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...

NR: It’s time for a paradigm shift

By A. Saj Mathews Natural rubber (NR) market is badly craving for a turnaround. Though a few positive signs are around, the long wait for a significant recovery on the price front is still elusive. The fundamentals of demand-supply are not that encouraging for the...

Indian tyre majors in expansion mode

By Sharad Matade Anticipating good demand growth for tyres, the Indian tyre majors are planning to invest about Rs 250 billion in capacity expansion within the country and abroad Braving out the adverse effects of growing cheap tyre imports, mainly of TBR tyres from...

Indiscriminate imports crippling Indian tyre industry

Dumping of tyres into India particularly from China has seriously impacted domestic production, turnover of tyre manufactures and export of tyres from India in FY 2015-16. This has put a question mark over the massive capacity explansion planned by tyre majors in...