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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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Daimler and BMW close to merging car-sharing units

January 24, 2018
Daimler and BMW close to merging car-sharing units

Detroit’s mayor and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990s. This came days after Detroit lost out in the…

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Detroit shows largest new auto plant in two decades

January 24, 2018
Detroit shows largest new auto plant in two decades

Detroit’s mayor and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990s. This came days after Detroit lost out in the…

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Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty for US$1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials

January 24, 2018
Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty for US$1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials

Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. investigation into allegations he made at least US$1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials, the U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit…

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Arlanxeo to expand capacity for CR to meet growth demand in Asia

January 23, 2018
Arlanxeo to expand capacity for CR to meet growth demand in Asia

Netherlands-headquartered synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany. The production capacity there will be increased to as much as 70,000 tonnes/year overall that will be available to the market…

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Felda 2.0 initiative set to transform Felda community

January 22, 2018
Felda 2.0 initiative set to transform Felda community

The Felda 2.0 Initiative, to be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Felda Lurah Bilut on Feb 4, will be a turning point to the community of 317 land schemes in the country. Felda chairman Tan…

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CCMB investing RM90 million to fuel the growth of its chemicals and polymers businesses

January 22, 2018
CCMB investing RM90 million to fuel the growth of its chemicals and polymers businesses

Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCMB) is investing almost RM90 million to boost capacity following the demerger of its listed pharmaceutical entity to fuel the growth of its chemicals and polymers businesses, both of which enjoy pent-up demand. Newly-appointed Group…

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Rubber tappers, smallholders yet to apply for monsoon season aid

January 22, 2018
Rubber tappers, smallholders yet to apply for monsoon season aid

About 155,829 smallholders and rubber tappers have yet to apply for the monsoon season aid (MSA) approved under the 2017 Budget, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. He said 483,941 smallholders and rubber tappers were…

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ANRPC releases the “Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics” for December 2017

January 22, 2018
ANRPC releases the “Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics” for December 2017

The world production of NR grew from 12.429 million tonnes in 2016 to 13.282 million tonnes in 2017, almost 90% of the world supply is produced by ANRPC member countries. For global consumption of NR, it has increased by 1.4%…

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UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon together awarded £7million improve materials for Li-ion batteries

January 22, 2018
UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon together awarded £7million improve materials for Li-ion batteries

UCL, Synthomer and Nexeon have together been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of 400 miles and above.…

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Toyoda Gosei exhibited the “e-Rubber” at RoboDEX

January 22, 2018
Toyoda Gosei exhibited the “e-Rubber” at RoboDEX

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. exhibited its “e-Rubber” at the 2nd RoboDEX technical exhibition for the robotics industry, held at Tokyo Big Sight on January 17-19. e-Rubber is a next generation rubber that moves with electricity and mechanical force. Toyoda Goseiuses…

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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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