Road to Sustainable NR

By Philip Tapsall : (The author is Director of Sustainable Business at WWF-India.) Companies in natural rubber supply chain can play a key role in redressing the problem of ever-rising forest loss rates in the world resulting from tremendous growth in NR plantations,...

Brazilian NR market Exciting times

By Diogo Esperante :  The recovery in prices, the import tax hikes, the Government’s anti-cyclical policies to protect its farmers from downtrend cycles, the important role of ABRABOR that is preparing a Master Plan to take the country’s NR plantation industry to a...

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...