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News

  • Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) and Directorate of Skill Development, Government of Tripura have entered into an arrangement for collaboration in skill development. They will establish collaborative projects in this regard. The tie-up recognizes the potential for strong links between RSDC and Directorate of Skill Development, Government of Tripura and […]

  • The fourth edition of the India Rubber Meet 2018 (IRM 2018), jointly organised by the Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and related sectors, will be held in Kochi on August 30-31, 2018 with the theme ‘Towards a sustainable rubber value chain’. The IRM is a regular forum […]

People

  • University of Akron Professor of polymer science Matthew Becker, a recognized scholar in organic polymer chemistry and biomaterials, has been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. The induction ceremony was held in Washington recently. The College of Fellows is among the […]

  • Anant Goenka, Managing Director, CEAT Limited and Rajeev Anand, Chairman & Managing Director, Goodyear India have been elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) respectively. Set up in 1975, ATMA is amongst the most active national industry bodies in India representing $8 billion automotive tyre […]

Market Watch

  • By Sharad P Matade: Disappointing Budget 2018 proposals, especially 10% capital gains tax on sale of equity shares or equity-oriented mutual funds, dampened the market sentiment even as better GDP figures and corporate results brought some relief to investors In tandem with trends on the bourses, stocks of most of […]

  • By Sharad P Matade: World Bank report lauding India’s ease of doing business, upgrading of India’s credit rating by Moody’s, buying spree by Foreign Institutional Investors and domestic Mutual Fund houses, impact of the election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh etc boosted sentiments on the bourses A positive momentum […]

Features

  • By Anil Skariah*: Process validation is documenting evidence which provides a high degree of assurance that a specific process will consistently result in a product that meets predetermined specifications and quality characteristics. Let’s start by breaking that definition down into its component parts and discussing them one by one. Evidence […]

  • By Louis Rumao*: Flame retardants play an important role in fire safety. However, there is concern over flame retardant additives that these may bio-accumulate in the body and remain in the environment for a long time Ability of materials to resist burning is very critical for applications such as furniture, […]

Industry

  • Leading 3D scanning and inspection solutions developer LMI Technologies has launched the Gocator firmware 5.0. The company also released a new hardware version of its Gocator 2100/2300 line profilers, offering over 2x the sensitivity of previous generations. The Gocator 5.0 delivers a scalable, responsive, high-definition 3D data visualizer that can […]

  • Birla Carbon will showcase the latest trends and technologies in the coatings industry at the American Coatings Show (ACS) 2018 to be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from April 10-12. Birla Carbon is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality carbon black and […]

  • The second edition of Xtractor, sponsored by BKT, has started from Cape Town, South Africa. Agriculture, technology, solidarity – are the keywords for this year’s event. The expedition´s latest-generation McCormick tractors are actually equipped with BKT tyres for all 50 stages from Cape Town to the city of Pretoria among […]

  • International oil and gas company ExxonMobil is exploring polypropylene manufacturing capacity expansion along the US Gulf Coast project to expand by up to 450,000 tonnes a year by 2021. A decision on investment in the project will be taken by 2018-end. The new facility will produce advanced polypropylene products which […]

Interviews

  • 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 […]

  • The Union Budget 2018 has many pluses such as credit support and lowering of tax rates for the MSMEs, increase in import duties of radial truck and bus tyres etc. However, these are hardly sufficient to fortify the rubber sector as an imperative component of the ‘Make in India’ drive, […]

  • There is a great opportunity in off-the-road-tyre business across the globe since there will always be a need to build or move something. In an interview to Rubber Asia, Koenraad Pringiers, Chief Executive Officer, Camso Loadstar, says that his company believes there’s a strong future for the solid tyre business. […]

Perspective

  • By Adam Gosling*: When the tyre doesn’t live up to our expectations or fail catastrophically not having enough air, we just blame the tyre, the brand or the tread pattern; we never care to look at how we treated the tyre and know that adequate air to a tyre is […]

Technology

  • The Yokohama Rubber Company has developed the world’s largest floating pneumatic rubber fender, with a diameter of six meters. The fender is designed to be used at offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG-FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system) to LNG tankers. The pneumatic fender […]

International Rubber Price

19/04/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 172.40
RSS4 – 171.40
SMR20 –  139.20
Latex 60% –  116.85

Indian Rubber Price

19/04/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 120.00
ISNR20 – 106.00
Latex – 60% –  82.40

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