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News

  • Linglong successfully tests 3D printed tyre

    In a path-breaking development, Linglong Tire has produced tyres using 3D printing technology. This was done in collaboration with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) .The company has also successfully tested the 3D printed tyres , reports said. The tire uses thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material instead of rubber tread. […]

  • India likely to impose Anti-dumping duty on SBR

    Imports of this rubber from these three regions have increased to 1,48,732 tonnes during the period of investigations (October 2014- September 2015) from 1,18,468 tonnes in 2012-13.

People

  • Maureen Thune is Goodyear’s new Chief Procurement Officer

    Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

  • Birla Carbon appoints John Loudermilk as new COO

    Birla Carbon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high quality carbon black and a flagship business of the US$ 41 billion Aditya Birla Group.

Market Watch

  • India’s NR production up 23% in 2016-17

    Natural rubber (NR) production in India increased by 23 % during the last fiscal (2016-17). This was revealed by A. Ajith Kumar, Chairman and Executive Director, Rubber Board, India, while delivering the presidential address at the 174th meeting of the Rubber Board held at Kottayam, Kerala. Production of NR increased […]

  • Indian carbon black market forecast to grow 8.78 %

    The Indian carbon black market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.78% by the end of 2026, according to the latest report from Research and Markets. The report says that expanding manufacturing facilities of tyre manufacturing companies coupled with growing demand for tyres in automotive industries is anticipated […]

Features

  • NR @ CROSSROADS?

    By A. Saj Mathews: As the long wait for a bounce back of the NR market continues, concerns about the future of this vital industrial raw material are growing across all major rubber producing countries. While low prices are dissuading growers from going ahead with NR cultivation, NR is facing […]

  • The success of Indian Rubber Parks

    Rubber Parks, a pioneering initiative by the Rubber Board India is doing well in Kerala and Tripura. The main objective of setting up Rubber Parks is to develop infrastructure facilities like power, water, and transportation for promoting development of rubber and rubber wood based product manufacturing sectors. “This would in […]

Industry

Interviews

  • We Focus On Strategies for NR’s Economic Viability

    Like all major producing countries in Southeast Asia, natural rubber cultivation is facing serious challenges in India too, the world’s 5th largest NR producing country, mainly on account of falling prices and a host of other negative non-fundamental factors such as climate change, diseases, shortage of skilled labour force, currency […]

  • ISO CERTIFICATION WILL ADD TO HML’S BRAND VALUE

    By P Venugopal : Harrisons Malayalam Ltd (HML-SBU-B) is the first plantation company in India to receive ISO 9001 : 2008 certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for its systems and processes. The certification covers all activities of rubber plantations and the factories within the plantations of HML-SBU-B. […]

  • WE AIM TO BE GLOBAL LEADER IN THE TYRE INDUSTRY

    Tianjin Saixiang Technology Co. Ltd. (TST), China’s trend-setting tire machinery maker, is fast moving ahead with clear plans of market expansion and a vision of building up Saixiang into a reputed brand of customer loyalty both domestically and internationally for the next five years. In an extensive interview to Rubber […]

Perspective

  • Innovation That Matters Coming To Brazil

    By Diogo Esperante, Isabel Aguiree: Through carbon credit incomes, plantations can have the incentive they need to implement the best management practice that will benefit the ecosystem, the farmers, the consuming industry and the workers who earn their livelihoods from the farms. When recently visiting Guatemala, I had the pleasure […]

Technology

  • Evolution of technology in Automobiles and Tyres

    By P.K Mohamed: The tyre industry will be faced with serious technological challenges to meet the requirement of regulations for environmental protection, along with the demands from automobile industries and replacement customers to enhance the comfort, safety, economy, durability and stability with minimum variability We often say, we are living […]

International Rubber Price

21/07/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 181.90
RSS4 – 181.00
SMR20 –  155.85
Latex 60% –  122.80

Indian Rubber Price

21/07/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 141.00
ISNR20 – 130.00
Latex – 60% –  91.40

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