Natural rubber prices tumble in India

Natural rubber (NR) prices continue to go down following the global trend in India, the production of the NR in the country has slumped 26% despite 4% rise in consumption in August, 2014. The rubber prices have already slid 5% in August to INR 121 per kg and as Kerala, the main production hub of rubber in India enters peak production season, many growers have stopped tapping frustrated by the […]

Growing battle with Illegal Part-Worn Tyres

A prominent speaker at the Brityrex Show – TyreTalk Seminars was Stefan Hay, Director of the National Tyre Distribution Association (NTDA) who explained the current situation regarding illegal part-worn tyres in the UK market and what the NTDA is doing to combat this spiralling problem. Stefan pointed out that it is considered there are currently around 4.5 million part-worn tyres being sold in the UK every year although he is […]

Hot on the heels of tyre waste criminals

Another prominent speaker at this year’s Brityrex TyreTalk Seminars was Paul Keay, National Waste Enforcement Campaigns Manager at the Environment Agency (EA) who made a strong presentation on the enforcement and compliance of waste tyres. Concentrating on England, Paul pointed out that the EA is responsible for regulating the use of all waste in industry which includes tyres. At present waste crime is estimated to cost the country around £ […]

Continental tests first car tyres with Taraxagum dandelion-rubber tread

 PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 October 2014 – Continental, the world’s leading international tyre manufacturer, has reached an important milestone in its research project for the industrialisation of dandelion rubber in tyre production. As part of its recent ContiWinterRoadshow 2014, Continental presented the first test tyres made from the innovative material that the company is calling TaraxagumT, derived from the botanical name for the dandelion (taraxacum). Manufacture of the first […]

New Dunlop Truck & Bus range announced

New Dunlop Truck & Bus range announced Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) is excited to announce the rejuvenation of its Truck Bus Radial tyre range into the African market, which they say shows the company’s commitment and effort to promote advanced fleet management services and increase the variety of top-quality product from its stable. SRSA is part of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd (SRI), which is headquartered in Japan […]

Natural rubber prices tumble in India

Natural rubber prices tumble in India Natural rubber (NR) prices continue to go down following the global trend in India, the production of the NR in the country has slumped 26% despite 4% rise in consumption in August, 2014. The rubber prices have already slid 5% in August to INR 121 per kg and as Kerala, the main production hub of rubber in India enters peak production season, many growers […]

MESNAC buys rubber raw material provider

Slovakian tyre equipment producer MESNAC has announced the acquisition of Chinese based synthetic rubber and resin product manufacturer – Fushun Yikesi New Material for a reported deal of US$ 60 million. This latest addition for MESNAC signals the company’s initial entry into the rubber raw materials market sector. Source: SA Treads

Goodyear converts rice harvest waste to tire treads

Rice husk waste once headed for landfills is now helping Goodyear Tire and Rubber produce fuel-efficient tires. The company announced it will utilize ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in its tires. Goodyear has tested silica derived from rice husk ash over the past two years at its Innovation Center in Akron, OH, and found […]