TOP STORY
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...

Read More

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

Latex Industry: Asia cultivates an efficient rubber production

The region’s rubber sector has a blueprint of strategies to hedge it against falling prices and struggling output. Prices under the weather. World demand for rubber has...

Read More

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

Malaysia’s glove sector: in a quiet revolution with automation/Industry 4.0

The world’s largest producer of rubber gloves is getting a hold of competition, wage hikes and volatile currency, with capacity expansions through automation...

Read More

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

Green Rubber: New biorubber tyres with a greener footprint

R&D efforts and partnerships are keeping pace with the clamour for renewable-sourced rubber for tyres, says Angelica Buan in this report. From guayule to soy beans...

Read More

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

Continental starts construction of “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research and test laboratory

November 20, 2017
Continental starts construction of “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research and test laboratory

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH today marked the start of construction of its “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” research and test laboratory in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a traditional ground-breaking ceremony. Among those present were the Minister of Economics of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Harry…

Read more »

Semperit and Shaw Almex to end cooperation agreement for the North American conveyor belt market

November 20, 2017
Semperit and Shaw Almex to end cooperation agreement for the North American conveyor belt market

Sempertrans USA LLC and Shaw Almex Industries Ltd.  Has agreed to end their cooperation agreement for the North American conveyor belt market which was started in 2016. Sempertrans USA has set up a sales and distribution organization for conveyor belts…

Read more »

Goodyear completes purchase of Ventech Systems

November 20, 2017
Goodyear completes purchase of Ventech Systems

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tyre inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH to support its fleet services in Europe and other geographies of the…

Read more »

Bridgestone creates new mining solution business base in Australia

November 20, 2017
Bridgestone creates new mining solution business base in Australia

Bridgestone Earth mover Tyres Pty. Ltd. (BSEM), a subsidiary in Australia that sells and provides services related to tyres for mining vehicles and conveyor belts, has established a new mining solution base in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The…

Read more »

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

November 20, 2017
U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. The agency said it did not find the…

Read more »

Volkswagen to invest US$27 billion in core brand until 2022

November 20, 2017
Volkswagen to invest US$27 billion in core brand until 2022

German automaker Volkswagen will invest EUR22.8 billion (US$26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years. Most of that sum, around EUR14 billion, will be spent in Germany, Volkswagen said, adding that one of the key measures…

Read more »

Volkswagen taps Brazil growth; releases Virtus model

November 17, 2017
Volkswagen taps Brazil growth; releases Virtus model

Volkswagen launched its new Virtus model on Thursday to tap Brazil’s highest-volume segment. The launch is part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals General Motors and Fiat in South America’s largest car…

Read more »

Toyota considering selling locally developed EVs in China

November 17, 2017
Toyota considering selling locally developed EVs in China

Toyota Motor is considering selling its locally designed and manufactured all-electric vehicle models in China, as it looks to expand its EV lineup and comply with Beijing’s upcoming new-energy vehicle (NEV) production and sales quotas. China has set strict quotas…

Read more »

Lanxess lifts up 2017 profit guidance following strong demand for specialty chemicals

November 17, 2017
Lanxess lifts up 2017 profit guidance following strong demand for specialty chemicals

Germany’s Lanxess lifted the lower end of its earnings guidance range for 2017 after strong demand for specialty chemicals such as construction pigments and leather chemicals outweighed a weaker pesticide ingredients business. Lanxess – which makes synthetic rubber, engineering plastics…

Read more »

Rubbermaid introduces Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch containers

November 15, 2017
Rubbermaid introduces Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch containers

Rubbermaid once again sets the new standard in food storage by introducing Rubbermaid Brilliance Lunch, compact and customizable containers designed for ready-to-go meals and snacks. The crystal clear containers are 100% leak-proof guaranteed, and are designed to keep food as…

Read more »

International Rubber Prices
(as of 05, December 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
November/December 2017 Issue

Click here & browse