Japan may begin buying Myanmar rubber next month 2014-09-11

Japan will begin buying rubber from Myanmar producers next month if it meets the quality standards required by its market, according to the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association. Khine Myint, the association’s secretary, said Japanese buyers had been analysing the...

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NR alternatives guayule, TKS differ, but are both promising 2014-09-11

Guayule and TKS are substantially different from each other, but both hold great promise as home-grown substitutes for Hevea natural rubber from Southeast Asia, according to a speaker at the International Tire Exhibition and Conference in Akron Sept. 9-11. “Guayule is a softer, stretchier material than Hevea or...

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India’s August natural rubber consumption rises, output falls 2014-09-10

India’s natural rubber consumption in August rose 4.2 percent from a year earlier to 85,000 tonnes, the state-run Rubber Board said on Wednesday, as tyre makers purchased more due to good demand for their products from the auto industry. Rubber output fell 26 percent to 51,000 tonnes...

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Shares of tyre companies rise on weak rubber prices 2014-09-09

Shares of tyre companies extended their gains in morning trade on Tuesday, adding to the sharp spikes of Monday, on the back of weak natural rubber prices that are at multi-year lows. "Rubber prices continue to fall and are trading near 5-year lows. This will continue to support margins in the medium term," said an...

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Sri Lanka to introduce a certified price for rubber 2014-09-02

Sri Lanka Minister of Plantations Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe said that the government has taken steps to introduce a certified price for rubber. The Minister said the government has decided to pay the difference between the certified price and the actual market price in case the actual price is lower than the...

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