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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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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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Continental bans social media use over data protection fears

June 8, 2018
Continental bans social media use over data protection fears

Citing data privacy concerns, German technology company Continental has banned its employees from using WhatsApp and Snapchat on company-issued mobile devices over concerns that the apps may leak confidential information to third parties. The company said the apps “have deficiencies…

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Swedish project to study production of fuel from waste tyres

June 8, 2018
Swedish project to study production of fuel from waste tyres

The possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn out tyres is being investigated in a research project run by the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), along with Scandinavian tyre recycler Enviro Systems and waste management group Ragn-Sells, with support from…

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Michelin completes acquisition of Fenner

June 5, 2018
Michelin completes acquisition of Fenner

French tyre maker Michelin has finalised its acquisition of UK-based conveyor-belt maker Fenner Plc for about US$1.7 billion recently. The deal, announced in March this year, is aimed at expanding the French tyre manufacturer’s mining equipment business and moving into non-rubber materials. The tyre…

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Hankook and Arlanxeo in partnership for new SR grades

June 5, 2018
Hankook and Arlanxeo in partnership for new SR grades

South Korean tyre maker Hankook Tire has signed a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Netherlands-headquartered synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo to co-develop synthetic rubber technologies for high-performance tyres. Under this agreement, the two companies will jointly study the development of…

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Hyundai to set up new plant in the US and update existing one

June 4, 2018
Hyundai to set up new plant in the US and update existing one

South Korean automotive maker Hyundai plans to invest US$388 million to build a plant in Alabama, US. The 24,000-sq-m plant will include an engine head manufacturing plant, and it will also utilise this investment to enhance its assembly plant in…

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Electric cars on the increase; China takes the largest share of vehicle sales

June 4, 2018
Electric cars on the increase; China takes the largest share of vehicle sales

The number of electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicles Outlook. China…

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GM’s self-driving vehicle unit gets a push with investment of US$2 bn

June 4, 2018
GM’s self-driving vehicle unit gets a push with investment of US$2 bn

Japan’s SoftBank Group is investing US$2.25 billion into General Motors (GM)’s autonomous-vehicle unit. The world’s biggest technology fund, SoftBank’s US$100 million Vision Fund, will invest in GM’s newly created unit, GM Cruise Holdings, in two phases: with the first phase…

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TOCOM slides after early rise amidst trade tension

June 2, 2018
TOCOM slides after early rise amidst trade tension

“Tokyo Rubber futures took a tumble following an upswing in early trade amidst lingering trade tension between China and the US. Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) futures, which set the tone for rubber prices in Southeast Asia, followed losses in Shanghai…

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Cooper introduces new tyres for SUVs, trucks

June 2, 2018
Cooper introduces new tyres for SUVs, trucks

Ohio-headquartered tyre maker, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co has unveileda new tyre line: the Discoverer AT3.The all-season all-terrain tyres are specifically designed for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light-duty pickups as well as medium-to-heavy duty trucks. The Discoverer AT3 range…

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Michelin bares tyre innovation plan; focuses on renewable, recyclable tyres

June 2, 2018
Michelin bares tyre innovation plan; focuses on renewable, recyclable tyres

French tyre maker, Michelin outlines its 30-year road map,  including plan of increasing the content of recyclable or renewable materials in its tyres by 2048, during the recent World Summit on Sustainable Mobility (Movin’On) event, held in Canada. “By 2048,…

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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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