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Sempertrans still considering launch of US plant

Indianapolis – Semperit AG’s Sempertrans Conveyor Belt Technology business made a splash at the 2015…

31st October 2016 > Read More

Shin-Etsu Chemical to expand silicones business

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. is planning to establish a new silicones production plant…

28th October 2016 > Read More

Analysis: Is EC the missing link in the circular economy?

London – The European Commission will need close collaboration with industry and accurate and reliable…

28th October 2016 > Read More

Guayule rolling toward use in mass production

Akron, Ohio – Guayule rubber is passing all its physical tests with one year to…

28th October 2016 > Read More

Asahi Kasei eyes top position with SSBR capacity expansion

Tokyo – Japanese speciality chemicals company, Asahi Kasei, is planning to expand its solution styrene-butadiene…

27th October 2016 > Read More

Wacker silicones reports 23% profit rise in Q3

Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie AG’s silicones business has posted a 23% profit rise despite…

27th October 2016 > Read More

DeSalle named Hoosier Tire president

Lakeville, Indiana – Continental Tire the Americas LLC has promoted John DeSalle to president of…

27th October 2016 > Read More

VMI announces patent-invalidation win in Safe-Run dispute

Epe, The Netherlands – In a new development in the intellectual property dispute between the…

27th October 2016 > Read More

Hankook to start US tire plant in April, expects expansion

Seoul – Hankook Tire Co. Ltd has set its sight on further growth as part…

27th October 2016 > Read More

UK chemical makers meet Brexit minister

London -  UK chemical industry leaders got a chance for input into the upcoming Brexit…

27th October 2016 > Read More

Maplan sets sights on US and Asia

Düsseldorf, Germany – Having moved 40km to an expanded new facility in Austria, Maplan is planning…

27th October 2016 > Read More

Adidas to add US SpeedFactory in Atlanta

Duesseldorf, Germany – Adidas’ first SpeedFactory in Ansbach, Germany, will be joined in 2017 by…

27th October 2016 > Read More

Covestro CEO trumps question of US presidency

Duesseldorf, Germany – Covestro AG’s Patrick Thomas, president of European plastics manufacturers association PlasticsEurope and…

26th October 2016 > Read More

Parker Hannifin buoyed by rebound in orders

Cleveland, Ohio – Parker Hannifin Corp. has reported an 8% year-on-year increase in net income,…

26th October 2016 > Read More