Rising crude oil price is bad for building materials industry

Crude oil price is rising and is now at a kissing distance of touching $ 80 per barrel. Brent crude oil prices have risen by almost 50% when ...
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Home textiles: E-commerce causes major disruption

India’s home textile exporters are still in search of good news from abroad which has remained elusive form them since last two years. Latest exports figures available do ...
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Is asbestos making a come-back?

Asbestos was banned in most of the countries more than five decades ago as the studies had  then linked lung-related diseases causing lakhs of deaths to this material. The ...
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Tile makers are reworking strategies

Tile manufacturers are going through one of the worst phases in the history of ceramics in India. On the one hand, cost is going up while the market ...
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Air Conditioning – Warming up to Global Warming

One of the few segments of the economy to be happy about global warming is air conditioning sector. In recent years, we have been experiencing summers which are ...
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Falling TDI price brings relief to mattress makers

After touching the peak in February 2018, TDI (Tolylene di-isocyanate) prices are retreating much to the delight of mattress makers in the country. Though it is still nowhere ...
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MDF price war may intensify

If you think that recent fall in MDF price is a temporary phenomenon caused by some newcomers trying to penetrate the market and gain market share and the ...
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Short term hiccups cause worry for adhesive makers

Rising crude oil price is causing worry among the wood working adhesive manufacturers as their main raw material, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), is crude oil based product and ...
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Raw material sourcing problem for plywood manufacturers

Indian plywood industry is in a transitionary phase and the reasons for the same are many. First, the indirect taxation regime introduced by the government which was followed ...
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Things are looking up for roofing sheets manufacturers

Recent turn of events have made roofing industry, especially Asbestos cement sheets (ACS) makers happier, as they feel demand curve may move upwards and little steeper too. First ...
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