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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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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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High strength, crack resistant rubber developed

May 23, 2018
High strength, crack resistant rubber developed

A new polymer, using advanced synthetic technology for macromolecular conjugates has been developed by Bridgestone Corporation. Combining rubber and resin at a molecular level, Bridgestone has become the first in the world to develop what it calls High Strength Rubber…

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Kossan targets halal cert for second factory this year

May 23, 2018
Kossan targets halal cert for second factory this year

Malaysian glove manufacturer Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd is in the midst of securing Halal certification for a second plant in Klang, expected to be finalised by year-end. The second plant is expected to produce 1.2 billion pieces of Halal-compliant gloves each…

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Butyl rubber market to total US$4 bn by 2025

May 21, 2018
Butyl rubber market to total US$4 bn by 2025

The global butyl rubber market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7%, from 2017-2025, and reach a market valuation of over US$4 billion by the end of 2025, according to a report by Persistence Market Research. The rise…

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Toyota Research Institute to open automated vehicle test facility in the US

May 21, 2018
Toyota Research Institute to open automated vehicle test facility in the US

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology at the Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake. Operational this October, the new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely…

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Tyre industry in Sabah to be developed

May 21, 2018
Tyre industry in Sabah to be developed

Junz Wong, the new Agriculture and Food Industries Minister of Sabah state in Malaysia, appointed recently as a result of Malaysia’s latest elections, plans to develop the tyre industry in the East Malaysian state. This move is to help rubber…

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Denka to increase production of CR by 10,000 tonnes

May 18, 2018
Denka to increase production of CR by 10,000 tonnes

Japanese firm Denka Co. Ltd., recently revealed plans to deal with globally tight supply for Chloroprene Rubber (CR), and to increase its production of CR by 10,000 tonnes. Plans include resuming operations at its domestic Omi Plant and removing bottlenecks…

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Freudenberg strengthens position in fuel cells with acquisitions

May 16, 2018
Freudenberg strengthens position in fuel cells with acquisitions

Germany’s Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, a specialist in sealing technologies for the automotive industry, says it has strengthened its position in the energy and electric mobility sectors with an acquisition and a strategic investment this year. “The successful development of markets…

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Hankook acquires digital solutions company

May 16, 2018
Hankook acquires digital solutions company

South Korean tyre company Hankook Tire has acquired a 75% share of Model Solution, a South Korea-based digital prototype solution company, for US$62 million. The acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to secure new growth engines by aggressively…

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China opposes EU anti-dumping duties on tyres

May 15, 2018
China opposes EU anti-dumping duties on tyres

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has reportedly said that the European Commission (EC)’s decision to impose duties on China-made bus and lorry tyres is a measure to artificially raise the dumping margins by using the cost of production in a…

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Phillips Carbon Black to set up plant in Tamil Nadu

May 14, 2018
Phillips Carbon Black to set up plant in Tamil Nadu

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group heavy engineering outfit Phillips Carbon Black (PCBL) is setting up a greenfield manufacturing unit near Ennore in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs 600 crore. The chairman of the group, Sanjiv Goenka, told reporters here that the…

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International Rubber Prices

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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