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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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Equity take up in Hi-Tek

January 30, 2012

RUBBER Research, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rubber Research Group (RRG), is purchasing 100% stock in Hi-Tek Rubber. RRG will exchange ordinary shares of RRG common stock in exchange for 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Hi-Tek. The…

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Pirelli’s tyres in the fast lane

January 30, 2012

ITALIAN tyre maker Pirelli is getting the 2012 Formula One season underway, its second as sole supplier, by presenting a new range of tyres for the 63rd FIA World Championship at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Developed by…

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Fuel-filled rubber balls find their way to Afghanistan

January 30, 2012

UK’s Ministry of Defence is air dropping giant bullet-proof rubber balls filled with fuel to frontline troops in Afghanistan. Known as Air Portable Fuel Containers MK 5, they are designed for delivery to more remote areas of operations. Each holds…

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AirBoss to pump up investments

January 30, 2012
AirBoss to pump up investments

While significant expenditures are planned for all three compounding facilities in Canada and the US, the largest refurbishment is planned for the Scotland Neck factory.

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ContiTech’s vibration-free engine mountings

January 30, 2012
ContiTech’s vibration-free engine mountings

WITH car engines becoming smaller and vehicles lighter, Germany-based ContiTech Vibration Control has introduced modular engine mountings that are free from vibrations. To enable more than one type of engine and drive system to be integrated into a single vehicle…

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Malaysian company buys stake in Indonesian rubber planter

January 30, 2012

MALAYSIA-based Sime Darby Berhad will acquire 3,800 ordinary shares of Indonesian Rupiah 1,000,000 each in PT Indo Sukses Lestari Makmur from SLT Capital (3,500 shares) and PT Entete Mining (300 shares) representing 95% of the total issued and paid-up shares…

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Thai rubber agencies to merge

January 30, 2012

THE three rubber-related state organisations in Thailand, Rubber Research Institute of Thailand, the Office of the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund and the Rubber Estate Organisation, will be merged into one agency to boost the performance of the rubber industry. The…

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California passes new auto emission rules

January 30, 2012

SANFO, U.S. – Seeking to influence other states and Washington, California air regulators passed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025. The California Air Resources…

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North American rubber company launches new hose options

January 30, 2012

GLOBAL supplier of rubber products, Weir Minerals Linatex, a business unit within Weir Group, has launched two new hose products and one product enhancement. Its new preformed hose bend, which is intended as a replacement for hard-walled pipe bends in…

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Tenneco, one of the bidders for Gates Rubber

January 30, 2012

ILLINOIS-headquartered Tenneco Inc. is one of three possible suitors for Gates Rubber, a subsidiary of the privately held Gates Corporation of Denver, a Tenneco spokeswoman said recently. A spokesman for Gates said a confidentiality agreement prevented him from disclosing the…

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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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