Apollo starts truck tyre production at its Hungarian facility
LANXESS rated among best 10% of global companies
Birla Carbon Spain to invest in capacity expansion
Darren R. Wells returns to Goodyear as Executive Vice President and CFO


  • Rubber Board, India, will provide facility to test drinking water from flood affected areas for bacterial contamination, at the Board’s Central Quality Control Laboratory near Puthuppally, Kottayam, Kerala. The Board will charge only a nominal fee of Rs.100 (inclusive of taxes) for the test instead of the actual fee of Rs. 637. Tests for other […]

  • Three organizations — Saraspur Rubber Producers Society (RPS), Manimalayar Rubbers Pvt Ltd and Harsha Consortium–have come together to set up a processing centre of best quality rubber sheet at Saraspur Sarla Road in North Tripura. D Anandan IAS, Chairman & Executive Director of Rubber Board, India, and Tinku Roy, Chairman of Tripura Industrial Development Corporation […]


  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that Darren R. Wells has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, effective September 20, 2018. Wells returns to the company he joined in 2002 as Vice President and Treasurer. He progressed through a series of finance leadership […]

  • Chen Xing Chunjing has been appointed as General Manager of VMI Yantai. Chen Xing has over 30 years of experience in managing large production facilities, mainly in the automotive industry. In his new position, Chen will be responsible to continue Yantai’s strategic development, accelerate production and bring new levels of […]

Market Watch

  • Indian and international rubber prices showed a downtrend in the week starting September 3, 2018. The price of RSS4 in the Indian market which stood at Rs134 a kg on September 3 declined to Rs132.00 on September 8, according to Rubber Board data. ISNR 20 declined from Rs132 a kg on September 3 to Rs129 […]

  • Rubber prices in India that have been remaining stable since the beginning of this year has suddenly surged by about 5% from the first week of August following disruption in rubber production caused by recent rains and floods in the state. The price of RSS4 in the domestic market which stood at Rs132 a kg […]


  • A reputable global supplier of high quality chemicals for the rubber and latex industries, CEEBEE Chemicals Sdn Bhd, based in Malaysia, offers a complete and comprehensive range of industrial chemical products of fine quality at competitive prices to cater to each and every demand of the customers. The company has […]

  • By Martin Heels: Skin contact with chemotherapy drugs can pose significant health hazard to medical professionals; so they wear examination gloves as a protection. It is important they are tested for suitability. SATRA uses an in-line flow cell with ultraviolet spectroscopy and has invested in a new, purpose-built laboratory to […]


  • Apollo Tyres started commercial production of its Apollo brand of truck tyres from its Hungarian facility. The first lot of these truck tyres — Apollo Endurace RT HD 385/65 R 22.5 — are now being used by Piessens and Zonen from Londerzeel, Belgium, a company specialising in transportation of construction materials. Apollo Tyres started supplying […]

  • ARLANXEO has raised its prices for Ethylene propylene diene rubber grades (EPDM). In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the revised price will be up to 100 euro per metric tonne effective as of September 18, 2018; in Latin America up to 120 US$ per metric tonne from October 1 and in North America, up to […]

  • Birla Carbon Spain (BCS), the carbon black manufacturer in the Iberian Peninsula, has announced investment of €5 mn towards sustainability and energy efficiency projects, to increase its production from 80,000 to 95,000 tonnes per year. The company also inaugurated a new administrative office and laboratory complex within its premises. BCS’s new investment in the plant […]

  • Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS is to be represented in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year. Starting from September 24, 2018, LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the eighth time in a row. The group will also be included in the DJSI Europe again. Only the best […]



  • By John Stone: The landmark announcement of the European Commission early this May approving the implementation of provisional anti-dumping duties on imported Chinese tyres has virtually put the truck tyre markets in the UK and Europe in turmoil. The general feeling in Europe is that the market is going to […]


  • The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger for use in automotive air-conditioners to improve the cooling efficiency. The double-tube internal heat exchanger is formed by integrating a portion of two refrigerant tubes, which are conventionally formed separately, into a double-tube, and the […]

International Rubber Price

24/09/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 145.90
RSS4 – 144.90
SMR20 –  133.90
Latex 60% –  100.80

Indian Rubber Price

24/09/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 129.00
ISNR20 – 117.00
Latex – 60% –  100.40

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