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Mitsubishi starts up TPE plant in Thailand

Tokyo – Mitsubishi Chemical Corp has started production of styrenic thermoplastic elastomers (TPS) in Thailand,…

22nd January 2018 > Read More

Report: Continental ‘restructuring’ guided by 2025 target

Frankfurt, Germany – In exploring restructuring options, the Continental board is targeting a set-up that…

22nd January 2018 > Read More

SBR, butadiene markets expected to remain flat

Report originally published in ERJ’s January/February issue London – European synthetic rubber and butadiene markets…

22nd January 2018 > Read More

Michelin, Pirelli top owner-satisfaction ratings

Tustin, California — The Michelin and Pirelli brands earned top recognition in AutoPacific Inc.’s 2017…

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Bridgestone rolls out new farm tire

Peterborough, UK – Bridgestone has unveiled the VX-Tractor tire at LAMMA 2018, a farm machinery…

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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…

19th January 2018 > Read More

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…

19th January 2018 > Read More

ERJ Business News Tracker

Audi diesel-recall order… Vietnam Rubber Group IPO… Three-month high for European BD… Asia BD buyers…

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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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