Carbon black shortfall rocks India’s rubber industry

New Delhi – Antidumping duties combined with increased demand and capacity constraints is causing a shortage of carbon black for the domestic Indian market, according to the All India Rubber Industries Association.

In a recent statement, AIRIA—which consists of small-to-medium sized non-tire rubber product manufacturers—said the shortage has led to nationwide shutdowns throughout its membership. AIRIA estimates that about 1,000 small manufacturers are on the verge of closure, which will lead to about 200,000 job losses.

The nation has antidumping measures against carbon black imports used in…

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