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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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Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Germany’s Continental has at least EUR3 billion (US$3.53 billion) ready for acquisitions to expand into growing automotive markets led by Asia...

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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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Bridgestone launches an ethical guideline called the Global Sustainable Procurement Policy

February 9, 2018
Bridgestone launches an ethical guideline called the Global Sustainable Procurement Policy

Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, today announced a new Global Sustainable Procurement Policy to help identify and evaluate qualified suppliers, promote best practices, and serve as a communication and improvement tool for the industry. The policy…

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Goodyear cuts 2020 forecast as raw material costs rise

February 9, 2018
Goodyear cuts 2020 forecast as raw material costs rise

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co recently cut its 2020 forecast for combined earnings of its three units amid higher prices for raw materials, overshadowing better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue. About two-thirds of Goodyear’s raw materials are oil-based derivatives and the…

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Malaysia’s rubber industry shone in 2017 with export up 30.2 % to RM32.3 billion – minister

February 9, 2018
Malaysia’s rubber industry shone in 2017 with export up 30.2 % to RM32.3 billion – minister

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said recently that Malaysia’s natural rubber and rubber-based products were the ‘stars’ in 2017, with export up 30.2 % to RM32.3 billion. He said the other commodities, such as…

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More than 500,000 vehicles by Ford’s China joint venture to be recalled for brake-related issues

February 7, 2018
More than 500,000 vehicles by Ford’s China joint venture to be recalled for brake-related issues

Ford Motor’s China joint venture will recall more than half a million vehicles due to brake-related issues. The recall, which will start from Feb. 25, is linked to issues with materials used for brake hoses that could affect braking distances,…

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Daimler, Bosch to test self-driving cars soon

February 7, 2018
Daimler, Bosch to test self-driving cars soon

Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will start testing self-driving so-called robo-taxis in the next few months, its senior executives said. Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and Bosch teamed up last year to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating…

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Showa Holdings completes MOU regarding business tie-up for rubber lining in Vietnam

February 7, 2018
Showa Holdings completes MOU regarding business tie-up for rubber lining in Vietnam

In November 2017, Showa Brain Navi Vietnam Co., Ltd, the subsidiary of Showa Holdings engaging in rubber and entertainment contents business completed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on collaboration in the provision of rubber lining business in Vietnam with PetroVietnam…

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Fiat Chrysler to slash Mirafiori plant production by 60 % until July – union

February 7, 2018
Fiat Chrysler to slash Mirafiori plant production by 60 % until July – union

Fiat Chrysler will cut working hours at its Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy by almost 60 % until July, the FIOM union said The plant mainly produces the luxury Maserati Levante sport utility vehicle. FCA already halted production of the…

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Aurora to supply self-driving system to China’s electric vehicle start-up Byton

February 7, 2018
Aurora to supply self-driving system to China’s electric vehicle start-up Byton

U.S. autonomous driving start-up Aurora has added Chinese electric vehicle maker Byton to its growing list of clients for self-driving systems, Byton recently. This marks the latest partnership between automakers and tech companies. China’s Byton – a newcomer co-founded by…

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Arlanxeo launches Keltan KSA – EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia

February 7, 2018
Arlanxeo launches Keltan KSA – EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia

Arlanxeo, a leading synthetic elastomers company has signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco Products Trading company, headquartered in Dhahran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pertaining to the marketing and sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber. By entering into…

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The global rubber market expected to grow at CAGR of 4.66% in 2017-2021

February 5, 2018
The global rubber market expected to grow at CAGR of 4.66% in 2017-2021

The global rubber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.66% during the period 2017-2021. The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is bio-based tyres helping market growth. The tyres used in automotive vehicles are going to…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 12, February 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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