Import Amount of Rubber in the First Quarter More than Doubled on a Year-on-year Basis

According to the latest statistics by the General Admin- istration of Customs, in the first quarter of 2017, the rubber import amount of China more than doubled on a year-on-year basis.

Among which, the import volume of natural rubber (in- cluding latex) added up to 760,000 tons, and the import turnover exceeded RMB 10 Billion Yuan, with a year-on-year surge of 125.1%. The import volume of synthetic rubber (including latex) added up to 1.01 million tons, and the import turnover was about RMB 14.7 Billion Yuan, with a year-on-year surge of 110%.

In the first three months of this year, a total of 1.77 million tons of rubber was imported to China, increasing by 480,000 tons compared with the first quarter of 2016, but the import turnover more than doubled on a year-on-year basis.

Intelligent manufacturing standards in rubber industry must be advanced

In November 8th, the China tire intelligent manufacturing and Standardization Alliance was held in Qingdao, and the first working conference was held.

According to the introduction, the alliance will finish the first draft of the 9 standards of the intelligent manufacturing terminology of tire industry before the end of 2017.

The alliance’s mission is to advocate “intelligent manufacturing, the standard first” concept, the combination of the members of the consensus, in accordance with the “development of collaborative innovation, standards, leading the industry intelligent upgrade”, to promote China’s tire intelligent manufacturing standard development, so as to realize the transformation and upgrading for the purpose of rubber tire industry tire industry, create intelligent manufacturing general, key technology, industry application series standard, promote smart tire manufacturing standard revision, promotion and application, and to guide the current and future period of time China’s tire industry intelligent manufacturing standardization work, to enhance the level of China intelligent tire.

It is understood that the alliance by the national tire rim Standardization Technical Committee, the National Rubber Plastic Machinery Standardization Technical Committee and mesnac Limited by Share Ltd launched a number of enterprises research institutes, rubber tire industry participation. Mesnac Limited by Share Ltd alliance was elected chairman of the unit, Beijing research and Design Institute of Rubber Industry Co., Ltd. Chinese Electronics Standardization Institute, China Productivity Center was elected vice chairman of the unit, Zhejiang University and other 25 units as the governing unit. The meeting elected Advisory Service Center Chinese Academy of Engineering Professor Dong Jingchen as chief adviser, National Technical Committee of the Secretary General Wang Kexian, tire rim Standard Technical Committee Director, mesnac Dean Zhang Bin Research Institute of Limited by Share Ltd as Secretary General of the secretariat.