Posted In: Chemicals, Rubber Chemicals, Tyre Ancillary

APCOTEXIND – Apcotex Industries Ltd

Apcotex is one of the leading producers of Synthetic Rubber (NBR & HSR) and Synthetic Latex (Nitrile, VP latex, XSB & Acrylic latex) in India. The company has one of the broadest range of Emulsion Polymers available in the market today. The various grades of Synthetic Rubber find application in products such as Automotive Components, Hoses, Gaskets, Rice De-husking Rollers, Printing and Industrial Rollers, Friction Materials, Belting and Footwear. Our range of Latexes are used for Paper/Paper Board Coating, Carpet Backing, Tyre Cord Dipping, Construction etc.

Leading producers of Synthetic Rubber and Synthetic Latex

What is Synthetic Rubber?

Natural rubber, coming from latex of Hevea brasiliensis, is mainly poly-cis-isoprene containing traces of impurities like protein, dirt etc. Although it exhibits many excellent properties in terms of mechanical performance, natural rubber is often inferior to certain synthetic rubbers, especially with respect to its thermal stability and its compatibility with petroleum products.
Synthetic rubber, like other polymers, is made from various petroleum-based monomers. The most prevalent synthetic rubbers are styrene-butadiene rubbers (SBR) derived from the copolymerization of styrene and 1,3-butadiene. Other synthetic rubbers are prepared from isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene, yielding polyisoprene), chloroprene (2-chloro-1,3-butadiene), and isobutylene (methylpropene) with a small percentage of isoprene for cross-linking (this product is called butyl rubber).
What is synthetic latex made of?
Rather than being harvested from rubber trees it is produced from petrochemicals. Several types of synthetic latex exist but SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) is the most common type of synthetic latex used in the production of synthetic latex foam.


Synthetic Latex
Tyre Cord

Synthetic Rubber
Nitrile Rubber (NBR)
Polyblend (NBR:PVC)
High Styrene Rubber (HSR)
Powdered Rubber (PNBR)


Plants and Capacity

Taloja Plant, Maharashtra
(55,000 MT) Synthetic Latex
(7,000 MT) High Styrene Rubber

Valia Plant, Gujrat
(16,000MT) Nitrile Rubber and Allied Products


(In Rupees Crores) 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Total Income 633.36 533.31 417.93 275.70
PBT 61.67 55.78 43.43 33.43
PAT 46.60 38.64 34.99 24.67
EPS 22.47 18.63 16.87 11.90
EBITDA Margin% 10.8 11.9 7.5 13.3
ROE 20.1 21.00 17.30 14.70
ROCE 13.90 18.90 9.30 20.60
Debt to Equity Ratio 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Tags: , , , ,

by , created on June 9th, 2019, last updated on June 9th, 2019

Leave a Reply