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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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Chinese company taking equity in Thai rubber producer

June 23, 2011

ACCORDING to news reports, rubber producer Hainan Natural Rubber Industry Group is acquiring a 25% stake in Thailand’s third largest producer of natural rubber, Thai Hua Rubber, from its parent company, Lin Lisheng. The latter currently holds a 60% stake…

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Goodyear opting out of tyre wire business

June 23, 2011
Goodyear opting out of tyre wire business

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is selling its global wire business to multi-national South Korean tyre reinforcement company Hyosung for US$50 million.

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Solutia reorganises rubber chemicals business

June 23, 2011
Solutia reorganises rubber chemicals business

Speciality chemicals supplier Solutia has reorganised its rubber chemicals portfolio and reaffirmed its commitment to high-value rubber chemicals, including Santoflex antidegradants and Crystex insoluble.

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Maag’s gear pump for EPDM films for building industry

June 23, 2011
Maag’s gear pump for EPDM films for building industry

FOR technical requirements in particular, plastics are being used more and more and undergoing constant development in order to satisfy ever-growing demands. In the construction sector, because EPDM sealing films especially need to deliver excellent protection against leakage over the…

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Lanxess to set up another rubber plant in Singapore

June 23, 2011
Lanxess to set up another rubber plant in Singapore

German speciality chemical company Lanxess will locate another of its rubber plants in Singapore’s Jurong Island, where it is also building a facility for its butyl rubber

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Kraton looks for Asian site for facility

June 23, 2011
Kraton looks for Asian site for facility

US company, Kraton Performance Polymers, will soon decide where it will locate its Asian facility for HSBCs (hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers). Expected to start up by 2013, the facility will have a capacity of 30 kilotonnes. Though it planned for…

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M’sian rubber market likely to see steady trading this week

June 13, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian rubber market is likely to see steady trading this week on expectation of firm demand for the commodity, dealers said. They said the local mart will also closely look at prices in the regional futures…

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EPA helps with Ashtabula tire cleanup

June 8, 2011

ASHTABULA, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is helping Ashtabula County in its efforts to clean up the last 45,000 scrap tires from the site of a former Ashtabula salvage yard, according to an Ohio EPA spokesman. An Ohio…

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China plant set to become Pirelli’s largest

June 8, 2011

ACCORDING to news from Asia, Pirelli intends to develop its factory in China’s Shandong Province into the largest facility it operates anywhere in the world. Singapore’s The Business Times quotes Pirelli Asia-Pacific CEO Giuseppe Cattaneo as stating “China is going…

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Tokyo futures slip as oil prices fall

June 8, 2011

TOKYO rubber futures slipped 1.7 percent early on Tuesday (June 7), weighed down by losses in oil and a Wall Street slump, while investors nervously watched for signs of a further weakening in Chinese demand and rising supply from producing…

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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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