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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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Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Trinseo increasing S-SBR capacity for high-performance, energy-efficient tyres

July 11, 2017
Trinseo increasing S-SBR capacity for high-performance, energy-efficient tyres

Trinseo, a global supplier of materials solutions and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, is increasing its capacity for the high-performance special-purpose rubber, solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR),by 33% at Schkopau Chemical Park in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. S-SBR reduces tyre…

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Russia’s Rostec working with Vietnam for rubber cooperation

July 11, 2017
Russia’s Rostec working with Vietnam for rubber cooperation

Russia industrial company Rostec Corporation worked with authorities in the southern province of BìnhD??ng to prepare for the Vi?t Nam-Russia Rubber Joint Venture Company (Visorutex), which is expected to begin operations after 2020. The project, which was signed between the…

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China to buy 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia

July 11, 2017
China to buy 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia

China is set to purchase 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia in 2018, according to a statement released by Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce following a meeting between the ministry and Chinese and Japanese delegations. “Recently, Shaanxi, China, has signed a…

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Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot project

July 8, 2017
Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot project

Canadian maritime province Nova Scotia has approved a tyre burning pilot project in a move that seems to shift the province away from tyre recycling. Environmental groups and a company that has invested C$5 million to find fresh uses for…

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Goodyear chosen as OE tyre supplier for Jaguar Land Rover

July 8, 2017
Goodyear chosen as OE tyre supplier for Jaguar Land Rover

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been chosen to supply original equipment tyres for the new Jaguar F-PACE, Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Velar by Jaguar Land Rover. Goodyear has developed the Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV AT for both…

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Indian startup Optimus launches crumb rubber product for rubberised roads

July 8, 2017
Indian startup Optimus launches crumb rubber product for rubberised roads

Optimus Manufacturers, a startup company based in Hyderabad in India, has launched its crumb rubber product at T-Hub in Hyderabad as it aims to make rubberised roads a reality in the country. The company plans to sell its product to…

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Dunlop reveals next-gen Direzza DZ102 performance tyre

July 6, 2017
Dunlop reveals next-gen Direzza DZ102 performance tyre

An evolution of the Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tyre, the Direzza DZ102 features a quieter, comfier ride, enhanced braking and water evacuation performance, and a unique style that drivers will appreciate. “The performance of the Direzza DZ102 builds upon the success…

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Rubber growers want to withdraw market cess

July 6, 2017
Rubber growers want to withdraw market cess

Rubber growers ordered for the removal of market cess imposed by regulated markets on rubber. On Saturday, C. Balachandran Nair, Secretary of Kanniyakumari District Rubber Farmers Association, said GST for rubber was fixed at 5%. Various taxes and levies subsumed…

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Cimcorp to automate new Eurl Saterex-Iris tyre plant in Algeria

July 6, 2017
Cimcorp to automate new Eurl Saterex-Iris tyre plant in Algeria

Cimcorp, a leading global supplier of turnkey automation systems using advanced robotics and software technologies, will be supplying its Dream Factory automated logistics solution for a brand new tyre production plant in Algeria. The factory is a new venture for…

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Sempertrans French production site to undergo restructuring measures

July 6, 2017
Sempertrans French production site to undergo restructuring measures

Industrial rubber and plastic products manufacturer Semperit AG Holding has decided to carry out cost-saving and restructuring measures in relation to the production site of its 100% subsidiary Sempertrans France Belting Technology S.A.S. in Argenteuil, France, as resolved by the…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 25, July 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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