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  • Farewell to A Ajith Kumar, Chairman, Indian Rubber Board

    A befitting farewell has been given to A Ajith Kumar IAS, who is demitting the office of the Chairman and Executive Director of the Rubber Board, India, by the employees of the Board at Kottayam, Kerala. He will hand over the charges to Dr Shanmuga Sundaram IAS on November 24, […]

  • Sri Lanka to host IRSG World Rubber Summit 2018

    The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Plantation Industries of the Government of Sri Lanka, will organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2018, to be held on May 7, 8, 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme of the summit will be ‘Breaking Barriers towards […]


  • Dr Ranjit Matthan honored with ISO TC Award

    Dr Ranjit Matthan (right) with Acting ISO TC Chairman Dato’ Dr Ong Eng Long. Presentation at Official banquet by Hosts ANSI (ASTM)-USA The 65th Meeting of the ISO TC45 (Rubber and Rubber Products Committee) Meeting held from October 22- 26, 2017, at Hawaii honoured Dr Ranjit Matthan, renowned rubber scientist […]

  • Jim Pritchett is the new Manager of Cooper’s Tupelo plant

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Jim Pritchett as Plant Manager of its tyre manufacturing facility in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is responsible for directing all plant operations with a focus on manufacturing excellence including safety, product quality, manufacturing, equipment reliability, efficiency, sustainability, process improvement and standardisation. The Tupelo plant […]

Market Watch

  • Global female contraceptive market to touch $7.09 billion by 2019 end

    The global market for female contraceptives is expected to touch $7.09 billion by the end of 2019. During this period the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.53%. The global market for female contraceptives is estimated to be $4.71 billion in the year 2014. Contributing to the […]

  • India consumes more NR than China in Jan-Sept 2017: ANRPC

    World demand of Natural Nubber (NR) including non-ANRPC (Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries) member countries, grew nine per cent to 9.637 million tonnes during the first nine months of 2017 compared to 9.550 million tonnes recorded during the same period in 2016, said the latest Natural Rubber Trends and […]


  • Indian Tyre Industry -Surging Economy, Auto Boom to Fuel Growth

    By Rajiv Budhraja: Bright economic outlook, booming auto sales, fast development of road infrastructure, huge investment in capacity creation, rising demand from the young population, expanding middle-class etc are set to drive the growth of the Indian tyre industry The economic outlook for India in the coming years bodes well […]


    By A Saj Mathews: The present slight breather in global NR market is, of course, a welcome relief though it can in no way be considered as the beginning of a boom. All indications are that the market will be balanced in the medium term and price volatility may continue […]


  • LANXESS expects record earnings in 2017

    Specialty chemicals company LANXESS expects highest earnings in its history following an excellent third quarter of 2017. Global sales increased by 25.1% to EUR 2.4 billion from EUR 1.9 billion during the same period last year. EBITDA pre exceptionals improved by 35% to EUR 347 million, compared with EUR 257 […]

  • BKT sets up new R&D centre at Bhuj, India

    BKT has opened its new Research & Development Centre at Bhuj in Gujarat, India. The Center has been named ‘Suresh Poddar Innovation Hub’ in honour of Suresh, the eldest of the Poddar brothers. It is situated within an area of 25 acres called the ‘Mahabirprasad Poddar Knowledge Center’ (MPKC), in […]

  • LANXESS expands its CSR outreach in Nagda, India

    LANXESS India Private Limited, the leading speciality chemicals company, has taken another major step towards creating a sustainable environment in and around Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, India by undertaking three projects as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nagda Municipal corporation […]

  • Semperit Group expands facility in Odry, Czech Republic

    Speciality rubber products firm Semperit Group has further expanded the Semperflex Optimit in Odry, Czech Republic. The company invested 20 million euros in the latest expansion of the hydraulic hose production, enhancing the capacities in Europe’s largest hose factory. With this step, Semperit creates additional jobs in the high double-digit […]


  • GST is Beneficial to all Sectors of Transport and Logistics

    The new GST regime will prove beneficial to all the sectors associated with transport and logistics, including the tyre industry. Apart from making the supply chain more efficient, the logistic industry would be able to better utilise their assets enabling them to offer better freight charges, says Satish Sharma, President, […]


    Rubber Park at Irapuram is a standing illustration to the success of a pioneering venture initiated jointly by Rubber Board, India, and Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) way back in 1997. Over the years, the Park has emerged as viable model of a sector-specific industrial cluster. In an exclusive […]


    India’s first Rubber Park at Irapuram, opened on an experimental basis in Kerala, the home of Indian rubber, has over the years proved to be a big success with all the units working fairly well. The Park has shown how viably can various types of rubber industry units operate under […]



    By Dr. M.D Jessy: Diverse crops can be integrated with rubber without any adverse effect on its growth and yield. Crop diversification in young rubber plantations ensures additional income for growers during the long gestation period and more efficient utilization of land Rubber has a long gestation period of around […]


  • LANXESS to enhance research on next-gen materials

    The Urethane Systems business unit of LANXESS has decided to join the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, in order to enhance its scientific research on next generation materials. CUMIRP acts as a cross-roads where university research and education meet with industrial […]

International Rubber Price

24/11/2017 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 155.60
RSS4 – 154.65
SMR20 –  140.60
Latex 60% –  116.15

Indian Rubber Price

24/11/2017 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 126.00
ISNR20 – 107.00
Latex – 60% –  82.40

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