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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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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

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Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

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No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

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Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

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Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

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Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

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Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

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Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

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Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

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Japan’s Zeon Corp. opens specialised rubber technical centre in Singapore

September 11, 2017
Japan’s Zeon Corp. opens specialised rubber technical centre in Singapore

Japan-based chemicals manufacturer Zeon Corporation opened its Asia technical support laboratory (ATSL) in Singapore, through its Zeon Asia unit, which would offer technical support for specialized rubber in rapidly growing markets in ASEAN and India. Located in the Galen –…

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Over 17,000 rubber smallholders in Malaysia apply for special financial aid

September 11, 2017
Over 17,000 rubber smallholders in Malaysia apply for special financial aid

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry has allocated a total of RM261 million in special aid to help some 440,000 rubber smallholders nationwide during the rainy season. A total of 17,163 smallholders have applied for the special aid through the…

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Japan, Singapore show interest in buying rubber from Myanmar’s Mon State

September 8, 2017
Japan, Singapore show interest in buying rubber from Myanmar’s Mon State

Japan and Singapore have shown interest in purchasing rubber from Mon State in Myanmar, given that local firms will be able to produce sufficient supply of export-quality rubber, according to the Mon State Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA). “Singapore…

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Vystar expanding business pipeline, portfolio for Vytex deproteinised NRL

September 8, 2017
Vystar expanding business pipeline, portfolio for Vytex deproteinised NRL

US-based Vystar Corporation is moving forward in its efforts in expanding its product lines and applications for Vytex deproteinised natural rubber latex (NRL). “Vystar has made significant progress in its product lines and new business pipeline in the past year…

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VMI Group opens state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Poland

September 8, 2017
VMI Group opens state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Poland

Netherlands-based VMI Group, a world-leading supplier of a comprehensive range of machinery for the rubber compound and tyre manufacturing industry, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Poland. It was officially opened by Lukasz Borowiak, mayor of Leszno, and Alexander…

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Pirelli to sell 40% IPO stake as it returns to Milan stock exchange

September 6, 2017
Pirelli to sell 40% IPO stake as it returns to Milan stock exchange

Italian tyremaker Pirelli will be selling up to 40% of its equity capital in an initial public offering (IPO) as the company prepares to return to the Milan stock exchange in October. Pirelli was acquired by state-owned China National Chemical…

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UAE’s Sharjah completes 1.3km rubber walkway on Al Hamriyah Beach

September 6, 2017
UAE’s Sharjah completes 1.3km rubber walkway on Al Hamriyah Beach

The third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sharjah, has completed the construction of a 1.3-kilometre rubber walkway, a service building, and a 3-metre wide interlock walkway on Al Hamriyah Beachtotalling an investment of…

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Evonik Industries acquires Huber’s silica business for US$630 mn

September 6, 2017
Evonik Industries acquires Huber’s silica business for US$630 mn

US-based portfolio management company J.M. Huber Corporation have completed the sale of its Huber Engineered Materials’ (HEM) silica business in a US$630 million deal with global specialty chemicals leader Evonik Industries AG. The transaction, completed after approvals from the European…

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CKR Carbon to supply Aukam graphite for manufacture, testing of tyres

September 6, 2017
CKR Carbon to supply Aukam graphite for manufacture, testing of tyres

Canada-based CKR Carbon Corporation, an integrated graphite to hybrid graphenes development company, will be supplying Aukam graphite concentrate for the manufacture and testing of 400 high-performance tyres by its European graphene manufacturing partner. CKR Carbon and EMG, a leading European…

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CHT Group further expands in US market with ICM Silicones Group acquisition

September 4, 2017
CHT Group further expands in US market with ICM Silicones Group acquisition

German chemical group CHT Group, a leading silicone specialties supplier in Europe, is further expanding its geographic reach in the US market with its acquisition of ICM Silicones Group, a leading solutions provider for high performance silicone emulsions and silicone…

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International Rubber Prices
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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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