Last date for planting subsidy application extended

The Rubber Board, India, has extended the last date for submitting applications by rubber growers for financial assistance for replanting and new planting under the Rubber Plantation Development Scheme up to December 31, 2018. Applications are invited for plantings...

ANRPC estimates global NR supply deficit at 874,000 tonnes

The world consumption of natural rubber grew 6.6%, on a year-to-year basis, to 10.653 million tonnes from January to September 2018, while the world production recorded a slower growth at 1.5% to 9.779 million tonnes during the period. This resulted in a supply...

Global Platform for Sustainable NR launched

The ceremonial launch of the recently formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) was conducted in Singapore on October 25, 2018. The ceremonial launch included the signing of a GPSNR Member Statement by the 11 members of TIP, and Ford Motor Company,...

Immediate rise in NR prices unlikely: Experts

Experts who spoke at India Rubber Meet ruled out the possibility of NR prices going up in the near future. Dr Hidde P Smit, former Secretary General of IRSG who is reputed for his accurate predictions in rubber prices said NR prices may see an uptrend from 2020 and...

P Venugopal honoured

P. Venugopal, Assistant Editor of Rubber Asia, Asia’s premier rubber magazine, is conferred with the first Leela Menon Media Award for life-time achievement in journalism, instituted by the Kochi International Book Festival Committee. The award, carrying a plaque and...

Chennai to host IRM 2020

The next India Rubber Meet will be held in Chennai in January or February 2020. The exact dates will be announced later. This was announced by Rubber Board Chairman D Anandan at the conclusion of IRM 2018 in Kochi, India. The fourth edition of India Rubber Meet was...