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News

  • Hartalega to build three new glove plants

    World’s largest manufacturer of synthetic rubber gloves, Hartalega Holdings, Malaysia is to invest about 900 million ringgit ($210.26 million) to build three plants by 2020 in order to keep pace with the growing global demand. This investment drive is part of its eight-year Next Generation Complex project began in 2013 […]

  • India NR production up 11.5% in July 2017

    Natural rubber (NR) production in India was 58,000 tonnes in July 2017, up by 11.5 per cent, as compared to 52,000 tonnes in July 2016. The overall rubber production in the country has been increased by 7.5 per cent in 2017-18 financial year so far including July. The total production […]

People

  • ARDL promotes Bonnie Stuck as its President

    Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) has promoted Bonnie Stuck as its president following the retirement of President Jerry Leyden effective June 2, 2017. Layden will continue his relationship with the company in the capacity of President Emeritus. “Bonnie’s leadership skills, integrity and work ethic build on ARDL’s reputation within […]

  • Goodyear names Christopher Helsel as new CTO

    The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has named Christopher Helsel as vice president and chief technology officer w.e.f September 1, 2017. He is now Director of North America commercial and global off-highway technology. “As traditional tyre innovation and design become increasingly complex, our products and services also are becoming an […]

Market Watch

  • GST to benefit Indian rubber industry in a big way

    The ‘One Nation, One Tax’ policy through GST will create a common economic market, synergise manufacturing, smoothen logistics and make supply chain more efficient, feel rubber industry experts The much-awaited Good and Service Tax (GST), scheduled to be implemented from July 1, 2017, will not only impact the current taxation […]

  • 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 […]

Features

  • Male Condoms: NR Latex Most Preffered

    By Dr. Sameer Majumdar: Elevated mechanical strength, tear strength due to stress induced crystallization and retention of elongation of the product use etc make NR latex the preferred choice for condom making We know that condoms today are generally made with rubber latex. However, the use of condom is more […]

  • Controlled upward tapping, low-frequency tapping in India The facts

    By Dr. K R Vijayakumar: Controlled Upward Tapping (CUT) and Low Frequency Tapping (LFT) popularized by the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) under the initiative of the author, in association with his colleagues, in many estates and medium holdings in the country, have a lot of benefits Controlled Upward […]

Industry

  • Indian tyre industry: Surging economy, auto boom to fuel growth

    By Rajiv Budhraja Director General of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association(ATMA) The Indian tyre industry has invested more than Rs 420 billion (US$ 6.3 billion) in recently completed and ongoing Greenfield/Brownfield projects which is historic and an ‘all-time high’. Bright economic outlook, booming auto sales, fast development of road infrastructure, huge […]

  • Lanxess expects record earnings in 2017

    Specialty chemicals firm Lanxess, expects highest earnings in company’s history in 2017 mainly due to good second quarter results. Global sales of the company increased by almost 30 per cent to EUR 2.5 billion, up from EUR 1.9 billion a year earlier. EBITDA pre exceptionals improved by around 25 per […]

  • JK Tyre’s Q1 FY18 revenue at INR 14469 million

    JK Tyre and Industries reported standalone income of INR 14469 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Total expenses went up by 2.5 per cent to INR 15474.3 million due to increase in raw material costs, transition to new emission norms and new indirect tax regime. Owing to […]

  • Goodyear launches EfficientGrip Performance SUV tyre

    Goodyear has launched the EfficientGrip Performance SUV tyre in the luxury SUV highway segment in Buriram, Thailand. It delivers a quieter driving experience with maximised comfort and exceptional wet braking performance, the company said. “Goodyear is always at the forefront of innovation, dedicated to offering superior tyres developed with our […]

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

  • Crumb rubber in synthetic turf Hazardous?

    By Dr. Louis Rumao: Crumb rubber is the material derived by reducing scrap tyres or other rubber articles into uniform granules after removal of reinforcing materials, such as steel & fiber, and inert contaminants, such as dust, glass and rock. Artificial (or synthetic) turf fields are now widely used in […]

Technology

  • Tyre That Can Withstand Bombs or Gunfire

    American Engineering Group (AEG) has developed a Pressure Zero Tyre for the US Special Operations Forces Command that can run a distance of up to 60 km at 50 km speed even after getting punctured by roadside bombs or gunfire in a war zone Akron-based American Engineering Group (AEG) has […]

International Rubber Price

22/08/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 186.65
RSS4 – 185.75
SMR20 –  153.90
Latex 60% –  135.65

Indian Rubber Price

22/08/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 130.50
ISNR20 – 112.50
Latex – 60% –  79.80

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