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US council supports rubber fill in playgrounds

Washington, D.C.—The Council of State Governments has approved a resolution noting that scientific evidence should…

11th January 2018 > Read More

Trinseo synthetic rubber team wins German award

Halle, Germany – Trinseo has won the Hugo-Junkers 2017 Award for “most innovative product development”…

11th January 2018 > Read More

Apollo breaks ground on seventh greenfield tire plant

Andhra Pradesh, India – Apollo Tyres has broken ground on its seventh manufacturing facility: a…

10th January 2018 > Read More

Michelin flexible wheels for London driverless shuttles

Paris – Michelin is to supply its Acorus flexible-wheel technology for the production of driverless…

10th January 2018 > Read More

Arlanxeo increases EPDM prices

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Synthetic rubber supplier Arlanxeo on  9 Jan announced global price rises for…

10th January 2018 > Read More

Halcyon Agri completes €26m acquisition of RCMA’s polymer business

Singapore – Halcyon Agri Corp Ltd, has completed its €31.8 million (€26.6 million) acquisition of…

10th January 2018 > Read More

US company sues BMW for premature tire wear

San Diego, California — A California company has filed suit against BMW of North America…

10th January 2018 > Read More

Michelin restructures, names Europe North CEO

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has launched a previously-announced restructuring, which will reform the business…

9th January 2018 > Read More

NHTSA investigating alleged Goodyear tire failures

Washington—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into alleged failures of Goodyear…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Autonomous vehicles to take 26% market-share by 2040

Southfield, Michigan –  More than 33 million autonomous vehicles (AVs) – representing around 26% of…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Micheldever, Kumho end distribution partnership in UK 

London – UK tire distributor Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) and Kumho Tyre UK Ltd (KTUK)…

9th January 2018 > Read More

Zeon raises TPE prices

Tokyo – Zeon Corp is raising prices for certain thermoplastic elastomers globally, the company announced…

9th January 2018 > Read More

China’s Eastar to start up EPDM plant

Dongying, China – Tongzhou Chemical, a subsidiary of chemical conglomerate China Eastar Group, is planning…

7th January 2018 > Read More

UK car sales slide in 2017 on Brexit, diesel fears

London – UK car sales suffered their biggest annual slide since the global recession, stunted…

7th January 2018 > Read More