Rubber sells at near 1.50 per pound at wholesale level in Jan 2013

Interesting to look at the commodity pricing on rubber as it relates to the latex mattress industry

Hi jege41,

Ribbed smoked sheet isn’t used in mattresses but 60% DRC (dry rubber content) latex which is the latex that is typically used in foam production is lower yet and has a similar price graph.

The cartel that controls about 70% of the NR supply in the world (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia) is taking action to defend rubber prices which may go even lower yet. Vietnam is #4 but they are not a member. Reminds me of OPEC

It’s interesting too that NR and SBR prices have moved so close to each other.


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