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  • BKT wins “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year” Award

    Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) was presented with the “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year” Award for port and terminal cargo handling equipment at the recently concluded Terminal Operator Excellence Awards 2016 function in Dubai. The award was based on various parameters including technological innovation, product performance, durability, sustainable manufacturing and […]

  • Slight fall in global NR exports forecast

    Total export of NR from ANRPC member-countries during the first 11 months of 2016 is estimated at 8.254 million tonnes, up 0.9 per cent from the same period a year ago. During this period, export rose by 4.9 per cent in Thailand, 11.4 per cent in Vietnam and 14% in […]


  • RRII’s Dr C Bindu Roy wins Best Woman Scientist Award

    Dr C Bindu Roy, Senior scientist, Rubber Research Institute of India(RRII), has been selected for the Guman Devi Memorial Best Woman Scientist Award. This award is presented based on a national contest, which shortlisted five women scientist from across India. The presentations were in the annual conference and 38th national […]

  • Dr Nguyen Ngoc Bich is the new Secretary General of ANRPC

    Dr Nguyen Ngoc Bich, nominee of Vietnam is the new Secretary General of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). He succeeds the present incumbent Ms Sheela Thomas and will assume office on 1st December, 2017 at the ANRPC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr Bich has been in the […]

Market Watch

  • Global Rubber market what’s in store for 2017?

    By Jom Jacob Besides a favourable demand-supply fundamental, natural rubber market during 2017 is expected to gain from anticipated trends in crude oil market and improvement in commodity prices. However, possibility of rubber prices taking a substantial jump in 2017 is bleak unless global economy shifts to a much faster […]


    By A.Saj Mathews There are signs of a slight breather in the ailing natural rubber market thanks to a revival in the Chinese demand, upward trend in crude oil price, appreciation of US dollar etc. Meanwhile, in the Indian context, demonetisation policy of the Government appears to be a hurdle […]


  • Online tyre sales picking up in India

    Apart from a number of online tyre selling companies, tyre majors such as Apollo Tyres and Michelin India too are promoting sale of tyres through their own online portals Buying tyres on e-commerce portals in India may not be as popular as it is in the developed markets, but it […]

  • NR: It’s time for a paradigm shift

    By A. Saj Mathews Natural rubber (NR) market is badly craving for a turnaround. Though a few positive signs are around, the long wait for a significant recovery on the price front is still elusive. The fundamentals of demand-supply are not that encouraging for the short-term. Forecasts by rubber bodies […]


  • Online tyre sales picking up in India

    By Sharad P Matade Apart from a number of online tyre selling companies, tyre majors such as Apollo Tyres and Michelin India too are promoting tyre sales through their own online portals Buying tyres on e-commerce portals in India may not be as popular as it is in the developed […]

  • TYRES – Basis of all progress

    By Adam Gosling All man-made developments are based on the foundation of the tyres which are truly the international ambassador of trade. We need to know ourselves and educate others about the critical roles tyres play in our daily lives in order to generate some respect for them. Look after […]


  • Auto boom to drive rubber hoses market: Siddharth Jaiswal

    The global automotive rubber hoses market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% to $11.36 billion in revenue by 2020 thanks to the growing auto sales in emerging markets as well as in developed countries, predicts Siddharth Jaiswal, Analyst for Automotive Practice at Technavio, a leading technology research […]


  • Downside of weight reduction

    By Peter Taylor The most recent round of anti-dumping duties on the Chinese truck tyres by the US has put the Chinese producers into a difficult and costly technical challenge. When they try to re-direct their tyres away from N. America to the European markets, they need to remain competitive […]


  • SWCNTs: Revolutionary additives

    By A Saj Mathews Single wall carbon nano tubes (SWCNTs) are one of the most effective conductive additives which can significantly increase electrical and thermal conductivity and improve the mechanical properties and other important characteristics of materials. Russia-based OCSiAl, the pioneer in the field with its TUBALL™ brand of innovative SWCNTs, […]

International Rubber Price

16/01/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 266.80
RSS4 – 265.95
SMR20 – 227.80
Latex 60% –  159.10

Indian Rubber Price

16/01/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 149.00
ISNR20 – 139.00
Latex – 60% –  88.50

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