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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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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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This smart technology by Continental monitors the pressure of tyres

April 9, 2018
This smart technology by Continental monitors the pressure of tyres

Tyre manufacturer Continental has introduced a new technology called ContiConnect. ContiConnect monitors the tyre pressure of commercial fleets and signal if tyre pressure deviates from the defined value. “ContiConnect is the starting point for Continental to become a profound partner…

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Avon Rubber sells US business for US$9.25 million

April 9, 2018
Avon Rubber sells US business for US$9.25 million

Avon Rubber, which produces rubber-based products for the manufacturing sector, has sold a US-based subsidiary for a total cash consideration of US$9.25m (£6.57m). Avon Engineering Fabrications (AEF), which manufactures hovercraft skirt and bulk liquid storage tanks, has been sold to…

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Toyoda Gosei to strengthen business in China by making rubber automotive parts company a subsidiary

April 9, 2018
Toyoda Gosei to strengthen business in China by making rubber automotive parts company a subsidiary

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd, a specialty manufacturer of rubber automotive parts and LEDs, is set to strengthen its business in China by making Tianjin Star Light Rubber and Plastic Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary in April 2018. Tianjin Star Light…

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Orion to add Specialty Carbon Blacks line in Italy

April 9, 2018
Orion to add Specialty Carbon Blacks line in Italy

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. a worldwide supplier of carbon black, will expand its production capacity at its facility in Ravenna, Italy. The company plans to construct a new specialty Carbon Black line that will provide additional Specialty Carbon Blacks to…

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India hit by low natural rubber output

April 9, 2018
India hit by low natural rubber output

Despite rising consumption, Indian natural rubber production is likely to be 1 lakh tonnes short of the Rubber Board projected figure of 8 lakh tonnes for 2017-18. For 11 months to February 2018, the production clocked 6.49 lakh tonnes, just…

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Philippines identify suitable area for planting rubber

April 9, 2018
Philippines identify suitable area for planting rubber

A study conducted by the College of Forestry and Natural Resources and Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources of the University of the Philippines Los Baños has found that the province of Compostela Valley have high potential areas for planting…

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Shares of Comfort Gloves jump 9%

April 9, 2018
Shares of Comfort Gloves jump 9%

Shares of Malaysian company Comfort Gloves rose 9%. The increase in shares came after the company clarified that its operations were not disrupted by the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action. The glovemaker gained 9.33%, or seven sen to…

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Natural rubber faces oversupply and low price

April 6, 2018
Natural rubber faces oversupply and low price

The riff between U.S and China are causing uncertainty in the natural rubber market affected with oversupply and low price. An agreement by Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in late December to reduce exports by 350,000 metric tons expired on March 31. That’s…

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The industrial rubber market is projected to reach US$33.82 billion by 2022

April 6, 2018
The industrial rubber market is projected to reach US$33.82 billion by 2022

The industrial rubber market is projected to grow from US$26.99 billion in 2017 to US$33.82 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2017 and 2022. The application segment of the industrial rubber market includes automotive, building & construction,…

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Majority of rubber planters in Malaysian state of Sabah are smallholders

April 6, 2018
Majority of rubber planters in Malaysian state of Sabah are smallholders

Smallholders form the bulk of rubber planters in Sabah. 125,075ha of the 177,766ha of land in the state planted with rubber are managed by smallholders while the rest comprise rubber estates. “Keningau alone has 21,525ha of land planted by 5,902…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 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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