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News

  • ANRPC reports positive trends in natural rubber trade

    ANRPC member-countries reported positive trends in NR exports and imports in the first seven months of 2016. NR exports by member-countries stood at 5.192 million tonnes during the period from January to July 2016, up 4.5% from the same period in the previous year. Exports rose by 12.2%, year-on-yea […]

  • Indian Rubber Board initiates steps to control rubber leaf disease

    The Rubber Board has initiated measures to control Thread Blight, a fungal disease, noticed in certain rubber plantations in some areas of Idukki and Ernakulam Districts. The Board has already given advice to growers regarding its control measures. “The disease can be controlled through normal […]

People

  • Double honour for IRMRA chief Dr K Rajkumar Rajkumar award

    Dr K Rajkumar, Director, Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association(IRMRA), has won two awards for his outstanding contributions to Agricultural and Allied Sciences. He received the ICAR Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research [ICAR], Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, towards […]

  • Vincent Charles to head Media Relations at Continental AG Vincent Charles-2

    Vincent Charles has been appointed Head of Corporate Media Relations at Continental AG, effective September 1, 2016. He succeeds Hannes Boekhoff (54), who left the company at the end of March 2016. Vincent Charles has been corporate spokesperson for business and finance at the leading technology com […]



Price Watch

  • Tyre stocks make a roller-coaster ride in volatile market

    Mixed corporate earnings, anxieties over Brexit, Government approval for Pay Commission recommendations, rate cut by Reserve bank of India, hopes of better monsoon this year, some key legislative events etc influenced the market sentiments Volatilities in recent months in the Indian equity market re […]

  • Slight breather in NR market as prices rebound PS

    In a welcome relief, natural rubber markets – both domestic and international – are showing signs of recovery with the prices turning slightly bullish. However, whether this surge is an indication of a progressive rebound in the long-term is a matter to wait and see. The current price surge is attri […]

Industry

  • Mexico-ChemSpec forms new Mexican subsidiary

      Mexico-ChemSpec, Ltd., a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, has formed a subsidiary that will service the Mexican industrial manufacturing sector. The subsidiary, ChemSpec México, S. de RL de C.V., will be based out of Mexico City, and will provide sales and technical suppor […]

  • Semperit to expand production capacity

    As part of its growth strategy, the Semperit Group plans to make capital investments of approximately EUR 60 million in 2016. The focus will be on entering into new markets in the Industrial Sector and on the expansion and optimisation of existing production capacities, Semperit says in a Press rele […]

Features

  • Indiscriminate imports crippling Indian tyre industry Tyre

    Dumping of tyres into India particularly from China has seriously impacted domestic production, turnover of tyre manufactures and export of tyres from India in FY 2015-16. This has put a question mark over the massive capacity explansion planned by tyre majors in India In spite of the hue and cry ra […]

  • Need to regulate end-of-life tyres market in India

    By Sharad P Matade End-of-life tyres (ELT) or waste tyres are a chronic environmental issue in western countries and so now in India. The only difference is that India has started tackling this issue recently, but not effectively as its western counterparts. As India is riding on robust growth, more […]

Interviews

  • Good prospects for Indonesian tyre industry: Yusuf Wibisono Yusuf Wibisono-2

    Yusuf Wibisono, Fleet & Marketing Manager of Hankook Tyre Co Ltd, Indonesia, is a distinguished professional with over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry. In an interview to Rubber Asia, Yusuf gives an overview of Indonesian tyre industry and says that the worst is over for the domestic tyre industry hit by slowdown last year. The Chinese tyres are making an aggressive foray into the Indonesian tyre market; but Yusuf says let the market judge the acceptability of the Chine […]


 

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Perspective

  • Making Indian tyre industry globally competitive: The road ahead Rajiv Budhraja

    By Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) In the day-to-day exigencies we all too often don’t get a sense of change. It is only when there is a landmark achieved or any such occasion that you reflect on the days and years passed by and the incredible chang […]

Technology

  • Yokohama Rubber launches all-new conveyor belt cover compound Yokohama

    Yokohama Rubber launched a newest conveyor belt cover compound “Tuftex α” to meet the most demanding applications, such as high-capacity reclaimers handling iron ore and coal at port stock yard facilities. The new cover compound features Yokohama’s advanced rubber compounding technology, achieving t […]


International Rubber Price

26/08/2016 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 159.30
RSS4 – 158.40
SMR20 – 127.25
Latex 60% –  107.70

Indian Rubber Price

26/08/2016 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 130.00
ISNR20 – 106.00
Latex – 60% –  75.05

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