China truck tire overcapacity ‘immense’

ERJ staff report (BC)

Akron, Ohio – Three things are noteworthy about China’s truck tire industry, according to Edward Noga of Rubber & Plastics News: There’s a big production overcapacity situation; retreading virtually is non-existent; and the process of radialisation is coming to a close.

These facts are interrelated, according to Boudewijn De Loose, global marketing manager of Bekaert Corp. He was one of the speakers at the 6-7 June Rubber Association of Canada 2013 Tire & Rubber Summit in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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