Indian tyre stocks recover on lowering trade tensions
BKT opens its new European Headquarters
Marangoni opens new Ringtread franchise in Chennai
India's widening demand-supply gap in NR hits manufacturing

News

  • The share of synthetic rubber in total world rubber consumption contracted marginally(-1.8%) from 53.6% in 2017 to 52.6% in 2018, according to the latest Rubber Industry Report released by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG). The SR share of USA in 2018 stood at 65.2%, China 44.1%, Asia-Pacific (excluding China) 46.8% and European Union-28 67.5%. […]

  • ANRPC member-countries exported a total volume of 888,000 tonnes of NR during January 2019, up 1.8% from the same month in the previous year. The volume of export was up 1.6% in Thailand, 20.1% in Vietnam and 29.8% in Cambodia. However, the volume was down in the case of Indonesia (-7.4%) and Malaysia (-0.5%). During […]

People

  • Leading rubber producer ARLANXEO has announced the appointment of Donald Chen as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from May 1, 2019. He succeeds Jorge Nogueira, who is retiring after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Donald Chen has come from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), where he […]

  • K M Mammen, Chairman & Managing Director, MRF Ltd, has been elected as Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), the national industry body for automotive tyre sector in India. Anshuman Singhania, Director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, is the new Vice-Chairman of the organisation. Established in 1975, ATMA is the most powerful body […]

Market Watch

  • Moving in tandem with the trends on the bourses, stocks of tyre companies recovered in the period of February 25, 2019 to April 12, 2019. During the period, the BSE Sensex gained over 7%, while the stocks of tyre companies increased in the range from 1% to 9%. In February, investors remained concerned over increasing […]

  • By Sharad P Matade Stocks of Indian tyre companies performed below the trends on the bourses during the period from December 17, 2018 to February 22, 2019. The BSE Sensex had a flat growth during the period, while most of tyre companies’ stocks reported a negative growth. In December 2018, the global equity markets were […]

Features

  • By P Venugopal: Increasing applications of reclaim rubber in various end-use industries, growing preference for reclaim rubber over synthetic rubber due to fluctuating oil prices, stringent government regulations to promote recyclable material usage etc. are driving the growth of global reclaim rubber market. However, emergence of innovative elastomer-based products, increasing […]

  • By A Saj Mathews: The geographic location of Colombia makes it a major natural rubber supplier for the United States, Latin American and the European Union markets. This article is an overview of the Colombian rubber industry which is striving to make a mark in the global rubber industry. Colombia […]

Industry

  • LANXESS has launched the the new Lewatit MDS TP 208 ion exchange resin for brine purification in chlor-alkali electrolysis. Lewatit MDS TP 208 protects highly sensitive electrolysis membranes and its finely dispersed polymer beads reduce the energy input effectively by preventing damage to the ion exchange membranes used for electrolysis, thus extending their lifespan. The […]

  • Replacement consumer tyre sales declined -3% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). During the quarter, truck tyre replacement registered a 9% growth, continuing last year’s positive trend. The agricultural tyres sales reported a 1% increase year on year. In 2018, the sector performed poorly for […]

  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) began manufacturing tyres for trucks and buses at its Brazil factory on March 1, 2019, following the recent installation of new production equipment. The Brazil factory currently has plans to augment its production capacity to 1,000 tyres for trucks and buses by the end of 2020. Previously, SRI’s Brazilian subsidiary […]

  • Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), the JV company active in the commercial vehicle retreading sector in India, has opened a new Full Service RINGTREAD Franchisee at Chennai, India, in collaboration with – Xtramiles – a new entrant into the tyre retreading business. Giuseppe Marangoni, Vice President, Group Marangoni, and Harsh Gandhi, Joint Managing Director, GRP […]

Interviews

  • By A Saj Mathews: In the highly competitive global rubber chemicals market, Schill+Seilacher/Struktol’s products continue to be the benchmark in the industry. It’s all thanks to the company’s investment and focus on R&D to develop innovative and affordable products to their customers across the globe. In an exclusive interview to Rubber Asia, on the sidelines […]

  • By Sharad Matade: Vadim Lishinsky, Director for International Development, Sibur The butyl rubber (IIR) plant of Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (RSEPL), a joint venture between Reliance and Sibur, is all set to come on stream by the middle of this year. The lower logistic costs and the parentage of Reliance — the largest company […]

  • The demand for reclaim rubber globally is inching up year after year and the trade war between China and the US has opened a window for export of reclaim rubber to USA, says Rajendra Gandhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd. (GRP), one of the largest producers of reclaim rubber globally. In an […]

Perspective

  • By A Saj Mathews: Rubber recycling is the process of converting end-of-life or worn-out old tyres, tubes etc. into material that can be utilized in new products. New innovations in recycling promises better results and ensure a sustainable future for the rubber industry According to the tyre industry, tyre recycling […]

Technology

  • Garnetread™ patented traction formula produces tires with superior traction in winter with increased control on dry and rain slick pavement, the perfect all season tire traction and control solution. The pace-setting garnet traction tire formula has an excellent addition to all existing rubber-based tire configurations, says Garnetread™ James Scheller was […]

International Rubber Price

22/04/2019 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 176.00
RSS4 – 175.10
SMR20 –  151.90
Latex 60% –  120.90

Indian Rubber Price

22/04/2019 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 128.00
ISNR20 – 122.50
Latex – 60% –  88.25

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