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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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Resin supplier eyes Western markets

December 30, 2011
Resin supplier eyes Western markets

SINO Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical, the largest Asian manufacturer of resins for the tyre and rubber markets, plans to expand into the US and European markets, with possibility of setting up facilities there. Red Avenue Chemical is serving as Sino Legend’s…

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Weir reaches out to India

December 30, 2011
Weir reaches out to India

UK-based Weir Group, which has interests in mining and engineering services in India, has invested INR60 crore to set up a 200 tonne/year-rubber facility in Bangalore to serve the requirements of the domestic mining industry. The new facility has precision…

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Asahi en route to second SSBR plant

December 30, 2011
Asahi en route to second SSBR plant

ANOTHER Japanese supplier Asahi Kasei Chemicals will construct a second plant in Singapore to produce solution-polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR), with capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. The new plant will be located adjacent to an S-SBR plant of the same capacity which…

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The ergonomics for a leading position

December 29, 2011
The ergonomics for a leading position

Malaysia’s slide from the top spot was due to a commodity shift to palm oil that provided higher returns

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Pirelli invests in Russia

November 29, 2011
Pirelli invests in Russia

FRENCH tyre maker Pirelli is investing EUR2.4 billion over the next five years, including EUR200 million in Russia. Having signed a joint venture agreement with the Russian Technologies State Corporation in 2008, Pirelli will now buy the Kirov and Voronezh…

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Dunlop adds on belts in Europe

November 29, 2011

DUNLOP Conveyor Belting will invest up to EUR6.4 million in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Costing EUR2.5 million, the first phase will add a new press at the Drachten site to produce rolls of up to 4 m diameter (20 tonnes)…

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Pyrolysis process patented

November 29, 2011
Pyrolysis process patented

US-based recycling technology company Polyflow has obtained patents from the US and Australia for its proprietary pyrolysis process that converts mixed and contaminated plastic and rubber waste into transportation fuels and chemical intermediates. The Akron-based company is designing a full-scale…

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Higher sales for Yokohama from tyre business

November 29, 2011

JAPANESE rubber supplier Yokohama Rubber increased its net sales by 8.4% to 258.2 billion yen in the first six months, due to a surge in tyre business, led by strong sales in Japan’s replacement market. Its operating income declined 8.3%…

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Momentive expands to South Korea

November 29, 2011
Momentive expands to South Korea

SILICONES supplier Momentive Performance Materials has expanded its marketing and technology operations in Seoul, South Korea, with a new application development centre at the Gasan Digital Complex to meet growing demand for speciality silicone products in the country. The new…

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Bridgestone pumps up investments globally

November 29, 2011
Bridgestone pumps up investments globally

THE world’s largest tyre maker Bridgestone is putting in more investments in Japan, the US and Vietnam. At its home base in Hofu, Japan, it will invest 4.7 billion yen to increase capacity of small and medium-sized off-the-road radial (ORR)…

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 22 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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