Thailand to release 200,000 tons of stockpiled rubber

Thailand’s Agriculture Ministry plans to release 200,000 tons of rubber stock in an effort to prevent oversupply as the new rubber tapping season is approaching. According to Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Yukol Limlaemthong, the ministry is set to unload huge stocks of rubber products, adding that it is better that the

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BRISA full-year profits up by 51%

Turkey based tire Company Brisa has recently announced its financial results of 2013. Compared to the previous year, the company’s sales revenue for 2013 was £ 1.489 billion (US$ 2.493 billion). Total sales for Brisa were up 12.6%. The increase in sales was primarily because of the rise in sales of light commercial vehicles. Net

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Tire buyers go online for research; purchasing

Research from Google dated September 2013 suggests that more people are using the web to research and make tire purchases. Time spent on research is up; average spend is up; and brand influence is up. The top reason for buying — according to the Google research — is durability followed by price. The biggest statistic

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SRI opens Thailand Agri tire factory

Sumitomo rubber has officially opened its new agricultural tire factory at Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong Province. This is the firm’s first factory outside Japan for agricultural tires. The rise in global food demand has pushed the requirement of agricultural equipment tires in Thailand. Approximately 13 billion yen has been invested in the new 130000

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Reliance adds Elastomers Customer Support Centre at Vadodara

Reliance India Ltd has opened a state-of-the-art Elastomers Customer Support Centre (ECSC) in India for users of elastomers in the tire and non-tire sectors. The unit is located at RIL’s Petrochemicals Complex in Vadodara. Reliance wants  to become one of India’s top suppliers of rubber. The centre aims to offer technical support to its customers

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Styron converts Schkopau BR line to Nd-BR

Styron will be converting its  Butadiene Rubber (BR) production train located in Schkopau, Germany, to Neodymium catalysts. The switch to Nd-BR s expected to be completed in the Fourth Quarter of 2015. It will enable the company to meet the growing demand of Nd-BR for green tires and ultra high performance tires. “The Nd-BR development

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ADAC HP tire tests 2014 – Goodyear and Dunlop on top

Seventeen tires 195/65 R 15 V size were tested and evaluated at the ADAC tire test, 2014. Seven tires were rated good. Goodyear Efficient Grip achieved maximum scores in the good category among all the seven tires for its superb performance on dry and wet roads. Hankook Kinergy Eco K425 was the second in the

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ADAC summer tire test 2014 – Conti on top

Sixteen tires of 175/65 R 14 T size were tested on the ADAC summer tire test 2014. Continental ContiEcoContact 5 was the top tire, satisfying all the criteria. To follow it, was Hankook’s Kinergy Eco 425 K, just marginally behind ContiEcoContact. Pirelli Cinturato P1 Verde, Bridgestone Ecopia EP 150, Falken SN832 Sinera Ecorun and Nokian

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Indian production of NR down; production of SR up

India’s Rubber Board has published its Rubber Statistical News for February 2014, which covers the period up to November 2013. Statistics suggest a fall of 10.2% in the production of natural rubber to 524000 tonnes from April to November 2013 throughout India when compared with previous year’s result. During the same period, consumption of natural

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Continental Launches Radial Truck Tires in Indian Market

Continental will launch its range of radial truck tires in the Indian market from 1 April. The company is already manufacturing HSR2 steer tire and the HDR2 drive tires at the former Modi Rubber factory in Modipuram. Continental will be providing a coach tire for a smoother ride along with stability and mileage. HSX2 and

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