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News

  • Michelin and Camso have reached an agreement whereby Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, Canada, and the two companies’ off-the-road (OTR) operations will be combined to form a new division to be managed from Quebec. By joining forces with Camso, Michelin will create the world’s number one OTR market player, headquartered in Quebec. […]

  • The International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2018, organised by The Plastics and Rubber Institute Malaysia (PRIM), will be held from September 4-6, 2018, at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia. IRC 2018 will be expecting about 150 oral presentations and 50 posters to be presented on topics highly relevant to the rubber industry in general. There will […]

People

  • Global Rubber Industries (GRI) has appointed Dr Mahesha Ranasoma appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective July 23.

  • Global rubber machinery company MESNAC has announced major changes in the Management. Rudolf Albert Scharping, Germany’s former Minister of Defence, has been elected as non-independent Director of the company. Besides, Founder of MESNAC Yuan Zhongxue has stepped down from the post of Chairman. Company’s Chief Financial Officer  He Ning will be […]

Market Watch

  • Rising crude oil prices, rupee depreciation, fresh trade tension between the US and China, the electoral setbacks received by the BJP in Karnataka and UP etc contributed to a 2% to 13% fall in the stock prices of Indian tyre majors Following the downtrend on the bourses, the stocks of most Indian tyre companies reported […]

  • A recent market study by Ceresana has stated that the global market volume of Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) to increase by two percent until 2025. The SBR is mainly found in vehicle tyres and is the best-selling synthetic rubber. The world consumption of SBR amounts to about 5.1 million tonnes, and more than half of global […]

Features

  • By P Venugopal The global tyre majors have made significant headway in the implementation of a sustainable natural rubber sourcing policy that aims not only at preserving the forests and the biodiversity but also the long-lasting development of local communities and economies. The global sustainable natural rubber initiative received a […]

  • By P Venugopal: The question being asked in the context of the exponential growth of the global nitrile glove market and the lingering concerns over NR latex allergy is: Will nitrile glove eventually edge out its NR cousin from the market? Experts feel that there is still an assured market […]

Industry

  • Synthomer, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of aqueous polymers with leadership positions in many markets, has introduced the new Litex QuickShield™ 1545, a carboxylated SBR binder with a self-crosslinking formula for protecting glass fibre mesh. It boasts a significantly faster curing process and excellent alkali resistance that fully complies with the ETAG 004 norm. […]

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd delivered a stellar performance for the Third Quarter (“3QFY18”) ended May 31, 2018. In 3QFY18, the Group delivered sales revenue of RM1.1 billion, a 26.6% increase year-on-year and the first time Top Glove has achieved sales revenue of above RM1 billion within a single quarter. Profit Before Tax also rose 46.7% […]

  • Bridgestone Corporation has announced the release of the Sustainability Report 2017–2018 for Bridgestone Group. The report reaffirms the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our Way to Serve,” which provides a framework for how Bridgestone does business, develops products and interacts with customers and the communities it serves. The report highlights efforts from around the […]

  • RPG Group company CEAT has signed a MoU with the Government of Tamil Nadu, India, to construct a greenfield tyre manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. The MoU was signed in the presence of E Palaniswami , Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and Anant Goenka, Managing Director of CEAT. The investment worth Rs 40 billion […]

Interviews

  • Sharad P Matade The one-and-a-half century old Sri Lankan rubber industry has been a pioneer in many breakthroughs in the Asian rubber industry. Millions of people are dependent on the upstream rubber industry, which is a major contributor to the country’s economy. However, falling production, volatile prices, unpredictable weather, ineffective implementation of policies etc are […]

  •   By Prof T N Kalamani: An emerging force in the world tyre manufacturing sector, the Indian tyre industry has won global recognition in terms of innovative technology, processes, practices and quality of products. Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing with its emphasis on automation, robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) could help the tyre industry […]

  • Ranked currently as one of the top three energy companies and top 10 petrochemicals producers globally, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been recognized as a key player in the elastomer business across the world. RIL’s vast and valuable experience in the SR industry spanning three decades, its reputation as a cost-efficient producer and uninterrupted supplier […]

Perspective

  • By John Stone: It will be interesting to watch if the Tire Cologne Show 2018, supposed to be the most important tyre show in Europe in the coming years, will actually deliver its promises Tyre shows in Europe have always been very competitive; but towards the end of May, with […]

Technology

  • Toyo Tire has developed its own “Mobility Aerodynamics” (aerodynamic simulation) technology through the application of aerodynamic flow simulations. The technology will be effective in designing tyres that can further reduce fuel consumption and increase electric vehicle range. The new technology can predict the aerodynamic characteristics of tyres and vehicles under […]

International Rubber Price

17/07/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 151.70
RSS4 – 150.80
SMR20 –  133.65
Latex 60% –  106.10

Indian Rubber Price

17/07/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 129.50
ISNR20 – 128.50
Latex – 60% –  81.90

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