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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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..

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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..

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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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Wide range for “green tyres”

February 27, 2012
Wide range for “green tyres”

With an annual growth rate of 10%, “green tyres” are the fastest growing in the market

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Tyre makers expand in Vietnam and Bangladesh

February 27, 2012
Tyre makers expand in Vietnam and Bangladesh

Southern Rubber Industry JSC and Ceat are building facilities and increasing capacities

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Reliance and Sibur firm up Indian jv

February 27, 2012
Reliance and Sibur firm up Indian jv

Reliance Sibur Elastomers will be the first manufacturer of butyl rubber in India and the fourth largest supplier of the polymer in the world

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Sales of vehicles grow in Asia and UK

February 27, 2012
Sales of vehicles grow in Asia and UK

Demand for new passenger cars and commercial vehicles totalled 2.69 million units, a 16.7% drop from the 2010 figure

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Wacker extends silicones supply

February 27, 2012

MUNICH-based chemicals group Wacker has tied up with Spanish silicones compounder Siliconas Silam to sell ready-to-use products made from Wacker silicone rubber base under its own label. Customers include the automotive, construction, cable and household goods industries. Siliconas Silam has…

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Sumitomo breaks ground on facilities in Singapore and Brazil

February 27, 2012
Sumitomo breaks ground on facilities in Singapore and Brazil

JAPANESE firm Sumitomo Chemical recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 40,000 tonnes/year solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant in Singapore, based on the high growth of SSBR in tyres.

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Michelin targeting double-digit billion mark

February 27, 2012
Michelin targeting double-digit billion mark

Its advantages include forefront positions both in the premium tyre segment and in all of its speciality businesses

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Hitting the million mark

February 27, 2012
Hitting the million mark

Both Apollo Tyres’s Chennai facility Bridgestone’s Aiken County passenger and light truck tyre facility have reached their millionths mark

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Ansell grooming for wellness

February 27, 2012
Ansell grooming for wellness

Ansell’s first-half profit increased by 1.1% or US$64.9 million in the six months to 31 December

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Synthomer to set up SBR facility in Malaysia

February 27, 2012
Synthomer to set up SBR facility in Malaysia

This latest investment follows the recently announced major expansion of the 100,000 tonnes/year acrylonitrile butadiene latex (XNBR) facility

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 14, November 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

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PRA ELECTRONIC ISSUE 2017
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