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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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Scientists unveil intelligent tyre for all weather

April 27, 2012
Scientists unveil intelligent tyre for all weather

CHANGE your summer tyres for winter tyres and vice-versa may soon be a thing of the past, according to a group of researchers at Leipzig University, who are developing the world’s first-ever intelligent tyre which automatically adapts itself to the…

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Hankook provides OE fitment for BMW 3 series

April 27, 2012
Hankook provides OE fitment for BMW 3 series

HANKOOK Tire announced that they are now original equipment supplier for the new BMW 3-Series. The best-selling model by the Munich-based premium car manufacturer will be factory equipped amongst others with Hankook’s high-performance Ventus S1 evo² tyres. Initially, the tyre…

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Lanxess to use Evocatal Biotechnology

April 27, 2012
Lanxess to use Evocatal Biotechnology

LANXESS announced that it will cooperate with biotechnology expert Evocatal in the development of biotechnological methods for the synthesis of precursors for the rubber production. The project will utilise local renewable materials in the manufacture of rubber upstream products. Until…

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Auto-inflating tyres made possible

April 27, 2012
Auto-inflating tyres made possible

OFF-road vehicles have had tyre auto-inflation systems for years now, because a soft tyre can provide a better grip on a rocky surface. The same functionality can also benefit mountain bikes too, which led to the development of the Adaptrac…

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Ansell acquires Trelleborg’s protective products business

April 27, 2012
Ansell acquires Trelleborg’s protective products business

ANSELL Ltd has agreed to purchase the Trelleborg Protective Products (TPP) business from the Trelleborg Group of Sweden. This acquisition is anticipated to be neutral this year and accretive from 2013 onwards. The purchase price was worth USD32 million. The…

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Bayer MaterialScience gets full control of Baule

April 27, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience gets full control of Baule

BAYER MaterialScience will completely acquire Baule SAS from Eximium SAS and other shareholders in the joint venture. Baule SAS specialises in the development, formulation and processing of polyurethane cast elastomers. Based in Romans, France, the company has subsidiaries in the…

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Pirelli and Astra Otoparts ink deal for new plant

April 27, 2012
Pirelli and Astra Otoparts ink deal for new plant

PIRELLIi & C SpA and automotive components maker, Astra Otoparts Tbk PT have made an agreement to construct a new factory in Indonesia. The factory will be Pirelli’s first in the country for the production of conventional motorcycle tyres. In…

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Belarus-Italy joint venture to be set up at Legmash

April 27, 2012
Belarus-Italy joint venture to be set up at Legmash

ITALIAN company Manuli Rubber Industries and a Belarusian plant Legmash, a part of Belarusian Steel Works, have plans to set up a joint venture. The partnership will focus in the production of high-pressure hoses for mechanical engineering. The capacity of…

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Pirelli acquires 60% of Campneus

April 27, 2012
Pirelli acquires 60% of Campneus

PIRELLI has signed an agreement to acquire 60% of the company equity of Campneus, a leading tyre distribution network in Brazil, for EUR22.5 million and subject to adjustment on the basis of the asset situation on the closing date. In…

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Battle continues for Butamax and Gevo

April 27, 2012
Battle continues for Butamax and Gevo

The year-old fracas started when Butamax was first awarded its patent in December 2010 and filed suit for infringement against Gevo in January 2011.

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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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