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...

Overcapacity Biggest challenge for SR

By Juan Ramon Salinas The synthetic rubber (SR) industry, like any other industry, has some challenges and drivers that have significant influence on its growth and performance. Some of these may be transient, but some are durable. The on going situation of...

Tools that help create ideas

By Anil Skariah There are some tools which you can use when you want to come up with new ideas or when you want to organize many ideas There are lots of idea creating tools. Here we discuss some of the tools, which you can use when you want to come up with new ideas...

Downside of weight reduction

By Peter Taylor The most recent round of anti-dumping duties on the Chinese truck tyres by the US has put the Chinese producers into a difficult and costly technical challenge. When they try to re-direct their tyres away from N. America to the European markets, they...

NR plantation sector : Bane of cyclical prices

By Dr DK Joseph Natural rubber contributed almost 45% to the agricultural GDP of Kerala, which accounts for 90% of India’s NR output. The State’s rubber plantation sector has over one million growers and half a million workers. It is the only source of livelihood for...