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    1. Sri Trang: Buyers beware of under-the-weather rubber tappers

      Sri Trang: Buyers beware of under-the-weather rubber tappers

      The continuing slump in natural rubber (NR) prices could be storing up problems for buyers further down the line, according to Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Co Ltd.

      “Rubber farmers are demoralised by the low NR prices and reduce tapping activities. All of this could conceivably lead to a shortage of labour and, eventually, a shortage of NR supply,” the Thai group warned in a second-quarter results announcement.

      The past few months have seen a rally of NR prices from lows in the first-quarter, said Sri Trang, which linked the recovery to drought and a prolonged wintering period brought on by El Niño,

      The weather affect coupled with the imposition of an export quota by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, led to a decrease in NR supply, the group noted. This, in turn, accelerated purchasing activities, which further helped support NR prices.

      Following the volatility in Q2 2016, the NR market ...

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    2. Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports 17.9% Revenue Increase for Second Quarter of 2016

      Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports 17.9% Revenue Increase for Second Quarter of 2016

      Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced that it will release its financial results for the quarter and six months ended July 3, 2016, on August 16, 2016 prior to the opening of the market. 

      Management will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss these results on the same day at 9:00AM ET. To access the call, please dial 1-877-705-6003 (toll free) or 1-201-493-6725 and reference conference ID 13642857. The conference call will also be webcasted live on the Investor Relations section of Unique Fabricating's web site at http://uniquefab.investorroom.com.

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    3. Nanochemicals Market Forecast 2016 - 2023

      Nanochemicals Market Forecast 2016 - 2023

      Growing applications of nanochemicals in sectors such as construction, electronics, and rubber is projected to fuel the market in Asia Pacific as these sectors are experiencing significant growth in developing economies such as India and China. Increase in foreign investment and governmental support such as tax benefits in developing economies is anticipated to create strong market opportunities for nanochemicals in Asia Pacific during the forecast period.

      Some of the key global companies operating in the nanochemicals market are ANP Co.,Ltd, BASF SE, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Akzo Nobel N.V and Graphene NanoChem amongst others.

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    4. Precipitated Silica Market by End-Use Industry , by Application , & by Region - Global Forecast to 2021

      "Automobile segment is the largest end-use industry segment in the global precipitated silica market" There is an increased demand for precipitated silica for tires, belts, hoses and tubes of automobiles, as precipitated silica provides enhanced properties such as reduced rolling resistance, increased traction, and high wear resistance to tires and high durability and strength to hoses, tubes, and others.

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    5. Amyris - A Juggernaut In The Making

      Amyris - A Juggernaut In The Making

      Amyris is the leader in biomanufacturing. Biomanufacturing has enormous potential. Recent developments eliminate the need for dilution. Amyris - The Long Term View Amyris Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS ) has had a long and tumultuous history. The company's first project was to engineer microbes to produce artemisinin, a cure for malaria. It then ventured on to produce fuels the same way, which made sense with 2007 oil prices, but does not make commercial sense today.

      Having largely divested its fuels business, the company now focuses on higher margin products. It produces molecules for fragrances and cosmetics, nutraceuticals, drugs, tire rubber and more. Their current gross margin is over 58% (source). Moreover, they are experiencing huge product sales growth. In the past two quarters, Amyris achieved product sales growth of over 45%, after having double-digit growth rates for the prior three quarters. In Q2 2016, product sales reached $4.9M, while total revenue ...

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    6. Asian physical rubber prices: August 15, 2016

      Asian physical rubber prices: August 15, 2016

      Prices of physical rubber compared with Aug 11

      Grade: Prices / Change

      Thai RSS3 (Sep):  $1.71/kg / +$0.01

      Thai STR20 (Sep): $1.33/kg / +$0.02

      Malaysia SMR20 (Sep): $1.34/kg / +$0.02  

      Indonesia SIR20 (Sep): $0.70/lb / unchanged

      Thai USS3 53.26  baht/kg / +0.34 baht

      Thai 60-percent latex (bulk/Sep):  $1,070/tonne / +$10

      Thai 60-percent latex (drum/Sep): $1,170/tonne / +$10 

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    7. Taiwan machinery exports down 10 percent

      Taiwan machinery exports down 10 percent

      Taiwan’s large plastics and  machinery industry has seen exports drop by more than 10 percent since the beginning of 2015, as the slowdown in mainland  has taken a significant toll on the sector.

      While China’s difficulties were acting as a drag,  wasn’t all bad news — Taiwan’s industry reported a significant increase in plastics machinery exports to the United States, which officials attributed to strength in manufacturing there.

      At an Aug. 12 news conference on the opening day of the Taipei Plas show, industry officials released statistics that point to struggles for Taiwan’s industry.

      Plastics and rubber machinery exports for 2015 fell more than 10 percent, to $ 1.12 billion, and that trend continued through the first half of this year, with exports down a further 11 percent from what was already a tough 2015.

      But there is some early evidence that things ...

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    8. How Patagonia Removed the Most Toxic Ingredient in Wetsuits

      How Patagonia Removed the Most Toxic Ingredient in Wetsuits

      While Patagonia is known for its sustainability efforts, even their wetsuits were made from neoprene for a long time. But rather than hide behind a bunch of marketing speak that deceived consumers about its wetsuits, the company called itself out. In a 2008 blog post, the brand acknowledged the negative environmental impact that neoprene wetsuits have—and then set out to find an alternative. The brand partnered with San Diego-based company Yulex to develop wetsuits made from natural rubber. The partnership first bore fruit in 2013 when Patagonia revealed a small collection of wetsuits that replaced neoprene with the rubber that naturally flows from the Hevea tree. While that was more of a pilot program, last week the company launched a full line of 21 cold water full suits that are all made from natural rubber and emit up to 80 percent less CO2 than traditional suits.

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    9. Asian physical rubber prices: August 11, 2016

      Asian physical rubber prices: August 11, 2016

      Aug 11 (Reuters) – Prices of physical rubber compared with Aug 10

      Grade: Prices / Change

      Thai RSS3 (Sep): $1.70/kg / +$0.01

      Thai STR20 (Sep):  $1.31/kg / unchanged

      Malaysia SMR20 (Sep): $1.32/kg / +$0.02  

      Indonesia SIR20 (Sep):  $0.70/lb / unchanged

      Thai USS3: 52.92 baht/kg / +0.35 baht

      Thai 60-percent latex (bulk/Sep):  $1,060/tonne / unchanged

      Thai 60-percent latex (drum/Sep):  $1,160/tonne / unchanged

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    10. United State Synthetic Rubber Industry Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross

      United State Synthetic Rubber Industry Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross

      This report studies sales (consumption) of Synthetic Rubber in USA market, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player, covering 
      AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INC. 
      ARKEMA INC. 
      AVON AUTOMOTIVE 
      BASF GROUP 
      BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE INC. 
      CELANESE CORPORATION 
      CHEMOURS COMPANY(THE)  ...

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    11. Asian physical rubber prices: August 10, 2016

      Asian physical rubber prices: August 10, 2016

      Aug 10 (Reuters) – Prices of physical rubber compared with Aug. 9

      Grade: Prices / Change

      Thai RSS3 (Sep): $1.69/kg / unchanged

      Thai STR20 (Sep): $1.31/kg / unchanged

      Malaysia SMR20 (Sep): $1.30/kg / -$0.01

      Indonesia SIR20 (Sep): $0.70/lb /unchanged

      Thai USS3: 52.57 baht/kg / -1.70 baht

      Thai 60-percent latex (bulk/Sep):  $1,060/tonne / -$10

      Thai 60-percent latex (drum/Sep):  $1,160/tonne / -$10

       

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    12. Asian Rubber Futures End Mixed

      Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended down Wednesday in thin trading, hurt by a stronger yen.

      An appreciating yen makes assets denominated in the Japanese currency less affordable when purchased in other currencies. In addition, weakness in crude-oil prices weighs on rubber prices.

      Weakeness in oil, the major feedstock for synthetic rubber, leads investors to worry about demand for natural rubber if synthetic rubber falls in price.

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    13. Cabot tracks progress of European pricing move

      Cabot tracks progress of European pricing move

      Boston, Massachusetts  – Cabot Corp. aims to introduce a feedstock-related pricing differential into contract negotiations in Europe in 2017 and is also planning to expand the mechanism to contracts in other regional markets.

      In May, the US company increased prices on all carbon black products in its reinforcement materials segment sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa by €60-90/tonnes plus, where applicable feedstock index-related adjustments.

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    14. Rubber Processing Chemicals (Additives) Market 2021 New Research Study

      Rubber Processing Chemicals (Additives) Market 2021 New Research Study

      This report studies Rubber Processing Chemicals (Additives) in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with Production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering
      J. Allcock & Sons Ltd
      Emery Oleochemicals Llc
      Akzonobel N.V
      Tanz Rubber Comp
      Anchor-Seal, Inc
      Basf Se
      Finchem (Pvt) Ltd
      Mercator International B.V
      Chemgo International Ltd
      Danre International (Pvt) Ltd

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    15. China NVH (System, Parts, Materials) Industry Report, 2016-2020

      China NVH (System, Parts, Materials) Industry Report, 2016-2020

      NVH stands for noise, vibration, and harshness, and the noise is what the driver and passengers can hear, the vibration is what they can feel and the harshness is how much of an effect thumps, bumps, noise and vibration have on the cabin and its occupants. It is an aggregative indicator with which to measure the quality of automobile manufacturing. As many as one-third vehicle faults are related to the NVH of vehicles.

      Automotive NVH parts can fall into shock absorber products and noise reduction products, of which the former includes rubber shock absorber products and spring damping shock absorbers while the latter consists of sound insulation products and sealing products.

      1.Rubber Shock Absorber Product Market

      2.Sound Insulation Products Market

       

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      Mentions: asia OEM automotive
    16. Asian Rubber Futures End Lower

      Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures ended lower Tuesday in line with weaker Shanghai rubber futures.

      Rubber prices weren't helped by weakness in crude-oil prices that edged down because of profit-taking after a sharp rally overnight.

      Weakness in oil, the major feedstock for synthetic rubber, causes investors to worry about demand for natural rubber if synthetic rubber falls in price.

      Volumes were light with Singapore Commodity Exchange closed for a public holiday Tuesday. The market will reopen Wednesday.

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    17. Tire Raw Materials Market - Global Industry Expert Opinions Analysis

      In terms of demand Asia-Pacific was the largest market for tire raw materials followed by North America and Europe. Asian countries such as China, India dominated the demand for tire raw materials in Asia Pacific on account of growing automotive industry in this region. In North America, U.S was the major market followed by Canada and Mexico. The demand for tire raw materials is expected to witness strong growth from countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, Russia etc. in the next few years. The demand for tire raw materials from Europe is also expected to be high on account of growing automotive demand in this region.

      Some of the major companies operating in the global tire raw materials market are SRF Limited, Bakaert Corporation, Kordsa Global, Hyosung Corporation, and MRF among others.

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    18. SRF Records 27% Jump in Consolidated PAT at Rs. 144 Crore

      SRF Records 27% Jump in Consolidated PAT at Rs. 144 Crore

      SRF started with a nylon tyre cord plant in Manali in India in 1970, and over the years expanded product range under the Technical Textiles and also diversified into adjacent businesses. Besides Technical Textiles, its business profile constitutes of Fluorochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, Engineering Plastics and Packaging Films. 

      Consolidated EBIDTA at Rs. 290 crore, a growth of 7% over CPLY - Board approved Interim Dividend of Rs. 6 per share Consolidated Q1 Financials SRF, a chemical based multi-business entity manufacturing industrial intermediates, recorded a 27% increase in consolidated net profit after tax (PAT) from Rs. 113 crore to Rs. 144 crore during the first quarter ended June 30, 2016 over the corresponding period last year (CPLY) .

       

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    19. Ethyl benzene Market Poised to Surge

      Ethyl benzene Market Poised to Surge

      Ethyl benzene Market Poised to Surge from USD 18.28 Billion in 2015 to USD 23.31 Billion, Globally by 2021 – ZionMarketResearch.Com Market Growth – CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.2% during 2016 and 2021, Zion Market Research: Leading Research Firm has added latest report on "Ethyl benzene Market for Plastic, Electronics, Paints & Coatings, Agriculture, Rubber and Other End-user Industries: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2021".

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    20. Asian Rubber Futures End Up, Tocom Supported by Yen Depreciation

      Benchmark Tokyo rubber future prices rose Monday, supported by a weaker yen against the U.S. dollar.

      A sharp rise in Tokyo stocks guided by strength in U.S. stocks after solid U.S. employment figures also buoyed sentiment. The Nikkei Stock Average closed up 2.4% at 16650.57.

      Jobs in the U.S. increased more than expected for a second straight month in July and wages likewise picked up, raising hopes of rapid economic growth.

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    21. TOCOM Rubber Rises to 1-week High on Softer Yen

      TOCOM Rubber Rises to 1-week High on Softer Yen

      TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures rose to a one-week high on Monday, backed by a lower yen against the dollar after strong U.S.jobs data raised the possibility of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year. U.S.employment rose more than expected for the second month in a row in July and […]

      The post TOCOM rubber rises to 1-week high on softer yen appeared first on Global Rubber Markets.

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    22. Asian physical rubber prices: August 8, 2016

      Asian physical rubber prices: August 8, 2016

      Prices of physical rubber compared with Aug 5 Grade Prices:

      Change Thai RSS3 (Sep):  $1.69/kg -$0.05

      Thai STR20 (Sep): $1.29/kg / unchanged  

      Malaysia SMR20 (Sep):  $1.31/kg / unchanged  

      Indonesia SIR20 (Sep): $0.70/lb / unchanged

      Thai USS3: 55.65 baht/kg  / -2.80 baht

      Thai 60-percent latex (bulk/Sep):  $1,060/tonne / -$10

      Thai 60-percent latex (drum/Sep): $1,160/tonne  / -$10

       

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    23. CNRC, Pirelli OK asset swaps

      China National Rubber Co. (CNRC) and Pirelli & Co. S.p.A. have approved the transfer of ownership stakes in their respective consumer and industrial tire activities to each other.

      The transaction, according to Pirelli, will boost its available annual consumer tire capacity in China by about 75 percent to 12 million units.

      The asset swap is in line with terms of the merger to which the firms previously agreed.

      CNRC has agreed to transfer to Pirelli an 80-percent ownership stake in the car tire activities of its Aoelus Tyre Co. Ltd. unit. Pirelli plans to transfer a 10-percent ownership stake in its industrial (truck and farm tires) business to CNRC.

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    24. Heavy Duty Wear Protection Systems Market to touch US$2.06 bn by 2023, Asia Pacific to be Largest Contributor

      According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research entitled “Heavy Duty Wear Protection Systems Market (Material Type: Ceramic, Rubber, Steel, Plastic; End-use Industry: Transportation and Automotive, Oil and Gas, Iron and Steel, Mining, Power Plants Construction, Wood Pulp and Paper, Others) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2023,” the heavy duty wear protection system market is evaluated to reach market size of worth US$2,064.8 M in 2023 at the CAGR of 4.3%. Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the largest contributor for heavy duty wear ...

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