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Smithers Rapra expands Chinese tire-testing facility

Akron, Ohio – Smithers Rapra has expanded tire-testing capabilities at its tire and wheel testing…

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Polymax to increase TPE capacity in US

Waukegan, Illinois – Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers US manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs),…

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EU car sales up in 2017, despite late dip

Brussels – Last December saw demand for new passenger cars fall by nearly 5% compared…

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Petlas mulls expansion into new regions

Kirsehir, Turkey — Petlas Tire Corp. is evaluating options for initiating distribution of its expanding…

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Nakata appoints BPS as Americas agent

Kobe, Japan – Nakata Engineering Inc., which makes tire ply extrusion and rubber processing machinery…

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ERJ Brainteaser Results   

List of Brainteaser questions over the past couple of months, along with the answers and readers supplying…

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Natural rubber production up nearly 7% in 2017

Kuala Lumpur – Global production of natural rubber (NR) rose 6.8% in the year 2017,…

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Synthomer nets funding for electric vehicle project

Essex, UK – Materials supplier Synthomer PLC and partners University College of London (UCL) and…

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Toyoda Gosei unveils ‘e-rubber’ for robots

Kiyosu, Japan – Toyoda Gosei Co is exhibiting its “next-generation” ‘e-rubber’ at the second RoboDEX…

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Michelin calls for universal worn-tire testing procedures

Detroit, Michigan — Citing safety, performance, economic and ecological reasons, Michelin North America Inc. is…

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China’s tire maker General Science opens US subsidiary

Wuxi, Jiangsu – China’s TBR maker General Science in January opened a new overseas arm in the…

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Top Glove inks $350m deal to buy surgical gloves maker

Shah Alam, Malaysia – Top Glove Corp. has signed an agreement to buy surgical gloves…

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Report: Continental hires JP Morgan for possible structural overhaul

Frankfurt, Germany – Continental AG has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible reorganisation…

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Update: Aeolus terminates acquisition of former Pirelli industrial tire unit

Jiaozuo, China – Aeolus has terminated the acquisition of a 90% stake in the former…

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