ARLANXEO launches new EPDM grade

ARLANXEO has launched a semi-crystalline EPDM grade-Keltan 13561C DE- with high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications for the Automotive industry. This is the first Keltan grade with five digits from ARLANXEO with high product viscosity of 130 Mooney Unit...

Top Glove to acquire Adventa Capital unit

Leading global gloves player, Top Glove Corp Bhd is planning to acquire the surgical glove producing unit of Adventa Capital Pte Ltd. In a statement the company said the deal was for an estimated price of up to RM1.44 billion (US$349.60 million). The acquisition of...

Kerala seeks Agriculture Tag, Rs 5 billion for NR

Kerala, the largest natural rubber (NR) producing state in India, has demanded the Union government to reclassify rubber as an agricultural product to enhance the import duty on it under the ASEAN agreement. Besides, the state government sought Rs five billion as...

Cyclone Ockhi: India’s NR production likely to miss the target

Unseasonal rainfall due to Cyclone Ockhi may have a negative impact on the natural rubber (NR) production in India in the 2017-18 financial year. Rubber Board, India estimates that the production of NR will be 800,000 tonnes in FY18, up by 16% over last year. But...

ITRC implements Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme to restrict exports

The International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC) Senior Officials Meeting has agreed to implement the fifth Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) in December 2017. Under this scheme, the three ITRC member countries- Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia-will restrict...