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India: Rubber growers plan to make value-added products

KOCHI: Rubber growers in Kerala have decided to form a company to venture into manufacturing value-added products as demand has fallen for locally-produced rubber....

Tyre firms roll back prices, hope to liquidate inventory

Chennai: On the back of softening natural rubber prices coupled with lower crude oil prices, tyre companies reduced prices by 2-5% over the past...

OUTLOOK ‘19: Europe SBR hopes for export rebound in 2019 amid...

LONDON (ICIS)--European styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) growth in 2019 is  expected flat or limited despite numerous downstream investments in central Europe. Hopes for growth, however,...

Rubber unlikely to bounce back soon

Domestic prices of natural rubber have been hovering around a narrow range of ₹120-130 a kg for more than a year now. After the...

Trade war sapping demand for Thai rubber

BANGKOK • They work in the pre-dawn gloom tapping trees for the "white gold" that has made their country the world's top rubber producer...

Asia PBR may extend falls as buyers retreat amid BD plunge

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s polybutadiene rubber (PBR) prices may remain under pressure as buyers retreated following heavy losses in feedstock butadiene (BD) market. On 11 October,...

TOCOM rubber drops amid lingering fears of US tariff on cars

TOKYO (Sept 26): Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures dropped on Wednesday, weighed down by lingering fears that a potential US import tariff on Japanese automobiles...

Rubber products industry hit by rising synthetic variety prices

The tyre industry is already grappling with shortage of natural rubber (NR) after the floods in Kerala, Pandey said. It is now importing more...

India: Naural rubber import to touch a record 5.3-5.5 lakh tonnes...

Natural Rubber accounts for over 20% of Kerala’s total area under cultivation and Kerala contributes to the largest share (84%) of output in the...

Asia BD may extend falls as South Korea’s YNCC plant restarts

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia butadiene (BD) spot prices may fall further in the near term as more supply becomes available in the market following the restart...