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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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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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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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GM’s self-driving vehicle unit gets a push with investment of US$2 bn

June 4, 2018
GM’s self-driving vehicle unit gets a push with investment of US$2 bn

Japan’s SoftBank Group is investing US$2.25 billion into General Motors (GM)’s autonomous-vehicle unit. The world’s biggest technology fund, SoftBank’s US$100 million Vision Fund, will invest in GM’s newly created unit, GM Cruise Holdings, in two phases: with the first phase…

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TOCOM slides after early rise amidst trade tension

June 2, 2018
TOCOM slides after early rise amidst trade tension

“Tokyo Rubber futures took a tumble following an upswing in early trade amidst lingering trade tension between China and the US. Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) futures, which set the tone for rubber prices in Southeast Asia, followed losses in Shanghai…

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Cooper introduces new tyres for SUVs, trucks

June 2, 2018
Cooper introduces new tyres for SUVs, trucks

Ohio-headquartered tyre maker, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co has unveileda new tyre line: the Discoverer AT3.The all-season all-terrain tyres are specifically designed for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and light-duty pickups as well as medium-to-heavy duty trucks. The Discoverer AT3 range…

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Michelin bares tyre innovation plan; focuses on renewable, recyclable tyres

June 2, 2018
Michelin bares tyre innovation plan; focuses on renewable, recyclable tyres

French tyre maker, Michelin outlines its 30-year road map,  including plan of increasing the content of recyclable or renewable materials in its tyres by 2048, during the recent World Summit on Sustainable Mobility (Movin’On) event, held in Canada. “By 2048,…

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Bridgestone expands fuel-efficient tyre line

May 31, 2018
Bridgestone expands fuel-efficient tyre line

Bridgestone Americas is expanding its flagship Ecopia tyre line with the release of the next-generation Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tyre for crossovers, SUVs and minivans. Engineered for long-lasting performance and improved fuel-efficiency. The next-generation Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tyre is…

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New tyre app to help maintain your tyres

May 28, 2018
New tyre app to help maintain your tyres

Apps are a ubiquitous part of a modern lifestyle. Mobile phone users these days don’t need a diary or a calendar but are able to rely on phone notifications on their mobile phones for reminders on birthdays, doctors’ appointments, dinner…

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China and India to boost NR growth, says ANRPC

May 25, 2018
China and India to boost NR growth, says ANRPC

Driven by improved outlook in the case of China and India, the world consumption of natural rubber (NR) is anticipated to grow faster than what was expected until a month ago. The outlook on consumption during 2018 has been substantially…

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Vipal Fleets: the new tyre management software with Vipal Rubber technology

May 25, 2018
Vipal Fleets: the new tyre management software with Vipal Rubber technology

Vipal Rubber, a leader in Latin America and one of the world’s top tyre retread manufacturers, once again leads the way in technology and innovation. The company has just launched Vipal Fleets, a new platform that enables quick and accurate tyre…

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UK government to tackle vehicle/tyre emissions in pollution focus

May 25, 2018
UK government to tackle vehicle/tyre emissions in pollution focus

The UK government recently launched its Clean Air Strategy 2018 that plans to develop new standards for tyres/brakes that will target particulate matter (PM) emissions, with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5), from vehicles. In 2012, Defra estimated that around 18% of PM2.5…

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Cabot to expand carbon black capacity globally; major addition in Indonesia

May 23, 2018
Cabot to expand carbon black capacity globally; major addition in Indonesia

US carbon black manufacturer Cabot is adding on significant capacity to its worldwide network of carbon black plants. Through the combination of a plant expansion, operational improvements, and debottlenecking projects, Cabot is expanding its global capacity by over 300,000 tonnes. Cabot…

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International Rubber Prices

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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