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Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

Latex: Sustainable rubber against commodity-driven deforestation

As the global natural rubber market hits record growth, how does this relate to the environment? Experts and tyre companies weigh in on the environmental impact of rubber demand to work on solutions..

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Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Synthetic Rubber: The billion dollar synthetic rubber industry

Hit by trade wars and economic volatilities, the synthetic rubber sector is anchoring in the robust automotive sector to stay afloat...

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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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EcoSynthetix to increase capacity

April 26, 2012
EcoSynthetix to increase capacity

US renewable chemicals firm EcoSynthetix, which produces a family of latex biobased products, has commissioned a 36,000 tonne/year-production line within its existing US facility. The firm also installed a 36,000-tonne/year line at its Dutch plant last year, bringing its total…

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Cooper-Standard invests in key technologies

April 26, 2012
Cooper-Standard invests in key technologies

COOPER Standard Automotive has acquired the patents and intellectual property rights and assets of EDC Automotive relating to thermal management technologies, product development and testing capabilities. According to the company, this investment on thermal management area will help it strengthen…

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Tyre firms expand in China

April 26, 2012
Tyre firms expand in China

GERMAN tyre firm Continental has broken ground on a US$215 million expansion of its car tyre plant in Hefei that will double the plant’s capacity by 2015. It will raise production to 16 million units/year of premium tyres – ContiComfortContact…

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Trelleborg divests diving suit business

April 26, 2012
Trelleborg divests diving suit business

IN line with its strategy to divest non-aligned operations, Swedish firm Trelleborg has sold its Sweden and Lithuania-based protective product business to US firm Ansell for SEK210 million. The firm says its core competencies in the business are material development…

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More golf balls in the US

April 26, 2012
More golf balls in the US

TO meet the demand for its premium golf balls in the US, Bridgestone Golf will increase output at its Georgia facility by 40% this year. The firm will manufacture its popular Tour B330-RX family of PU-covered golf balls in Georgia,…

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Freudenberg registers high sales

April 26, 2012
Freudenberg registers high sales

Profit amounted to EUR505 million, higher than the previous year’s EUR431 million.

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Rubber consumption high by 2015

April 26, 2012
Rubber consumption high by 2015

The significant increase in the number of vehicle use will boost the amount of rubber consumed worldwide.

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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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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 12 Nov 2018)

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


Source: Latex India

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