Improving Brazilian NR competitiveness

By Diogo Esperante The Association of Producers of Natural Rubber of São Paulo (APABOR) seeks to resort to better productive practices, thus improving production efficiency, quality and competitiveness of their national product. The Brazilian Natural Rubber Productive...

Latest advances in automotive safety reduce dangers of driving

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...

Global reclaim rubber market poised to surge ahead

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...

Colombia’s emerging NR industry: challenges and prospects

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...

Myanmar huge potential for NR production

By Pramod Thomas: Myanmar is the seventh largest producer of Natural rubber(NR) among the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) members. This newest member of ANRPC has great potential to play a bigger role in NR production. Myanmar, formerly known...

Emerging powers in global NR supply

Recent ANRPC statistics on NR production suggest that there is enough scope for new countries to be part of the global NR supply chain. There are countries with huge potential to grow NR and serve the global market. Myanmar and Colombia suit well in this bandwagon....