ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2017

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The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release its Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2017. Natural rubber (NR) prices have registered a good start in the beginning of 2017 with an average 10% growth across key NR markets, in spite of the price decline to US$1.00 per kilogram during early […]

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Rubber Division adds table top exhibit to spring meeting

AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division is offering a limited number of table top exhibits during its spring technical meeting in Beachwood, Ohio.

The spring session—its 191st technical meeting—will be held April 25-27 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Beachwood.

On the first day of the meeting, April 25, the Rubber Division for the first time will offer table top exhibits for attendees to visit during breaks, at lunch and during the Welcome Reception that evening. They are available for the first 25 companies to sign up at a cost of $500. That includes a six-foot table, a chair and complimentary entrance for one representative to exhibit.

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USW, importers face off at ITC duties hearing

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WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2017) — Depending on who’s talking, truck and bus tires imported from China are either underpriced and subsidized products that have snatched market share from domestic manufacturers or are products that have little substitutability with U.S.-produced tires.

These were the opposing views presented at the Jan. 24 hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC). This hearing represents the ITC’s final public consideration of whether imported Chinese truck and bus tires have caused material injury to the U.S. truck and bus tire industry.

The United Steelworkers (USW) union filed petitions in January 2016 with the ITC under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act, requesting antidumping and countervailing duty relief against Chinese truck and bus tire imports.

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Grand conclusion to Reifen China & RubberTech China 2016

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Reifen China, organized jointly by China United Rubber Corporation (CURC) and Messe Essen, Germany, presented a host of latest products from industries such as tyres, wheels, repair material, valves, garage equipment and accessories amongst other products.

Exhibitor categories included tyre manufacturing, trading, retreading, tyre accessories, repair shops, associations and institutions. The companies that displayed their tyre products included ZC Rubber, Double Coin, Triangle, Guizhou Tyre, ChemChina, Hengfeng Tire, Yinbao Tyre, Shengtai Group, Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co.,Ltd. etc.

The 13th China International Tyre Resources Recycling Expo organized by China Tyre Recycling Association was held in association with Reifen China 2016 and enriched the exhibits range with tyre retreading, rubber powder, reclaimed rubber and waste tyre pyrolyzing, thus forming a complete industry chain of rubber products from manufacturing to circulation utilization.

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ANRPC predicts 4.1% growth in Natural Rubber consumption

Consumption of natural rubber in ANRPC member-countries, which accounts for 65% of the global demand, is anticipated to grow at 4.1 per cent to 8.024 million tonnes during 2016 against the previous year, according to latest statistics from the association. ANRPC member-countries are estimated to have consumed a total quantity of 7.387 million tonnes of NR during the first 11 months of 2016, up 4.3 per cent year-on-year basis.

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SNR-i registration update – 2016

IRSG is pleased to inform that by the end of 2016 thirty eight (38) companies/organisations have completed the self-declaration on the SNR-i. Among these 38 self-declared registrants, 58%  fall under processors, 21% under down-stream-tyre and 11% each under plantation and trader categories.

Established by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), SNR-i is a voluntary industry project to ensure that the rubber industry can build on its best practices plus demonstrate and communicate throughout the natural rubber value chain.

 

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Rubber Board ties up with RSDC to certify skilled tappers

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Rubber Board and Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) have joined hands to impart training and certify the skilled workers. The training is being currently provided under pradhan mantri kaushal vikas yojana (PMKVY).

RSDC, the sector skill council for the rubber sector set up by All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), are focusing on skill development & training needs of the rubber sector.

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Winter tire use surging in Canada: Survey

TORONTONov. 16, 2016 /CNW/ – Canadian drivers are adopting winter tires in record numbers, according to a new survey by Leger for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC).

Outside Quebec, where winter tires are the law, 61 per cent of Canadian drivers now use winter tires. The survey’s findings, when compared to an identical study in 2014, show double-digit or near double-digit increases in all regions outside of Quebec.

Winter tire use by region, excluding Quebec:

  • Nearly half (49 per cent) of British Columbia drivers now own winter tires, compared to 38 per cent in 2014
  • Alberta’s usage rate is now 55 per cent versus 45 per cent in 2014
  • In Manitoba and Saskatchewan usage has climbed 11 percentage points to 50 per cent
  • 65 per cent of Ontario drivers now use winter tires compared 56 per cent in 2014
  • In Atlantic Canada, where winter tire usage is traditionally second only to Quebec, usage has risen eight percentage points to 81 per cent

 

Among the 30 per cent of drivers still not using winter tires, the belief that all-season tires provide sufficient traction (48 per cent) and cost (23 per cent) are the most common barriers to adopting winter tires.

To support consumer education efforts, TRAC has just released a new report detailing winter tire use in Canada and the latest market and test data. The full 2016 TRAC Winter Tire Report can be viewed by visiting http://bit.ly/Winter-Tire-Report-2016.

Rising usage rates for winter tires are the result of significant improvements in tire technology, particularly in tread design and rubber compounds. These advances have improved traction performance across all tire categories, but especially for winter tires. The softer tread compounds in today’s winter tires retain their flexibility even in extreme cold. At temperatures at or below 7 degrees Celsius, winter tires provide significantly better traction than all other types. The result is significantly greater control on all cold-weather road surfaces and shorter stopping distances.

Factors driving winter tire usage include consumer education by industry and government and provincial financial incentives, such as Manitoba’s low interest winter tire financing program and Ontario’s mandatory auto insurance premium discount.

“Drivers adopting winter tires in record numbers is fabulous news because it means Canada’s roadways in winter are becoming significantly safer,” says Glenn Maidment, president of TRAC. “However, the fact that three-in-ten motorists still do not own winter tires poses a threat to all motorists. This is why outreach to educate drivers continues to be needed. Every motorist needs to know that today’s high-tech winter tires radically outperform all-seasons in all cold-weather driving conditions and offer potentially life-saving benefits.”

Winter tires save lives
Since Quebec introduced mandatory use of winter tires in 2008, the provincial government has studied the impact on road safety and personal injury accidents. A study released in 2011 found that universal use of winter tires was responsible for a five per cent decline in winter road-accident injuries. This research concluded that 574 people were spared being involved in a personal injury accident because of universal winter tire use. The study also showed a three per cent drop in deaths and serious road accident injuries.

Survey Methodology
A survey of 1,518 Canadian motorists was completed online between October 17 and October 20, 2016, using Leger’s, LegerWebpanel. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ± 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) is the national trade association representing tire makers, rubber products manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry. TRAC is committed to educating drivers about proper tire care and maintenance. A key advocacy goal in the cold-weather months is to raise awareness about safe winter driving and the safety and performance benefits of winter tires.

SOURCE Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC)

Image with caption: “Drivers are using winter tires in record numbers right across Canada: Survey (CNW Group/Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC))”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161116_C6187_PHOTO_EN_819145.jpg  

For further information: Media contact: Dave Bennett, Xposure PR, (905) 339 6668, dave@xposurepr.com; TRAC contact: Email: info@tracanada.ca, Phone: (905) 814-1714, http://www.tracanada.ca/, http://www.betiresmart.ca/, Twitter: @BeTireSmartCA, Facebook: betiresmartCA

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Formanek succeeds Nicholson as TIA president

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In a year when the national presidential election has been fraught with turmoil, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) can say with confidence that its change at the top has been peaceful and uneventful — as it usually is.

Tom Formanek took over the reins of TIA Oct. 31 at TIA’s annual membership meeting in Las Vegas, succeeding Glen Nicholson at helm of the Bowie, Md.-based trade group.

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TIA Honors 2016 Tire Industry Hall of Famers

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The Tire Industry Association spent the evening honoring some of the tire industry’s most accomplished members during its Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

Kicking off the awards portion of the evening, Eddie Jones, director of sales for Michelin North America, named the recipients of the Michelin Scholarship – which helps students pursue an education at a technical or vocational school.

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