Global NR production up 4.7% in Jan-Nov 2017: ANRPC
ARLANXEO supplies EPDM rubber for FIFA World Cup 2018 official ball
Malaysia For Model Sustainable Rubber Industry – Dr Zairossani bin Mohd Nor, Director General, MRB
ITRC To Focus More On NR Sustainability – Dr. Chairil Anwar, CEO, International Rubber Consortium (IRCo)

News

  • ARLANXEO launches new EPDM grade

    ARLANXEO has launched a semi-crystalline EPDM grade-Keltan 13561C DE- with high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications for the Automotive industry. This is the first Keltan grade with five digits from ARLANXEO with high product viscosity of 130 Mooney Unit (MU). The company claims that it delivers good mixing and […]

  • Top Glove to acquire Adventa Capital unit

    Leading global gloves player, Top Glove Corp Bhd is planning to acquire the surgical glove producing unit of Adventa Capital Pte Ltd. In a statement the company said the deal was for an estimated price of up to RM1.44 billion (US$349.60 million). The acquisition of Aspion Sdn Bhd is expected […]

People

  • Birla Carbon appoints Todd Cottrell as President SBB

    Birla Carbon has appointed Todd Cottrell as President, Specialty Blacks Business (SBB). He will join on December 11, 2017. Jas Sandhu, Business Head for SBB will retire from the company. As President of SBB and a member of Birla Carbon’s Senior Management Team, Todd Cottrell will report to John Loudermilk, […]

  • Dr Kavitha K Mydin appointed as IRRDB Liaison Officer

    Dr Kavitha K.Mydin, Joint Director (Crop Improvement), Rubber Research Institute of India has been appointed as Liaison Officer of the Plant Breeding Specialist Group of International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She will coordinate international projects on genetic improvement of rubber in various rubber […]

Market Watch

  • Indonesia to rejuvenate smallholder plantation

    The Indonesian government has prepared a scheme for rejuvenation of smallholder rubber plantation and promotion of farmers` welfare. The government has prepared standard operational procedures (SOP) for implementation of the programme. The programme would be supported by the adequate supply of certified seeds, land clearing mechanism, private sector involvement scheme […]

  • Fire reportedly destroys 40,000 tonnes of NR stock in China

    An estimated 40,000 tonnes of natural rubber (NR) was destroyed due to fire in a warehouse storing rubber products in a logistics park in at Huajun Logistics Park in Jimo District, Qingdao City, in China’s eastern Shandong province on December 1, 2017. Though there is no official confirmation regarding the […]

Features

  • Tripura Rubber Park Boosting the State’s Rubber Industry

    By Pramod Thomas: Tripura Rubber Park, promoted jointly by Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) and Rubber Board, India, is playing a big role in promoting the rubber industry of the small State in India’s North East. Tripura, the third-smallest among the Indian states after Goa and Sikkim, has many peculiar […]

  • STUDY ON IMPACT OF GLOBALISATION ON PLANTATION LABOUR

    Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour in India edited by Dr KJ Joseph and Dr PK Viswanathan provides a detailed examination of the impact of globalisation on the plantation labour dominated by women labour. The studies highlight the perpetuation of low wages, inferior social status and low human development of the […]

Industry

  • Glove prices to go up; Margma expects record revenue

    Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) president Denis Low Jau Foo said that the members would tweak their prices to match up with rising cost and this could see the price rising by about US$1 to US$1.50 per 1,000 pieces of gloves, a news report on The Star Online, has […]

  • GRI opens new specialty tyre factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka

    Global Rubber Industries Private Ltd(GRI), a leading solid tyre manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, has ventured into the manufacture of Pneumatic Specialty Tyres (Agriculture -radial and Industrial and OTR-bias) for the export market. GRI has invested $ 40 million in the new factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka, which commenced functioning […]

  • LANXESS expects record earnings in 2017

    Specialty chemicals company LANXESS expects highest earnings in its history following an excellent third quarter of 2017. Global sales increased by 25.1% to EUR 2.4 billion from EUR 1.9 billion during the same period last year. EBITDA pre exceptionals improved by 35% to EUR 347 million, compared with EUR 257 […]

  • 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 […]

Interviews

  • GST: Adopt, Adapt and be Adept is Our Only Option

    By Kamal K Chowdhury: GST being a new taxation scheme, some gestation period is required to get used to the it and receive its benefits over the long haul, says Kamal K. Chowdhury, President, All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA). In an email interview to Rubber Asia, he says the […]

  • Focused Govt policies a must for Indian Rubber Sector – Dr PK Viswanathan

    By KS Nayar: Globalisation has left a negative impact on the plantation labour. It has resulted in perpetuation of low wages, inferior social status and low human development among workers in this sector, says Dr PK Viswanathan, one of the editors of the scholarly book Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour […]

  • 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, […]

Perspective

  • Will EV Revolution Impact SR Price?

    By Louis Rumao: With aggressive targets set by many nations to phase out emission-spewing internal combustion-powered vehicles, the sales of electric vehicles (EV’s) are expected to overtake the sales of the former by 2040. However, it remains to be seen whether the EV revolution will lower the global oil usage […]

Technology

  • Technology for Smallholder Survival

    By Dr. Sivakumaran (Executive Director and R & D head, Greenyield Berhad, Malaysia): The only available option for rubber smallholders to survive and prosper in the coming days is to adopt established and viable technologies, and for the Government, to provide them monetary grants to invest in such technologies It […]

International Rubber Price

14/12/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 159.70
RSS4 – 158.80
SMR20 –  145.60
Latex 60% –  119.85

Indian Rubber Price

14/12/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 132.50
ISNR20 – 113.00
Latex – 60% –  92.45

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