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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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Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Germany’s Continental has at least EUR3 billion (US$3.53 billion) ready for acquisitions to expand into growing automotive markets led by Asia...

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Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

MargmaMalaysian glove manufacturers will raise the prices follow a hike in energy costs and raw materials while it also sees a record revenue of RM16.2bil for 2017 on strong demand...

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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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Chinese company Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group taps into the natural rubber market in Southeast Asia

February 5, 2018
Chinese company Guangdong Guangken Rubber Group taps into the natural rubber market in Southeast Asia

27-year old Ramli Amin is a rubber tapper working in the eastern Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah. He wakes up at 3.30 a.m. and rides a motorbike to his lot several km away from the dormitory, just on time for…

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Top Glove looks out for more M&A opportunities as Ringgit becomes stronger

February 2, 2018
Top Glove looks out for more M&A opportunities as Ringgit becomes stronger

The strong ringgit is a boon to Top Glove Corporation Bhdas it serves as a natural hedging and allows the company to proceed with its plans to further expand its production lines, as well as to go for mergers and acquisitions…

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Hartalega’s anti-microbial gloves to be launched in Europe by H2 2018

February 2, 2018
Hartalega’s anti-microbial gloves to be launched in Europe by H2 2018

Hartalega Holdings has announced that it will be launching its anti-microbial gloves in Europe by the second half of 2018. It also says that it is working on securing Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval to enter the US market. CIMB…

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UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research advises investors to take profit on the rubber gloves sector

February 2, 2018
UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research advises investors to take profit on the rubber gloves sector

UOB Kay Hian Malaysia Research says now is the time for investors to take profit on the rubber gloves sector as it has had a good run and it is time to lock in profits. It said on Monday downside…

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Bajaj Auto in pact with Triumph Motorcycles UK

February 1, 2018
Bajaj Auto in pact with Triumph Motorcycles UK

Bajaj Auto Ltd recently announced that it has tied up with Triumph Motorcycles UK to offer a range of mid-capacity motorcycles. The ‘non-equity’ partnership will give Bajaj access to the Triumph brand and its motorcycles in domestic and international markets…

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Ford China dealt a blow with chief’s departure

February 1, 2018
Ford China dealt a blow with chief’s departure

Ford Motor Co’s hope to tackle a slaes slump has been affected by the sudden resignation of its China chief Jason Luo who stopped down citing personal reasons. Luo had only served 5 months as chief. Luo had been poached…

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GRI Tyre opens US$40 million manufacturing facility at Badalgama, Sri Lanka

February 1, 2018
GRI Tyre opens US$40 million manufacturing facility at Badalgama, Sri Lanka

GRI Tyre opened their world class specialty tyre manufacturing facility at Badalgama yesterday with an investment in the excess of US$40 million. This is to produce radial agriculture tyres which is a first for Sri Lanka. It is equipped with…

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Hong Leong sets ‘buy’ call on Top Glove

February 1, 2018
Hong Leong sets ‘buy’ call on Top Glove

Hong Leong Investment Bank has set a ‘buy’ call on Top Glove Corporation Bhd due to its upside potential upon the completion of its acquisition of Aspion Sdn Bhd, which would transform the rubber glove manufacturer into the world’s largest…

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ETRMA members’ tyre sales 2017: overall stability with the exception of the agro segment

February 1, 2018
ETRMA members’ tyre sales 2017: overall stability with the exception of the agro segment

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has published its members’ sales for the year 2017 and the last quarter of 2017. Overall, the performance of the industry is generally stable with the exception of the agricultural tyre sales, which…

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Arlanxeo’s rubber technology centre obtains Laboratory Accreditation

January 31, 2018
Arlanxeo’s rubber technology centre obtains Laboratory Accreditation

After two years of fine preparations and a year of trial operation of ISO17025 system, rubber company Arlanxeo’s Rubber Technology Centre (RTC) passed the expert evaluation of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) in November 2017, and obtained…

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 19, February 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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