Lord Corporation to expand presence in New Energy Vehicle market
https://rubberasia.com/2018/01/31/will-new-year-bring-cheer-nr-growers/
Benoit Rivallant to lead Apollo's European operations
Yokohama adopts sustainable NR procurement policy
MRF ranked 48th among Top 75 brands in India

News

  • Along with the celebration of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, IRSG is organising a photo competition to pay tribute to women’s contribution to the rubber industry. This contest is supported by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and prizes are sponsored by Namazie International. Women play an important role in the whole […]

  • The Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) commemorated the 63rd year of its formation with a Foundation Day Lecture by Prof V K Ramachandran, Vice Chairman of Kerala State Planning Board. In his lecture, Prof Ramachandran said achieving economies of scale in agriculture is a challenge and increasing productivity, profitability and ecological sustainability is the […]

People

  • Apollo Tyres has promoted Benoit Rivallant as the President of its European Operations. Benoit, who has been associated with Apollo Tyres since 2014, brings a wealth of experience from his international career in the Tyre Industry. He succeeds Mathias Heimann, who after leading the company’s European Operations successfully for the […]

  • Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, has announced the appointment of Markus Rimmele as its General Manager – U.S. Operations and Technology Services. With more than 20 years of experience in electrical engineering, the commissioning of multimillion-dollar equipment, operations management, team building […]

Market Watch

  • The Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) listed their new Technically Specified Rubber (TSR) futures contracts on October 9, 2018 after receiving regulatory approval from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. TSR is a class of natural rubber and, along with Ribbed Smoked Sheet (RSS), are key […]

  • 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 […]

Features

  • By Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa: Badly hit by prolonged drop in natural rubber (NR) prices, Vietnam, the world’s third largest NR producer, plans to boost domestic consumption by promoting the manufacturing of rubber products such as tyres, gloves, automobile spare parts etc for both domestic and export markets Globally, […]

  • The escalating US-China tariff war has serious implications for the Indian tyre & rubber industry as the US is India’s biggest market for rubber products as well as the largest tyre export destination, while China is its largest import partner. It may open the possibility of China considering India as […]

Industry

  • The Lord Corporation has been serving global rubber industry for over six decades. Its expertise in rubber field offers innovative solutions to meet the disruptive demands in automotive, power generation, civil engineering, mining, aerospace, military, oil and gas, and industrial applications. In an interview to Rubber Asia, Gareth McAllister, President, Asia Pacific, at Lord Corp, […]

  • Yokohama Rubber has launched a new procurement policy aimed at sourcing rubber more sustainably, amid concerns over the adverse impact of deforestation. The company’s “Procurement Policy for the Sustainable Natural Rubber” outlines the company’s commitments on how it will source natural rubber, the basis for the production of Yokohama’s tyres, without causing deforestation or harming […]

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Limited, a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, has announced that it will enter a consultation period to explore ceasing light vehicle tyre production at its Melksham site in Wiltshire over a period of 10 months. Subject to consultation, light vehicle tyres currently produced in Melksham may be […]

  • MRF Ltd has been ranked 48th in a list of Top 75 brands in India in a brand survey conducted by the global consultancy firm Kantar in association with WPP. Last year, MRF was ranked 30 out of the Top 50 Brands and valued at USD 1,003 million. This year, 8 new categories have been […]

Interviews

  • Since the US is China’s single largest importer of tyres, any tariff barrier imposed by the US will mean such imports will get diverted to other countries, especially India being a fast-growing market. That’s a major concern for the Indian tyre industry, says Anant Goenka, Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA). In an interview […]

  • Greenpeace, a non-governmental environmental organisation, recently published a report on the destruction of tropical forests and land grabbing in Cameroon by Sudcam, a Cameroonian subsidiary of Halcyon Agri, the global rubber giant which supplies rubber to major global tyre brands including Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Continental. The report has made the shocking revelation that between […]

  • The Synthetic Rubber industry is a globalised industry that has a presence in all geographical areas of the world and in recent years has experienced significant growth in the Asia Pacific region. But like any industry, it can be affected by everything that happens in the places which operates or commercialises its products. So, any […]

Perspective

  • By Adam Gosling: Why do humans always choose to look with eyes shut when considering tyres, personal safety and the safety of other road users? The novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller details the quandary a military serviceman found himself in where he knew what he was doing was crazy, […]

Technology

  • You can soon expect to drive your car on tyres that have the same colour as your vehicle and that need inflating only once a year. Dr Sabu Thomas, Professor of Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology and Vice-Chancellor in charge of MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, and his team have successfully developed […]

International Rubber Price

17/10/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 144.70
RSS4 – 143.70
SMR20 –  133.60
Latex 60% –  98.60

Indian Rubber Price

17/10/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 127.50
ISNR20 – 115.00
Latex – 60% –  97.75

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