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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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Malaysia Rubber-China gets bargains; wintering in Sumatra

September 25, 2011

SINGAPORE – Main rubber consumer China was chasing more tyre grade from Thailand after improving supply prompted sellers to cut prices, but Indonesia was a bit cautious during the dry wintering season, dealers said Wednesday. Wintering has started in the…

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Rubber drops as slumping economies, European debt crisis may curb demand

September 25, 2011

RUBBER declined amid speculation that slowing growth in Asian economies and Europe’s sovereign- debt crisis may weaken demand for the commodity used in tyres. The February-delivery contract fell as much as 1.6 percent to 359.1 yen a kilogramme ($4,670 a…

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Rubber market may extend gains

September 25, 2011

The Malaysian rubber market may extend gains next week due to tight supply of raw material. “The market is concerned over the tight supply of raw material,” a dealer said. Buyers are worried over low production in producing countries, namely…

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Rubber planters carry first protest to Government House

September 25, 2011

BANGKOK, Thailand – Rubber planters recently rallied at the residence of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra before moving to Government House, urging a probe of alleged corruption within the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund Office, in the first demonstration since the Pheu…

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More tyres for US market

September 25, 2011
More tyres for US market

JAPAN tyre maker Bridgestone’s US tyre operation is increasing production capacity of passenger car radial tyres and light truck radial tyres at its Aiken Plant in South Carolina. The total investment will be approximately US$211 million. Plans call for increasing…

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More silica from PPG

September 25, 2011
More silica from PPG

IN response to the growing demand for precipitated silica worldwide, US-based PPG Industries is increasing its capacity by more than 18,000 tonnes/year. The capacity expansions will be undertaken at its US and Netherlands facilities. Some of the capacity will come…

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Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

September 20, 2011
Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…

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Bridgestone and Michelin in China

September 15, 2011
Bridgestone and Michelin in China

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone will increase the production capacity at two of its Chinese radial passenger tyre plants in Tianjin and Wuxi to meet the demand for tyres in China, which is expected to grow in the medium to long-term.

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Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

September 15, 2011
Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

With allergy reactions to natural rubber (NR) grades for gloves, global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, Kraton Performance Polymers is pushing its Cariflex isoprene rubber (IR) to the medical industry, especially for surgical gloves. To meet the expected…

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Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

September 15, 2011
Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants in the country using the latest technology from East Asia

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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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