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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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Vietnam adjusts tax tariff on rubber exports

November 29, 2011
Vietnam adjusts tax tariff on rubber exports

VIETNAM has decided to make adjustments on the tax tariff for export of some rubber commodities. Export of natural rubber products and natural rubber latex, which are either pre-vulcanised or unvulcanised will be subject to a tax of 3%, instead…

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Cutting growth of rubber to stabilise prices

November 29, 2011
Cutting growth of rubber to stabilise prices

THAILAND’S rubber growers in the southern provinces have agreed to reduce supply by at least 25% in an attempt to stabilise prices that have been declining steadily for two months. Planters will reduce tapping to 15 days a month from…

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Carlisle selling German rubber parts unit

November 29, 2011
Carlisle selling German rubber parts unit

US-based conglomerate Carlisle is selling the non-roofing and waterproofing unit of its German company, PDT Phoenix, to the Datwyler Group of Altdorf, Switzerland. The business unit makes elastomer profiles for use in applications for tunnels, rail, windows and facades and…

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Lanxess improving EPDM plant in the US

October 30, 2011
Lanxess improving EPDM plant in the US

German speciality chemical fim Lanxess is investing US$7 million in new finishing technology for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at its Texas manufacturing plant.

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Tool kit for EPDM

October 29, 2011
Tool kit for EPDM

TO mark the 50th anniversary of its Vistalon ethylene propylene diene (EPDM) rubber, US-based ExxonMobil Chemical has developed a tool kit of model formulations, enabling customers to develop compounds to meet demanding industry specifications quickly and cost-effectively. This latest addition…

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ContiTech to invest in facility expansion

October 29, 2011
ContiTech to invest in facility expansion

German automotive parts supplier ContiTech is expanding production capacity at its headquarters in Hannover-Vahrenwald.

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US company expands to Brazil

October 29, 2011

US-based Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronised rubber powders, has expanded to Brazil, based on the country’s establishment of tyre collection in 1999 and its legislation on dealing with scrap tyres, setting targets for collection and proper disposal for tyres…

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Stop-gap measures for rubber exports

October 29, 2011
Stop-gap measures for rubber exports

According to reports, the International Rubber Consortium (IRCO) will advise member countries Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to slow down their natural rubber exports as well as reduce raw rubber sales until prices are at a reasonable level for both sellers…

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Joint venture silica plant started up

October 29, 2011
Joint venture silica plant started up

WACKER Chemie and Dow Corning have inaugurated the second phase of their joint pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, China. The pyrogenic silica plant, together with a siloxane plant, is a key facility of the Dow Corning-Wacker integrated silicone manufacturing site…

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Indian rubber board to push for growth

October 29, 2011
Indian rubber board to push for growth

The board has initiated branding of natural rubber for export with 31 exporters having inked an agreement for this and more than 4,000 tonnes of the polymer exported.

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Rubber Prices
(Last Updated: 10 Dec 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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