TOP STORY
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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group is delighted to announce the start of the production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands...

Read More

Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Continental has at least EUR3 billion for acquisitions: CFO

Germany’s Continental has at least EUR3 billion (US$3.53 billion) ready for acquisitions to expand into growing automotive markets led by Asia...

Read More

Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

Malaysian glove companies to increase prices, expect record revenue of RM16.2 billion

MargmaMalaysian glove manufacturers will raise the prices follow a hike in energy costs and raw materials while it also sees a record revenue of RM16.2bil for 2017 on strong demand...

Read More

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...

Read More

New elastomers stretch possibilities

January 21, 2012
New elastomers stretch possibilities

CABOT has launched its patented Transfinity elastomer composites, said to improve elastomer durability, wear resistance and vibration isolation. The products are composites made from elastomer latex, which is a liquid form of rubber, and reinforcing articles, such as carbon black.…

Read more »

Shoe to incorporate tyre technology

January 21, 2012
Shoe to incorporate tyre technology

GERMAN tyre maker Continental Tyres is using its technology to develop a high-end running shoes together with Adidas. The tyre maker’s Traction compound technology is being used for the shoe sole to provide a grip on wet and dry roads,…

Read more »

RFID in tyres

January 21, 2012
RFID in tyres

GOODYEAR has launched its first ever RFID incorporated tyres. The company has chosen its Regional RHT II trailer tyre of size 435/50R19.5 to incorporate RFID allowing for advantages to fleet operators such as reduced downtime, improved safety and tyre management.…

Read more »

Conti in Mexico

January 21, 2012

CONTINENTAL Tire is planning a multimillion dollar investment in the ContiLifeCycle tread rubber plant in Central Mexico to double plant space to more than 4,000 sq m and include the addition of extra curing and finishing lines. Continental will now…

Read more »

Carlisle sells PDT rubber unit

January 21, 2012

US company Carlisle has completed the sale of its non-roofing and waterproofing unit of its German company, PDT Phoenix, to Switzerland-based Datwyler Group. The business unit makes elastomer profiles for use in applications for tunnels, rail, windows and facades. (PRA)

Read more »

Hankook reaches the mark

January 5, 2012
Hankook reaches the mark

SOUTH Korean tyre maker Hankook Tire has reached US$1 billion sales in the US for the 2011 fiscal year for the first time in its 30-year history. “Our continued strong growth in the US market is driven by our investment…

Read more »

Exxon’s butyl rubber output expanded in Japan

December 30, 2011
Exxon’s butyl rubber output expanded in Japan

ExxonMobil EMYK's joint venture with JSR Corporation in Japan, JBC, will expand the capacity of its halobutyl rubber plant at Kashima to 80,000 tonnes/year by 2012

Read more »

Lanxess teams up with Hwaseung

December 30, 2011
Lanxess teams up with Hwaseung

Lanxess and South Korea’s tier-one automotive supplier, Hwaseung Corporation, have entered into a long-term agreement where Lanxess will supply Hwaseung with EPDM rubber and both companies will focus R&D efforts on speciality rubber applications. Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic…

Read more »

Lanxess aims for billion mark in China

December 30, 2011
Lanxess aims for billion mark in China

Lanxess is continuing to focus on the growing Chinese market and is targeting sales of more than EUR1 billion there in 2012

Read more »

Ansell invests in Yulex and Lakeland

December 30, 2011
Ansell invests in Yulex and Lakeland

US-based glove, condom and protection solutions provider Ansell has been on a buying spree having purchased a minority share in Yulex, a manufacturer of biopolymers derived from guayule, and a 9.66% stake in Lakeland Industries, which manufactures safety garments and…

Read more »

International Rubber Prices
(as of 12, February 2018)

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

Automotive

PRA ELECTRONIC ISSUE
PRA 2018 January/February

Click here & browse