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ETRMA reports slight fall in tyre sales

Mumbai, April 18 -- Replacement consumer tyre sales declined -3% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA). During the quarter, truck ty... Read More


SRI's Brazil factory comes on stream

Mumbai, April 18 -- Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) began manufacturing tyres for trucks and buses at its Brazil factory on March 1, 2019, following the recent installation of new production equ... Read More


Marangoni opens new Ringtread franchise in Chennai

Mumbai, April 18 -- Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), the JV company active in the commercial vehicle retreading sector in India, has opened a new Full Service RINGTREAD Franchisee at Chennai, Ind... Read More


BKT opens new European Headquarters

Mumbai, April 18 -- Balkrishna Industries Ltd(BKT) opened its rebuilt European headquarters in Seregno, on the northern outskirts of Milan, on April 5, 2019. Arvind Poddar, Chairman and Managing Dire... Read More


Marginal fall in share of SR in rubber consumption

Mumbai, April 17 -- The share of synthetic rubber in total world rubber consumption contracted marginally(-1.8%) from 53.6% in 2017 to 52.6% in 2018, according to the latest Rubber Industry Report rel... Read More


NR exports up 1.8%, significant fall in imports

Mumbai, April 17 -- ANRPC member-countries exported a total volume of 888,000 tonnes of NR during January 2019, up 1.8% from the same month in the previous year. The volume of export was up 1.6% in T... Read More


India's widening demand-supply gap in NR hits manufacturing

Mumbai, April 17 -- The widening demand-supply gap in natural rubber in India, coupled with restrictions on import of the commodity, threatens to hit the tyre and non-tyre manufacturing sector badly. ... Read More


TARRC opens new MRB Rubber Engineering Laboratory

Mumbai, April 12 -- The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), the UK R&D centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), has opened its new MRB Rubber Engineering Laboratory. The new lab will be used f... Read More


USTMA presents 2019 Sustainability Awards to 7 tyre majors

Mumbai, April 11 -- The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) awarded seven tyre manufacturers with a 2019 Sustainability Award for Safety and Health for their work in advancing occupational healt... Read More


Donald Chen to be the new CEO of ARLANXEO

Mumbai, April 11 -- Leading rubber producer ARLANXEO has announced the appointment of Donald Chen as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from May 1, 2019. He succeeds Jorge Nogueira, who is re... Read More