In-depth reporting on the global rubber industry



Analysis: US compounder plugging gaps after oil-market plunge

Akron, Ohio - During 2013 and 2014, things were going so well in the oil and…

23rd March 2016 > Read More

Analysis: ‘New’ Lanxess looks to growth regions

Cologne, Germany  - Materials major Lanxess AG intends to invest in mid-sized markets and the…

21st March 2016 > Read More

IRP Medical acquires injection moulding firm

San Clemente, California – International Rubber Products and its IRP Medical unit continue to grow…

16th March 2016 > Read More

Fire-safe compounds: Standard raises burning contradictions

Based on article originally published in ERJ Jan/Feb 2016 issue. The pan-European railways standard EN…

31st January 2016 > Read More

Factory Safety: Pirelli advances safety culture on all levels

In this statement supplied to ERJ , Pirelli explains how it is continuously developing the safety culture across the group, with initiatives in…

23rd January 2016 > Read More

Analysis: Is KraussMaffei a good fit for ChemChina?

Detroit, Michigan – Deep pockets, big appetite and a fierce focus on overseas expansion. That…

22nd January 2016 > Read More
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Factory Safety: Bridgestone approach to occupational health and safety

As part of ERJ’s current focus on industrial safety, Bridgestone Corp. details the workings of…

21st January 2016 > Read More

Rubber industry reaching a crossroads in India

London – The Indian rubber manufacturing sector has an annual turnover of close to $5…

25th November 2015 > Read More

Chemical companies “will never know full cost of REACH”

London – Meeting the requirements of the EU’s REACH chemicals safety regulations has been a…

5th November 2015 > Read More

Opinion: May I.4 be with you

A move to change attitudes to Industry 4.0 in the rubber industry was the focus…

9th October 2015 > Read More

Viewpoint: Mesnac VP reviews tire machinery market in Europe

Trevor Xu, EU region vice president at Mesnac, gave his views on the current state…

8th October 2015 > Read More

Feature: Four areas to optimise in automotive plants

Improving processes, workforce, safety and equipment can help automakers gain efficiencies, boost productivity and cut…

6th October 2015 > Read More

Interview: Solvay silicas boss sees need for speed

Solvay executive discusses the group’s tire market strategy following the opening of a new silicas plant…

30th September 2015 > Read More

Viewpoint: VMI director on European tire market

  ERJ quizzed Gerry Pol, VMI sales director, Tire Europe on the current state of…

29th September 2015 > Read More