Bridge demand-supply gap in rubber chemicals

By Sharad Matade: The Indian rubber chemical industry is poised for expansion owing to the surging growth in tyres and non-tyre rubber goods sectors, says Mahavir Vaid, Chairman, Rubber and Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA). “Based on the way the Indian tyre and...

Will Electric Vehicles reduce rubber use?

No doubt, EV’s will eliminate some major rubber parts for power-trains, but could prove a ‘gold mine’ for progressive auto rubber parts makers in the long-run, says Mathew George, General Manager (Petrochemicals), Indian Oil Corporation, Mumbai. In his presentation...

*Catch 2Tired Tyres2

By Adam Gosling: Why do humans always choose to look with eyes shut when considering tyres, personal safety and the safety of other road users? The novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller details the quandary a military serviceman found himself in where he knew what he was...

Sustainability of Latin America NR Industry

By Diogo Esperante: The tyre industry that consumes almost 70% of the Natural Rubber produced in the world, is now keen to ensure that the natural rubber which it purchases originates exclusively from plantations which respect the principle of zero deforestation. In...

Mobile tyre fitment revolution coming to Europe

By John Stone: The launch of a unique, new concept in mobile tyre fitment equipment is certain to revolutionize the way tyres are fitted from a mobile service vehicle in the near future Over the past decade, the appeal of mobile tyre fitting has continued to grow...