Malaysia raises subsidy for tappers to boost rubber production

The Malaysian Government has agreed to raise the activation price of the Rubber Production Incentive (RPI) scheme to compensate tappers’ losses during the decline in global rubber price. Datuk Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director General of Malaysia Rubber Board, said the...

How to take care of your electric car tyres

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is sweeping the world. As the automotive industry is all set to migrate from internal combustion (IC) engine vehicle to Electric Vehicle (EV), it will have a serious effect on tyres, a key component of the electric vehicle. Experts...

Kesoram Industries to demerge its Birla Tyres business

Kesoram Industries Limited, a flagship company of the B.K.Birla Group of Companies, decided at a Board Meeting to spin off its Tyre Business (“Birla Tyres” ) by demerging this Undertaking into a Resulting Company, Birla Tyres Limited (“BTL”)....

Michelin to close its Dundee factory in UK by mid-2020

Michelin has announced its decision to close its Dundee factory in the United Kingdom by mid-2020. The Dundee site, opened in 1971 and which exclusively manufactures 16-inch and smaller Michelin tyres for cars, has faced serious difficulties in recent years due to a...