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News

  • The world production of natural rubber fell 5.2% to 2.989 million tonnes in the first quarter (January-March) of 2019 from 3.152 million tonnes recorded during the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released by Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries(ANRPC). Apart from the presence of wintering seasons and prevailing low rubber prices […]

  • The first Compounding World Expo in North America was held on May 8-9,2019, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the biggest ever focused event for the plastics compounding industry, building on the success of last year’s debut expo in Essen, Germany. More than 2,000 people have attended the event. The number of […]

People

  • South Korea’s SONGWON Industrial Co. Ltd. has announced the appointment of Olivier Keiser as the organization’s 1st Chief Sustainability Officer. In this newly-created role, Keiser will lead the development of the organization’s global sustainability strategy and ensure that a sustainability framework is embedded and aligned in SONGWON’s corporate strategy and planning. He will report directly […]

  • Here is a tribute from Dr R Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), to late Biswanath Dutta, an expert in the field of rubbers/polymers and a former Chairman of IRI Kolkata Branch Biswanath Dutta had an active career for more than 50 years in the field of rubbers/polymers. Born on January 30, 1944, he served […]

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 […]

Features

  • By Anna Kucirkova Advances in technology and road design promise to improve road safety. Many of the innate dangers of driving will be radically reduced as more new vehicles are sold with more safety technology onboard. Vision Zero may well be a realistic goal in urban areas across the globe […]

  • 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 […]

Industry

  • Specialty chemicals company LANXESS reported 3.7% increase in net income from EUR 81 million to EUR 84 million in the first quarter(January-March) of 2019. Group sales amounted to EUR 1.822 billion, on a par with the previous year’s level. EBITDA pre exceptionals rose by 1.9 % to EUR 275 million compared with EUR 270 million […]

  • ExxonMobil has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, which doubles the plant’s manufacturing capacity and increases global manufacturing capacity of SantopreneTM thermoplastic elastomers by 25 %. “ExxonMobil’s high-performance plastics help make automotive and consumer products lighter, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and higher performance, compared with products made with […]

  • ExxonMobil announced that it will proceed with a $2 billion investment to expand its Baytown, Texas chemical plant, which will create approximately 2,000 jobs during construction and contribute to the approximate 15 % return the company expects from its chemical investments. ExxonMobil’s Baytown facility is the largest integrated petrochemical complex in the US and is […]

  • Continental has laid the foundation stone for its new company headquarters in Hanover. CEO Dr Elmar Degenhart and Executive Board members Dr Ariane Reinhart and Wolfgang Schäfer hosted the ceremony at the construction site on Hans-Böckler-Allee. The new company headquarters will contain enough space for 1,250 employees, with reserve space available for increasing capacity to […]

Interviews

  • International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), the world’s most powerful body engaged in promoting and supporting the global rubber industry — both natural and synthetic — is celebrating its 75th anniversary. In fact, IRSG is the sole organisation that brings together producers, processors, traders, users, financial institutions and other stakeholders with the aim to provide a […]

  • Acute shortage of NR has been hitting the Indian tyre industry where it hurts the most. Production planning is in serious disarray due to volatility in availability of NR in the country, says K M Mammen, Chairman & Managing Director of MRF Ltd, who was recently elected as the new Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers […]

  • 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 […]

Perspective

  • By Ali  Hines When it comes to attempts at reducing deforestation and protecting indigenous land rights, voluntary corporate commitments and self-regulated commodity schemes have predominantly failed. Ultimately, the kinds of abuses we have already seen caused by industrial rubber expansion need national legal reforms which vitally uphold indigenous peoples’ rights […]

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

23/05/2019 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 181.70
RSS4 – 180.80
SMR20 –  152.80
Latex 60% –  118.20

Indian Rubber Price

23/05/2019 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 141.50
ISNR20 – 129.00
Latex – 60% –  95.65

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