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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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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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Relief package put together for rubber industry loss in Kerala floods

October 30, 2018
Relief package put together for rubber industry loss in Kerala floods

The Indian Rubber Board has submitted a US$33.5 million relief package to compensate for the devastating Kerala flood losses caused to the sector. According to D Anandan, chairman and secretary of the board, the damages are in the form of…

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Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

October 26, 2018
Industry leaders form platform for sustainable rubber

Natural rubber stakeholders gathered for the ceremonial launch of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR). The independent platform aims to improve socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain. Stakeholders included tyre manufacturer, other rubber users,…

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Self-lubricated condoms developed for comfort and functionality

October 25, 2018
Self-lubricated condoms developed for comfort and functionality

Scientists have created self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact. The researching team, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, designed a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse.They hope it will make condoms more appealing to…

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Michelin announces expansions on Candian site

October 25, 2018
Michelin announces expansions on Candian site

Michelin North America reported two new projects at its site in Michelin Pictou County. Operations on a new Michelin winter tyre line, as well as the North American launch of an innovative process for semi-finished materials, is set to begin…

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Cambodian rubber exports surge as the price of rubber drops

October 24, 2018
Cambodian rubber exports surge as the price of rubber drops

Cambodian rubber exports increased 22% during the first nine months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Local producers exported 140,303 tonnes of rubber during the period, an increase of 25,240…

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Bridgestone adds on US$45 mn warehouse to Canadian tyre facility

October 23, 2018
Bridgestone adds on US$45 mn warehouse to Canadian tyre facility

Tyre maker Bridgestone’s Canadian subsidiary is constructing an automated warehouse at its Canadian passenger and light truck tyre manufacturing facility in Joliette, Québec. The investment, estimated at US$45 million, will further enhance the operational excellence of the plant and increase…

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Continental opens EUR30 mn hose plant in China

October 23, 2018
Continental opens EUR30 mn hose plant in China

Germany’s Continental has shifted its hose plant in Qingdao, China, to the Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark in Shangdong province. With a total investment of EUR30 million and an area of approximately 84,000 sq m, the plant produces hoses and mobile fluid…

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Arsenal Capital Partners scores Polytek

October 23, 2018
Arsenal Capital Partners scores Polytek

Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare services companies, acquires Polytek Development Corp, a US manufacturer of liquid mould rubbers and casting plastics, from Morgenthaler Private Equity. The terms of the…

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Camso opens new facility in Iowa

October 22, 2018
Camso opens new facility in Iowa

Camso recently celebrated its new manufacturing facility in Peosta, Iowa with its employees, family, members of the community, customers, partners, and the media. The new building features and expansive 240,000 sqf layout, and guests were able to watch the assembly…

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Michelin revises market forecast based on EU emissions squeeze, China slowdown

October 22, 2018
Michelin revises market forecast based on EU emissions squeeze, China slowdown

French tyre maker Michelin has revised the full-year forecasts for the global tyre market, warning that a sales slowdown could worsen in the fourth quarter, against the back of slower demand from China’s car market and new emissions standards in…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 05 Dec 2018)

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


Source: Latex India

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