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...

Technology Transfer: Brazilian Experience

By Diogo Esperante The processing plants in Brazil through dealers, who are mostly Agronomists, play an important role in transferring technologies to the domestic rubber farmers, thus creating a sense of loyalty which helps ensuring the supply volume, stability and...

Alternative Facts for Tyre Maintenance: Don’t Ignore Them

By Adam Gosling It’s really strange that we rarely consider the ALTERNATIVE FACTS we provide in regards to our own tyre maintenance. With modern TPMS, pressures can be checked from the driver’s seat with the push of a button and records maintained electronically We...

Waste Tyres Shrinking Options

By Peter Taylor It is sad to note that tyre-recycling business is sleep-walking into a world of narrowing opportunities and no one, least of all the new tyre manufacturers, seem to care Combination of factors affecting our capacity to deal with all our old tyres is...

UP OR DOWN? THE QUESTION WON’T REST

The quest to identify the different factors in play and evaluate to what degree they’ve been able to influence the formation of NR prices has helped us to put together a set of arguments that point to the affirmation that we have reached rock bottom; gone through the...

PARADISE LOST

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...