Prabhash Subasinghe re-elected as Chairman of SLAMERP
IRMRA @ 60 celebrated in style
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News

  • A ‘cup of crisis’ for rubber growers in India

    The manufacturing industry in India seeks nod to import Cup lump into the country. The cup lump is the small amount of latex that drips into the cup after the collection of latex. It is one of the four types of field coagula collected from the rubber tree. Tree lace, […]

  • The Singapore connection in the Indonesian rubber sector

    The Singapore headquartered Halcyon Agri Corporation to become the single largest producer of Standard Indonesian Rubber (SIR) globally. The company is all set to acquire PT Sumber Djantin and PT Sumber Alam for S$105.3 million. Following this, four SIR factories, with a combined capacity of 132,000 metric tonnes, will come […]

People

  • Rajiv Prasad to head JK Tyre’s India Operations

    JK Tyre & Industries has appointed Rajiv Prasad as its President of India Operations. He is a veteran and has rich experience in leading and mentoring diverse teams across geographies. Rajiv has over three decades of industry experience. JK Tyre is a tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in […]

  • Zachariah George, ATRC Chairman, passes away

    Mr Zachariah George (77), renowned Rubber Technologist, Consultant and Chairman of Asian Tyre & Rubber Conference (ATRC), the flagship event of Asian Business Media (ABM), passed away on the morning of December 26, 2017, following cardiac arrest. His body will be brought to No 4/1 Cassuarina Drive, Neelankarai, ECR Road, […]

Market Watch

  • India revises rubber licence fee

    The government of India has revised the fees charged for special licences issued to rubber manufacturers, dealers and processors. The new rates are applicable from January 9, 2018. “The revised rate for issuing licenses per year or part of a year to rubber manufacturers (above four metric tonnes), dealers and […]

  • Positive trends help tyre stocks recover

    By Sharad P Matade: After seeing a decline in September 2017, stocks of most Indian tyre companies made gains in October in tandem with record high levels on the bourses triggered by a buying spree by FIIs and Mutual Fund houses, encouraging government announcements on recapitalisation of PSU banks, ambitious […]

Features

  • Sampling

    By Anil Skariah: During the manufacturing process, as it is difficult to inspect every produced item individually, the data describing the process status of a product are derived through sampling and making estimates for the entire lot What is sampling? In the manufacturing process, many measures are taken on the […]

  • Tackifying Resins:Vital Uses In Rubber Industry

    By Samir Majumdar: Tackifying Resins, mainly utilized to improve the tack of rubber components, have plenty of other applications as well including road marking/painting Tackifiers are chemicals or chemical compounds used in formulating rubber compounds and adhesives to increase the tack. The term “tack” is perhaps mostly used in the […]

Industry

  • LANXESS unveils leather fashion trends for 2019

    LANXESS has unveiled leather trends for the spring-summer season 2019. The Leather business unit provides this service twice a year so that leather designers, producers and suppliers can react early to future trends and realise new creative items. Furthermore, tanneries receive relevant formulations and practical advice on processing. The company […]

  • Apollo Tyres Andhra plant to start production in two years

    The foundation stone for Apollo Tyres’ seventh manufacturing facility globally was laid on January 9, 2018. The plant is located at Chinnapanduru Village, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India bordering the South-Eastern coast of India. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone in the presence of […]

  • Apollo Tyres flags off Mobile Medical Unit

    Apollo Tyres has flagged off ‘Apollo Tyres Healthcare Express’ Mobile Medical Unit for the health check of the truckers and the allied population. Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres, Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD, Apollo Tyres and Kultaran Singh Atwal, Chairman, All India Motor Transport Congress were present during […]

  • Glove prices to go up; Margma expects record revenue

    Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) president Denis Low Jau Foo said that the members would tweak their prices to match up with rising cost and this could see the price rising by about US$1 to US$1.50 per 1,000 pieces of gloves, a news report on The Star Online, has […]

Interviews

  • GST: Adopt, Adapt and be Adept is Our Only Option

    By Kamal K Chowdhury: GST being a new taxation scheme, some gestation period is required to get used to the it and receive its benefits over the long haul, says Kamal K. Chowdhury, President, All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA). In an email interview to Rubber Asia, he says the […]

  • Focused Govt policies a must for Indian Rubber Sector – Dr PK Viswanathan

    By KS Nayar: Globalisation has left a negative impact on the plantation labour. It has resulted in perpetuation of low wages, inferior social status and low human development among workers in this sector, says Dr PK Viswanathan, one of the editors of the scholarly book Globalisation, Development and Plantation Labour […]

  • Malaysia For Model Sustainable Rubber Industry – Dr Zairossani bin Mohd Nor, Director General, MRB

    The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), the powerful arm of the Malaysian Rubber Industry, is currently engaged in a concerted effort to make the domestic rubber industry self-sustainable amid challenges aplenty such as steep fall in prices, labour shortage, climate change etc. In an exclusive interview to Rubber Asia, Dr Zairossani […]

Perspective

  • Helping Tyre Technicians Stay Safe

    By John Stone: Amid ongoing reports of tyre technicians being seriously injured or killed at the roadside during work, it is encouraging that employers in the tyre market sector are investing heavily in the REACT Training programme which helps their fitters stay safe when changing a vehicle tyre at a […]

Technology

  • LANXESS can purify sea water up to 98%

    Reverse osmosis is being used for the desalination and purification of water. But the technology now in use is limited to recovery levels of 75-85% of purity. Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has added a new module to its LewaPlus software suite of reverse osmosis (RO) and ion exchange (IX) system. […]

International Rubber Price

19/01/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 174.00
RSS4 – 173.10
SMR20 –  153.65
Latex 60% –  127.30

Indian Rubber Price

19/01/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 127.50
ISNR20 – 114.00
Latex – 60% –  88.75

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