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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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Top Glove eyes 30% global market

January 30, 2012

PETALING JAYA – Glove maker Top Glove Corp Bhd expects to grow its global market share to 30% from 26.7% by the end of the year. “The global market volume consists of 150 billion pieces of gloves per year. Top…

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Cabinet authorizes BAAC to lend THB17Bil to prop up rubber prices

January 26, 2012

THAILAND – The Cabinet has green-lighted a special project to prop up local rubber price. Deputy government spokesman Anusorn Eiamsaard said that, at its weekly meeting, the Cabinet has resolved to approve a rubber-price support measure, as proposed by the…

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Chiangrai farmers starting to grow rubber trees

January 26, 2012

THAILAND – Many farmers, lured by hearty annual returns of 800,000 baht per 20 rai, have abandoned rice for rubber farming across the North, Northeast and East. Some formerly debt-ridden landowners have been able to pay off their loans after…

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Ford recalls 450,426 Minivans and SUVs

January 26, 2012

MICH., U.S. – Ford Motor Co. said recently that it’s recalling nearly half a million minivans and SUVs because of a pair of mechanical issues. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker is recalling 205,896 Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans made during the…

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Pirelli targeting even more entertainment with 2012 tyres

January 26, 2012

AHEAD of their second season as Formula One’s sole supplier, Pirelli have presented the new tyres that will be used in 2012. The key characteristics of the new rubber – developed together with the teams in response to the latest…

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Surplus production to put pressure on natural rubber prices in 2012

January 26, 2012

JAKARTA – Natural Rubber is expected to move from deficit to surplus in 2012, which would put downward pressure on prices. The global surplus rubber is estimated at 413,000 tonnes in 2012 from 87,000 tonne shortage in 2011, slowing growth…

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Rubber Research Group, Limited announces LoI to purchase Hi-Tek Rubber

January 26, 2012

MN, U.S. – Rubber Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rubber Research Group, Limited (RRG) is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with Hi-Tek Rubber, Inc. This letter confirms the intent of RRG to purchase…

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Rubber set for best weekly gain in 3 years on growth

January 26, 2012

RUBBER climbed, heading for the best weekly gain in three years, amid optimism about economic growth after U.S. jobless claims dropped to the lowest level in almost four years and Spanish and French borrowing costs fell. June-delivery rubber climbed as…

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Sri Lanka’s rubber traders face slow start in 2012

January 26, 2012

COLOMBO – Traders in the world’s seventh largest natural rubber exporter Sri Lanka fear that volumes for the first quarter may be low after the first auction in the new year failed to brighten prices, an official said here recently.…

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Indonesia’s 2012 rubber production growth may slow on weather

January 26, 2012

INDONESIA – Natural-rubber production in Indonesia, the second-largest grower, may increase at a slower pace this year as a moderate La Nina potentially disrupts tapping even as more trees are maturing, an industry group said. Output may rise 6.5 %…

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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

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