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MOL/JSR rubber plant start-up delayed until 2018

Budapest – The starting up of a new solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant by…

8th June 2017 > Read More

Chinese group earmarks $1bn for US plant

Guangzhou, China — Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co. Ltd., a China state-owned entity that controls Wanli…

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US safety body investigating death of worker at Goodyear Kansas plant

Topeka, Kansas – As of 7 June, Region 7 of the US Occupational Safety and…

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Toyoda Gosei building fifth plant in India

Kiyosu, Japan – Toyoda Gosei Co. is building a new plant in India to meet…

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Linglong tire ‘surprises’ Test World

Zhaoyuan City, China – The gap between Chinese independent tire brands and overseas premium brands…

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Bridgestone nets $110m fleet deal with FirstGroup

Warwick, UK – Bridgestone has secured a $110 million (€98 million)  tire supply contract with…

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Five top tire manufacturers for Future Tire platform

Cologne, Germany – Five of the world’s leading tire manufacturers will be represented among the…

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Michelin bids to acquire all shares in SIPH

Paris – Groupe Michelin has filed a public tender offer in France to acquire 1,042,324…

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Reports: Wanli considering US plant

Akron, Ohio — China’s Wanli Tire Group is considering building a plant in South Carolina,…

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Shake-ups ahead for growing fillers market

Based on feature article  published in ERJ’s May/June issue Carbon black demand rising but faces…

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Q&A: Goodyear Dunlop exec discusses CV tire trends

Q&A based on interview at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 in Birmingham with Peri…

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New executive in place at Continental’s tire division

Hanover, German – Continental AG has named Heinrich Exeler as the new head of Continental…

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UK tire recyclers seek ‘fairer’ fire safety rules

London – The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) is holding talks with the UK’s Environment Agency…

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ZC Rubber, Bekaert in steel cord deal

Brussels, Belgium — China’s Zhongce Rubber Group (ZC Rubber) has signed strategic cooperation agreement with…

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