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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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More silica from PPG

September 25, 2011
More silica from PPG

IN response to the growing demand for precipitated silica worldwide, US-based PPG Industries is increasing its capacity by more than 18,000 tonnes/year. The capacity expansions will be undertaken at its US and Netherlands facilities. Some of the capacity will come…

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Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

September 20, 2011
Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…

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Bridgestone and Michelin in China

September 15, 2011
Bridgestone and Michelin in China

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone will increase the production capacity at two of its Chinese radial passenger tyre plants in Tianjin and Wuxi to meet the demand for tyres in China, which is expected to grow in the medium to long-term.

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Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

September 15, 2011
Kraton pushes its IR as an alternative to NR for medical products

With allergy reactions to natural rubber (NR) grades for gloves, global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, Kraton Performance Polymers is pushing its Cariflex isoprene rubber (IR) to the medical industry, especially for surgical gloves. To meet the expected…

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Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

September 15, 2011
Recycling of tyres into oil and gaskets

US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants in the country using the latest technology from East Asia

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KBR to provide construction services for Zeon Chemicals nitrile rubber plant expansion project

September 1, 2011

HOUSTON, TX – KBR has announced it was awarded a contract by Zeon Chemicals (Zeon) to provide construction management and construction services for its Nitrile Rubber Plant Expansion project in Pasadena, Texas. KBR will manage the first phase of Zeon’s…

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Tyre International appoints asphalt rubber technology expert Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian to Board of Directors

September 1, 2011

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Tyre International a tyre recycler and maker of rubber products, has announced that Dr. Serji N. Amirkhanian has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Amirkhanian is a recognized international authority on the use…

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World nitrile rubber market studied

September 1, 2011

DUBLIN, Ireland — Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd. has published a new report titled, Nitrile Rubber (NBR): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast . The 172-page report was first published in June 2011 and is available for a price of…

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Latex dispersion conference in Malaysia

August 29, 2011
Latex dispersion conference in Malaysia

From coatings to carpets to condoms, the latex disperison conference come March by the iSmithers will provide updates on the latest trends and developments in natural rubber latex, aqueous synthetic polymer latices, processing chemicals and additives, latex-based products and relevant…

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Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

August 29, 2011
Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

GERMANY-based chemicals supplier Wacker has introduced two new liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs): one for radiation-sterilisable silicone valves used in medical devices and the other for the solar industry, for flexible thin-film modules to be laminated using roll-to-roll processing. The LSR,…

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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


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