Quantum leap in natural rubber exports from India
Apollo Tyres inaugurates Hungarian plant
It’s interesting times for tyre recycling industry
Iran Tyre Industry on Revival Track

News

  • LANXESS completes its largest ever acquisition of Chemtura

    Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of US company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives. With a total enterprise value of EUR 2.4 billion, Chemtura is the largest acquisition in the history of LANXESS. All required regulatory authorities have cleared […]

  • RRII gets NABL accreditation

    The Technical Consultancy Division of the Rubber Board, India, got accreditation for testing from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). A. Ajith Kumar IAS, Chairman, Rubber Board, handed over the certificate of accreditation to Dr. James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII). The Technical […]

People

  • `Best Paper Award’ for RRII Scientist

    Dr M A Mercy, Senior Scientist, Rubber Research Institute of India(RRII), got ‘Best Paper Award’ for the paper presented at a national seminar on ‘Natural Resources Management for Horticultural Crops under Changing Climatic Conditions’ with special reference to Drought Management of Plantation Crops & Spices. The paper was titled ‘Performance […]

  • Anant Goenka reappointed as Ceat MD

    The Board of Directors at Ceat Ltd. has reappointed Anant Goenka as the company’s Managing Director. His tenure has been extended for a period of five years, starting April 1, 2017. Before taking over as Managing Director of Ceat in 2012, Goenka, son of RPG Group chairman Harsh Goenka, has […]

Market Watch

  • Good tidings in NR market: How long?

    By A Saj Mathews The upward trend in natural rubber prices since the beginning of the New Year is continuing in the NR market across the globe. Natural rubber prices in India has touched the Rs 157 a kg mark of late, a two-and-a-half-year high. This is on account of […]

  • Drop in auto sales, corporate income hits tyre stocks

    Falling auto sales and negative quarterly incomes impacted stocks of tyre companies despite a revival in Indian equity markets. During the period of December 9, 2016 to February 14, 2017, most tyres companies’ stocks reported a negative growth, ranging from 1% to 13%. The BSE Sensex in the period rose […]

Features

  • My mentor and role model

    By Rajendra V.Gandhi On the early morning of January 11, Mr KM Philip passed away peacefully in Chennai at a matured age of 104. He lived a full life. He was considered as a father of the Indian rubber industry due to his unparalleled service to the cause of the […]

  • Dark History of Congo Rubber Exploitation

    By Ranjith MR Rubber is a versatile industrial raw material with a lot of vital applcations in man’s everyday life. Being the major raw material used in manufacturing tyres that have significantly satisfied man’s thirst for speed, natural rubber today has become most indispensable for all across the world. However, behind […]

Industry

  • LANXESS launches finishing agents for high-quality leather

    The Leather business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its portfolio for the leather industry with the addition of HYDRHOLAC CL-20 Emulsion and OPTI-MATT AD-20 Duller. The two new binders for finishing high-quality automotive leather were developed by The Dow Chemical Company and are currently marketed by LANXESS. […]

  • JK launches BLAZE range of two-wheelers tyres

    JK Tyre & Industries Ltd announced the launch of the advertisement campaign for its BLAZE range of two-wheelers tyres. Equipped with built-in hybrid technology, the BLAZE tyres have been developed for premium high performance experience, a trait that has become synonymous with JK Tyre in the bus/truck radial tyre category. […]

  • African tyre market forecast to touch $8 bn by 2022

    The tyre market in Africa is projected to surpass $8 billion by 2022, according to latest report by Research and Markets. Replacement tyres accounted for the majority share in Africa tyre market over the past few years, and the same trend is anticipated to continue in the coming years as […]

  • KUSAM-MECO launches 3 new innovative products

    KUSAM-MECO, an ISO 9001:2008 Company based in Mumbai, India, has introduced three new products — AC/DC TRMS Digital Clampmeter, professional grade Solar Power Meter and Clampmeter. The new AC/DC TRMS Digital Clampmeter Model KM 2777 has features, functions and ranges never seen before in one Digital Clamp-on Multimeter. It has […]

Interviews

  • 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 […]

  • Indian glove industry must raise capacity: G Narayana Pillai

    By P. Venugopal From a Production Foremen with Mysore Rubbers Pvt Ltd (M M Foam) in the early seventies, G Narayana Pillai has gone a long way to become a much-sought-after global Consultant on latex products such as gloves, condoms, balloons and catheters. His long and varied experience with a […]

  • Apollo can grow more in Europe

    By Prof T.N. Kalamani As part of a bid to expand global presence, the Indian tyre giant, Apollo Tyres Ltd., is currently concentrating more and more on Europe as well as other geographies. At present, Apollo is fast moving ahead with the construction of a Greenfield facility in Hungary which […]

Perspective

  • BEWARE, POOR TYRE CARE KILLS!

    By John Stone In spite of the continuous rise in tyre-related casualties, drivers are not serious enough to regularly check the condition of their vehicle tyres even at the moment. At the time of writing this article, Europe and the UK are in the tight grip of winter with extremely […]

Technology

  • Finite element modelling for polymer composites

    By Dr. Sisira Ranatunga The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) plays a major role in developing new tyre designs to meet various performance demands Continuous study on “polymer composites” is a very attractive area for researchers due to increasing demand to significantly alter the base polymer properties resulting in a low-cost composite […]

International Rubber Price

24/04/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 222.60
RSS4 – 221.75
SMR20 –  159.85
Latex 60% –  141.70

Indian Rubber Price

24/04/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 140.00
ISNR20 – 122.00
Latex – 60% –  94.55

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