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Vehicle makers advance cybersecurity policy

Brussels –  The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published industry guidelines to counter growing…

25th October 2017 > Read More

Michelin buys into fleet telematics, mobility firm

Orlando, Florida — Michelin North America Inc. has taken an undisclosed equity stake in SmartDrive…

25th October 2017 > Read More

Covestro buyback after “strongest” ever quarter

Leverkusen, Germany – Covestro is to carry out a shares buyback of up to €1.5…

25th October 2017 > Read More

Kraiburg expanding TPE production in Germany, Malaysia

  Friedrichshafen, Germany — Materials maker Kraiburg TPE GmbH & Co. KG is having a…

25th October 2017 > Read More

Hexpol boosting German TPE compounding

Friedrichshafen, Germany — Hexpol TPE GmbH plans to install a new production line making thermoplastic…

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Bridgestone to pay €8 million settlement

Detroit, Michigan — Bridgestone Corp. will pay $9.36 million (€7.95 million) to settle a multidistrict…

25th October 2017 > Read More

Semperit wins ‘major’ contracts under new Sempertrans management team

Vienna – Sepmerit AG’s conveyor belts production business Sempertrans has won two “major” contracts under…

24th October 2017 > Read More

Bridgestone starts distribution in Iran

Tehran – Japanese tire-maker Bridgestone Corp. has started distribution of its products in Iran, through…

24th October 2017 > Read More

Creditors hire ex-Kumho Tire CEO as new chairman

Seoul, South Korea — Korea Development Bank, the lead of a Kumho Tire Co. Inc….

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Trelleborg launching smart wheel for farm equipment

Trelleborg, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems has developed a sensor-based smart wheel called ConnecTire that…

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Shin-Etsu reports fire at Thai silicone intermediates plant

Rayong, Thailand – Japanese speciality chemicals supplier Shin-Etsu has reported a fire at its Asia…

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Cefic cautious despite positive EU chemicals data

Belgium: While business conditions for European chemicals makers have improved over much of this year, prospects for…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Wacker expanding silicone rubber operations

Fredrichshafen, Germany – Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG has lined up a number of expansion projects for…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Michelin notes currency effects in 2017 financial scenario  

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has flagged up currency effects as a significant factor behind…

23rd October 2017 > Read More