Global reclaim rubber market poised to surge ahead

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...

Colombia’s emerging NR industry: challenges and prospects

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...

Myanmar huge potential for NR production

By Pramod Thomas: Myanmar is the seventh largest producer of Natural rubber(NR) among the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) members. This newest member of ANRPC has great potential to play a bigger role in NR production. Myanmar, formerly known...

Emerging powers in global NR supply

Recent ANRPC statistics on NR production suggest that there is enough scope for new countries to be part of the global NR supply chain. There are countries with huge potential to grow NR and serve the global market. Myanmar and Colombia suit well in this bandwagon....

Status of rubber testing in India

By Dr.K Rajkumar: Large and medium-scale industries in India have well-equipped labs for testing activities, however the MSME sector does not have adequate testing facilities. There are also only very few laboratories in India to test automotive tyres. Steps are being...

RSDC’s skill development drive achievements so far

  Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) has opened up a path that helps individual to get trained and certified in appropriate skills leading to employment opportunity in collaboration with industry. Over the last few years, RSDC has trained over 100,000 people...