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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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Malaysia’s natural rubber output fell 2% in January

April 4, 2018
Malaysia’s natural rubber output fell 2% in January

Malaysia, one of the world’s top five natural rubber producers, saw its natural rubber production in January fall 2 % to 65,792 tonnes as compared to December 2017. If compared to January last year, the production rose 1.4 %. Meanwhile,…

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Hankook launches Kinergy St Tyre designed for long tread life and smooth handling

April 4, 2018
Hankook launches Kinergy St Tyre designed for long tread life and smooth handling

Hankook Tire has released its new set of high-performance tyres called Kinergy St (H735). The tyre is designed for long tread life and smooth handling. The company will manufacture the Kinergy St at its flagship U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee and at…

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Ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2018-2023

April 3, 2018
Ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% during 2018-2023

According to “Global Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tire Market By Vehicle Type, By Tire Type, By Demand Category, By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013 – 2023″, ultra-high performance (UHP) tyre market is projected to grow at a CAGR of…

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BMW, Daimler to team up cars-sharing businesses amid increasing competition

April 3, 2018
BMW, Daimler to team up cars-sharing businesses amid increasing competition

German luxury car manufacturers Daimler and BMW have joined forces to expand their businesses in new services such as car-sharing and electric vehicle to compete with the increasing competition such as Uber in the United States and Didi Chuxing in…

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OTR tyres predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025

April 3, 2018
OTR tyres predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025

According to a recent report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the off-the-road (OTR) tyres marketis predicted to reach US$7.68 billion by 2025. The market was valued at US$5.34 Billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.64% during the forecast period. The…

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RNR signs deal to expand franchise in Georgia and Alabama, US

March 30, 2018
RNR signs deal to expand franchise in Georgia and Alabama, US

RNR Tire Express (RNR), the US’s fastest-growing tyre and custom wheel franchise, has inked a franchise deal to bring 16 new locations to parts of Georgia and Alabama, US, over the next six years. The business partners behind the deal, Mike Hultquist and Grant Wetherill of OzarkGa, LLC,…

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Global rubber gloves market predicted to reach total market size of US$3.714 billion by 2023

March 30, 2018
Global rubber gloves market predicted to reach total market size of US$3.714 billion by 2023

The global rubber gloves market is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate of 7.95% during the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$3.714 billion by 2023, increasing from US$2.347 billion in 2017. Growing global healthcare industry is one of…

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Industrial rubber market growth steady at 4.6% CAGR to 2022

March 30, 2018
Industrial rubber market growth steady at 4.6% CAGR to 2022

The industrial rubber market is predicted to reach US$33.82 billion by 2022 from US$26.99 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4.6%. The growth is driven by the increasing demand from the automotive and building and construction industries in the Asia Pacific, as the region…

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Toyoda Gosei to set up auto subsidiary

March 28, 2018
Toyoda Gosei to set up auto subsidiary

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has decided to establish a subsidiary company in Kyushu, Japan and transfer its automotive parts business in that region to the subsidiary. Toyoda Gosei currently has three manufacturing plants in Kyushu (Fukuoka Plant, Saga Plant, Kitakyushu…

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CFAO and Michelin enter into joint venture to market high-quality tyres in Uganda and Kenya

March 28, 2018
CFAO and Michelin enter into joint venture to market high-quality tyres in Uganda and Kenya

CFAO and Michelin announced recently that they have concluded an agreement for the import and distribution of premium quality tyres in Kenya and Uganda. The joint venture is owned 51% by CFAO and 49% by Michelin. The governance is equally…

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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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