Latest news and analysis from the global rubber industry



Japanese authorities raid Kobe Steel offices

Tokyo – Kobe Steel Ltd has confirmed that its premises have been raided by Japanese…

20th June 2018 > Read More

Semperit shutting down Chinese belt production site

Vienna – Semperit AG is shutting down a 120-employee production site for conveyor belts in…

19th June 2018 > Read More

Zeon raises TPE prices

Tokyo – Zeon Corp. is increasing the prices for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resins globally,…

19th June 2018 > Read More

China’s trade body disputes European TBR tariffs

Beijing – China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) has issued its response to the European Commission’s…

19th June 2018 > Read More

Triangle Tire chairman Ding Yuhua dies

Shandong, China—Triangle Tire Co. Ltd. Executive Chairman Ding Yuhua died 13 June at age 69….

19th June 2018 > Read More

Cimcorp appoints new tire sales manager in China

Ulvila, Finland – Cimcorp Oy, manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, has named…

19th June 2018 > Read More

DKT: Barbe advances anti-tacks for custom compounders

Wiesbaden, Germany – At DKT 2018, Barbe will present anti-tack agents from its Promol SL…

18th June 2018 > Read More

DKT: DuPont to showcase ethylene acrylic elastomers

Geneva, Switzerland – DuPont will highlight its Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers offering during the DKT…

18th June 2018 > Read More

Michelin’s ‘auto-regenerate’ tire wins EPO award

Munich, Germany – The European Patent Office (EPO) has awarded Micheli’s ‘auto-regenerate’ tire the European…

18th June 2018 > Read More

Shortages, price rises to follow tariffs on Chinese TBRs

Cologne, Germany – Europe’s TBR market is likely to see shortages and price rises into…

18th June 2018 > Read More

Nokian to raise car tire output in Finland

Nokia, Finland—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is adding a fourth shift at its headquarters plant in Nokia,…

18th June 2018 > Read More

US tariffs target Chinese industrial products

Washington – The US government on 15 June released two lists of products covered by…

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DKT: Rubber industry exhibition and conference

London – The DKT (Deutsche Kautschuk Tagung) rubber industry exhibition and conference takes place 2-5…

17th June 2018 > Read More

Zeon adding HNBR capacity

Tokyo – Zeon Corp. is raising production capacity for hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) at its…

15th June 2018 > Read More