Nano Summit in Luxembourg to debate on Nano-augmented GenX materials
Renowned rubber scientist to steer MRB
ANRPC Conference Underscores Efficiency of Supply Chain
Grand finale to RubberTech China & Tire+ Expo 2017


  • Apollo Tyres sponsors ISL club Chennaiyin FC

    Apollo Tyres will be the principal sponsor of Chennaiyin FC for the 2017-18 Hero Indian Super League season. This will be Apollo Tyres’ first association with Indian football, after having established a successful alliance with various top brands in world football. Apollo Tyres is the Global Tyre Partner for two […]

  • KAPL expands to Kolkata; eyes North-East Indian mkt

    Krishna Antioxidants Pvt. Ltd. (KAPL), leading manufacturers of speciality chemicals in India, has set up its fifth office in New Town, Kolkata, to accelerate its growth and widen reach in the coming years. The new office space features numerous amenities intended to promote employee productivity in a collaborative environment. It […]


  • Dr Ranjit Matthan honored with ISO TC Award

    Dr Ranjit Matthan (right) with Acting ISO TC Chairman Dato’ Dr Ong Eng Long. Presentation at Official banquet by Hosts ANSI (ASTM)-USA The 65th Meeting of the ISO TC45 (Rubber and Rubber Products Committee) Meeting held from October 22- 26, 2017, at Hawaii honoured Dr Ranjit Matthan, renowned rubber scientist […]

  • Jim Pritchett is the new Manager of Cooper’s Tupelo plant

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Jim Pritchett as Plant Manager of its tyre manufacturing facility in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is responsible for directing all plant operations with a focus on manufacturing excellence including safety, product quality, manufacturing, equipment reliability, efficiency, sustainability, process improvement and standardisation. The Tupelo plant […]

Market Watch

  • Global female contraceptive market to touch $7.09 billion by 2019 end

    The global market for female contraceptives is expected to touch $7.09 billion by the end of 2019. During this period the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.53%. The global market for female contraceptives is estimated to be $4.71 billion in the year 2014. Contributing to the […]

  • 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 […]



    By A Saj Mathews: The present slight breather in global NR market is, of course, a welcome relief though it can in no way be considered as the beginning of a boom. All indications are that the market will be balanced in the medium term and price volatility may continue […]

  • On Managing Complaints

    A company’s responsiveness to complaints is crucial in maintaining a mutually beneficial business relationship Customer complaints are part of any business. They, like death and taxes, are inevitable. All market leaders encounter them. But each grievance represents an opportunity to correct a flawed process, educate a customer and strengthen loyalty. […]


  • BKT sets up new R&D centre at Bhuj, India

    BKT has opened its new Research & Development Centre at Bhuj in Gujarat, India. The Center has been named ‘Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub’ in honour of Suresh, the eldest of the Poddar brothers. It is situated within an area of 25 acres called the ‘Mahabirprasad Poddar Knowledge Center’ (MPKC), in […]

  • LANXESS expands its CSR outreach in Nagda, India

    LANXESS India Private Limited, the leading speciality chemicals company, has taken another major step towards creating a sustainable environment in and around Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, India by undertaking three projects as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nagda Municipal corporation […]

  • Semperit Group expands facility in Odry, Czech Republic

    Speciality rubber products firm Semperit Group has further expanded the Semperflex Optimit in Odry, Czech Republic. The company invested 20 million euros in the latest expansion of the hydraulic hose production, enhancing the capacities in Europe’s largest hose factory. With this step, Semperit creates additional jobs in the high double-digit […]

  • Apollo Tyres and RRI get patent for special grade ENR

    Apollo Tyres and the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRI) have invented a special grade of Epoxide Natural Rubber (ENR), a rubber compound for tyres, which was patented by Govt of India vide patent no. 287630. The R&D Team at Apollo Tyres, led by Dr Arup Kr Chandra, along with […]


  • GST is Beneficial to all Sectors of Transport and Logistics

    The new GST regime will prove beneficial to all the sectors associated with transport and logistics, including the tyre industry. Apart from making the supply chain more efficient, the logistic industry would be able to better utilise their assets enabling them to offer better freight charges, says Satish Sharma, President, […]


    Rubber Park at Irapuram is a standing illustration to the success of a pioneering venture initiated jointly by Rubber Board, India, and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) way back in 1997. Over the years, the Park has emerged as viable model of a sector-specific industrial cluster. In an exclusive […]


    India’s first Rubber Park at Irapuram, opened on an experimental basis in Kerala, the home of Indian rubber, has over the years proved to be a big success with all the units working fairly well. The Park has shown how viably can various types of rubber industry units operate under […]



    By Dr. M.D Jessy: Diverse crops can be integrated with rubber without any adverse effect on its growth and yield. Crop diversification in young rubber plantations ensures additional income for growers during the long gestation period and more efficient utilization of land Rubber has a long gestation period of around […]


  • LANXESS to enhance research on next-gen materials

    The Urethane Systems business unit of LANXESS has decided to join the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, in order to enhance its scientific research on next generation materials. CUMIRP acts as a cross-roads where university research and education meet with industrial […]

International Rubber Price

17/11/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 157.85
RSS4 – 156.90
SMR20 –  137.65
Latex 60% –  113.75

Indian Rubber Price

17/11/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 125.00
ISNR20 – 107.00
Latex – 60% –  81.90

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