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Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

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The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

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Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

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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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China looking to import 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia

September 4, 2017
China looking to import 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia

A company from China is looking to import some 300,000 tonnes of rubber from Cambodia by early next year, according to Pol Sopha, director-general of Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry’s general directorate of rubber. The move coincides with the Cambodian government’s plan…

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India imposes anti-dumping duty on SBR from Thailand, South Korea and EU

September 4, 2017
India imposes anti-dumping duty on SBR from Thailand, South Korea and EU

India’s Finance Ministry has approved a definitive anti-dumping duty on Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) of 1500 and 1700 series imported from the Thailand, South Korea, and the European Union (EU). The duty will be imposed for five years, unless revoked…

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Japan’s Shin-Etsu to expand silicones production in the US

September 1, 2017
Japan’s Shin-Etsu to expand silicones production in the US

Japan’s largest chemical company, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., is investing 2.4 billion Yen to expand the silicones production capacity of the Akron plant in Ohio of its group company Shin-Etsu Silicones of America (SESA). The expansion work is expected to…

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Alliance Rubber, UK researchers team up for strong graphene-infused rubber

September 1, 2017
Alliance Rubber, UK researchers team up for strong graphene-infused rubber

US-based rubber band manufacturer Alliance Rubber Company is partnering with researchers from the University of Sussex in the UK to develop graphene-infused rubber bands. Adding graphene to rubber bands will increase its durability which could possibly transform how food travels…

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Indonesia to trade rubber for Russian jets worth US$1.1 bn deal

September 1, 2017
Indonesia to trade rubber for Russian jets worth US$1.1 bn deal

Indonesia will be exporting rubber to Russia as part of its payment for 11 Russian Sukhoi fighter jetsworth US$1.1 billion, Indonesia’s defense and trade ministries announced. The announcement follows a memorandum of understanding signed between Indonesian and Russian state-owned companies…

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Smithers Rapra provided tyre testing training for Chinese industry players

August 30, 2017
Smithers Rapra provided tyre testing training for Chinese industry players

A tyre testing expert from Smithers Rapra, a world leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing, presented and discussed various tyre testing techniques and government regulatory requirements for Chinese tyre industry players at the Tire Technology Training Course, which was…

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Goodyear enhances tyre performance with new soybean oil-based rubber

August 30, 2017
Goodyear enhances tyre performance with new soybean oil-based rubber

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is enhancing tyre performance in dry, wet and winter conditions with the use of a new soybean oil-based rubber compound. The multinational tyre manufacturing company based in Akron, Ohio in the US introduced the new…

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Asahi Kasei, JSR producing next-gen rubber for high-performance tyres

August 30, 2017
Asahi Kasei, JSR producing next-gen rubber for high-performance tyres

Global Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei and Japanese synthetic rubber producer JSR Corporation are ramping up production of next-generation rubber for high-performance tyres in line with the rising demand expected to stem from the increase in electric vehicles. The new…

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Finisterre to recycle discarded synthetic rubber wetsuits into new ones

August 28, 2017
Finisterre to recycle discarded synthetic rubber wetsuits into new ones

UK-based cold water surfing apparel company Finisterre is the first in the world to launch a design project to produce new wetsuits made from discarded ones made from synthetic rubber in a move aimed to cut back on the chemical…

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Hartalega to build three new plants worth RM900 mn by 2020

August 28, 2017
Hartalega to build three new plants worth RM900 mn by 2020

Malaysian OEM glove manufacturer and global supplier Hartalega Holdings is investing RM900 million (US$210.26 million) to build three new plants by 2020 in order to keep up with rising global demand as fast developing economies such as China and India…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 15, September 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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