Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co, Ltd to build a 2 million capacity truck and bus radial manufacturing plant. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at the site of Sailun Vietnam’s existing operations, which early in 2018 signed an offtake agreement to produce Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brand tyres for Cooper.
The Indian natural rubber (NR) plantation sector supports an industry that is vital to the nation’s industrial and economic growth. Sustained extension efforts supported by focused research and development by the Rubber Board for more than 60 years in the past helped establish a robust NR production base in the country, characterised by a steady expansion in area under cultivation and increase in productivity and total production. This helped India achieve near self-sufficiency in NR production until 2010. The rubber products manufacturing industry and earnings from export of value-added rubber products registered a robust growth over the years. As the Indian economy is expected to maintain its buoyancy in growth, it is estimated that by 2030 the country would require about 20,00,000 tonnes of NR per year. Present production is in the range of
The 11th Annual Rubber Conference of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), hosted by the Government of Thailand, was held in Chiang Rai on October 8, 2018 with the theme “Adapting for the emerging mega trends”. There were 187 participants from 11 countries, including 93 from Thailand. The inaugural session started with a welcome address by Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province.
The General Directorate of Rubber director-general Pol Sopha said during the period, local producers exported 161,571 tonnes of rubber to various countries with Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and China being major destinations.
The figure shows that the current total cultivated land area is 226,000ha, while the harvested land area is 201,000ha.
The new Rubber Production Commissioner of Rubber Board, India, Sabu P Idicula, who has taken charge recently, is a scientist by profession, and experienced in crop protection and various aspects of plantation management. He has been working as Joint Director (Crop Protection) in the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII).
A known researcher and administrator, Sabu started his career as Agricultural Officer in Kerala State Agriculture Department. He played a crucial role in developing economic and efficient disease management strategies and in the studies on impact of various diseases on growth and yield in rubber. He had been editor to various journals, books and other publications of RRII and the Rubber Board. He is also the Chairman of Corynespora Task Force formed by the Board for control of Corynespora leaf disease of rubber.
London – Tire manufacturers and NGOs are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).
The “independent platform” was formally launched 25 Oct by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP) to drive up the socio-economic and environmental performance of the NR value-chain.
The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and SingEx Exhibitions, together with Enterprise Singapore as Strategic Partner, organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2019, to be held on 18-19 March 2019 in Singapore.
‘’From Evolution to Revolution: New Paths for the Rubber Economy” will be the theme of the WRS 2019. Rubber is omnipresent in our everyday life, moving our lives and our world and it is a very important source of living for many people around the globe. Innovation and technology transfer have always played a crucial role in developing a sector that has constantly evolved adapting to fast changing economic, social and environmental conditions worldwide. Today new challenges are ahead: industrialisation and urbanisation in emerging economies, changing demographics and consumer preferences, rise of new technologies and climate changes. They have the potential to trigger trends that require new approaches through the whole rubber value chain.
The two-day World Rubber Summit (WRS) is a unique and exclusive opportunity for global leaders to meet, share best practices and lay the foundations for future collaborations.
The world consumption of natural rubber grew 6.6%, on a year-to-year basis, to 10.653 million tonnes from January to September 2018, while the world production recorded a slower growth at 1.5% to 9.779 million tonnes during the period.
This resulted in a supply deficit of 874,000 tonnes during the period, says the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) in its latest Natural Rubber Trends and Statistics report.
The Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $3.5 billion to over $5.3 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Global rubber processing chemicals market will be primarily driven by the rapidly increasing automobile industry. According to the latest OICA reports global automobile sale in 2017 was 97 million vehicles.
Rubber Processing Chemicals Market is set to reach USD 5.31 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The rubber processing chemicals market will be primarily driven by rapidly increasing automobile industry. According to latest OICA reports global automobile sale in 2017 was 97 million vehicles. This massive size of the automobile industry shall fuel the product demand in near future. In addition, positive growth number from the construction industry are likely to help the rubber processing chemical market to grow further. Product is used in the construction industry in roofing materials, floor covering, sound insulators and sealants.