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No Bounce in Sight for Rubber Prices Plagued by Oversupply

There’s no respite for rubber prices weighed down by too much supply as key producers prepare to boost shipments from this month. An agreement by...

Michelin buying control of Indonesia’s P.T. Multistrada

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin is buying 80-percent control of Indonesia's P.T. Multistrada Ara Sarana Tbk., producer and marketer of the Achilles and Corsa...

Tire makers, NGOs battle for voice in natural rubber sustainability platform

LONDON—Tire manufacturers and non-government organizations are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber. The...

Continental to raise prices for passenger, light truck tires

FORT MILL, S.C.— Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. plans to raise prices on Continental- and General-branded passenger and light truck tires sold in the...

Tokyo commodity exchange adds another rubber listing

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Commodity Exchange on Tuesday listed a second natural rubber product in an effort to lure Chinese and Southeast Asian traders...

Synthetic rubber prices likely to remain volatile

Natural rubber pricing will remain mostly soft partially because of oversupply, according to Bill Hyde. AKRON—Prices for synthetic rubber and petrochemical feedstocks have been "incredibly...

Kumho expects butadiene, SR prices to continue rising

SEOUL, South Korea—Kumho Petrochemical has reported an upward trend in the prices of butadiene and synthetic rubber in the first half of 2018. The "gradual"...

Goodyear’s natural rubber procurement plan inadequate, environmental group claims

 WASHINGTON—Goodyear's new Natural Rubber (NR) Procurement Policy lacks the policy safeguards that would make it a truly effective vehicle for fighting deforestation, land grabbing...

Raw material prices still volatile

WASHINGTON—Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and...

SR industry struggling with oversupply

AKRON — The global synthetic rubber market is one where overly optimistic expectations have put the sector in a difficult position. When things were good,...