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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...

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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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ColorMatrix buys LSR specialist

June 8, 2011
ColorMatrix buys LSR specialist

US-based additive, colourant and dosing equipment supplier ColorMatrix has bought Gayson Silicone Dispersions, a dispersion specialist in high consistency rubber (HCR), liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and room temperature vulcanisation (RTV) silicone. It caters to automotive/aerospace parts,airbag coatings, healthcare, cosmetics, household…

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Sartomer to market liquid coagents

June 8, 2011

Speciality chemicals manufacturer Sartomer will resume direct sales and distribution of its SR, CN and Saret liquid rubber coagents. The US company produced and marketed liquid rubber coagents until 2009 when Cray Valley took over as a distributor. Cray Valley…

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New SSBR line in Germany

June 8, 2011

US company Styron recently held a groundbreaking for its 50,000 tonnes/year SSBR (solution styrene butadiene rubber) production line at its Schkopau facility in Germany. The new production train will be built alongside existing trains and is expected to be fully…

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New process for carbon black plant

June 8, 2011

Sabic and US-based ExxonMobil Corporation’s 50:50 joint venture partner, Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya), will utilise Continental Carbon’s technology to construct a new greenfield carbon black plant at Kemya’s petrochemical complex at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. US-based Continental Carbon will also market…

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Momentive to go public

June 8, 2011

Silicones and speciality chemicals producer Momentive Performance Materials is planning to launch an IPO. The company’s sales last year were US$2.6 billion and it had a growth of 24%. Momentive is the former GE Silicones operations. (PRA)

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Ford taps on dandelions for rubber

June 7, 2011
Ford taps on dandelions for rubber

DANDELIONS may be considered as weeds but Ford Motor and Ohio State University (OSU) are looking at the plant in a new way by researching its potential use as a sustainable resource for rubber. A milky-white substance that seeps from…

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Asia to benefit from new tyre technology

June 7, 2011
Asia to benefit from new tyre technology

MICHELIN has developed a self-sealing inner-liner technology, which it says will become standard on all its tyres. Besides making a tyre puncture-resistant, the French company believes the innovation has the potential to do away with the need to carry a…

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Tyre companies expand reach globally

June 7, 2011
Tyre companies expand reach globally

The German company is looking to have an over-proportional growth in China and has expanded its presence to 18 production locations and 15 sales offices, representing a workforce of 14,000 in the country

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More Baypren and EPDM for Lanxess

June 7, 2011
More Baypren and EPDM for Lanxess

Lanxess is paying EUR310 million for the elastomer business of the Dutch company DSM that produces EPDM under the brand name Keltan. DSM Elastomers operates a 160,000-tonnes/year EPDM facility in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands,and a 40,000-tonnes/year facility in Triunfo, Brazil.

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Lanxess in talks about acquiring Taminco

June 7, 2011

LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Lanxess is in talks to buy Belgian chemicals group Taminco NV from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for about EUR 1 billion or $1.4 billion, the Financial Times Deutschland reported. The acquisition would reportedly be the…

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International Rubber Prices
(as of 05, December 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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