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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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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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Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber under pressure, down 2.3%

April 2, 2012

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is a company whose shares are active, trading 2.3% lower to US$11.80. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now trading 0.4% lower to 13,066 and the S&P is trading 0.6% lower to 1,395. In the past…

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Rubber tree propagation gains popularity

April 2, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Rubber tree planting is now becoming popular in many provinces in Mindanao, particularly in the Central Mindanao region as evidenced by rows of rubber trees lining the roads of the areas. It has been observed that the provinces…

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Consumers rate Michelin and Pirelli at the top

April 2, 2012

TWO tyre brands are clear winners in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study: Michelin and Pirelli. Michelin rated highest in three of the study’s four categories. Pirelli was tops in the “Performance Sport Segment.”…

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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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