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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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Malaysia eyes India’s rubber automotive parts market

January 26, 2012

NEW DELHI – Malaysia, the world’s fourth largest natural rubber producer, now aims to sell rubber automotive parts in India’s vibrant automotive segment. Malaysian exporters are trying to squeeze into India’s already congested market, but are confident their quality products…

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Rubber may drop ‘sharply’ through March, Goldman Sachs says

January 26, 2012

THAILAND – Rubber may decline “sharply” through March as the end of the low-production season in Southeast Asia approaches and demand stays weak in China, the biggest consumer, said Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Prices have been “artificially inflated” after Thailand,…

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M’sia to emerge as world’s No. 1 contraceptive maker, says agency

January 24, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A leading rubber industry agency has predicted Malaysia will emerge as the world’s top condom producer this year, dethroning Thailand as the market leader. The Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council said Malaysia has captured at least…

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Getting to the bottom of recycling of tyres

January 21, 2012
Getting to the bottom of recycling of tyres

This article by Bob Wrighton takes a tour of tyre recycling, exploring new tyre technologies; recycling concepts and how the recycling process ought to be managed

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Rubber glut expected

January 21, 2012
Rubber glut expected

Investment bank Goldman Sachs says world supply will increase 7% to 11.8 million tonnes as demand rises 3% to 11.4 million tonnes

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Latex dispersion conference in Kuala Lumpur

January 21, 2012
Latex dispersion conference in Kuala Lumpur

Smithers Rapra Technology iSmithers has selected Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the venue for its seventh annual international conference on Latex & Synthetic Polymer Dispersions. To be held from 13-14 March

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Guayule protected in markets

January 21, 2012
Guayule protected in markets

Yulex has taken up patents in the US, Europe, Mexico and South Africa to cover its commercial methods for latex and resin extraction from guayule

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Cooper seals business deal

January 21, 2012
Cooper seals business deal

US-based supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry Cooper Standard has acquired the automotive sealing business of Italian supplier Sigit, which operates in Italy and Poland. Sigit sealing has supplied the automotive industry since 1966 and currently supplies…

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Tie-up for automotive solutions

January 21, 2012
Tie-up for automotive solutions

SWEDISH company Trelleborg and Freudenberg have formed a 50:50 joint venture to produce antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. The new joint venture will comprise Trelleborg Automotive’s operations in anti-vibration solutions and Freudenberg’s corresponding unit known as Vibracoustic. At…

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Sibur opts out of tyre business

January 21, 2012
Sibur opts out of tyre business

PETROCHEMICAL firm Sibur has completed the sale of 100% of Sibur-Russian Tyres (SRT) to a group of investors including the management of SRT and Vadim Gurinov, former CEO of Russia’s largest tyre manufacturer. The disposal follows the restructuring of SRT…

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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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