Asian Business Media CEO John Powath passes away

With immense sorrow, we announce the sad demise of Mr. John Powath, CEO of Asian Business Media (ABM) and a veteran leader of the Indian rubber industry. He passed away at night on March 28, 2017, in Kochi (India). A well-known personality in the global rubber...

India’s NR production may exceed 2016-17 target

Production of natural rubber in India during the fiscal 2016-17 is expected to exceed the anticipated 6.54 lakh tonne. Indian Rubber Board statistics show that production in the current fiscal from April 2016 to February 2017 has already reached 622,000 tonne. This is...

Noted rubber technologist William Howe no more

William Howe (Bill Howe), a world renowned latex process technologist and business development professional, expired after prolonged illness. He had been serving as the President, PolyTech Synergies LLC, and President, DipTech Systems, Inc., OH, USA. He was a regular...

ATMA conveys concern over fall in TBR tyre output in India

Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) has expressed concern over the continued slide in truck and bus radial tyre production in India. From more than 550,000 truck and bus radials (TBR) in June last year, production had declined 20 % to 450,000...

Kerala to continue rubber price subsidy scheme

In the annual Budget for 2017-18, the Kerala Government has allocated Rs 5 billion for the existing price stabilisation scheme to benefit small-scale rubber farmers for another one year. Under the scheme, if the wholesale rubber prices fall below Rs 150 per a kg, the...

Indian Rubber Board launches online system for licences, returns

The Rubber Board, India, informs that all applications for licences as well as returns have to be filed online through the Board’s website and the print out, along with supporting documents, has to be sent by post. Rubber cess and licence fee can also be...