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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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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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SNCP distances itself from Iran/France cooperation – updated

October 1, 2018
SNCP distances itself from Iran/France cooperation – updated

France’s association for rubber and polymers Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymères or SNCP in short has issued a statement to say it is “in no way associated with this cooperation agreement” signed between French rubber & plastics industry…

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Chinese firm Sailun to become Cooper Tire’s jv partner

October 1, 2018
Chinese firm Sailun to become Cooper Tire’s jv partner

US tyre company Cooper Tire & Rubber Company’s partner in the China-based Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. (GRT) truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre production joint venture will change to Sailun Jinyu Group Co. The latter firm has signed…

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Nordic companies add Marangoni retreads to their productions

September 30, 2018
Nordic companies add Marangoni retreads to their productions

Italian company Marangoni is expanding its operation in the Nordic Countries, in an effort to further strengthening the relationships with two of the major retreaders in the region: Lujakumi Oy and Gummiservice Rade AS. Lujakumi Oy is a growing tyre…

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BKT forms off-highway tyre partnership with Australian cricket league

September 28, 2018
BKT forms off-highway tyre partnership with Australian cricket league

Indian multinational company Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is now the first sub-continent group to partner with the Australian cricket league KFC Big Bash League (BBL) as the new off-highway tyre supplier. The company signed a three-year agreement with Cricket Australia,…

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Apollo Tyres starts producing own brand tyres in Hungary

September 26, 2018
Apollo Tyres starts producing own brand tyres in Hungary

India’s Apollo Tyres has started commercial production of its in-house brand truck tyres from its Hungarian facility. The Hungarian unit in Gyongyoshalasz region, is Apollo Tyres’ second production facility in Europes, and sixth worldwide. The production capacity continues to be…

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Sumitomo boosts investments in Brazil to accommodate rising demand for tyres

September 26, 2018
Sumitomo boosts investments in Brazil to accommodate rising demand for tyres

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has decided to make an additional investment in equipment and facilities for the production of truck and bus tyres at their Brazil factory. In addition to producing tyres for passenger cars and light trucks, the group’s…

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Birla expands carbon black production in Spain

September 26, 2018
Birla expands carbon black production in Spain

Birla Carbon Spain, a key business of the US$44.3 billion India-headquartered Aditya Birla Group, have announced an investment of EUR5 million towards sustainability and energy efficiency projects. As a manufacturer and supplier of carbon black, Birla Carbon has seen an…

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Wacker to open 3D printing lab for silicone rubber in US

September 25, 2018
Wacker to open 3D printing lab for silicone rubber in US

German chemical group Wacker says it is expanding its ACEO 3D printing services for silicone rubber and will open a US-based printing lab later this year. The facility, which will be located at Wackers’s R&D centre for silicones in Ann…

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Evonik to build new plant for silicones in Northern Germany

September 24, 2018
Evonik to build new plant for silicones in Northern Germany

Evonik is investing tens of millions of euros into the construction of a new multi-purpose facility at its Geesthacht location in Northern Germany, 30 km outside the city of Hamburg. The new facility will produce a range of silicones and…

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Synthomer ups NBR capacity in Malaysia; demand from glove sector growing

September 24, 2018
Synthomer ups NBR capacity in Malaysia; demand from glove sector growing

UK-headquartered materials company Synthomer has started up its RM270 million nitrile latex expansion at its Pasir Gudang facility in the southern state of Johor in Malaysia. The company has added on 90,000 tonnes/year of new capacity, which is a 50%…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 12 Nov 2018)

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


Source: Latex India

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