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Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

MargmaMalaysian glove manufacturers will raise the prices follow a hike in energy costs and raw materials while it also sees a record revenue of RM16.2bil for 2017 on strong demand...

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Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyre developments are driving forward the future of the mobility ecosystem. Connected cars are nothing without smart tyres. Dramatically having evolved from the 19th century...

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Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

The region’s rubber sector has a blueprint of strategies to hedge it against falling prices and struggling output. Prices under the weather. World demand for rubber has...

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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Orion Engineered Carbons introduces new specialty carbon black production line in Korea

December 8, 2017
Orion Engineered Carbons introduces new specialty carbon black production line in Korea

Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance Carbon Black, announced today that it has completed construction of a new Carbon Black production line at its plant in Yeosu, South Korea, to produce specialty products.  The line started…

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KraussMaffei Berstorff presents Compound Rework system 1000

December 8, 2017
KraussMaffei Berstorff presents Compound Rework system 1000

KraussMaffei Berstorff will showcase its new Compound Rework system 1000 (CRS 1000) in hall 21, booth 8030 at the TireExpo 2018 in Hannover from 20 to 22 February 2018. This innovative solution is designed for processing scrap material generated during…

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Freudenberg’s new high-temperature, Fluorinated rubber offers great sealability

December 8, 2017
Freudenberg’s new high-temperature, Fluorinated rubber offers great sealability

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, a global leader in the development of engineered elastomers, has introduced a new family of proprietary fluorinated rubber to meet static seal challenges. The materials offer excellent sealing capabilities under very high temperatures and pressures, ease installation…

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AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden

December 7, 2017
AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than EUR4 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded product line of patented surface modified colloidal silica. The expansion will help meet growing customer demand and will strengthen the company’s…

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Volkswagen gets 7 years prison time and fine in diesel emissions scandal

December 7, 2017
Volkswagen gets 7 years prison time and fine in diesel emissions scandal

A U.S.-based Volkswagen AG executive who oversaw emissions issues was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined US$400,000 by a judge on Wednesday for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much…

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Western European car sales rise 5.4 %, UK sales drop

December 7, 2017
Western European car sales rise 5.4 %, UK sales drop

Western European car registrations rose 5.4 % in November, with France and Germany doing the heavy lifting as UK sales sagged, according to industry data compiled by LMC automotive. Registrations rose to 1.144 million cars from 1.085 million a year…

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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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Nynas’ new laboratory enhances its global position as a leader in tyre and rubber process oils

December 7, 2017
Nynas’ new laboratory enhances its global position as a leader in tyre and rubber process oils

A part of Nynas’ development work is making sure that there is good knowledge of the customers’ manufacturing processes. One example is the special laboratories used to verify the effects of oils in different formulations in the grease and adhesive…

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Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

December 4, 2017
Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

A German government agency has removed Tesla from the list of electric cars eligible for subsidies, sparking a row with the U.S. company over whether its Model S is too expensive to qualify for the scheme. Tesla customers cannot order…

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GM venture to recall nearly a million vehicles in China

December 4, 2017
GM venture to recall nearly a million vehicles in China

One of General Motors Co’s China ventures will recall nearly a million vehicles due to fuel tank problems, the country’s quality watchdog said, the latest in a spate of major auto recalls in China over the last few months. SAIC-GM-Wuling…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 05, December 2017)

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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