Rising share of `tender yielding trees’ to boost NR output: ANRPC

Although rubber tree (Hevea Braziliensis) usually starts yielding in the seventh year of planting, yield remains low up to the tenth year. Yield maximizes and stabilizes only after the tenth year. Trees of 7-10 year old are referred to as “tender-yielding”. In the...

ANRPC to report global NR statistics

The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) from April 2017 onwards reports statistics and forecasts of supply and demand for natural rubber covering the entire world. This is a marked improvement from the earlier practice of reporting figures...

India launches second phase of rubber skill development programme

The second phase of the rubber tapper skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has begun in the first week of May 2017. In the second phase, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has given approval for reskilling...

IRICE 2017: Top rubber industry players to come under one roof

The International Rubber Industry Conference & Exhibition (IRICE) 2017 organised by the Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers Association (MRPMA) will be conducted at Top Glove Tower, Selangor, Malaysia, from May 19-20, 2017. The conference will be inaugurated...

Glove sector boosts global NR latex consumption

The Global NR latex consumption increased at 3% on a year-on-year basis to 1.61 million tonnes in 2016. Around 70% of the total latex is consumed in the Gloves sector. Notably, Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Thailand, were the main drivers for the latex...

Rubber Board to begin second phase of skill development programme

The Government of India has given approval for the implementation of the second phase of skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY) in rubber plantation sector. In the second phase, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship...