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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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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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Vredestein creates bicycle tyre with rubber made from dandelions

September 29, 2017
Vredestein creates bicycle tyre with rubber made from dandelions

Netherlands-based tyre manufacturer Vredestein unveiled a prototype of a bicycle tyre it has created with rubber made from dandelions. The company introduced its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen earlier this year. The road tyre is made…

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Goodyear launches airless tyres for commercial mowers

September 29, 2017
Goodyear launches airless tyres for commercial mowers

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched a non-pneumatic (airless) tyre for commercial mower applications. The turf tyre is the company’s solution for users who want a worry-free tyre performance. The airless tyre is available as an upgrade option…

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Vietnam Rubber Group to sell 25% stake worth US$563 mn

September 29, 2017
Vietnam Rubber Group to sell 25% stake worth US$563 mn

State-run Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) is putting 25% of its stakes up for sale in an initial public offering (IPO), which is worth an estimated US$563 million (12.8 billion dong), the company said. The sale is part of Vietnam’s plans…

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Evonik Silica brand profile redesigned

September 29, 2017
Evonik Silica brand profile redesigned

Global silica expert Evonik has completely redesigned the brand profile of its silica business following its acquisition of JM Huber’s silica business this month. “By acquiring the silica business of JM Huber, we are able to offer our customers an…

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Industry 4.0 important for commodity sector including rubber, says Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities

September 29, 2017
Industry 4.0 important for commodity sector including rubber, says Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities

In an opinion article in the Malaysian newspaper The Star recently, Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong wrote on the importance of Industry 4.0 to the country’s commodities, including rubber. Industry 4.0 is a name…

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SDK obtains approval for SGL GE Acquisition, transfers U.S. Business to Tokai Carbon

September 29, 2017
SDK obtains approval for SGL GE Acquisition, transfers U.S. Business to Tokai Carbon

Japanese chemical company Showa Denko (“SDK”) has obtained approval to acquire SGL GE Holding GmbH (SGL GE) effective September 27, 2017. The approval came from required competition authorities, including Germany and the United States. The U.S. competition authorities approved the…

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Wacker set to boost its production capacity with the construction of new plants

September 29, 2017
Wacker set to boost its production capacity with the construction of new plants

Chemical company Wacker Chemie AG is set to expand its production plants for polymer binders in South Korea. The company, which is based in Munich, plans to build a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders at its Ulsan site,…

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Taiwan’s Hwa Fong Rubber to build new tyre plant in Thailand

September 27, 2017
Taiwan’s Hwa Fong Rubber to build new tyre plant in Thailand

Taiwanese tyre manufacturer Hwa Fong Rubber Industry Co is planning to spend 1.53 billion Baht (US$46.22 million) for the construction of a new tyre plant in Thailand to expand its capacity in the country as it works to meet the…

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Malaysia’s rubber exports to surpass RM27 bn this year

September 27, 2017
Malaysia’s rubber exports to surpass RM27 bn this year

Earnings from Malaysia’s rubber and rubber products exports is expected to grow 10% more than last year’s RM24.79 billion and go beyond RM27 billion this year due to higher global demand, according to Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri…

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Preferred Compounding buys customer rubber compounder Kleen Polymers

September 27, 2017
Preferred Compounding buys customer rubber compounder Kleen Polymers

Customer rubber compounder Preferred Compounding has acquired Kleen Polymers, a custom rubber compounder based in Wadsworth, Ohio in the US that specialises in non-black elastomeric compounds. The acquisition of Kleen expands Preferred’s mixing capability in ultra-clean colour, high-performance compounds. Terms…

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International Rubber Prices
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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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