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News

  • Sankara N. Nair has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) for a two-year term till July 10, 2020. Nair holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, UK. Currently, he is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He mainly handles litigation […]

  • The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers & Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) has welcomed the ruling by the US Court of International Trade to revoke a 0.95 % countervailing duty imposed by the US Government on OTR tyre imports from Sri Lanka. SLAMERP said this decision is the first-ever revocation of a US countervailing duty […]

People

  • Neelanjan Banerjee will be the new Country Representative and Managing Director for LANXESS India effective September 1, 2018. He will assume these tasks in addition to his current function as head of the Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit (BU AII) in India. Banerjee joined LANXESS in 2006 as head of […]

  • D Anandan IAS has taken over the charge of Chairman and Executive Director of the Rubber Board, India. He took charge from Dr M.K. Shanmuga Sundaram IAS . This is in addition to his existing charge of the Jt. Development Commissioner, MEPZ Special Economic Zone, Chennai. A 2000 batch IAS […]

Market Watch

  • The global rubber gloves market is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate of 7.95% during the period of 2018 to 2013 to reach a total market size of US$3.714 billion by 2023, increasing from US$2.347 billion in 2017, according to estimates made by Research and Markets. Growing global healthcare industry is one of […]

  • Rising crude oil prices, rupee depreciation, fresh trade tension between the US and China, the electoral setbacks received by the BJP in Karnataka and UP etc contributed to a 2% to 13% fall in the stock prices of Indian tyre majors Following the downtrend on the bourses, the stocks of most Indian tyre companies reported […]

Features

  • Nitrile gloves are of late making aggressive inroads into the global gloves market thanks to some of their distinctive advantages over the traditional natural rubber latex gloves. Here’s a glimpse into some of the outstanding features of nitrile gloves Disposable nitrile gloves offer superior performance in a variety of work […]

  • The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), a premier agency responsible for protecting public health by regulating the use of medical devices including gloves, banned the use of most powdered medical gloves effective from January 18, 2017, on the plea that they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of […]

Industry

  • Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has supplied a suite of products to H-Energy’s Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) based LNG terminal at JSW Infrastructure’s Jaigarh Port in Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra. Developed in accordance with industry leading engineering and safety standards and an annual capacity of 4 MMTPA, H-Energy’s LNG Terminal will offer storage, re-gasification, re-loading, fuel […]

  • ARLANXEO, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, has launched Levapren® PXL, a new ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber (EVM). The new EVM products are characterized by a particularly high viscosity and easier processing, which is needed when manufacturing high-quality hoses, cable sheathings and floor coverings, the company says in a Press release. ARLANXEO utilizes reactive extrusion […]

  • Indian tyre Industry major JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. reported 35% increase in net sales to Rs24.40 billion for the first quarter (April-June) of the current Financial Year. Operating profit and PBT for the quarter stood at Rs 3.32 billion and Rs 1.10 billion respectively on a Consolidated basis. The Company’s subsidiaries namely, JK Tornel, […]

  • Synthomer, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of aqueous polymers with leadership positions in many markets, has introduced the new Litex QuickShield™ 1545, a carboxylated SBR binder with a self-crosslinking formula for protecting glass fibre mesh. It boasts a significantly faster curing process and excellent alkali resistance that fully complies with the ETAG 004 norm. […]

Interviews

  • Sharad P Matade The one-and-a-half century old Sri Lankan rubber industry has been a pioneer in many breakthroughs in the Asian rubber industry. Millions of people are dependent on the upstream rubber industry, which is a major contributor to the country’s economy. However, falling production, volatile prices, unpredictable weather, ineffective implementation of policies etc are […]

  •   By Prof T N Kalamani: An emerging force in the world tyre manufacturing sector, the Indian tyre industry has won global recognition in terms of innovative technology, processes, practices and quality of products. Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing with its emphasis on automation, robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) could help the tyre industry […]

  • Ranked currently as one of the top three energy companies and top 10 petrochemicals producers globally, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been recognized as a key player in the elastomer business across the world. RIL’s vast and valuable experience in the SR industry spanning three decades, its reputation as a cost-efficient producer and uninterrupted supplier […]

Perspective

  • By Louis Rumao*: The U.S. Government has resolved to promote recycling as it has recognized that reducing, reusing and recycling waste materials and converting them into new materials and objects can play an important role in achieving a more sustainable future Recycling is good for us – ask any school […]

Technology

  • Bridgestone Corporation has announced that it, together with ZMP Inc., has launched a development project aimed at utilizing automated driving in tyre noise tests. This project entails outsourcing the development of an automated driving system that incorporates Bridgestone’s tyre test expertise to ZMP, the company that creates products and services […]

International Rubber Price

20/07/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 150.30
RSS4 – 149.40
SMR20 –  133.90
Latex 60% –  104.00

Indian Rubber Price

20/07/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 130.50
ISNR20 – 130.00
Latex – 60% –  83.50

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