Goodyear files antitrust suit against 12 EPDM suppliers

From Rubber & Plastics News

Akron, Ohio-Goodyear is suing at least 12 companies in the US and Europe for alleged price-fixing of EPDM rubber.

The suit, claiming a violation of the federal Sherman Act, was filed 7 May in federal court in Akron. Antitrust authorities in North America and Europe are conducting an investigation of EPDM suppliers over alleged price-fixing and anti-competitive practices.

Goodyear said it is a significant global purchaser of EPDM, and is seeking to recover overcharges. The company is suing Crompton Corp., Bayer…

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