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Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyres come of age

Smart tyre developments are driving forward the future of the mobility ecosystem. Connected cars are nothing without smart tyres. Dramatically having evolved from the 19th century...

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Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

The region’s rubber sector has a blueprint of strategies to hedge it against falling prices and struggling output. Prices under the weather. World demand for rubber has...

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Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

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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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Mitsubishi Materials shares drop after units falsify product data

November 24, 2017
Mitsubishi Materials shares drop after units falsify product data

Mitsubishi Materials Corp saw its stock fall as much as 11 percent on Friday after it said three subsidiaries had falsified product data, marking the latest in a series of quality assurance scandals involving Japanese manufacturers. Mitsubishi Materials said inspection…

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Guizhou invests US$400 million in building factory in Vietnam

November 24, 2017
Guizhou invests US$400 million in building factory in Vietnam

Guizhou Tyre Co recently signed an agreement with Vietnam’s Qianjiang province for a total investment of US$400 million to build a factory in Longjiang Industrial Park in Qianjiang. The project will be carried out in three phases. The first phase…

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Malaysia to introduce rubberised roads in Sabah to address low rubber price

November 24, 2017
Malaysia to introduce rubberised roads in Sabah to address low rubber price

The Sabah government will introduce the use of rubber in paving roads and ‘green tyres’ as a long-term strategy to address the issue of low rubber prices, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin. Yahya, who is also Sabah…

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Hainan sets up R&D center for crude rubber

November 22, 2017
Hainan sets up  R&D center for crude rubber

A global research and development center for natural rubber has been established in south China’s Hainan Province. The center, set up Saturday by Chinese and global organizations in Hainan’s Boao, aims to develop a new market for China’s crude rubber…

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Michelin to sell stake in Double Coin jv

November 22, 2017
Michelin to sell stake in Double Coin jv

French tyre-maker Michelin has reached an agreement to sell 40% of its shares in the Chinese joint venture Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire Co. Michelin said it would sell 30% of its stake to Shanghai Huayi Group Corp. Ltd. while…

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Honda China JVs to recall 254,650 vehicles starting in January

November 22, 2017
Honda China JVs to recall 254,650 vehicles starting in January

Honda Motor Co’s joint-venture companies in China will recall a total of 254,650 Honda-brand vehicles starting on Jan. 8, 2018, the Japanese automaker said. The recall is to repair faulty rear-view mirrors on the doors of Honda car models sold…

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Three large scale projects to generate RM520 Million in revenue for Kedah, Malaysia

November 22, 2017
Three large scale projects to generate RM520 Million in revenue for Kedah, Malaysia

The Malaysian state of Kedah is expected to generate a revenue of about RM520 million via three large scale development projects currently in the pipeline, the State Legislative Assembly sitting was told today. State Industry and Investment, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives…

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Supermax Q1 PBT rises 53.5 % to RM40.66 million

November 22, 2017
Supermax Q1 PBT rises 53.5 % to RM40.66 million

Supermax Corporation Bhd’s pre-tax profit for the first quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 jumped 53.5 % to RM40.66 million compared with RM26.49 million recorded in corresponding quarter last year. Revenue increased 16 % to RM312.02 million from RM269.0 million registered,…

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Halcyon Agri to purchase RCMA Group Pte Ltd‘sPolymer Division for US$33.8 million

November 22, 2017
Halcyon Agri to purchase RCMA Group Pte Ltd‘sPolymer Division for US$33.8 million

Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited, one of the world’s largest natural rubber supply chain managers, has entered into an agreement with RCMA Group Pte Ltd to acquire the assets and entities of its Polymer Division for up to US$33.8 million. The…

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Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

November 20, 2017
Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

British finance minister Philip Hammond’s budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said. Hammond is under pressure to turn around the fortunes of Prime…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 05, December 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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