In-depth reporting on the global rubber industry



ERJ Survey: European tire sector maintains competitive edge

Article from the European Tire Report 2015, published as a supplement to the Sept/Oct edition of European…

28th September 2015 > Read More

Viewpoint: HF executive comments on the EU tire machinery market

Q&A with Dr. Andreas Limper, a senior manager at HF Mixing Group, for an article…

28th September 2015 > Read More

Interview: Titan gains momentum, targets Turkey

Quincy, Illinois — Titan International Inc. gained positive momentum in the second quarter and is…

28th September 2015 > Read More

Vystar executive touts advances for low protein latex

Akron, Ohio — Vystar Corp. has made significant headway in the development of a formulation…

3rd September 2015 > Read More

China faces an added threat down the road: Capacity glut

Detroit, Michigan – The news coming out of China right now is bad, and chances…

2nd September 2015 > Read More

European polymer prices under pressure

London – After four months of sharply rising notations, European standard thermoplastic prices took a…

28th August 2015 > Read More
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Researchers probe microbes for a future polymer building block

Golden, Colorado – Microbes commonly found in moist, natural environments could eventually be a source…

27th August 2015 > Read More

Analysis: Chinese tire manufacturers ‘stirred not shaken’

Commentators on the Chinese tire market remain surprisingly upbeat, in view of the negative developments…

11th August 2015 > Read More

Feature: Snail-pace regulation could be recipe for trouble

Development work continues amid slow progress towards EU controls over food-contact materials. There is a…

10th August 2015 > Read More

Analysis: Greenfield thinking by plant designers

One recent pointer to the future direction for tire production is offered by Apollo Tyres,…

10th August 2015 > Read More

SAR Elektronic adapts technology to tire industry company’s needs

Established in 1985, SAR Elektronic GmbH, based in Dingolfing, near Munich, Germany, specialises in industrial…

5th August 2015 > Read More

China expansion part of Continental’s master plan

Hanover, Germany—Continental AG’s Tire Division is investing about $280 million during a four-year period at…

6th July 2015 > Read More

Analysis: Sibur reverses SR production cuts

London – Petrochemicals major Sibur increased production of synthetic rubber in the first quarter of…

8th June 2015 > Read More

Feature: Just-in-time approach to final mixing & blending

 VMI reports on a project, also involving Rhein Chemie and Bekina, that offers a promising…

29th May 2015 > Read More