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India reports increased natural rubber production for July

  10/9/2019 - Kochi, India - India's Rubber Board’s efforts to raise natural rubber production during monsoon months by increasing rain guarding in the plantations have paid dividends with production in July showing an increase. The natural rubber production in the country in July was 60,000 tons, up by 14,000 tonnes from the same last year. The harvesting operations in rubber in Kerala get hindered during rainy months resulting in steep fall in production. Confronted with a drastic decline in production during the last few years, the Rubber Board took steps to ensure uninterrupted tapping during the monsoon period. The board companies in Kerala procured rain guarding materials like polythene sheets and adhesive in bulk and distributed among small growers to promote rain guarding. As a result, nearly one lakh hectares were rain guarded more than the previous year. Fall in production was one of the major concerns of the Indian rubber sector. This is mainly attributed to the high percentage of untapped areas, the low adoption levels of modern techniques like rain guarding and unscientific tapping methods. The present level of low price also has contributed to this. For addressing this issue of untapped plantations, the board recently introduced a program for the adoption of such units in the smallholding sector. The board in association with its own companies and rubber producers societies would take over such untapped holdings and arrange for the maintenance, tapping, processing, and marketing of produce. Societies and companies have so far successfully adopted 1600 hectares of plantations during the last few months. This arrangement has resulted in reducing cost of production and in increasing the quantity and quality The board is also popularizing techniques like low-frequency tapping (including once -a -week tapping) and controlled upward tapping to further improve production and bringing down the cost. The annual rubber production target of this fiscal is 7.5 lakh tons.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dow and Johnson Matthey technology selected for butanol facility in China - click to expand

Hankook Tire partners with Amazon Web Services for high-tech digital solutions and machine learning - click to expand

KraussMaffei to layoff 8 percent of workforce due to declining sales - click to expand

Japan's carbon black demand falls for second consecutive year - click to expand

Two Yokokama tires win prestigious Good Design awards - click to expand

Monday, February 17, 2020

Recovered carbon black market forecast with a CAGR of 16 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Watson-Marlow launches silicone transfer tubing developed for bioprocess fluid transfer - click to expand

Vibram signs multi-year partnership agreement with Pensole Academy - click to expand

Toyo Tires to transfer Truck and Bus Air Spring Business to Nitta Group - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber posts record earnings in 2019 - click to expand

Goodyear unveils new brand campaign during Daytona 500 - click to expand

Friday, February 14, 2020

Comar to expand west coast facilities - click to expand

Toshiba Machine to oppose takeover by activist investor - click to expand

Goldsmith & Eggleton laboratory renovation announced - click to expand

Global fumed silica market to surpass $1.8 billion by 2029 - click to expand

Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1 - click to expand

Global carbon black market to reach $10.9 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kraton to exhibit tread enhancement additives at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover - click to expand

First Graphene signs exclusive supply agreement with Steel Blue - click to expand

Learning and networking opportunities offered at Rubber Division, ACS 197th Technical Meeting - click to expand

NTB to sell 112 locations to Mavis Discount Tire - click to expand

Lanxess vegan processing promoters ensures CO2 savings in tire production - click to expand

Solvay and PDI Healthcare collaborate on disinfectant resistance testing of specialty polymers - click to expand

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SWM advanced materials for face masks help address worldwide mask shortage - click to expand

Goodyear reports fourth quarter and full year financial results - click to expand

ASTM International rubber standard aims to improve silica quality - click to expand

Cambodia reports 30 percent increase in rubber exports - click to expand

Global automotive high-performance tires market forecast with a CAGR of 16 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Lanxess to showcase versatile and sustainable solutions at Tire Technology Expo - click to expand

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Milacron exhibiting all-electric Roboshot LSR machine at MD&M West - click to expand

Global automotive OEM tire market forecast shows growth through 2025 - click to expand

Bridgestone Retail Operations raises nearly $4 million for Boys & Girls Clubs of America - click to expand

OSHA announces new emphasis on silica standards - click to expand

Cooper Tire to announce fourth quarter and full year financial results February 24 - click to expand

GRTE 2020 Global Rubber, Latex and Tire Expo rescheduled due to coronavirus - click to expand

Market Reports

Global lithopene market forecast with a CAGR of 4 percent through 2027 - click to expand

Silicone adhesives market forecast with a CAGR of 8.2 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global injection molding materials market forecast at $239 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global carbon black market to reach $10.9 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Recovered carbon black market forecast with a CAGR of 16 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Global fumed silica market to surpass $1.8 billion by 2029 - click to expand

Global automotive high-performance market forecast with a CAGR of 16% through 2023 - click to expand

Global automotive OEM tire market forecast shows growth through 2025 - click to expand

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