TOP STORY
The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

The anatomy of biobased rubber in tyres

Renewably-sourced synthetic rubbers are making the cut in the growing automotive and tyre markets, says Angelica Buan in this report..

Read More

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Paving the way for rubberised roads

Rubberised roads demonstrate a viable solution against greenhouse gas emissions, road noise abatement and landfilling of scrap tyre rubber. In Thailand, rubber roads also stabilise its economy, says..

Read More

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Medical devices market in good shape with silicones

Evolving from silicon, one of the earth’s most common elements, silicones are recognised for their versatile medical application potentials...

Read More

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

Rubber Chemicals: Quality Accelerates

This technical paper by Melanie Wiedemeier-Jarad and Dr. Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt of Lanxess GmbH, Germany, explores the interaction between sulphur...

Read More

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

No barriers to growth for Malaysian glove makers

Malaysia dominates the global rubber industry, supplying more than half the world’s glove requirements. It is well positioned to do so for reasons such as its natural rubber resources...

Read More

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Green thumb rules in the tyre industry

Fluctuating supply and prices o f latex rubber and a growing demand for more eco-friendly technologies are antecedent to the development o f a flourishing green tyre sector...

Read More

Slow, steady gain for Asian rubber in 2017

The Asian rubber industry is no stranger to fluctuations in commodity prices and upshot of market mechanisms. This year has jump started with improved rubber prices, compared to earlier quarters of la

Read More

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Synthetic rubber: down but not out

Mired by the current tight supply and high prices, brought on by an increase in oil prices , the synthetic rubber sector is facing challenging times...

Read More

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

Wacker to build new pyrogenic silica plant in its Charleston site in the US

The new facility is a key addition to the Charleston site’s supply chain, with an expected annual capacity of 13,000 metric tonnes.

Read More

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries

The first-ever Industry Summit in the rapidly developing and expanding field of nanoaugmented materials was held on 14–16 November at the birthplace of the world’s...

Read More

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Tyre Market: Asian tyre market keeps on rolling

Not only is Asia a major producer of rubber , but the region is also a burgeoning market for global tyre manufacturers ...

Read More

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

Materials: Biorubber on a roll

The lucrative demand for rubber is taking a toll on forest areas in Asia. But tyre and car makers are taking action by developing the rubber-yielding potentials of plants and renewable materials,in th

Read More

Kossan Rubber aims to automate plants, lessen headcount by 2020

July 24, 2017
Kossan Rubber aims to automate plants, lessen headcount by 2020

Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, a Malaysian manufacturer of disposable latex gloves, is looking to automate its plants and complete the overhaul by the year 2020. Higher automation means less dependence on the uncertain — chief of which is availability of…

Read more »

Malaysia’s rubber export industry moving toward high-value engineering

July 24, 2017
Malaysia’s rubber export industry moving toward high-value engineering

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said the country’s rubber export industry is now moving toward high-value precision engineering, with structural bearings export rising by 36.2% to RM14.14 million in 2016 from RM10.38 million in…

Read more »

Michelin Thailand launches limited edition Multi Z+ truck tyre

July 24, 2017
Michelin Thailand launches limited edition Multi Z+ truck tyre

Ten thousand units of the limited edition truck tyre Michelin X Multi Z+ has been launched recently by Michelin Thailand in order to gauge market reception and potential for local production at its Nong Khae Saraburi and Laem Chabang production…

Read more »

Mubadala invests in Nexen Tire as part of strategic partnership

July 21, 2017
Mubadala invests in Nexen Tire as part of strategic partnership

Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi strategic investment fund, has made a direct investment in South Korean tyre firm Nexen Tire as part of their agreement to explore strategic partnership opportunities. Nexen Tire is one of the fastest growing…

Read more »

India may impose anti-dumping duty of up to US$266 per tonne of SBR

July 21, 2017
India may impose anti-dumping duty of up to US$266 per tonne of SBR

The government of India may impose anti-dumping of up to US$266 per tonne on a certain type of synthetic rubber imported from EU, Korea and Thailand, and used in items like footwear and conveyor belts. The imposition of the duty…

Read more »

Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia consider cutting rubber exports

July 21, 2017
Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia consider cutting rubber exports

Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are looking to reduce rubber exports soon in order to stabilise the 40% plummet in rubber prices, according to Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. Since January until now, he noted…

Read more »

Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese tyre output capacity by 60% by 2020

July 20, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese tyre output capacity by 60% by 2020

Japanese firm Sumitomo Rubber Industries will increase its Chinese production capacity of passenger vehicle tyres by 60% by 2020, predicting lively demand for fuel-saving tyres. The Kobe-based rubber company plans to boost capacity in China to 100,000 tyres daily. To…

Read more »

Shandong Linglong Tyre, BUCT successfully produce 3D-printed TPU tyres

July 19, 2017
Shandong Linglong Tyre, BUCT successfully produce 3D-printed TPU tyres

Chinese automotive tyre manufacturer Shandong Linglong Tyre and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) have successfully developed and tested a prototype of 3D-printed tyres made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rather than rubber. The 3D-printed TPU tyre, the first of…

Read more »

Apollo Tyres expands footprint in Sri Lanka with launch of two-wheeler tyres

July 19, 2017
Apollo Tyres expands footprint in Sri Lanka with launch of two-wheeler tyres

One of India’s leading tyre manufacturers, Apollo Tyres, has expanded its presence in Sri Lanka, becoming a full-range player in the country’s tyre market with the launching of its two-wheeler tyres. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head, Sales (India, SAARC & Oceania),…

Read more »

Malaysia’s Mah leads rubber, palm oil promotional mission to Philippines

July 19, 2017
Malaysia’s Mah leads rubber, palm oil promotional mission to Philippines

Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keongis currently leading a delegation to the Philippines from July 18 to 20 to promote Malaysia palm oil and rubber products. The Economic and Promotional Mission delegation comprises representatives from…

Read more »

PLASCOM-banner

Join Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

International Rubber Prices
(as of 10, August 2017)

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

Automotive

PRA ELECTRONIC ISSUE 2017
August 2017 Issue

Click here & browse