NR price imbroglio; When will price turnaround and why?

By Dr. Hidde P Smith: Renowned global rubber market analyst and former Secretary General of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has come out with his latest forecast about what’s in store for the rubber prices in the near future. According to him, the natural...

It’s boom time for rubber chemicals industry

By P Venugopal : The global rubber processing chemicals market is expected to witness rapid growth in the coming years thanks to a spurt in demand from the tyre and automotive industries and their increasing application across diverse industries. However, stringent...

Roadmap for making India self-reliant in NR by 2030

By James Jacob, Joby Joseph and T Siju (Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board, Kottayam): There is urgent need for a mission-mode approach to implement a roadmap for new planting and replanting in order to double India’s domestic NR production potential to...

Regulations to curb rubber chemicals market

By A Saj Mathews: Stringent regulations being imposed by governments due to hazardous impact of rubber chemicals on human health and environment are expected to curb the rubber processing chemicals market for the near future. Rubber chemicals are commodity products...

Vietnam to promote value addition to NR

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...