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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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KBR to provide construction services for Zeon Chemicals nitrile rubber plant expansion project

September 1, 2011

HOUSTON, TX – KBR has announced it was awarded a contract by Zeon Chemicals (Zeon) to provide construction management and construction services for its Nitrile Rubber Plant Expansion project in Pasadena, Texas. KBR will manage the first phase of Zeon’s…

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Tyre International appoints asphalt rubber technology expert Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to Board of Directors

September 1, 2011

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Tyre International a tyre recycler and maker of rubber products, has announced that Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Amirkhanian is a recognized international authority on the use…

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World nitrile rubber market studied

September 1, 2011

DUBLIN, Ireland — Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd. has published a new report titled, Nitrile Rubber (NBR): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast . The 172-page report was first published in June 2011 and is available for a price of…

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Latex dispersion conference in Malaysia

August 29, 2011
Latex dispersion conference in Malaysia

From coatings to carpets to condoms, the latex disperison conference come March by the iSmithers will provide updates on the latest trends and developments in natural rubber latex, aqueous synthetic polymer latices, processing chemicals and additives, latex-based products and relevant…

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Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

August 29, 2011
Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

GERMANY-based chemicals supplier Wacker has introduced two new liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs): one for radiation-sterilisable silicone valves used in medical devices and the other for the solar industry, for flexible thin-film modules to be laminated using roll-to-roll processing. The LSR,…

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Recycling of tyres into oil in the US

August 29, 2011
Recycling of tyres into oil in the US

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. The technology, which is currently in operation in nine locations in East Asia, has been…

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Continental to ramp up tyre output in India

August 29, 2011
Continental to ramp up tyre output in India

Having recently acquired Modi Tyres Company Limited (MTCL), Germany-based Continental has set up a new entity, Continental India, and will ramp up its operations significantly in both the replacement and OEM business

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Momentive to increase silane output for China

August 29, 2011
Momentive to increase silane output for China

US company Momentive Performance Materials will expand production capacity for silanes at its facilities in Sistersville, WV, and Termoli, Italy, to meet growing demand from its global market, particularly in China

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New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

August 28, 2011
New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

AKRON, Ohio – The days of manually adding air to under-inflated tyres could be a distant memory thanks to a new innovation under development in laboratories at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Keeping tyres properly inflated doesn’t just eliminate…

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Burning rubber to forge steel

August 28, 2011
Burning rubber to forge steel

NSW, Australia – “We have started doing all sorts of crazy things,” Veena Sahajwalla told the group of fresh faced scientists and exhausted chemists gathered at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia last Friday. A materials scientist at the University…

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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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