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Fenner ‘moves from recovery to growth’

London – Fenner plc has left recovery-mode and is now tracking “sustainable growth”, the UK…

15th November 2017 > Read More

Pirelli issues 12-point sustainable NR policy

Milan, Italy – Pirelli & C. SpA has adopted a 12-step sustainable natural rubber supply-chain…

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Michelin awarded over €2m in fraud case

Columbia, South Carolina – A US District Court has ruled that Federal Insurance Co. must…

14th November 2017 > Read More

Michelin acquires tire pressure control companies

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has acquired two European tire pressure control systems suppliers as…

14th November 2017 > Read More

Conti starts construction of €35m dandelion rubber lab

Hanover, Germany – Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH has started the construction of its €35-million “Taraxagum…

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Mitsui Chemicals buying Asahi TPS business

Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals Inc has announced plans to acquire Asahi Kasei Corp.’s Sunvieo thermoplastic…

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Boge opens new plant in Mexico

Damme, Germany – German automotive supplier Boge Rubber & Plastics Group has opened a greenfield…

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Ford seeks patent on system for autonomous off-road vehicles

Munich, Germany –  Ford’s future could include a self-driving Bronco or F-150 Raptor. The automaker…

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Bridgestone cuts earnings forecast on costs, US slowdown

Tokyo – Higher than expected raw-materials costs and a US market slowdown have prompted Bridgestone…

13th November 2017 > Read More

Sinopec to expand SEBS elastomer production

Yueyang, China – Sinopec has recently approved a hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (SEBS) project with…

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UK gasket maker opens advanced production facility

Manchester, UK – Manufacturer of rubber and plastics gaskets and seals JA Harrison is set…

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ContiTech opens new production facility in Mexico

San Luis Potosí, Mexico – ContiTech has opened a greenfield production facility in San Luis…

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Conti posts higher sales, earnings impacted by cost of raw materials

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG’s Rubber Group, which includes ContiTech AG and its Tire Division,…

10th November 2017 > Read More

Sibur rubber revenue soars 34%

Moscow – Sibur has posted a 12.0% year-on-year increase in revenues for its Plastics, Elastomers…

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