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News

  • India’s natural rubber production on the rise

    The production of natural rubber in India has shown an increase of 10.94 % during the period from April 2016 to October 2016 as compared to the production in the same period during the last year, says Rubber Board, India. Production during the month of October 2016 alone shows an […]

  • Indian Rubber Board launches new system of tapping

    Rubber Board, India, has developed a new system of tapping in which tapping can be done on only one fourth circumference of the tree, instead of the present half spiral. By adopting this new system, a tapper can tap more number of trees as the length of tapping panel is […]

People

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

    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 […]

  • Tom Formanek to lead Tire Industry Association

      Tom Formanek, the newly elected President of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), has long and varied experience in the tyre industry, particularly in sales and tyre service products. Upon graduating from North Iowa Area Community College in 1982, Formanek started his career in the truck equipment industry by working […]

Market Watch

  • Tyre stocks gain on falling input costs

    By Sharad Matade Despite volatility on the bourses, shares of most tyre companies performed well mainly on account of the continued fall in rubber prices Taking a cue from the plunging raw material prices, many tyre companies’ stocks managed to perform well despite the volatility on the bourses. In the […]

  • Car accessories market forecast to post 7.5 % growth

    The global exterior car accessories market revenues are predicted to reach US$ 142.24 billion by the end of 2016, which will further reach US$ 253.07 billion through to 2024, says Persistence Market Research(PMR), leading global market intelligence and consulting agency. This represents a healthy growth at a CAGR of 7.5% […]

Features

  • Indian tyre majors in expansion mode

    By Sharad Matade Anticipating good demand growth for tyres, the Indian tyre majors are planning to invest about Rs 250 billion in capacity expansion within the country and abroad Braving out the adverse effects of growing cheap tyre imports, mainly of TBR tyres from China, and falling production, the Indian […]

  • 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 […]

Industry

  • BKT tyre launch for port, logistics reach-stacker

    Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has launched a range of tyres for logistics and port handling, specially designed for every type of equipment. The distinct features of these tyres include extended tyre life-cycle, extraordinary stability in lift mode, excellent wear and puncture resistance, exceptional heat dissipation etc, a company Press Release […]

  • Monitor & Maintain for Best Returns

    By Adam Gosling Where tyres are concerned, quality does not stop at the point of purchase. The highest quality of maintenance is equally important in gaining maximum returns from the investment made in tyres. There is a saying that sums up the feelings one gets looking back at a purchase […]

Interviews

  • ARLANXEO set to emerge as a global brand for SR: Jan Paul de Vries ARLANXEO CEO Jan Paul de Vries-3

    The formation of ARLANXEO, a joint venture of two giant companies — LANXESS and Saudi Aramco — is a landmark development in the global synthetic rubber business. In an interview to Rubber Asia, Jan Paul de Vries, Chief Executive Officer of ARLANXEO, explains the factors that led to the formation […]

Perspective

  • NR plantation sector : Bane of cyclical prices dr-p-j-joseph

    By Dr DK Joseph Natural rubber contributed almost 45% to the agricultural GDP of Kerala, which accounts for 90% of India’s NR output. The State’s rubber plantation sector has over one million growers and half a million workers. It is the only source of livelihood for nearly 1.5 million families. […]

Technology

  • LANXESS develops oil pan module from polyamide 6

    LANXESS has developed an oil pan module from polyamide 6 for the new six-cylinder boxer engines of the Porsche 911 Carrera. Motor oil pans from polyamide 6 have high level of functional integration, much lighter than an aluminum design, and outstanding long-term resistance to engine oils, the company says in […]

International Rubber Price

05/12/2016 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 204.45
RSS4 – 203.60
SMR20 – 176.85
Latex 60% –  131.15

Indian Rubber Price

05/12/2016 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 129.00
ISNR20 – 119.00
Latex – 60% –  81.35

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