Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Anil Sampat posthumously
Dr RP Singhania conferred with Industry Leadership Award
Apollo Tyres launches new range of high-tech TBR tyres
ARC 2016: Global line-up of speakers for mega retread event

News

  • NR production falls despite rise in mature area

    Total production of natural rubber (NR) in all member-countries of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) fell by 0.3 per cent, year-on-year, to 6.905 million tonnes during the first eight months (January-August) of 2016, as against 6.923 tonnes during the corresponding period of […]

  • Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Anil Sampat posthumously CP2B1364 SAMPAT

    Life Time Achievement Award was conferred posthumously on late Anil Sampat, rubber industry veteran and past President of AIRIA, at the National Rubber Conference (NRC) 2016 which concluded in Mumbai recently. The award, instituted by AIRIA in recognition of his contribution to the rubber industry, […]

People

  • IISRP mourns loss of senior executive

    Milton J. Rhoad, a former Managing Director of The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP), passed away on August 13, 2016. “Milton was IISRP’s Managing Director from March 1978 until his retirement in 1985,” stated Juan Ramon Salinas, IISRP Managing Director and CEO. He […]

  • Salvatore Pinizzotto is the new IRSG Secretary General

    Salvatore Pinizzotto, a renowned commodities market expert has been selected as the new Secretary General of the Singapore based International Rubber Study Group (IRSG). Pinizzotto will officially take up the post of Secretary General on 1 January 2017 at the end of the tenure of Dr Stephen Evans. P […]



Price Watch

  • Tyre stocks make a roller-coaster ride in volatile market

    Mixed corporate earnings, anxieties over Brexit, Government approval for Pay Commission recommendations, rate cut by Reserve bank of India, hopes of better monsoon this year, some key legislative events etc influenced the market sentiments Volatilities in recent months in the Indian equity market re […]

  • Slight breather in NR market as prices rebound PS

    In a welcome relief, natural rubber markets – both domestic and international – are showing signs of recovery with the prices turning slightly bullish. However, whether this surge is an indication of a progressive rebound in the long-term is a matter to wait and see. The current price surge is attri […]

Industry

  • LANXESS to acquire Chemtura Corporation

    Leading specialty chemicals company LANXESS has announced plans to acquire US-based Chemtura Corporation, one of the major global providers of high-quality flame retardant and lubricant additives. The companies have signed a definitive acquisition agreement. The transcation with an enterprise value […]

  • ATMA holds campaign to promote road safety

    Leading tyre manufacturers under the aegis of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) carried out a comprehensive 2-day Tyre Care & Road Safety campaign at Infosys Mysuru campus. Around 30 service engineers from tyre companies inspected the tyres of around 700 cars at the campus and sen […]

Features

  • Indiscriminate imports crippling Indian tyre industry Tyre

    Dumping of tyres into India particularly from China has seriously impacted domestic production, turnover of tyre manufactures and export of tyres from India in FY 2015-16. This has put a question mark over the massive capacity explansion planned by tyre majors in India In spite of the hue and cry ra […]

  • Need to regulate end-of-life tyres market in India

    By Sharad P Matade End-of-life tyres (ELT) or waste tyres are a chronic environmental issue in western countries and so now in India. The only difference is that India has started tackling this issue recently, but not effectively as its western counterparts. As India is riding on robust growth, more […]

Interviews

  • NR can keep pace with SR only through R&D: Dr Krisda Suchiva Krisda Suchiva-2

    Though Thailand continues to be the world’s No 1 producer of natural rubber, the Thai rubber industry is facing challenges relating to quality, yield, shortage of rubber scientists, technology, labour and automation. A breakthrough in research to correct these problems is urgently required as threats from the more consistent synthetic rubbers are looming, says Dr. Krisda Suchiva, Head of Rubber Technology Research Centre (RTEC), Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand. In an inter […]


 

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Perspective

  • Plantation industry in Kerala at a crossroads C Vinayaraghavan

    By C Vinayaraghavan President(SBU-B), Harrisons Malayalam Ltd(HML), and Chairman of Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) Factors such as low price realisation, high cost of production, high taxation and social cost, low labour productivity, shortage of workforce, unscientific land utilization pat […]

Technology

  • Yokohama Rubber launches all-new conveyor belt cover compound Yokohama

    Yokohama Rubber launched a newest conveyor belt cover compound “Tuftex α” to meet the most demanding applications, such as high-capacity reclaimers handling iron ore and coal at port stock yard facilities. The new cover compound features Yokohama’s advanced rubber compounding technology, achieving t […]


International Rubber Price

27/09/2016 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 165.00
RSS4 – 164.15
SMR20 – 138.45
Latex 60% –  113.85

Indian Rubber Price

27/09/2016 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 120.00
ISNR20 – 99.00
Latex – 60% –  77.15

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