New Delhi – India has launched an anti-dumping investigation into the import of certain rubber chemicals into the country from China, the EU and Russia.
In a 22 June announcement, the commerce ministry’s directorate general of trade remedies (DGTR) said the probe will include the import of antioxidant TDQ from China, the EU and Russia; anti-scorching additive PVI from China and CBS originating in or exported from China and the EU.
The probe has been launched upon a petition by the local company Nocil Ltd which has alleged that material injury is being caused to the domestic industry due to the dumped imports of each of the subject goods.
TDQ (2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-dihydroquinoline) is a rubber antioxidant produced from acetone and aniline and is used to provide long-term protection to rubber vulcanisates against oxidative ageing.
PVI (‘N-(cyclohexylthio) pthalimide) is a rubber pre-vulcnisation inhibitor produced used to produce the scorch delay.
CBS (N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide) is a rubber accelerator and is used for scorch safety during rubber compound processing operations and improves the storage life of processed rubber stocks.