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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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

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ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO: a strong global player in synthetic rubber

ARLANXEO will make its debut at the K2016 show this year, held from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The newly formed joint venture company for synthetic rubber faces the world stage at K, repre

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Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

Gloves: Complying with the new standard for electrostatic properties in protective gloves

The introduction o f the EN16350:2014 standard, which deal s wi th the electrostatic characteristics of protective gloves in July 2015 meant that manufacturers had to look at new ways to match ...

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Lanxess extends supply agreement and plans PBR plant in Asia

August 27, 2011
Lanxess extends supply agreement and plans PBR plant in Asia

One of China’s largest tyre companies, Triangle Group, has extended its agreement with German specialty chemicals company Lanxess for the supply of halobutyl rubbers from 2012 to 2014

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Sibur to transfer tyre assets

August 27, 2011
Sibur to transfer tyre assets

The joint venture between Sibur and Pirelli will take over the industrial operations of Sibur-Russian Tyres by 2014

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Making strides in eco-friendly rubbers

August 26, 2011
Making strides in eco-friendly rubbers

The rubber industry is closely following the plastics sector with companies making headway in the eco-friendly sector.

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Apollo cautious of future but invests in rubber growing

August 26, 2011
Apollo cautious of future but invests in rubber growing

INDIA’S largest tyre maker Apollo Tyres’s revenue in the first quarter grew by 55%. But the company says the continuing all-time high NR prices, along with sluggish growth in some major markets, had a dampening impact on its profitability. Meanwhile,…

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Evonik flushed with funds after divestment

August 26, 2011
Evonik flushed with funds after divestment

THE successful divestment of its carbon black business means that Germany-based chemicals company Evonik has added on EUR900 million to its coffers. The new owners are investors Rhône Capital and Triton Partners and the business has been renamed as Orion…

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US companies team up for sustainable tyres

August 26, 2011
US companies team up for sustainable tyres

Dow and Lehigh will combine proprietary technologies to modify the rubber particles. The programme will combine Dow’s expertise in polymer chemistry with Lehigh’s expertise in sustainable rubber compound development and testing.

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Triangle to partner trio in R&D

August 26, 2011
Triangle to partner trio in R&D

Yuhua Ding, Chairman of Triangle Group in Weihai, China, signed an agreement with Dr Luis Proenza, President of the University of Akron to engage in research collaborations with UA and UARF

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Tyre facility to bring 150 new jobs

July 18, 2011

TIRE International has established a third-generation recycling and manufacturing operation on Cypress Gardens Road. Berkeley County received great news last week on the jobs front. Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Berkeley County and the Charleston Regional…

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US firm moves from China to its home base

July 18, 2011
US firm moves from China to its home base

WHILE most companies seek low-cost production bases, US-based tyre recycling company Tire International is moving its operations out of China and investing US$25 million to set up a recycling and manufacturing facility in Berkeley County. It has set up a…

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Russian plant for Continental

July 18, 2011
Russian plant for Continental

GERMAN tyre maker Continental plans to invest EUR220 million to build a tyre plant in Kaluga, Moscow. The plant will have annual capacity of about four million tires, and production is set to start at the end of 2012. The…

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International Rubber Prices
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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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