Sustainable Natural Rubber Production in Latin America

For the past 5 years the concept of Sustainable Natural rubber has gained some attention in Latin America.

Guatemala was the first country on the region to pioneer on that subject having developed several projects ranging from  FSC ® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications up to Carbon Credit emissions.

Colombia for its turn, have created recently a Carbon Taxation system that was the genesis for a national carbon credit market with great potential as a tool to promote low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector, being Natural Rubber an excellent choice.

In Brazil, sustainable natural rubber production has gained momentum, specially since 2016, when Pirelli…

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Vietnam to promote value addition to NR

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Badly hit by prolonged drop in natural rubber (NR) prices, Vietnam, the world’s third largest NR producer, plans to boost domestic consumption by promoting the manufacturing of rubber products such as tyres, gloves, automobile spare parts etc for both domestic and export markets.

Globally, unprecedented price falls, adverse weather and growing usages of synthetic rubber are pushing traditional natural rubber growers to other agricultural commodities. The same trend is seen in Vietnam too. Rubber growers are increasingly switching to fruits trees, cashew and pepper. Some are doing inter-cropping and converting only a part of their rubber plantations.

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Synthetic rubber prices likely to remain volatile

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AKRON—Prices for synthetic rubber and petrochemical feedstocks have been “incredibly volatile” and are likely to remain so for a while, according to a speaker at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Akron Sept. 11-13.

“Energy- and economy-related fundamentals in the synthetic rubber market are encouraging, but risks abound,” said Bill Hyde, executive director-olefins and elastomers at IHS Markit.

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India’s rubber output to drop over 15% due to floods, says merchants

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Cochin Rubber Merchants’ Association has said that the decline in rubber output will be more than 15 percent due to floods. President of the  Association GP Goyal has told Moneycontrol that the rubber tapping has completely stopped for last 15-20 days.

Workers from Bihar and Orissa left Kerala and product sale has drastically come down, he said. Prices have not gone up much because the import is taking place and North Indian states are getting material from Tripura.

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Natural rubber: Feeling the pressure

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It has been a tough year so far for natural rubber longs, with RSS3 futures in Singapore falling by almost 10% since the start of the year, and 22% year-on-year. Export intervention offered little help, whilst a weaker oil market recently has only added further pressure Global market set to remain well supplied According to […]

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Lanxess to sell stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

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COLOGNE, Germany–Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco.

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ANRPC downgrades NR production estimate for 2018

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The world production of natural rubber (NR) rose 4.5 percent, year-over-year, to 6.214 million tonnes during the first-half of 2018. This is inclusive of production from non-ANRPC countries accounting for around 10 percent of the world output, stated the Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics report by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) in June 2018.

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Slower rubber production has partly absorbed excess availability, says ANRPC

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The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has released its May 2018 Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics report, which states that the world consumption of natural rubber has increased by 6.2%, year-over-year during the period from January to May 2018.

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First Liberian rubber plant opened

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The first 100 percent Liberian owned rubber plant was inaugurated in the country. The Cooper Rubber Processing Plant (CRPP) will manufacture retreaded tyres, roofing materials, electrical insulators, fixtures PVC pipes, fittings, and rubber gloves. The CRPP plant is located in Blagai, Bomi Highway.

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Natural Rubber production, consumption up in first two months of 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR—Natural rubber production and consumption registered year-on-year growth in the first two months of 2018, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Production rose 4.3 percent to 2.2 million metric tons, while demand grew 7.5 percent year-on-year to 2.0 million tons for the period, the ANRPC said March 22. During the first […]

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