 billion or $1.4 billion, the Financial Times Deutschland reported. The acquisition would reportedly be the…

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Goodyear’s groundbreaking

May 12, 2011

American Goodyear Tire & Rubber has broken ground on its new global headquarters complex in Akron, US. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2013 and involves the relocation of 2,000 staff. The new building will serve as…

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Medical unit buyout by Trelleborg

April 14, 2011

Swedish Trelleborg plans to buy medical-related businesses from Switzerland’s Silcotech Group for US$42 million. The acquired operation focuses on precision seals and components in liquid silicone, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology sector and is also used in…

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Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

April 14, 2011
Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

Germany-based Evonik Industries has started up a 110,000 tonnes/year isobutene plant at its Antwerp site in Belgium. The company says it invested tens of million of Euros to triple its capacity for isobutene, which is used in butyl rubber for…

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Michelin launches major Technology Center upgrade

March 26, 2011

TO strengthen its innovation capabilities and shorten new tire time-to-market, Michelin has undertaken a top-to-bottom €100 million upgrade of its global research and development center in Ladoux, near Clermont-Ferrand in France. In the center, where 3,300 people work, an entirely…

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International Rubber Prices

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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