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News

  • Asian Business Media CEO John Powath passes away

    With immense sorrow, we announce the sad demise of Mr. John Powath, CEO of Asian Business Media (ABM) and a veteran leader of the Indian rubber industry. He passed away at night on March 28, 2017, in Kochi (India). A well-known personality in the global rubber industry, John Powath has […]

  • India’s NR production may exceed 2016-17 target

    Production of natural rubber in India during the fiscal 2016-17 is expected to exceed the anticipated 6.54 lakh tonne. Indian Rubber Board statistics show that production in the current fiscal from April 2016 to February 2017 has already reached 622,000 tonne. This is 17.58 % more than the production during […]

People

  • Dr James Jacob receives Distinguished Scientist Award

      Dr James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), was presented with the Distinguished Scientist Award instituted by Dr. C.S . Venkataram Memorial Trust at the recently held National Symposium on Plantation crops at CPCRI, Kasaragod. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Indian […]

  • Thomas Boettcher to lead Camso

    Thomas Boettcher, former senior Vice-President of the Industrial Tire Business Unit of Continental AG, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, effective from April 1, 2017. Boettcher has been a member of Camso Board since 2008 and took over as its Chief Operating Officer […]

Market Watch

  • Good tidings in NR market: How long?

    By A Saj Mathews The upward trend in natural rubber prices since the beginning of the New Year is continuing in the NR market across the globe. Natural rubber prices in India has touched the Rs 157 a kg mark of late, a two-and-a-half-year high. This is on account of […]

  • Drop in auto sales, corporate income hits tyre stocks

    Falling auto sales and negative quarterly incomes impacted stocks of tyre companies despite a revival in Indian equity markets. During the period of December 9, 2016 to February 14, 2017, most tyres companies’ stocks reported a negative growth, ranging from 1% to 13%. The BSE Sensex in the period rose […]

Features

  • My mentor and role model

    By Rajendra V.Gandhi On the early morning of January 11, Mr KM Philip passed away peacefully in Chennai at a matured age of 104. He lived a full life. He was considered as a father of the Indian rubber industry due to his unparalleled service to the cause of the […]

  • Dark History of Congo Rubber Exploitation

    By Ranjith MR Rubber is a versatile industrial raw material with a lot of vital applcations in man’s everyday life. Being the major raw material used in manufacturing tyres that have significantly satisfied man’s thirst for speed, natural rubber today has become most indispensable for all across the world. However, behind […]

Industry

  • Zeon, Sumitomo S-SBR joint venture starts operations

    ZS Elastomers Co. Ltd. (ZSE), a solution styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) joint venture between Zeon Corp. and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd., has commenced operations. Having already obtained regulatory approvals or clearance on the business consolidation both in Japan and overseas, ZSE takes over the sales and R&D functions of Zeon and […]

  • LANXESS develops solutions for clean water

    LANXES has come out with various products that filter hazardous substances from water. The products include Ion exchange resins from Leverkusen, reverse osmosis membrane elements from Bitterfeld and iron oxide adsorbers form Krefeld. Among other applications, ion exchange resins are used to remove pollutants, such as nickel, nitrate, perchlorate, borate […]

  • BKT launches new All Terrain Vehicle tyre

    Balkrishna Industries Ltd has launched a new tyre–Sierra Max–in its ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) range, specially designed for racing racing vehicles whizzing through muddy areas, deserts, and over rocky surfaces. This tyre features a radial structure enabling a very agile drive along with a comfortable ride even under the toughest conditions. […]

  • Low Frequency Weekly Tapping: BENEFITS APLENTY

    Dr K U Thomas, Former Joint Director (Latex Harvest Technology), RRII, Rubber Board, Kottayam Large-scale adoption of once a week tapping practice, recommended and popularized by Rubber Board, India, has a lot of benefits for the growers, especially in the context of ongoing low rubber prices, rising cost of production […]

Interviews

  • Indian glove industry must raise capacity: G Narayana Pillai

    By P. Venugopal From a Production Foremen with Mysore Rubbers Pvt Ltd (M M Foam) in the early seventies, G Narayana Pillai has gone a long way to become a much-sought-after global Consultant on latex products such as gloves, condoms, balloons and catheters. His long and varied experience with a […]

  • Apollo can grow more in Europe

    By Prof T.N. Kalamani As part of a bid to expand global presence, the Indian tyre giant, Apollo Tyres Ltd., is currently concentrating more and more on Europe as well as other geographies. At present, Apollo is fast moving ahead with the construction of a Greenfield facility in Hungary which […]

  • It’s interesting times for tyre recycling industry

    By P. Venugopal Mike Hinsey,International Vice President, Granutech Saturn Systems, USA, a leading industrial recycling systems manufacturer, is widely considered to be a legend in the tyre recycling industry. He has been with Granutech for 33 long years and has been instrumental in taking the company to the world’s Top […]

Perspective

  • Alternative Facts for Tyre Maintenance: Don’t Ignore Them

    By Adam Gosling It’s really strange that we rarely consider the ALTERNATIVE FACTS we provide in regards to our own tyre maintenance. With modern TPMS, pressures can be checked from the driver’s seat with the push of a button and records maintained electronically We are all witness to the rise […]

Technology

  • Finite element modelling for polymer composites

    By Dr. Sisira Ranatunga The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) plays a major role in developing new tyre designs to meet various performance demands Continuous study on “polymer composites” is a very attractive area for researchers due to increasing demand to significantly alter the base polymer properties resulting in a low-cost composite […]

International Rubber Price

28/03/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 235.35
RSS4 – 234.50
SMR20 –  185.55
Latex 60% –  160.00

Indian Rubber Price

28/03/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 148.00
ISNR20 – 128.00
Latex – 60% –  93.00

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