Yokohama unveils ‘Grand Design 2020’ Management Plan

The Yokohama Rubber has unveiled a new medium-term management plan, Grand Design 2020 (GD2020), till 2020. The plan targets to achieve annual sales of 700 billion Yen and annual operating income of 70 billion Yen by 2020. The new plan is the successor to Grand Design...

‘Carbon Black’ crisis for non-tyre rubber industry in India

The non-tyre small and medium rubber companies in India are in deep crisis owing to shortage of carbon black, one of the key raw materials. The All-India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) has urged the Indian government to remove anti-dumping duty on imports...

Solvay’s Panoli, India unit to reach full capacity by mid-2019

Multi-specialty chemical company Solvay has confirmed that that construction of its new Veradel polyethersulfone (PESU) production unit in Panoli, India is on schedule and will reach full capacity by mid-2019. The company made this announcement at Plastindia 2018 held...

Indian government lauds initiatives of RSDC

Indian Minister for Skill development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dharmendra Pradhan has appreciated the role being played by Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) in up-skilling the rubber sector in the country at the review meeting. The Minister expressed keen...

Scope for private entrepreneurs in rubber sector: N Rajagopal

Rubber Board Secretary N Rajagopal has pointed out that there is vast scope for private entrepreneurs in the country. He was inaugurating the series of workshops the Rubber Board is conducting in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for entrepreneurship development in...