Uptrend continues in India’s NR production
BKT partners with football sensation Iya Traore
Grand finale to Asian Tyre & Rubber Conference (ATRC 2017)


  • Indian Rubber Board launches Mobile App for fertilizer recommendation

    Rubber Board, India, has introduced a new mobile app-based online manurial recommendation, which is claimed to be the first of its kind in rubber anywhere in the world and the first in any crop in India. The app is developed by the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in collaboration […]

  • New European team for Triangle Tyre

    As part of the globalization process initiated by the company to increase its shares in strategically important markets, Triangle Tyre, based in Weihai, Shandong, has appointed a fresh European team for its new European headquarters in Milan. A 25-year tyre veteran, Corrado Moglia, will lead the team as General Manager […]


  • Help Harvey, contribute to his medical fund

    A Note from RTA: Dear friends and associates in the Retread, Tire and Rubber industries, and anyone who has worked with, or encountered this great man, Harvey Brodsky needs your help and financial support. Harvey’s cancer has progressed to stage four. The medical bills are ongoing and have depleted the […]

  • Harjeev Kandhari posted as Vice Chairman of Doublestar Europe

    Harjeev Kandhari One who is well-versed with the European tyre industry and with rich experience both in China and Europe, Harjeev Kandhari has been inducted to the Board of Directors of Doublestar Europe as Vice Chairman. The joint venture between Qingdao Doublestar and the Zenises Group, of which Kandhari is […]

Market Watch

  • 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 […]

  • Downside Risk for World NR Supply:ANRPC

    World supply of natural rubber (NR) is expected to rise by 5.5% to 12.756 million tonnes during 2017, marginally lower than the figure anticipated a month ago. The figure reported in the previous month was 12.771 million tonnes at 5.7% growth. The supply is likely to be revised-down further in […]


  • One and Only John Powath

    By Kurian Abraham: I first met John more than 30 years ago at his beautiful and spacious Bandra flat overlooking the sea in Mumbai. This was soon after I launched Rubber Asia, India’s first global rubber magazine. A friend of mine in the Rubber Board had told me: “There is […]


    By A Saj Mathews : There is currently a growing realisation of the rubber might of the African region where most countries still have massive unexploited areas highly conducive for natural rubber. This is likely to lead to the dawn of a new era of fresh investments in NR without […]


  • Cimcorp to supply robot handling systems to tyre plant in Algeria

    Cimcorp, manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, has received a major order for supply of automated logistics systems in a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria. The plant is being built by the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex, which will be the first tyre factory in […]

  • Michelin Group’s global reorganization project

    Michelin has launched a project for a new organization that would boost growth by adapting its operations to meet the evolving demands of its customers and employees. This new organization is designed to improve the Company’s reactivity and maintain competitiveness, enabling it to smoothly meet future challenges, says a press […]

  • Going Green Globally With Hi-Green Carbon Black

    Hi-Green Carbon, a division of Radhe Group, supplies a range of carbon black products in pellet and fluffy forms to meet performance and processability requirement across many industries The Radhe Group of Energy is one of the fastest growing private enterprises in the renewable energy sector. Radhe has been pioneer […]

  • Preparations on for DESMA Open House 2017

    “Let’s talk future” – this is the slogan to follow at the DESMA Open House on 27 and 28 September 2017 being staged for the 9th time in the town hall of Tuttlingen on September 27-28, 2017. The Open House will attract around 500 visitors from the most various nations. […]



    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. […]


    Tianjin Saixiang Technology Co. Ltd. (TST), China’s trend-setting tire machinery maker, is fast moving ahead with clear plans of market expansion and a vision of building up Saixiang into a reputed brand of customer loyalty both domestically and internationally for the next five years. In an extensive interview to Rubber […]

  • Iran tyre industry looks for investments and JVs : Mohammad Reza Ganji, Chairman, Iran Tire Association

    By Sharad Matade As economic sanctions on Iran were lifted from this January, the country’s tyre companies are looking for fresh investments and technology collaborations to be more competitive, according to Mohammad Reza Ganji, Chairman of Iran Tire Association. “We are planning to double our production capacity in the next five […]


  • Tyres & Team Work

    By Adam Gosling: When a team enjoys success, there is invariably a strong leader acting as a captain. In the absence of a good captain, the team can’t produce the best results. In the case of tyres on a vehicle, the captain is the driver who influences the way they […]


  • Nil nanotubes release during utilisation of nanoaugmented materials:Tests

    Recent research on the most novel additive – single wall carbon nanotubes – has demonstrated an impressive result: in contrast to conventional additives, no protruding particles appear and no free-standing particles are released when materials containing these nanotubes are being mechanically stressed during simulation of their typical use. “Furthermore, nanotube-formulated […]

International Rubber Price

28/06/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 171.00
RSS4 – 170.10
SMR20 –  142.65
Latex 60% –  128.45

Indian Rubber Price

28/06/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 123.50
ISNR20 – 114.00
Latex – 60% –  92.45

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