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Maplan adding plants in China, Slovakia

Kottingbrunn,  Austria – Rubber moulding machine maker Maplan is establishing new manufacturing facilities in China…

1st June 2017 > Read More

Conti partners with Chinese internet major Baidu

Berlin – Continental has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese internet company Baidu in…

1st June 2017 > Read More

Retread industry petitioning US to reconsider import duties

Madison, Tennessee –Marangoni Tread North America Inc. has launched a petition drive to spur the…

1st June 2017 > Read More

Survey: Compounders seeing higher growth in 2017

London – Business confidence in the European rubber compounding industry has increased across a wide range…

30th May 2017 > Read More

Covestro making ‘butyl’ rubber from CO2

London – Covestro is developing a new “butyl-type” rubber that uses CO2 as a feedstock,…

30th May 2017 > Read More

Process safety body facing Trump axe

Washington – The Trump administration is seeking to eliminate the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation…

30th May 2017 > Read More

Industry wants tire cord exclusions from US steel probe

Washington —Specific types of tire cord-quality steel wire rod, tire cord and bead wire should…

30th May 2017 > Read More

ZC Rubber adds industrial, motorcycle tires to Thai plant

Rayong, Thailand—Zhongce Rubber (Thailand) Co. Ltd has brought on stream production capacity for bias industrial…

29th May 2017 > Read More

Investor Third Point seeks changes in DowDuPont merger

Detroit, Michigan – Just when it looked like clear sailing for the mega-merger of Dow…

29th May 2017 > Read More

Cimcorp to buy more land for possible expansion

Ulvila, Finland – Cimcorp has applied to buy land beside its headquarters site in Ulvila…

29th May 2017 > Read More

ERJ launches Rubber Industry Leaders initiative

London – European Rubber Journal magazine  is launching a special annual feature to recognise people…

26th May 2017 > Read More

Michelin boss stresses focus on digitalisation

Claremont-Ferrand, France – Michelin president and CEO Jean Dominique Senard has laid out a strategy…

26th May 2017 > Read More

Orion to raise prices for carbon black grades

Senningerberg, Luxembourg — Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH is increasing prices for all rubber carbon black…

26th May 2017 > Read More

Pirelli earnings up slightly; sales up 13%

Milan, Italy — Pirelli & C. SpA reported a slight gain in operating income for…

26th May 2017 > Read More