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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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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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Only 5.2% of Indian SMEs in rubber products sector to invest in computers

January 30, 2012

NEW DELHI – Only 5.2% of respondents in a survey of SMEs in the rubber and rubber products conducted by IndiaMART Knowledge Services revealed that they planned to invest in computers. This was so despite the fact that a large…

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Rubber Board tie-up with ATMA to empower small growers

January 30, 2012

KOTTAYAM – The Rubber Board and the Agricultural Technology Management Agency have started an integrated programme for empowering the village level small grower organisations. The aim of the programme is to provide financial assistance for Rubber Producers’ Societies and Self…

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Supermax sees up to 30pc growth

January 30, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR – Glove manufacturer Supermax Corp Bhd is projecting between 20 per cent and 30 per cent sales growth this year, boosted by stabilised rubber prices and manufacturing expansion plans. For the financial year ended December 31, 2011, the…

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Thailand approves US$472 million plan to support rubber prices: reports

January 30, 2012

THAILAND has approved a plan worth Baht 15 billion ($472 million) to buy 200,000 mt of natural rubber from local growers, news reports said Tuesday. The plan is aimed at supporting local natural rubber prices at Baht 120/kg. On Tuesday,…

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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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