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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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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...

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Analysts give thumbs up to Sime Darby’s buy

February 26, 2012
Analysts give thumbs up to Sime Darby’s buy

MALAYSIAN conglomerate Sime Darby’s acquisition of a 95% stake in Indonesian company PT Indo Sukses Lestari Makmur for US$4.36 million has been given the thumbs up by analysts. It has been reported that the acquisition, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary…

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Thai government props up glove sector

February 26, 2012
Thai government props up glove sector

THE Thai government is intervening in the rubber gloves industry by offering soft loans of 5 billion baht to local agricultural institutes and 10 billion baht to rubber estate organisations, enabling latex prices to stay above US$2.30 in the short…

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Conti rolls out e-car tyre

February 26, 2012
Conti rolls out e-car tyre

TO CATER to the 2.8 million electric cars expected by 2020, representing a market share of 3%, German tyre maker Continental has introduced Conti. eContact for e-cars and hybrid cars. A requirement was to reduce the rolling resistance by 30%…

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Plastic/rubber shoe sole for prosthetics

February 26, 2012
Plastic/rubber shoe sole for prosthetics

US shoe maker Nike worked with competitive amputee triathlete Sarah Reinertsen to develop a composite shoe sole that can be used with prosthetic specialist Össur’s Flex-Run prosthetic blade for amputee athletes. The Nike Sole features an integrated layered sole including…

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Vystar’s first Chinese patent

February 26, 2012
Vystar’s first Chinese patent

US-BASED Vystar has received its third US and first Chinese patents for its Vytex natural rubber latex (NRL). The US patent expands the claims beyond just reducing proteins and recognises that the process also reduces the level of non-rubber components…

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VMI’s latest tyre building machine

February 26, 2012
VMI’s latest tyre building machine

DUTCH rubber and tyre machinery supplier VMI has launched its Exxium car and light truck tyre building machine that has a cycle time of 44 seconds. The machine can handle 12”-24” rim diameter tyres and can be automated. With more…

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Chinese EPDM plant to use Italian technology

February 26, 2012
Chinese EPDM plant to use Italian technology

ITALIAN petrochemical technology firm FasTech has licensed its EPDM technology to petrochemical firm Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Yanan Energy and Chemical that will build a 50,000 tonne/year-plant in Xian. Yanchang’s plant will start up in 2014 and will be fed with…

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New subsidiary for MHI

February 26, 2012
New subsidiary for MHI

JAPANESE firm Mistubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will establish wholly-owned subsidiary to handle the industrial machinery business, including material handling systems and rubber and tyre machinery, effective April. It will be created by integrating the industrial machinery business, currently being operated…

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Hexpol acquires TPE maker

February 26, 2012
Hexpol acquires TPE maker

GERMAN firm Hexpol’s acquisition of Müller Kunststoffe has been finalised, with the latter becoming a part of business area of the compounding business thereby broadening Hexpol’s TPE portfolio. According to Hexpol, the acquisition price of EUR39 million is funded by…

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Koppers’s Chinese carbon plant

February 26, 2012
Koppers’s Chinese carbon plant

US-based carbon compound and treated wood products maker Koppers is setting up three coal-tar based carbon product plants in Jiangsu, China, with Nippon Steel Chemical, Sojitz JECT, Yizhou Group and the Pizhou government. The facilities will comprise a 250,000 tonne…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 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

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