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  • Rubber Board owned company exports NR to Brazil

    Manimalayar Rubbers Pvt Ltd., a company jointly owned by the Rubber Board and Rubber Producers Societies (RPSs), exported 19 tonnes of natural rubber (RSS IX) to Brazil, the country where natural rubber originated. The purchase was made by Indústria de artefatos de borracha. Manimalayar Rubbers procured quality sheet rubber from […]

  • RRII scientists get awards for outstanding work

    Scientists of Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) bagged coveted national and international awards. B. Predeep, Scientist A, (Remote Sensing) received Young Scientist Award of the International Rubber Research and Development Board (IRRDB) for the year 2016. The award was given for his contributions on application of satellite based imaging […]


  • Dr James Jacob receives Distinguished Scientist Award

      Dr James Jacob, Director, Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), was presented with the Distinguished Scientist Award instituted by Dr. C.S . Venkataram Memorial Trust at the recently held National Symposium on Plantation crops at CPCRI, Kasaragod. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Indian […]

  • Thomas Boettcher to lead Camso

    Thomas Boettcher, former senior Vice-President of the Industrial Tire Business Unit of Continental AG, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, effective from April 1, 2017. Boettcher has been a member of Camso Board since 2008 and took over as its Chief Operating Officer […]

Market Watch

  • Global Rubber market: What’s in store for 2017?

    By Jom Jacob Besides a favourable demand-supply fundamental, natural rubber market during 2017 is expected to gain from anticipated trends in crude oil market and improvement in commodity prices. However, possibility of rubber prices taking a substantial jump in 2017 is bleak unless global economy shifts to a much faster […]


    By A.Saj Mathews There are signs of a slight breather in the ailing natural rubber market thanks to a revival in the Chinese demand, upward trend in crude oil price, appreciation of US dollar etc. Meanwhile, in the Indian context, demonetisation policy of the Government appears to be a hurdle […]


  • NR flourishing in China despite odds

    By P Venugopal The Chinese Government is determined to raise the country’s NR output to meet the rising demand irrespective of the fact that many provinces of China are unfit for NR cultivation due to unsuitable climate, prolonged drought, typhoon etc. China is the top consumer of natural rubber in […]

  • Online tyre sales picking up in India

    Apart from a number of online tyre selling companies, tyre majors such as Apollo Tyres and Michelin India too are promoting sale of tyres through their own online portals Buying tyres on e-commerce portals in India may not be as popular as it is in the developed markets, but it […]


  • Tire Technology Expo 2017: Focus on new technology, innovations

    With over 270 exhibitors and about 5,000 visitors, Tire Technology Expo 2017 lived up to it s reputation as Europe’s biggest tyre industry event. The three-day event held on February 14-16 drew some of the biggest names in the industry to Messe Hanover in Hanover, Germany. The Conference running parallel […]

  • ExxonMobil to expand Shanghai Technology Center

    ExxonMobil has announced the start of construction on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Shanghai Technology Center, which includes a new, state-of-the-art Research and Development facility to support customer collaboration and growth. The new facility, expected to be completed in early 2018, will include a large, multi-functional auditorium, training rooms […]

  • CEEBEE CHEMICALS – Total solution provider for rubber and latex industries

    CEEBEE offers a complete and comprehensive range of industrial chemical products of fine quality at competitive prices to cater to each and every demand of the customers CEEBEE CHEMICALS enjoys global reputation as a reliable supplier of high-quality chemicals for the rubber and latex-based chemical industries. CEEBEE commenced business as […]

  • We are expanding global footprint – Yizumi top brass

    China-based Yizumi Rubber Machinery Company Ltd, Member of Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd., has established a global reputation for Rubber Injection Moulding machinery with business reaching 60 countries. In an interview to Rubber Asia, top functionaries of Yizumi including CEO Richard Yan, General Manager Wang Shihai and International Sales […]


  • IRE: A vital rubber industry platform

    India Rubber Expo 2017 will be the largest event in this series with a space allocation of 25,000 sq meters, about 400 exhibitors from more than 12 countries and an expected 25,000 footfalls, says K T Thomas, Chairman, Organising Committee, IRE 2017. In an interview to Rubber Asia on the […]

  • NR Demand will Grow

    Natural rubber (NR) has its own domineering position in the industry owing to the superior technical performance of this natural elastomer over the synthetic counterpart and its demand will continue to grow aligned with growth of the tyre and vehicle industry, says Dr Lekshmi Nair, Head of Economics & Statistics […]

  • NR : Hard times will go

    By Sharad P Matade Managing Director of Swastik Rubber Industries Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, Kamal K Chowdhury has assumed charge as the new President of the All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), the apex body of India’s rubber industry units, at a time when the Association is all set to hold […]



    Tourist brochures describe India’s southern State of Kerala as ‘God’s Own Country’. The National Geographic magazine called it one of “the ten paradises of the world” and included this rubber growing land in its list of 50 of the world’s top destinations emphasising that it is one of “places that […]


  • Theoretical basis for a Simplified Tire Treadwear Test Machine

    By Gerald R Potts Ph.D   Prior to investing in a fully equipped wear test system, as above, it may be desirable to distill the essence of such a test machine by implementing the most sensitive variables, such as tire load and slip angle into a simpli-fied wear test machine   […]

International Rubber Price

23/02/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 261.60
RSS4 – 260.75
SMR20 – 215.40
Latex 60% –  182.45

Indian Rubber Price

23/02/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 158.50
ISNR20 – 145.00
Latex – 60% –  101.45

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