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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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Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group starts production of Magna Tyres in Hardenberg, The Netherlands

Magna Tyres Group is delighted to announce the start of the production of Magna Tyres at the OBO Tyres factory in Hardenberg, the Netherlands...

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Rubber exports on the rise in Vietnam

May 12, 2011

THE Indochinese country expects to make over US$3 billion from rubber exports this year because of rising global demand, says its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. China accounts for 70% of the country’s total rubber exports, while exports to…

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Update to FKM processing

May 12, 2011
Update to FKM processing

CONGLOMERATE 3M says its Dynamar RA5300 process aid for fluroelastomer (FKM) compounds has been shown to perform at a higher level. It also shows potential as a replacement for conventional materials like carnauba wax. Capillary rheometry was used to compare…

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Rubber device for Bluetooth users

April 14, 2011
Rubber device for Bluetooth users

American company Global NuTech’s joint venture partner, HIGA Corporation, has entered into an agreement with Sysna to distribute a unique foam rubber device designed to securely fit a Bluetooth earpiece in a user’s ear. The new device provides a snug…

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Self-healing elastomer from latex

April 14, 2011
Self-healing elastomer from latex

German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen have developed self-healing elastomers that can repair themselves by stopping the growth of cracks. Latex from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree is used. Hevea latex contains…

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Doing away with harmful chemicals

April 14, 2011
Doing away with harmful chemicals

In 2009, a particularly problematic hazardous plasticiser, until then indispensible in vibration technology applications with high damping forces and limited ageing, was successfully replaced with harmless alternatives.

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Medical unit buyout by Trelleborg

April 14, 2011

Swedish Trelleborg plans to buy medical-related businesses from Switzerland’s Silcotech Group for US$42 million. The acquired operation focuses on precision seals and components in liquid silicone, primarily for the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology sector and is also used in…

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Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

April 14, 2011
Evonik starts up isobutene plant; bonds buyout for carbon black unit

Germany-based Evonik Industries has started up a 110,000 tonnes/year isobutene plant at its Antwerp site in Belgium. The company says it invested tens of million of Euros to triple its capacity for isobutene, which is used in butyl rubber for…

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Chinese carbon black plant for Cabot

April 14, 2011
Chinese carbon black plant for Cabot

The company said the investment builds on its strong position in China, where demand for carbon black continues to grow.

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Zeon sees HNBR increase

April 14, 2011
Zeon sees HNBR increase

Another company that is seeing increasing demand for HNBR is Zeon Chemicals, which is planning to expand capacity for its Zetpol HNBR by 25% at its American plant to come on stream by 2012. The company had previously expanded its…

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Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

April 14, 2011
Lanxess buys more Solutia chemicals and ups HNBR capacity

The company is taking over the Vocol and Santoweb product lines including customer lists, tolling agreements and know-how. Employees of Flexsys are not part of the transaction. The transaction is effective immediately. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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World Rubber Summit 2018

International Rubber Prices
(as of 16, April 2018)

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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