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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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Research for improvements to rubber

March 18, 2011
Research for improvements to rubber

Leading universities in the US have innovated technology that allows rubber recovery while a new type of sensor will help in sensing structural damage on infrastructure. University of Akron researcher Avraam Isayev’s rubber recovery technology is expected to cause a…

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Lanxess invests into bio-based rubber

March 18, 2011
Lanxess invests into bio-based rubber

GERMAN speciality chemicals company Lanxess is investing more in new technology to produce synthetic rubber from bio-based raw materials. From producing isobutene from renewable resources, it has now increased its minority shareholding in US-based renewable chemical company Gevo. Lanxess initially…

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Maine sells pneumatic tyre unit

March 18, 2011

As part of its global restructuring plan, US-based Maine Industrial Tire has sold its China-based pneumatic tyre manufacturing assets to Trelleborg Wheel Systems. Maine Tire will continue to operate and retain ownership over the solid tyre portion of the Hebei…

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PBR technology to Asia

March 18, 2011
PBR technology to Asia

ITALIAN technology and engineering company FasTech has licensed its second proprietary technology to manufacture its Nd-PBR to a leading petrochemical operator in East Asia. The licence agreement includes engineering and other technical services. The first one was to a Middle…

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Formosa invests in Chinese rubber industry

March 18, 2011
Formosa invests in Chinese rubber industry

Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics will invest US$300 million to set up a synthetic rubber plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. Construction of the plant will begin this year with production to start in two years. Initially the plant will produce 50,000 tonnes/year…

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New NBR grade

March 18, 2011

China-based WestMoonint has added a crosslink powdered acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) products line for automotive brake making, the cable and wire industry and seal applications. The company will also launch other types of nitrile rubber soon, such as cold/hot and…

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Sabic/ExxonMobil rubber facility in Middle East

March 18, 2011

Sabic and ExxonMobil Chemical have selected Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, as the location of a new joint venture plant that will produce 400 kilotonnes/year of EPDM/TPE, TPO, butyl rubber, SBR/PBR and carbon black to serve markets in Asia and the Middle…

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Allergic reaction to latex balloons spawns changes

March 18, 2011

LAKELAND, Fla.—Worries about allergic reactions to latex balloons have surfaced at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, according to a story on the website of the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger newspaper.

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Team develops latex for use in subsea gas drilling

March 18, 2011

KATY, Texas—A local man is part of a team that recently received a U.S. patent for a new kind of latex that can be used in underwater drilling for natural gas, a story in a Houston Chronicle website said.

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CTI subsidiary adds latex balloon capacity in Mexico

March 18, 2011
CTI subsidiary adds latex balloon capacity in Mexico

BARRINGTON, Ill. – Latex balloon maker CTI Industries Corp.’s Flexo International S.A. de C.V. subsidiary has added and now is operating latex balloon production equipment at its factory in Guadalajara, Mexico. The completion of the installation project will boost the…

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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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