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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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Michelin revises market forecast based on EU emissions squeeze, China slowdown

October 22, 2018
Michelin revises market forecast based on EU emissions squeeze, China slowdown

French tyre maker Michelin has revised the full-year forecasts for the global tyre market, warning that a sales slowdown could worsen in the fourth quarter, against the back of slower demand from China’s car market and new emissions standards in…

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ANRPC: Slower growth in rubber market due to China’s economic turbulence

October 22, 2018
ANRPC: Slower growth in rubber market due to China’s economic turbulence

According to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), the global consumption for rubber grew 6.6%, on a year-to-year basis, to 10,653 million tonnes from January 2018 to September 2018. Meanwhile, the global production recorded a slower growth at…

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IRSG photo competition to focus on women in rubber

October 19, 2018
IRSG photo competition to focus on women in rubber

Women play an important role in the whole rubber value chain, from nurturing, harvesting, processing, trading, and manufacturing. For International Rubber Study Group’s (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, the Singaporean market researchers are organising a photo competition to feature women’s contributions towards…

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Russian chem firm RMCC starts production of high active magnesium oxide

October 19, 2018
Russian chem firm RMCC starts production of high active magnesium oxide

Russian Mining Chemical Company LLC (RMCC) is expanding its range of high grade magnesium compounds and will start the production of high active magnesium oxide. The product will be manufactured at the recently opened third processing plant in Vyazma (Smolensk…

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Uptake in motorcycle tyres globally expected over the next four years

October 19, 2018
Uptake in motorcycle tyres globally expected over the next four years

The demand for motorcycle tyres around the world is expected to rise 4% every year till 2022, at an estimated 704 million units valued at about US$14 billion. The advances in motorcycle tyres will see it overtaking the global tyre…

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Safic-Alcan extends French distribution deal with Arlanxeo

October 19, 2018
Safic-Alcan extends French distribution deal with Arlanxeo

Starting 1 Jan 2019, Safic-Alcan, a French independent distributor of speciality chemicals, is extending its exclusive agreement with Arlanxeo for existing Keltan distribution in France. Arlanxeo has partnership with Safic-Alcan for Italy, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic. The…

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Cooper Tire Europe mulls ceasing light vehicle tyre production in Melksham

October 19, 2018
Cooper Tire Europe mulls ceasing light vehicle tyre production in Melksham

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is entering a consultation period to explore ceasing light vehicle tyre production at its Melksham site in Wiltshire over a period of 10 months. Subject…

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Bridgestone becomes worldwide Paralympic partner; nets marketing rights in tyres, sports equipment

October 19, 2018
Bridgestone becomes worldwide Paralympic partner; nets marketing rights in tyres, sports equipment

Tokyo-headquartered tyre and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone has become the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) seventh Worldwide Paralympic Partner. Already a Worldwide Olympic Partner through to 2024, Bridgestone now has global rights to promote and support the Paralympic Movement over the same…

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Evonik opens new silica plant, invests US$120 mn

October 18, 2018
Evonik opens new silica plant, invests US$120 mn

German specialty chemicals Evonik Industries, has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tyre industry in South Carolina, US, in response to the high demand from the tyre industry for precipitated silica in North America. It has invested an…

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KKR to cop Minnesota Rubber and Plastics from Norwest Equity Partners

October 18, 2018
KKR to cop Minnesota Rubber and Plastics from Norwest Equity Partners

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics(MRP) a leading provider of elastomer and thermoplastic solutions, is to be acquired by KKR, a global investment firm, from Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a Minneapolis-based middle-market equity investment firm. This transaction marks KKR’s second acquisition of…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 10 Dec 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


Source: Latex India

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