Glove industry: Malaysia eyes 65% global share by 2020
India NR production up 5.7% in April-August 2017: Rubber Board
Grand finale to RubberTech China & Tire+ Expo 2017
OCSiAl to set up the world's largest nanotube production facility
NR market to be balanced in medium term


  • BKT wins SQEP silver award from caterpillar

    BKT has won the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification Silver Award from Caterpillar for its Chopanki plant, India. The award is bestowed to Caterpillar suppliers that are able to achieve the highest levels of quality and process control. BKT is the only Indian tyre manufacturer now part of this Program […]

  • Replacement tyre sales in Europe declines in Q3 2017

    The downward trend in the replacement tyre sales in Europe continues in the third quarter of 2017. The Q3 2017, brought a further decrease of replacement tyre sales in all segments, with the exception of the moto sector. The agricultural segment has taken a particularly steep plunge, confirming a negative […]


  • New Vice Chairman for Rubber Board, India

    The 175 th meeting of Rubber Board, India, held on October 10, 2017, at Kottayam elected Adv. S. Jayasooryan as its new Vice Chairman. Hailing from Kondooparampil family, Vilakkumadam, Pala, Adv. Jayasooryan has been serving as the Managing Director of VIAS Civil Service Academy and Chairman of  WINWORLD foundation. He […]

  • 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 […]

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 […]


  • 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 […]


    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 […]


  • OCSiAl constitutes new Advisory Board

    The new OCSiAl Advisory Board held its opening meeting at company headquarters in Luxembourg. The permanent members of the Board are Thomas Oury, former DuPont Vice President, Maurits van Tol, Borealis Senior Vice President, and Oren Gafri, co-founder of the Millennium Materials Technologies Funds. Setting up the Advisory Board is […]

  • Enhanced release performance in rubber processing

    A global leader in release agents and process aid solutions, Münch Chemie develops innovative high-quality products, including semi-permanent mould release agents, additives, batch-off release agents, lubricants, anti-corrosion coatings and bladder coatings for a large variety of industrial applications, particularly for the rubber processing industry Münch Chemie International GmbH – based […]


    It was way back in 2003, India’s first Rubber Park, located ideally in the country’s Rubber State of Kerala, started production. Today, the Park, fully occupied by 35 units, is functioning quite well under the patronage and support of Rubber Board, India, and the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), […]

  • Apollo Tyres raises INR 15 billion via QIP

    Indian tyre-maker Apollo Tyres has raised INR 15 billion via Qualified Institutional Placements (QIP). The Committee of Directors (Funds Raising) of Apollo Tyres has declared the closure of its equity share issuance to Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB) to raise upto $229 million (approximately INR 15,000 million) on October 10, 2017. […]



    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 […]


    The tyre industry has been supportive of all progressive laws aimed at promoting ease of doing business, bringing in transparency and operational efficiencies, and since GST is understood to achieve all these objectives, the domestic tyre industry largely welcomes it despite some minor discrepancies and skepticism regarding paperwork, says Rajiv […]



    By Diogo Esperante: To evolve a good Natural Rubber Master Plan for Brazil, the issue of centralized rubber import-dependency needs to be addressed in a practical manner. Positive interaction with neighbouring countries such as Colombia and Guatemala might play an important role in the industry’s strategic planning. To that effect, […]


  • 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

20/10/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 164.55
RSS4 – 163.65
SMR20 –  143.00
Latex 60% –  115.45

Indian Rubber Price

20/10/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 129.50
ISNR20 – 110.50
Latex – 60% –  82.40

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