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Sumitomo Rubber says rising raw material prices to hit 2017 earnings

Feb 14 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd said surging cost of raw materials would likely impact earnings in 2017, as Japan's second-largest tyre maker forecast...

European butadiene market expected to tighten further leading into March

The European butadiene market is expected to tighten further going into March following the start of a cracker turnaround season, sources said last week. European...

Tire price rises continue in Europe

London – Higher costs of raw materials, particularly natural rubber, has prompted further price rises by major tire-makers in Europe. While Michelin announced an 8%...

India extends temporary safeguard duties on some steel products by two...

The government has extended provisional anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled and cold-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel by a further two months, in...

Asia BD may resume uptrend on strong Chinese demand

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot butadiene (BD) prices in Asia may resume their upward trend, driven by strong post-holiday demand in the key China market, industry sources...

Butadiene prices hit 56-month high

(By Wikimedia Commons) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The price of butadiene, the main raw material in synthetic rubber, reached a 56-month high at US$3,070 per...

Demand for Tires in China Is Making Your Rubber Gloves Pricier

Consumers across the globe donning gloves to do the dishes may soon feel the heat from rubber being burned on China’s roads. Surging car sales...

Asian butadiene-naphtha spread hits 7-year high on tight supply

The Asian butadiene-naphtha price spread hit a seven-year high of $2,557.38/mt CFR last Friday amid extremely tight supply globally and strong demand for downstream...

Price of rubber gloves to spike as raw material costs surge

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) said glove pricing is set to rise as the cost of nitrile and natural latex...

Rubber growers see fortunes rising despite demonetisation

The above increase — linked mainly to rising global crude oil prices, which have also made synthetic substitutes such as styrene butadiene rubber more...

Sinopec hikes East China butadiene price by 7.7% on tight supply

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, increased its ex-works butadiene offers in eastern China to Yuan 21,000/mt, or about $2,542/mt on an import...

Evonik’s Marl and Antwerp butadiene units go offline this month

Evonik's Marl butadiene unit in Germany and its Antwerp facility in Belgium are expected to go offline in January, sources said Friday. Both units are...

Shanghai market leads rally in natural rubber prices

China, stronger dollar, higher oil prices seen driving commodity's gains - YUTA FUKUSHIMA, Nikkei staff writer Higher natural rubber prices may affect prices of automobile...

Sinopec hikes East China butadiene offers by 4% to Yuan 14,500/mt

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, raised its ex-works butadiene offers in eastern China to Yuan 14,500/mt, effective Tuesday, or $1,763/mt on an...

Asia BD uptrend to continue on tight supply, strong demand

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot butadiene (BD) prices in Asia may continue their uptrend for the rest of December on the back of tight supply and strong...