Interview with The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA)

JATMA was established in September 1947 as an industry organization for Japan’s automobile tire manufacturers. JATMA’s main objectives are to contribute to the development of an automobile tire industry in Japan, and the development of Japan’s economy also. Eventually improvement of Japan’s national welfare will be expected through the development of economy. To attain these... Continue Reading →

Featured post

A View from the Past to the Present and into the Future on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG)

The story of rubber begins centuries before the formation of the International Rubber Study Group. The history of natural rubber, and from its uses in the 19th century, is well documented. The impetus by Governments to develop synthetic rubber arose during the Second World War, due to the shortage of natural rubber. Prior to this... Continue Reading →

Featured post

IRSGforResearch – Call for Papers

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is pleased to announce #IRSGforResearch a call for rubber-related economic research. .This award aims to promote high-quality research on emerging issues in the global rubber sector and engage young economists and researchers in the assessment of socio-economic issues affecting the rubber sector globally. The research paper should cover a... Continue Reading →

Featured post

How can rubber contribute to sustainable development in a context of climate change?

Developing the rubber sector while meeting environment and social objectives involves both challenges and opportunities. Lying in the shadow of oil palm in terms of sustainable development issues, the sector needs a combination of measures to progress toward sustainable development. There is now a wealth of knowledge and evidence to make this happen. “Evolution to... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Sustainability at the World Rubber Summit 2019

The benefits of Multistakeholder Collaboration for Systemic Change – the core of the Green Commodities Programme approach  - were highlighted in the opening panel session of the World Rubber Summit in Singapore. GCP Senior Commodities Adviser Nicolas Petit chaired a discussion on “Private-Public Partnerships for Sustainable Rubber”. As with other commodities, sustainability is increasingly important... Continue Reading →

Featured post

A contribution from MTI Solution

Rubber is the major backbone of agriculture and part in the economies of many countries. The most important customer is the automotive industry. Approximately 70 percent of the world's natural rubber ends up in car tires. As per SDG goal, The rapid expansion of rubber cultivation put the question to all stakeholders on deforestation, monoculture... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Interview with Singapore Committee for UN Women

IRSG: March is the month of the International Women’s Day, tells us about the theme for this year and the relevance of this event? Georgette Tan: This year, the theme for IWD2019 is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” and we want to call attention to the importance of implementing new solutions and integrated... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Brazilian NR Imports Turning to Latin America for Opportunities – How this opportunity may start a movement for a local market

Diogo Esperante is Executive Director of APABOR the NR Farmers and Processors Association of São Paulo/Brazil. He is responsible for the Statistical Monitoring Program of the National Association of Natural Rubber Producers in Brazil (ABRABOR). Post graduated in Project Management and have been active in the Brazilian NR industry for the past 10 years. Over... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Interview with R1 International

Mr Sandana Dass joined the Rubber Industry in 1973 as a “Rubber Scholar” with the Malayan Rubber Fund Board (MRFB) in Kuala Lumpur and trained in MRFB offices in London, Milan, Vienna and Hamburg. He served as a Director of Marketing & Operations & Investments for MARDEC Group as well as Managing Director of MARDEC... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Interview with TIMBERFARM

An interview with Maximilian Breidenstein, Managing Partner, TIMBERFARM GmbH. IRSG: What directions has TIMBERFARM taken since the 1960’s? Maximilian Breidenstein: TIMBERFARM is an international commodity and investment management group focusing on natural rubber and rubber wood founded and based in Düsseldorf.  The entrepreneurial family Breidenstein was the founder of the tire trade and the rubber... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Sustainable Natural Rubber Production in Latin America

Diogo Esperante is Executive Director of APABOR the NR Farmers and Processors Association of São Paulo/Brazil. He is responsible for the Statistical Monitoring Program of the National Association of Natural Rubber Producers in Brazil (ABRABOR). Post graduated in Project Management and have been active in the Brazilian NR industry for the past 10 years. For... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Interview with Namazie International

Namazie International Pte Ltd is a Panel Associate Member of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG). Since its establishment in 1955, Namazie International has grown to become one of the world’s leading privately owned natural rubber traders and supply chain managers with deep and wide knowledge of the industry. It is headquartered in Singapore with... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Interview with Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL)

A strong commitment towards environmental preservation and community engagement has been the driving force behind the growth of Kelani Valley Plantations. In this interview Mr Ranil Fernando, General Manager Rubber Marketing & Administration, Kelani Valley Plantations, explains how the company has achieved its goals over the years. IRSG: We are glad to have visited your... Continue Reading →

Featured post

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑