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News

  • The Yokohama Rubber has unveiled a new medium-term management plan, Grand Design 2020 (GD2020), till 2020. The plan targets to achieve annual sales of 700 billion Yen and annual operating income of 70 billion Yen by 2020. The new plan is the successor to Grand Design 100 (GD100), which was […]

  • The non-tyre small and medium rubber companies in India are in deep crisis owing to shortage of carbon black, one of the key raw materials. The All-India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) has urged the Indian government to remove anti-dumping duty on imports saying around 1,000 small and medium rubber units […]

People

  • MEMORIAL MEETING BY IRI CHENNAI FOR LATE ZACH The Chennai Branch of Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) conducted a condolence meeting in memory of late Zachariah George (Zach), former General Manager – Development and Technical, MRF Limited, on January 18, 2018, at Rain Tree Hotel, Chennai. The meeting was attended by […]

  • JK Tyre & Industries has appointed Rajiv Prasad as its President of India Operations. He is a veteran and has rich experience in leading and mentoring diverse teams across geographies. Rajiv has over three decades of industry experience. JK Tyre is a tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in […]

Market Watch

  • The global automotive rubber seal market is expected to cross $ 14.5 billion by 2022, says a TechSci Research report. The driving factors include rising demand for rubber seals from OEMs, growing rubber seal sales in the replacement market across the globe, and increasing penetration of passenger cars in developing […]

  • Italian retread equipment manufacturer TRM has developed a new line of automated retreading equipment named Latitude. It is built around a robotic style buffing machine that is designed to minimize process time, cut labour and increases consistency in buff texture. The equipment line will be officially launched in March during […]

Features

  • By John Stone: Extreme precaution is taken to safeguard against the dangers of winter driving in Europe.What is often neglected is the protection of the tyres and alloy wheels from the damage that winter’s sub-zero temperatures can inflict on them At the moment, Europe is traditionally in the full grip […]

  • By Louis Rumao: Besides having a more conducive regulatory environment to start and operate business, the US, the world’s largest trading nation as well as the second largest manufacturer representing a fifth of the global manufacturing output, can also attract businesses on account of some of its special attributes The […]

Industry

  • Global off-highway tyremaker BKT organised the fourth edition of International Marketing Meeting at the Quality Hotel San Martino in Garbagnate Monastero, Lecco, Italy on January 26,27, 2018. The theme of the event was ‘Growing social together’based on Social media deeply influencing purchase behaviour. Activities dedicated to marketing, sales promotion, and […]

  • LANXESS India has committed EUR 75,000 (around Rs 5.3 million) per year to Teach For India, which promotes the need for quality education throughout the country. Dr Jacques Perez, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India has handed over the cheque to Dimple Gujral, Chief Financial Officer, Teach For India […]

  • The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is an international association of chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals and others in the rubber, polymer or related fields within industry, academia and government. The century old Rubber Division is committed to enhance science, technology and […]

  • By Paul Vance (General Manager, Crusader Chemicals): An innovative form of silicone, IndusilTM139, showcased at the recently held International Latex Conference, Akron, Ohio, USA, claims to have improved potential for the dipping industry. This particular silicone is set to hit the latex processing industry at a time when the industry […]

Interviews

  • By Sharad Matade: The demand for electric vehicles is fast catching up in China, the world’s largest tyre market. Prometeon Tyre Group — former Pirelli Industrial which produces Pirelli branded tyres for truck, bus, agro and OTR — has come forward to cash in on this trend by stepping up […]

  • By Sharad P Matade: China took a bold step to tackle land grabs and deforestation for rubber plantations with the launch of The Chinese Guidelines for Sustainable Development of Natural Rubber at the recent inter-governmental conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Guidelines are the most progressive in addressing the […]

  • By Kamal K Chowdhury: GST being a new taxation scheme, some gestation period is required to get used to the it and receive its benefits over the long haul, says Kamal K. Chowdhury, President, All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA). In an email interview to Rubber Asia, he says the […]

Perspective

  • By Peter Taylor: Tyre makers need to gear up to fight the new realities in tyre business resulting from the impending changes in personal transportation and the consequent erosion in vehicle brand loyalties. Individual car ownership will decline in the longer-term and the replacement market will be highly fleet-dominated. If […]

Technology

  • The Yokohama Rubber Company has developed the world’s largest floating pneumatic rubber fender, with a diameter of six meters. The fender is designed to be used at offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG-FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system) to LNG tankers. The pneumatic fender […]

International Rubber Price

21/02/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 169.00
RSS4 – 168.05
SMR20 –  146.05
Latex 60% –  116.15

Indian Rubber Price

21/02/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 124.00
ISNR20 – 110.00
Latex – 60% –  86.65

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