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News

  • Akron Rubber Development Laboratory (ARDL) has announced the addition of Nicole Hershberger in the position of Senior Technical Advisor. She is a graduate of Kent State University and brings over 22 years of experience in the rubber industry. Most recently she worked with Polymerics Inc. and Sid Richardson Carbon. Nicole has specific experience with carbon […]

  • The Malaysian Government has agreed to raise the activation price of the Rubber Production Incentive (RPI) scheme to compensate tappers’ losses during the decline in global rubber price. Datuk Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director General of Malaysia Rubber Board, said the activation price for the incentive will be raised to RM2.50 per kg, from the […]

People

  • Onkar S Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres Ltd, was recently honoured by the governments of Japan and Hungary for his contributions to strengthening India’s economic relations with these two countries. The Government of Japan, in its 2018 Autumn Imperial Decorations, conferred upon Kanwar the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star. He received this […]

  • Former Chief Sustainability Officer for Covestro, a manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials, Richard Northcote has died aged 58. Covestro embraced the UN sustainable development goals, helping to launch innovative products and technologies that reduce environmental impact under his leadership. He was also passionate about a project to produce solar dryers and refrigerators that enabled small […]

Market Watch

  • The Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $3.5 billion to over $5.3 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Global rubber processing chemicals market will be primarily driven by the rapidly increasing automobile industry. According to the latest […]

  • In spite of positives like reduction of GST on 88 goods and better corporate results, stocks of most Indian tyre majors suffered steep decline due to depreciation of Indian rupee to record low, rising crude oil prices, increasing worries over escalating US-China trade spat etc. During the period August 27, 2018 and October 15, 2018, […]

Features

  • By P Venugopal : The global rubber processing chemicals market is expected to witness rapid growth in the coming years thanks to a spurt in demand from the tyre and automotive industries and their increasing application across diverse industries. However, stringent regulations to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, increasing production […]

  • By James Jacob, Joby Joseph and T Siju (Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board, Kottayam): There is urgent need for a mission-mode approach to implement a roadmap for new planting and replanting in order to double India’s domestic NR production potential to the estimated 20,00,000 tonnes per year by […]

Industry

  • Japanese synthetic rubber producer Zeon that manufactures several unique polymers HNBR, ACM, ECO, NBR, S-SBR and so on will meet emerging market requirements, says Atsushi Sanada, Whole Time Director, Zeon India Private Limited. In an interview to Rubber Asia, he says that global synthetic rubber companies are facing a challenge of overcapacity, however, Zeon will […]

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tyres annually. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi […]

  • GRI, a leading producer of Specialty Tires in Sri Lanka, has installed one of the largest roof top solar systems in the country. With a capacity of 1,200kW (1.2MW), the solar panels are expected to generate 136,557kWh of electricity per month. This green initiative spans across a roof area of approximately 90,000 square feet and […]

  • In order to support its global growth strategy by developing high value-added silicone specialties, Elkem Silicones has decided to build a new Research and Development (R & D) center at its Saint- Fons site in France. This new site, operational at the end of 2020, will bring together 130 European researchers and will be at […]

Interviews

  • The new Rubber Production Commissioner of Rubber Board, India, Sabu P Idicula, who has taken charge recently, is a scientist by profession, and experienced in crop protection and various aspects of plantation management. He has been working as Joint Director (Crop Protection) in the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII). A known researcher and administrator, […]

  • Rubber applications are growing globally due to growth in automotive ownership and industrial production. However, a combination of global demand growth and limited capacity expansion in carbon black (CB) is leading to tighter industry utilization rates globally, says Toon Howe Tan, Vice President & Regional Director Asia Pacific at Cabot Corporation. In an interview to […]

  • The LORD Corporation has been serving the global rubber industry for over six decades. Its expertise in rubber field offers innovative solutions to meet the disruptive demands in automotive, power generation, civil engineering, mining, aerospace, military, oil and gas, and industrial applications. In an interview to Rubber Asia, Gareth McAllister, President, Asia Pacific, at LORD […]

Perspective

  • By John Stone: The first bold move by Reifen to partner with the Automechanika series did not rise to the expectations and the exhibitors were unhappy that tyres were not adequately represented and promoted In the months leading up to the event, the show has always been promoted as one […]

Technology

  • You can soon expect to drive your car on tyres that have the same colour as your vehicle and that need inflating only once a year. Dr Sabu Thomas, Professor of Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology and Vice-Chancellor in charge of MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, and his team have successfully developed […]

International Rubber Price

13/12/2018 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 140.50
RSS4 – 139.60
SMR20 –  126.60
Latex 60% –  91.50

Indian Rubber Price

13/12/2018 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 121.50
ISNR20 – 112.00
Latex – 60% –  86.65

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