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Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Green Rubber: Rallying points for sustainable rubber

Industry stakeholders are taking up the challenge of securing rubber supply without letting up on efforts to ensure food security, energy efficiency, human rights, and environmental integrity...

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Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

Tyre Industry: Tyre retreading sector in good shape

The market for cost-effective and sustainable retread tyres is growing with companies joining forces and launching innovations...

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Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Medical Devices: Material innovations enable medical device breakthroughs

Modern medical devices aid in early detection and treatment of diseases, as well as help in improving the quality of life of patients with disabilities. This increasing...

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Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

Key factors for choosing silicone solutions in medical device lubrication

There are no lagging moments for the medical devices market worldwide, as demand is growing, against the backdrop of expanding healthcare expenditure as a result of universal healthcare reforms; as we

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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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SI to ramp up capacity in China

April 26, 2012

US chemicals maker, SI Group will construct an additional 30,000 tonnes/year facility for its phenolic resin manufacturing site at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. Valued at US$30 million, the facility will have a potential capacity of 70,000 tonnes/year.…

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Biodegradable shoe takes cue from Amazon

April 26, 2012
Biodegradable shoe takes cue from Amazon

IN the Amazon, slipping on shoes is as simple as painting a thin layer of latex on an individual’s feet. Based on this concept, Spanish firm One Moment has developed a 2 mm thick biodegradable shoe made by injecting natural…

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JSR claims SSBR has better properties

April 26, 2012
JSR claims SSBR has better properties

IN light of the growing demand for solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR), Japanese firm JSR increased the capacity of its Yokkaichi plant from 25,000 to 60,000 tonnes/year last year. It also has a 30,000-tonne/year SSBR facility with Styron in Europe and…

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Maplan continues strategic growth plan

April 26, 2012
Maplan continues strategic growth plan

CAPITALISING on its plastics manufacturing expertise, Austrian machinery firm Maplan will develop more vertical machines for a wide range of needs, with injection from top to bottom especially for applications that require a lower working height. For automated production applications,…

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Michelin sells Paris hq, builds plants in US and Serbia

April 26, 2012
Michelin sells Paris hq, builds plants in US and Serbia

AFTER consolidating its Paris-based staff operations to a new site in Boulogne-Billancourt, French tyre maker Michelin has sold the 12,000 sq m property for EUR110 million to domestic insurance group Covea. Michelin will earn a capital gain of nearly EUR100…

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China moves to green tyre and radial standards

April 26, 2012
China moves to green tyre and radial standards

A “green” tyre programme is in place, requiring half of the nation’s tyre makers to produce fuel-efficient tyres.

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Weather deflates global rubber output

April 26, 2012
Weather deflates global rubber output

In Malaysia, unseasonal rains for almost a month from mid-February onwards have disrupted harvesting of trees.

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Kotagala to plant rubber in Cambodia

April 26, 2012

SRI Lankan plantation firm Kotagala Plantations will plant 20,000 ha of rubber in Cambodia. Valued at US$70 million, the project aims to address the inadequate local production and rising costs of rubber in Sri Lanka. The plantation will be managed…

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China sets up Nd-BR project and hits high on carbon black

April 26, 2012
China sets up Nd-BR project and hits high on carbon black

TO support the development and production of neodymium-catalysed butadiene rubber (Nd-BR), China has initiated a four-year project to study the chemistry, engineering and practicality of a pilot-scale reactor. The project involves the nation’s top research institutions and universities such as…

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Asia Carbon reports healthy revenue

April 26, 2012
Asia Carbon reports healthy revenue

Its average sales price was US$988/tonne during 2011, up by 11% from US$894/tonne in 2010.

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 18 Sept 2018)

Monthly The prices shown above do not include VAT @4% on purchase and expenses towards packing, transportation, warehousing  and other incidentals


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