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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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Boy’s UV-cured silicone processing allows for new material additives

May 7, 2018
Boy’s UV-cured silicone processing allows for new material additives

Dr Boy, German injection moulding machine maker, says it has improved the processing of silicones with an 8 mm-size silicone unit on its Boy XS machine. It will present its latest technology at the German Rubber Conference in Nuremberg, that…

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Rubber cultivation replacing cocoa farms in Eastern Region of Ghana

May 7, 2018
Rubber cultivation replacing cocoa farms in Eastern Region of Ghana

President of Concerned Farmers Association of Ghana, Nana Opanbour Bonsu II has expressed dissatisfaction over the clearing of cocoa trees for the cultivation of rubber in cocoa communities in the Eastern Region. He was speaking at an Agric Dialogue Series…

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Ecolomondo to set up tyre recycling plant in Canada

May 4, 2018
Ecolomondo to set up tyre recycling plant in Canada

Canada’s Cleantech company Ecolomondo Corp. is acquiring land in Hawksbury, Ontario, for a tyre recycling plant. Ecolomondo Corp. expects to process approximately 13,000 tonnes/year of tyre waste with the latest generation thermal decomposition technology (TDP) in a 52,000 sq-ft facility.…

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Symphony launches first latex glove made with d2p technology

May 4, 2018
Symphony launches first latex glove made with d2p technology

UK-based glove maker Symphony Environmental Technologies says it has launched the first latex antimicrobial examination glove made with d2p technology. The latter is an antimicrobial technology that provides complete protection throughout the life of the glove by disrupting and deactivating…

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Sri Lanka lifts ban on glyphosate weedkiller for use in tea/rubber estates

May 4, 2018
Sri Lanka lifts ban on glyphosate weedkiller for use in tea/rubber estates

Sri Lanka was one of the first countries to ban the usage of glyphosate in the agriculture industry in 2015. It has now had a about-turn and will lift the ban for tea and rubber plantations only. Meanwhile, in the…

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Europe: 94% of all used tyres recycled in 2016; slight increase over 2015

May 4, 2018
Europe: 94% of all used tyres recycled in 2016; slight increase over 2015

According to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ERTMA)’s Used Tyre (UT) data for 2016, covering 32 countries (EU28, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey), compared to the previous year, in 2016, Used Tyres collected in Europe (3.9 million tonnes)…

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Cambodia’s rubber exports up in 1st quarter; revenue down

May 4, 2018
Cambodia’s rubber exports up in 1st quarter; revenue down

Cambodia exported 39,147 tonnes of dry rubber in the first quarter of 2018, which was up by 21% over the same period last year, according to a report released by the General Directorate of Rubber of the country. The Southeast…

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MacLellan secures rubber contract for pipeline

May 4, 2018
MacLellan secures rubber contract for pipeline

UK’s MacLellan Rubber has been selected by one of the country’s premier gasket cutters to supply Natural Rubber material for the second phase of a pipeline Bearing Pad contract; the first phrase was awarded mid-2017. MacLellan’s part of the multi-million…

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BMW’s latest sedan model to utilise Yokohama tyres

May 4, 2018
BMW’s latest sedan model to utilise Yokohama tyres

Japanese supplier Yokohama Rubber says it is now supplying its global flagship Advan Sport V105 tyres to Germany’s BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new M5 model. The new BMW M5, which debuted in March 2018…

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Researchers solve long-standing puzzle of butadiene make-up

May 3, 2018
Researchers solve long-standing puzzle of butadiene make-up

Linear polyenes are hydrocarbon chains with unusual optical and electrical properties. They have become a paradigm for studying photoisomerization — when molecular structures rearrange from absorbing light — because of their straightforward molecular structure, potential for electrical conductivity, and role…

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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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