Halcyon Agri launching independent NR council

Singapore – Halcyon Agri is officially launching a natural rubber (NR) sustainability council, the NR supply company has informed ERJ.

As previously announced, the council has been set up to monitor implementation of the group’s sustainable natural rubber supply chain policy (SNRSCP) for operations in Cameroon.

“The inaugural call for the sustainability council will be tomorrow and a chairperson will be elected,” Robert Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Halcyon Agri said 15 April.

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Katrina Cornish to advise dandelion rubber startup

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WOOSTER, Ohio—Katrina Cornish has taken on many roles in more than 30 years as a world-renowned researcher in alternative sources of natural rubber.

As of Feb. 28, Cornish added a new role: scientific adviser to a start-up hydroponic dandelion rubber company, Chicago-based American Sustainable Rubber Co. L.L.C.

ASR chose Cornish for her extensive research into developing hydroponic indoor cultivation of the Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) dandelion, as well as her general experience in alternative rubber production, bio-based fillers and feedstocks from agriculture and food processing wastes for value-added products and biofuels.

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Rubber fell 70% in 7 years. Will the bear market last for 10 years?

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Rubber prices experienced a surge in the period from 2009 to 2011, during which the increase was as high as 240%, which in turn led to a large expansion of the planting area in the producing countries, resulting in a serious oversupply. Although the international rubber futures price has risen by 16% this year, it […]

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Thailand expected to delay start of cuts in rubber exports due to election

JAKARTA: Thailand, the world’s top natural rubber producer, will delay the start of planned curbs on exports of the commodity by over a month due to the general election in the country, officials from two other nations that are also making cuts said on Monday. Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, which together form the Tripartite Rubber […]

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India – As rubber output dips, tyre-makers ask govt to ease supplies

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Demand-supply gap rises to 45% during first 10 months this fiscal The tyre industry has voiced its concern over the decline in production of natural rubber in the country, as it led to a widening gap between domestic demand and supply. The Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) said that natural rubber consumption has grown by […]

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China Rubber Network: Market Information

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(Translated by Google Translator)

Point 1: Reaffirm the long-term rising logic of natural rubber. The rise of natural rubber lies in the fundamental changes. The emergence of high points on the supply end and the stimulation of the demand side lead to the arrival of natural rubber. With the gradual improvement in fundamentals, we reiterate the logic of natural rubber.

Point 2: The main producing country reduces exports, and the supply turning point may appear. The International Tripartite (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia) Rubber Council reached an agreement …

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Top rubber producers plan to curb exports

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The world’s top producers of natural rubber said in a joint statement on Friday they will curb exports by up to 300,000 tonnes in a bid to prop up global prices for the commodity. The curb, formally known as the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS), was announced following a meeting on Friday of the International …

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LANXESS, Arkema Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Cross US $5.31bn by 2025 : Basf, Solvay, AkzoNobel , Eastman Chemical Company and 5 Other Companies Profile

Sellbyville, DE — (SBWIRE) — 01/31/2019 — Rubber Processing Chemicals Market was more than USD 3.5 billion in 2017 and will forecast to exceed USD 5.3 billion by 2025 with 4.9% CAGR during the forecast timespan 2018 – 2025 ; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Asia Pacific created a major chunk of product demand in past and it is likely to grow with highest growth rate over the forecast timeframe. This can be attributed to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in this region. According to the recent OICA reports, more than 50% of global vehicles…

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Top rubber growers mull cutting exports 300,000 tons: Indonesia

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JAKARTA (Jan 16): A technical team at the International Tripartite Rubber Council has proposed cutting shipments of natural rubber by 300,000 tons this year as part of efforts to improve prices, says Oke Nurwan, director general of foreign trade at Indonesia’s Trade Ministry.

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Breakthrough in NR platform dispute

London – There appears to have been a breakthrough in the dispute between tire makers and NGOs over the governance structure of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

The initiative was formally launched 25 Oct by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP).

As an ‘independent’ body, GPSNR aims to drive up the socio-economic and environmental performance of the NR value-chain.

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