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Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Challenges beget opportunities; Sri Lanka on the road to growth

Various industries that are reliant on high performance and quality rubbers are advancing at a past pace. Today, opportunities and challenges, alike, are shaping...

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Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

Tyre Sector: Living on the edge with airless tyres

No-flat tyres were almost inconceivable with the proliferation of the ubiquitous pneumatic tyres. However, with the advent of airless tyres, the..

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Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic Rubber: Arlanxeo making strides in the Asian sector

Synthetic rubber company Arlanxeo appointed Joosang Kim as Managing Director of Arlanxeo Singapore Pte Ltd, effective 1 February 2018. He replaces Georges Barbey...

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Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Silicone Rubber: Bio-inspired soft robots are coming

Robotics designs have diversified from rigid to flexible, in a bid to make a new breed of agile robots that mimic the locomotion...

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Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Synthetic Rubber: Rubbers go the extra mile for green tyres

Advancements in synthetic rubbers contribute to the tyres’ potential to enhance fuel economy of vehicles...

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Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

Country Focus: India leads an empowered South Asia

India is spearheading the South Asian region’s metamorphosis into a robust economy, says Angelica Buan in this report. South Asia’s goal to economic growth...

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Rubber glove sector thrives on lower costs, stronger US dollar

June 29, 2012
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The research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research) elaborated in a research note yesterday, “These two factors should boost the earnings of glove companies if their trends persist."

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Thailand to cut down on exports

June 29, 2012
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Prices dipped by 26% this quarter, the most since the final three months of 2008, as growth slowed in China, the biggest consumer

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Indian rubber skill development centre opens this September

June 27, 2012

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) will establish a rubber skill development centre for the rubber industry. The centre is expected to start the pilot project in six to eight institutes by September…

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Sri Lanka aims to revive rubber industry

June 27, 2012

The Sri Lankan government is planning to increase annual rubber production by a further 50,000 tonnes by expanding new plantations, providing better incentives to growers and employing sophisticated manufacturing systems. Plantations Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said his ministry has planned…

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Debica Cuts Production on Goodyear Order

June 27, 2012

Poland’s TC Debica S.A. is reducing production of passenger and farm tires. Majority owned by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., the reduction marks the second time this year that TC Debica cut tire production. Goodyear’s order cuts came due to…

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Kumho Tyre to work with Qingdao University

June 27, 2012
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Kumho Tyre China and the Qingdao University of Science and Technology signed a strategic cooperation agreement. According to the university, under the new agreement the two entities will increase their joint work in a number of areas. Graduate students will…

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China buys SMR20 rubber at lowest prices since late 2009

June 27, 2012

China bought several cargoes of Malaysian rubber after prices plunged to the weakest in more than two years, raising hopes the world’s largest consumer will step up purchases and turn to other grades too, dealers said on Wednesday. SMR20 was…

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Nexen South Korea facility opens

June 27, 2012
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The new factory is of pivotal importance to Nexen Tyre’s growth strategy: by the year 2017, Nexen Tyre intends to be ranked amongst the top 10 tyre manufacturers globally.

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Stamford Tyres reports earnings up 41.4% in 2011

June 27, 2012

Stamford Tyres announced that its net profits for the year ended 30 April 2011 jumped 41.4% to SGD13.3 million off the back of “better sales mix of high performance tyres and earthmover tyres.” According to the company, this combination of…

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Sabic and ExxonMobil to proceed with elastomers project in Jubail

June 27, 2012
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The expansion will employ the latest proprietary processes and product technologies to meet the growing global demand for specialty elastomers

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International Rubber Prices

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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