September Feedstocks, Natural and Synthetic Rubber Market Report

Synthetic Rubber

In August, the European synthetic rubber market benefitted from the significant price reduction seen for the major feedstock butadiene, which gave European producers a chance to export again. This fact is important as the European synthetic rubber producers could not survive in the domestic market alone and need the export volumes.

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The U.S. butadiene contract price marker decreased to 42.6 cents per pound ($939 per ton) for August. In Asia, butadiene prices continued their downward course in the first half of July. In Europe, market conditions and the outlook for demand in the next few months will not see any significant improvement. The European contract price of July was €1,000 per metric ton. For August, the price was settled with a significant decrease of €250 per metric ton to €750 per metric ton.

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INPOL Attends the 2013 International Rubber Conference in Akron, OH, U.S.A.

INPOL has attended the 2013 International Rubber Conference held July 23-24 in Akron, Ohio, United States.

During the conference the following topics were presented by renowned industry experts:

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Synthomer to Reach Greater Heights in Brazil with INPOL

Synthomer has appointed INPOL as an exclusive agent in LATAM to distribute its natural rubber latex range under the Revultex® and Revertex® trademarks.

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INPOL New Member and Sponsor of the SLTC

INPOL has become a member and sponsor of the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Tecnología del Caucho (SLTC), thus strengthening its commitment to positioning in the Latin American market.

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Membership of the RTAE

We are proud to announce that Effective 14th June 2013 INPOL S.A. application for membership of The Rubber Trade Association of Europe (RTAE) – as a member – was unanimously accepted.

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INPOL Opens New Office in Sao Paulo, Brazil

INPOL has expanded its global network of offices opening a new office in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and one of the main business centers in Latin America.

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Inpol Europe LTD sponsors MPG Annual Dinner and Dance

INPOL EUROPE LTD supports and sponsorships the cost of the entertainment-packed night on Friday January 28 at the Midland Hotel Manchester.

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BASF To Increase Prices for Key Latex Products

Effective Feb. 15, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices by up to $US 0.04 per wet pound in the United States and Canada for all Styronal styrene-butadiene latex products, all Acronal styrene-acrylic latex products and all Basonal multi-monomer latex products used in the paper market.

This action is being taken as a result of increases in raw materials, in particular styrene and butadiene, coupled with freight related increases and higher energy costs.

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Malaysian january rubber production Up 12 Per Cent

(From Malaysian National News Agency) Malaysia produced 108,892 tonnes of natural rubber (NR) in January this year, an increase of 12.3 per cent or 11,890 tonnes from the previous month.
Year-on-year, production rose 48.4 per cent or 35,524 tonnes, the Statistics Department said in its latest rubber statistics summary released on Monday.
It said the estate sector contributed only 5.2 per cent to total production, while the share from the smallholding sector amounted to 94.8 per cent.
As for exports, 69,549 tonnes of NR was shipped in January, which was down by 1.2 per cent when compared with December 2009 but significantly higher by 40.6 per cent when compared with January last year.

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