natural rubber

Sumitomo Rubber Joins IRSG Initiative for Natural Rubber Sustainability

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that it has signed on to participate in the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i). Established by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of natural rubber (NR) as a resource, SNR-i will form part of Sumitomo Rubber’s corporate social responsibilities (CSR) and its efforts toward preserving the...

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Toyo Tires Joins IRSG Initiative for Sustainable Natural Rubber

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) has made the voluntary declaration that it is on board with, and will be party to, objectives of the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i). Proposed and launched by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), the initiative serves to ensure the sustainability of natural rubber (NR). It seeks to achieve an NR economy in...

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VRG Japan to Sell Vietnamese Military-made Natural Rubber to Japanese Tire Makers

VRG Japan Rubber Export JSC is progressing in preparations to sell natural rubber that is manufactured by the Vietnamese military to Japanese tire manufacturers. The rubber to be sold is SVR10, which is used in tires, and SVR5S, which has half the odor that is characteristic of rubber. Tire manufacturers are currently running performance evaluation tests and are interested in...

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Togawa Rubber to Raise Prices of Natural Rubber Sheets

Togawa Rubber Co. Ltd. will revise pricing for its natural rubber sheets from January 1, 2016. The lines that will be affected are the thicker versions of the general-purpose natural rubber sheets, for which current prices will increase by 15–20 percent. Although the cost of primary materials is relatively stable, manufacturing facilities differ with respect to the thickness of the rubber...

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Japan’s Natural-Rubber Import Volume Rises for First Time in Five Months

Japan’s import volume of natural rubber for January 2016 increased by 1 percent year-on-year to more than 58,000 tons, rising for the first time in five months, according to the Rubber Trade Association of Japan. However, the import value plunged by 18 percent to 9.26 billion yen ($81.7 million), declining for the fifth month in a row. The average import...

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