India imposes anti-dumping duty on TBR tyres from China
World consumed 8.54 million tonnes of NR in Jan-August 2017: ANRPC
Apollo is the official tyre partner of Crystal Palace FC
NR market to be balanced in medium term

News

  • Auto Expo 2018 in India from February 9-14

    Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza of Indian automotive industry, kick-starts in the second week of February 2018. The Motor Show is scheduled from February 9-14, 2018 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The Components Show will be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from February 8-11, 2018. The […]

  • Kerala, capital of Indian rubber, mulls rubber factory in PPP mode

    Kerala, the Southern Indian state which is the capital of rubber production in India, moots to have a factory in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode to manufacture value added products from rubber latex. Kerala accounts for 82 per cent of the country’s rubber production. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan directed that an […]

People

  • RIP, Harvey Brodsky

    Harvey Brodsky, founder of Retread Tire Association (RTA), committed champion and campaigner for tyre retreading industry, and a great friend and supporter of ABM publications Tyre Asia and Rubber Asia, has succumbed to cancer on Sunday, September 17. He was diagnosed in March and given two to three weeks to […]

  • Dr. Chairil Anwar is new CEO of IRCo

    Dr. Chairil Anwar has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IRCo (International Rubber Consortium Ltd). He joins IRCo as a nominee of Indonesia, one of the three member-countries of IRCo, the other two being Thailand and Malaysia. Dr. Chairil Anwar was formerly Director, Rubber Research Institute of Indonesia.

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

  • Reduce,reuse and recycle Make environment safer

    By Dr Sunil E Fernado : Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are the three key requirements for minimizing pollution in order to make the environment greener and safer for the present and future generations to live in Environmental Chemistry is the branch of chemical science that deals with production, transportation, reactions […]

  • 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 […]

Industry

  • Work of Nokian Tyres’ third factory starts in North America

    Nokian Tyres held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the building work of the Company’s third factory in North America on 20th September, 2017. The new factory will be the Company’s first manufacturing facility in North America. The new greenfield factory will be located in Dayton (Rhea County), […]

  • DowDuPont reviews post-merger plans

    The Board of Directors of DowDuPont, a combined entity of the Dow Chemical Company and DuPont, which completed merger process on August 31, 2017, has completed a comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the intended companies-Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Following this, DowDuPont said that it will realign […]

  • Cooper Tire declares 182nd consecutive dividend

    Cooper Tire and Rubber Company has announced a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share. This will mark the 182nd consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. The record date for the dividend will be  September 1, 2017 which is payable on September 29, the company said […]

  • BASF posts good Q2 2017 figures

    BASF registered considerable revenue growth in the April-June second quarter of 2017. Sales rose by 12 per cent to €16.3 billion compared to Q2 2016. This was mainly due to higher prices and volumes. Amid higher raw material costs, the company raised sales prices by 7 per cent; this was […]

Interviews

  • Dakshina Kannada Can Emerge As Rubber Industry Hub

    By K S Nayar : Dakshina Kannada (DK), a coastal district in the State of Karnataka, has the prospects of becoming South India’s rubber industry hub thanks to its high potential to develop a rubber plantation industry, asserts Dr Giridhara Gowda, the renowned management scholar and Associate Professor at Nehru […]

  • 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. […]

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

25/09/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 177.30
RSS4 – 176.40
SMR20 –  152.85
Latex 60% –  124.60

Indian Rubber Price

25/09/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 134.00
ISNR20 – 117.00
Latex – 60% –  85.60

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