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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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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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Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

November 30, 2018
Marangoni and Vipal form a partnership to advance organisation

Marangoni Spa and Borrachas Vipal SA are planning a partnership agreement that will boost synergies and productivity of both groups. Following through, will create the largest global independent player in the tyre retreading sector. The project will develop in 2019…

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Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

November 29, 2018
Malaysia’s rubber export exceeds RM8 billion every year

Malaysia exports approximately 1.1 million tonnes of Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR) products annually, bringing in between RM8 billion and RM9 billion in export revenue. Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) Managing Director Datuk Dr. Zairossani Mohd Nor said there was no issue…

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Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

November 26, 2018
Continental inaugurates new centre in Mississippi

Continental Tyre opened their latest company employee training centre in Clinton, Mississippi. Continental has invested approximately US$1.45 billion into the manufacturing site in Mississippi. “This a great day for Continental Tyre and the State of Mississippi,” Governor Bryant said. “This…

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Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

November 23, 2018
Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

Integrated chemicals supplier Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has completed its acquisition of Kordárna Plus a.s., the largest producer of tyre cord fabrics in Europe. Thailand-headquartered Indorama Ventures previously announced its agreement to acquire Kordárna on 29 June 2018.…

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Toyoda Gosei’s venture into new technologies and products

November 23, 2018
Toyoda Gosei’s venture into new technologies and products

Japanese rubber/plastics auto parts manufacturer Toyoda Gosei Co. will establish a corporate venture capital department in January 2019. This new department will serve as the company’s centre for investment in start-ups and venture capital to accelerate open innovations for practical…

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Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

November 22, 2018
Sheet rubber prices drop in India while production rises

Sheet rubber prices have fallen 5% in November so far following an increase in production amid slowing demand. On Wednesday, the RSS-4 variety, used in tyre manufacturing, was priced at Rs119 per kg. “In October, our production should be close…

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Thailand to offer subsidies to rubber farmers during economic hit

November 21, 2018
Thailand to offer subsidies to rubber farmers during economic hit

Thailand approved a new subsidy and other measures on Tuesday to help its rubber farmers, who are struggling amid a slump in prices and have threatened protests. The world’s biggest rubber producer has been hit by a 40% decline in…

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Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

November 15, 2018
Malaysian rubber tappers unhappy at government’s lack of aid

Otai Reformis wants Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok and her deputy Shamsul Iskandar Md Akin removed from their positions after the seeming inaction in helping rubber tappers through the dip in the price of the commodity. “Otai is disappointed that…

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Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

November 12, 2018
Toyoda Gosei begins operations at Indian plant

The Gujarat Plant of Toyoda Gosei Minda India Pvt. Ltd. (TGMIN), started operations in October 2018. The plant is the Indian subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. India is a key market for Toyoda Gosei, and the company has been…

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BKT announces plans for new manufacturing plant in the US

November 12, 2018
BKT announces plans for new manufacturing plant in the US

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) announced the USD100 million construction project of a new US production site that would cater to the entire American region. The facility will be the multinational group’s first manufacturing site outside of India. Europe is currently…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019)

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


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