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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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Updated ozone test cabinets

May 29, 2012
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German ozone technology specialist Anseros Klaus Nonnenmacher has revised its ozone test chambers. The machines comply with the latest local and international standards and help determine the resistance of elastomers to cracking under ozone exposure.Previously ozone cabinets had been designed…

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US phasing out rubber fittings

May 29, 2012
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The US government and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intend to phase out rubber boots used on petrol pump handles that capture harmful vapours while refuelling cars. EPA says the removal is necessary because more than 70% of cars on the…

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Okin Rubber ties up with university

May 29, 2012
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Seal maker Qingdao Okin Rubber Industry is working with the Rubber Professional Research Institution of Qingdao University to research new technologies and materials for rubber and plastic sealing. The R&D project will focus on new TPVs and TPEs. With the…

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Substitutes for NR

May 29, 2012
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Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone together with its collaborators says that the Russian dandelion could be a viable alternative for natural rubber (NR) and can be turned into a renewable source of high-quality, tyre-grade rubber. Bridgestone scrutinised the performance levels using…

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Global rubber consumption on the rise

April 27, 2012
Global rubber consumption on the rise

Estimates show that global rubber consumption will rise to 4.3% per year through 2015 to million metric tonnes.

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Goodyear wins fitment on new Embraer Military Airlifter and Tanker Jet

April 27, 2012
Goodyear wins fitment on new Embraer Military Airlifter and Tanker Jet

The KC-390 twin-engine, jet-powered military airlifter and tanker will be fitted out with the branded military aviation tyres.

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Construction begins for world’s first year-round winter test centre

April 27, 2012
Construction begins for world’s first year-round winter test centre

The facility will be able to provide all the test conditions the automotive industry requires.

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Apollo Tyres considering East Europe for new plant

April 27, 2012
Apollo Tyres considering East Europe for new plant

The company plans making tyres within five years either in Poland, Hungary or Slovak Republic with an investment of around USD$135 million.

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Cabot bolsters manufacturing presence in China

April 27, 2012
Cabot bolsters manufacturing presence in China

The facility, worth USD140 million, will meet market demand in China.

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Astra Resources ready for maiden production run of Green Gum

April 27, 2012
Astra Resources ready for maiden production run of Green Gum

Astra Resources’s renewable energy technology, Green Gum is already in its final stage of completion. The production infrastructure in Hungry will recycle waste rubber into high value products. The machinery will be able to produce various grades of rubber granules…

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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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