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Asia BD under pressure as downstream plants cut production

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s spot butadiene (BD) prices have been falling on weak demand, with the downward pressure likely to persist in the near term as...

India: Decline in domestic rubber output worries tyre industry

KOCHI, JULY 9 The continuous fall in domestic rubber production is worrying the tyre industry, with consumption moving up following industry initiatives to boost domestic...

Rubber output takes a hit; tyre-makers want easing of import clamps

Natural rubber (NR) production has contracted by 16 per cent in the first two months (April-May) of 2018-19, raising concern among tyre makers. Data from...

Sri Lanka: Rubber industry gets Rs.50 m high tech facility next...

The rubber industry will receive a boost with the establishment of a public private high tech venture with seed funding from the Government of...

Once again predicted rubber weakness

The average start of all-steel tyres for tire companies in Shandong was still lower this week, but the decrease was lower than last week. Affected...

Falling Rubber Prices Won’t Help Tyre Makers Much, CEAT Says

CEAT Ltd. said falling rubber prices are unlikely to lower raw material costs for tyre makers as a weakening rupee and higher crude offset...

China BD slumps on downstream synthetic rubber output cuts

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s domestic spot butadiene (BD) prices have been slumping since end-May as demand weakened following shutdowns at downstream synthetic rubber plants which may...

ExxonMobil starts up rubber, hydrocarbon resin units in Singapore

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil started production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins and halobutyl rubber at its complex in Singapore, the US-based producer said on Wednesday. The Escorez plant will have a capacity...

Rubber imports: Planters decry easier port entry norms

Bitter pill: Farmers fear the lifting of restrictions may lead to an increase in the quantum of imports and result in a fall in...

Rubber industry wants review of anti-dumping duty on carbon black

The domestic rubber industry wants the government to review the anti-dumping duty imposed on their raw material, carbon black, as it hurts the MSME...