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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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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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Marangoni honours the 50th anniversary of a key partner

October 12, 2018
Marangoni honours the 50th anniversary of a key partner

Marangoni recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Recauchutagem Ramôa, their major Portuguese client and member of the RINGTREAD network of retreaders. The event was attended by more than 250 participants, including all 110 employees. Guests included Enrico Centi, Area Manager…

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Increased growth in transmission belts forecast over the next decade

October 11, 2018
Increased growth in transmission belts forecast over the next decade

The global rubber transmission belt market size is expected to reach US$4.41 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% from 2017-2025. The market has been experiencing an uptake in demand due to infrastructure development, concentrated…

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Jolt Capital leads EUR15 mn financing in 4JET to continue growth

October 9, 2018
Jolt Capital leads EUR15 mn financing in 4JET to continue growth

Paris-based private equity firm Jolt Capital has pumped in EUR15 million into Germany-based 4JET GmbH, joining shareholders e-Capital, a Münster-based alternative investment fund manager, and CEO/Founder Jörg Jetter to further scale up the company. 4JET, through its subsidiaries 4JET Technologies…

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Tyres being lifted from the seabed in France after releasing toxins

October 5, 2018
Tyres being lifted from the seabed in France after releasing toxins

Teams of divers are in the process of extracting an artificial reef made of tens of thousands of old car tyres from the seafloor south of France, after it was discovered to pollute the area with toxic chemicals. The operation…

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Vietnam’s rubber sector hit by US/China trade war; eyes India for exports

October 4, 2018
Vietnam’s rubber sector hit by US/China trade war; eyes India for exports

With the escalation of the US/China trade war, the Asian region has fallen victim to the spat. Vietnam’s rubber sector has been affected since China is the largest importer of Vietnamese rubber, for its tyre manufacturing sector. The US government…

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Yokohama Rubber’s tech evaluates water absorption on winter tyres

October 4, 2018
Yokohama Rubber’s tech evaluates water absorption on winter tyres

Yokohama Rubber in a joint research project with the Tribology Laboratory headed by Associate Professor Iwai of the College of Science and Engineering at Kanazawa University, has developed an evaluation technology that visualises rubber’s frictional state of contact on an…

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Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tyres for VW Touareg

October 3, 2018
Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tyres for VW Touareg

Apollo Vredestein has received another endorsement with the recent decision by German car maker Volkswagen to start fitting the Volkswagen Touareg with two 18 inch premium products from Vredestein. Both the Quatrac 5 (all-season tyre) and the Ultrac Satin (summer…

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Yokohama Tire opens tech centre in the US

October 3, 2018
Yokohama Tire opens tech centre in the US

Japanese firm Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has officially opened its new tyre R&D facility – the Yokohama Development Centre America (YDCA) – in Cornelius, North Carolina. The 25,000-sq-ft building in Mecklenburg County, replaces the temporary R&D office Yokohama had utilised…

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Hexpol acquires majority share in Italian compounder

October 3, 2018
Hexpol acquires majority share in Italian compounder

Swedish polymers firm Hexpol has acquired 80% shares in Mesgo Group from the existing main owner Francesco Caldara and co-owners for EUR168 million. Mesgo is an industry leader in high performance elastomers as fluorocarbons and silicone. In addition, Mesgo also…

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Cabot acquires Chinese carbon black maker; to spend US$50 mn on facility upgrade

October 2, 2018
Cabot acquires Chinese carbon black maker; to spend US$50 mn on facility upgrade

Speciality chemicals company Cabot has acquired NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu) Co. from Nippon Steel Carbon Co., a subsidiary of Nippon Steel Chemical & Material Co. The carbon black manufacturing facility in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China, with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year,…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 17 Oct 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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