Global Platform for Sustainable NR appoints Executive Committee
Michelin, Goodyear top J.D.Power Customer Satisfaction Study
Goodyear, Envoy launch digital service solution for EVs
400 millionth tyre rolls out of Cooper's Texarkana plant


  • The inaugural General Assembly of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), an independent platform that will lead improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain, was held in Singapore on March 21, 2019. The General Assembly approved the organizational Statutes and Code of Conduct, and the formation of […]

  • Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) has launched project SAAMRATH, aimed at skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling of 10 lakh manpower involved in the Rubber sector as mandated by the Indian Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. The trainings are being provided under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) across Natural […]


  • K M Mammen, Chairman & Managing Director, MRF Ltd, has been elected as Chairman of Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), the national industry body for automotive tyre sector in India. Anshuman Singhania, Director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, is the new Vice-Chairman of the organisation. Established in 1975, ATMA is the most powerful body […]

  • Dr K N Raghavan IRS is appointed as the Executive Director of Rubber Board, India. He has been working as Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Mumbai Central. Dr. Raghavan, a native of Kochi, completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in 1988. He joined Indian Revenue Service in 1990 and served the Government in […]

Market Watch

  • By Sharad P Matade Stocks of Indian tyre companies performed below the trends on the bourses during the period from December 17, 2018 to February 22, 2019. The BSE Sensex had a flat growth during the period, while most of tyre companies’ stocks reported a negative growth. In December 2018, the global equity markets were […]

  • Strengthening rupee against dollar, falling crude oil prices, easing trade tensions between the US and China etc boosted the market sentiments and led to a 4-15% surge in the stocks of the Indian tyre majors during the October 16, 2018 – December 14, 2018 period. Apollo Tyres reported over 7% increase in the period of […]


  • By P Venugopal: Increasing applications of reclaim rubber in various end-use industries, growing preference for reclaim rubber over synthetic rubber due to fluctuating oil prices, stringent government regulations to promote recyclable material usage etc. are driving the growth of global reclaim rubber market. However, emergence of innovative elastomer-based products, increasing […]

  • By A Saj Mathews: The geographic location of Colombia makes it a major natural rubber supplier for the United States, Latin American and the European Union markets. This article is an overview of the Colombian rubber industry which is striving to make a mark in the global rubber industry. Colombia […]


  • Effective May 1, 2019, Birla Carbon will increase base prices for all carbon black markets in North America by $170/MT. All shipments made on or after this date are subject to the price increase. Adjustments for customers with supply agreements will be implemented as agreements are renewed. “Birla Carbon is committed to serving its customers […]

  • Michelin ranked first in three of four vehicle segments in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. Michelin ranks highest in three vehicle segments, scoring 772 in luxury; 756 in passenger car and 730 in truck/utility (out of 1,000). Goodyear ranks highest in performance sport with a score of 753. The study […]

  • As a leading supplier of tyres and solutions for future mobility, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a new pilot programme with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, launched early this year, is testing services aimed at minimizing operational downtime for vehicle fleets, the company says in […]

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. hit a major milestone by producing the 400 millionth tyre at its Texarkana light truck tyre plant on February 8, 2019. The 400-millionth tyre is a Discover STT PRO, produced at the 55-year-old plant which has produced more tyres than any other Cooper Tire facility. “If you were to stack […]


  • By A Saj Mathews: In the highly competitive global rubber chemicals market, Schill+Seilacher/Struktol’s products continue to be the benchmark in the industry. It’s all thanks to the company’s investment and focus on R&D to develop innovative and affordable products to their customers across the globe. In an exclusive interview to Rubber Asia, on the sidelines […]

  • By Sharad Matade: Vadim Lishinsky, Director for International Development, Sibur The butyl rubber (IIR) plant of Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (RSEPL), a joint venture between Reliance and Sibur, is all set to come on stream by the middle of this year. The lower logistic costs and the parentage of Reliance — the largest company […]

  • The demand for reclaim rubber globally is inching up year after year and the trade war between China and the US has opened a window for export of reclaim rubber to USA, says Rajendra Gandhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd. (GRP), one of the largest producers of reclaim rubber globally. In an […]


  • By A Saj Mathews: Rubber recycling is the process of converting end-of-life or worn-out old tyres, tubes etc. into material that can be utilized in new products. New innovations in recycling promises better results and ensure a sustainable future for the rubber industry According to the tyre industry, tyre recycling […]


  • As is well known in the oil industry, one of the most common reasons for drilling tools breaking down is failure of rubber polymer. Orient Energy & Technology Ltd., a leading producer of oil industry equipment in China, has found that graphene nanotubes improve abrasion resistance of the rubber stator […]

International Rubber Price

25/03/2019 (USD/100 kg)

RSS3 – 175.65
RSS4 – 174.70
SMR20 –  146.70
Latex 60% –  120.90

Indian Rubber Price

25/03/2019 (Rs/kg)

RSS4 – 128.00
ISNR20 – 124.00
Latex – 60% –  82.95

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