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Billionaire Sołowow in Synthos takeover bid

Oświęcim, Poland – Polish businessman Michał Sołowow, who owns 62.46% of shares in Synthos SA,…

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Report: Global tire volume to reach 2.7 billion units by 2022

Leatherhead, UK – Global tire market volume is poised to show 3.4% compound annual growth…

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Goodyear’s lean guru Majerus to retire

Akron, Ohio –  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s lean manufacturing guru Norbert Majerus is to…

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Cooper Tire to lay off 80 employees 

Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has confirmed it will lay off 80…

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EU car markets grow – apart from UK

Brussels – Demand for new passenger cars in the EU rose to 1,216,702 units in…

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Semperit raises capital to continue “transformation” process

Vienna – Semperit AG Holding has raised €150 million – through B&C Holding Gmbh, a…

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India extends anti-dumping duties on rubber chemicals from EU, China

New Delhi – India has extended anti-dumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals PX13 –…

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EU chemicals industry on growth path

Brussels – EU chemicals output is set to grow by 3% year-on-year in 2017 and by around…

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Ineos to build “largest” butane storage tank in Europe

Antwerp, Belgium – Ineos is set to build “the largest butane storage tank ever built…

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Kumho Petrochemical sues US over ESBR duties

New York — Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. is seeking a judicial review of a US…

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Black Donuts appoints Carruthers as new CEO

Pirkkala, Finland – Black Donuts Engineering Inc. (BDE) has appointed Derek Carruthers, a former executive…

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Chinese TBR tire maker ups smart-plant investment

Wuxi, China – China’s truck & bus tire maker General Science is to up its…

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Arlanxeo launches “unique” high-viscosity EPDM

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo has launched a “unique” semi-crystalline EPDM grade, of very high…

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ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on Shanghai exchange

Munich, Germany – China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) is moving forward with plans to list…

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