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:...

UNTAPPED AFRICA

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...

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...

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...

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...