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Bridgestone rolling out TireConnect in US

Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Americas Inc. is rolling out its TireConnect online tire-buying platform nationwide…

9th November 2017 > Read More

Shin-Etsu restarts silicones monomer plant following fire

Rayong, Thailand – Shin-Etsu has restarted operation at its silicones monomer production plant in Rayong,…

9th November 2017 > Read More

Semperit expands hydraulic hoses production to meet demand

Vienna – The Semperit Group has invested €20 million in the expansion of Semperflex Optimit…

8th November 2017 > Read More

Michelin-licensed rubber plant in Indonesia to start production in 2018

Jakarta – A Michelin-licensed synthetic rubber manufacturing plant in Indonesian is set to be operational…

8th November 2017 > Read More

Zeon elastomers business grows

Tokyo – Japanese speciality chemicals company Zeon Corp has posted a sharp 37% year-on-year increase…

8th November 2017 > Read More

ZC Rubber launches smart tire system in North America

Las Vegas, Nevada – China’s biggest tire maker ZC Rubber has launched a “smart tire…

8th November 2017 > Read More

Haydale, Artis, Trelleborg target plasma rCB

Ammanford, UK –Technology companies Haydale and Artis have linked up with Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions to investigate…

7th November 2017 > Read More

VMI order-intake on the rise

Haaksbergen, The Netherlands – Owner of Dutch tire and rubber machinery maker VMI, the TKH…

7th November 2017 > Read More

GRI prepares for start-up of new tire facility

Colombo — Sri Lankan producer of speciality tires Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) will…

7th November 2017 > Read More

Hankook income drops in third quarter, nine months

Seoul — Hankook Tire Co. Ltd suffered double-digit drops in operating income for the quarter…

7th November 2017 > Read More

Dow Elastomers expands products, facilities

Cleveland, Ohio – Dow Elastomers is setting an entirely new course for its Nordel EPDM…

7th November 2017 > Read More

Orion earnings dip on hurricane, feedstock mix

Luxembourg – Orion Engineered Carbon has reported a decline in third-quarter earnings from its rubber…

5th November 2017 > Read More

Cabot expects lower volumes, better pricing in China

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot expects lower volumes but stronger pricing in China as a drive…

5th November 2017 > Read More

German chemicals makers increase production

Frankfurt, Germany – Production of chemicals in Germany grew by 1.3% in the third quarter…

5th November 2017 > Read More