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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Advancements in synthetic rubbers contribute to the tyres’ potential to enhance fuel economy of vehicles...

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Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

India is spearheading the South Asian region’s metamorphosis into a robust economy, says Angelica Buan in this report. South Asia’s goal to economic growth...

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Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group is delighted to announce the start of the production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands...

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Top Glove eyes more acquisitions

April 16, 2018
Top Glove eyes more acquisitions

After snapping up Aspion Sdn Bhd, its largest buy to date, Malaysian company Top Glove Corp Bhd is eyeing more acquisitions. Executive chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai said that the acquisition of Aspion is the company’s largest and is one…

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Perodua introduces Bluetooth technology to monitor tyre pressure

April 16, 2018
Perodua introduces Bluetooth technology to monitor tyre pressure

Malaysian carmaker Perodua recently launched the GearUp Smart Bluetooth TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), which allows users to keep track of their vehicle’s tyre pressures in real time. The system is priced at RM385 until June 30, after which it…

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Michelin launches its first fuel-saving tyres called Michelin X Multi Energy

April 16, 2018
Michelin launches its first fuel-saving tyres called Michelin X Multi Energy

Michelin has launched its new range of fuel-saving tyres called Michelin X Multi Energy. The tyres replace the X Multiway 3D and offer a distinct product choice for regional haulage operators – fuel saving priority or longevity priority. The Michelin…

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Malaysia’s natural rubber production fell 28.7% in February

April 13, 2018
Malaysia’s natural rubber production fell 28.7% in February

According to the Malaysian Department of Statistics, the country’s natural rubber (NR) production declined 28.7 % in February to 63,246 tonnes from 88,698 tonnes produced in the same month last year. The smallholdings sector accounted for 91.4 % of the…

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Tyre market in China predicted to grow at a CAGR of over 10% by 2023

April 13, 2018
Tyre market in China predicted to grow at a CAGR of over 10% by 2023

According to a report titled “China Tire Market By Vehicle Type, By Demand Category, By Radial Vs, Bias, By Rim Size, By Price Segment, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2013-2023″, the tyre market is projected to grow at a CAGR of…

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Vietnam-Philippine automotive market poised for positive growth in 2018

April 13, 2018
Vietnam-Philippine automotive market poised for positive growth in 2018

According to market intelligence firm Frost & Sullivan’s, the Vietnam and Philippine automotive markets are poised for strong economic prospects and policies supporting the automobile industry. In Vietnam, new car sales volume in 2018 is expected to grow to 256,000 units, up…

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CIMB Research downgrades Kossan’s stock to ‘hold’ after expansion plans delayed

April 11, 2018
CIMB Research downgrades Kossan’s stock to ‘hold’ after expansion plans delayed

The research house CIMB has downgraded the stock of Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd after the Malaysian glovemaker ran into teething problems during its expansion plans. The research house downgraded the stock to a “hold” from “add” with a lower target…

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Global disposable medical gloves market predicted to hit US$5,994 million by 2023 – report

April 11, 2018
Global disposable medical gloves market predicted to hit US$5,994 million by 2023 – report

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global disposable medical gloves market was valued at US$3,819 million in 2016, and is projected to reach US$5,994 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2017 to 2023. In 2016, the…

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Polyisoprene rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018 to 2022 – report

April 11, 2018
Polyisoprene rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% from 2018 to 2022 – report

According to the Global Polyisoprene Rubber Market 2018-2022, the global polyisoprene rubber market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% during the period of 2018-2022. One trend in the market is rising demand for biomass-derived IR. The use…

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Rubber, tyres and conveyor belts among goods affected by further tariff by the Trump administration

April 9, 2018
Rubber, tyres and conveyor belts among goods affected by further tariff by the Trump administration

The Trump administration recently released a list of about 1,300 goods from China which they might impose a further 25% import duty on. The goods include tyres, conveyor belts and some types of rubber. These tariffs are part of the…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 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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