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Bluestar Silicones moves production site in Brazil

Joinville, Brazil – Bluestar Silicones has moved its production facilities from Santo André, Sao Paulo,…

3rd October 2016 > Read More

Trelleborg completes AVS firm’s acquisition

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg completed, on 1 Oct, the acquisition of Schwab Vibration Control, a…

3rd October 2016 > Read More

Second Semperit boss opts out

Vienna – Semperit Group’s chief information officerDeclan Daly is leaving the company in June 2017…

3rd October 2016 > Read More

Yokohama names new tire division president

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has promoted Masataka Yamaishi, head of corporate planning, to…

3rd October 2016 > Read More

Sumitomo Chemical opens Mexico subsidiary, expands Indian capacity

Guadalajara, Mexico – Sumitomo Chemical Co. is expanding its polypropylene compounding business, establishing a new…

3rd October 2016 > Read More

Firestone Polymers names new president

Lake Charles, Los Angeles – Firestone Polymers has named Gene Lavengco as its new president…

2nd October 2016 > Read More

European demand buoys Synthos synthetic rubber business

Warsaw – Increased demand from the European automotive industry helped Synthos Group’s synthetic rubber segment…

1st October 2016 > Read More

Report: Tire-makers seek a whole new leaning

Article published in the September/October edition of European Rubber Journal magazine Top tire companies are taking…

1st October 2016 > Read More

Analysis: US probes dumping by ESBR suppliers

Washington – The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted 6-0 that preliminary evidence of…

30th September 2016 > Read More

US vehicle sales go off the boil

Detroit, Michigan – US new-vehicle sales are projected to decline for a second consecutive month,…

30th September 2016 > Read More

Michelin slams “unacceptable” lobbying for tougher tread-depth rules

Paris, France – Michelin has expressed strong opposition to, what it calls, “lobbying for tires…

29th September 2016 > Read More

UK rubber manufacturer celebrates new project wins

Lancaster, UK – A UK rubber specialist has been selected to supply waterproof lining membranes…

29th September 2016 > Read More

ANRPC reports NR price improvement

Kuala Lumpur – The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) has reported an improvement…

29th September 2016 > Read More

Michelin to open €240m US distribution centre

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. is planning to open a distribution centre…

29th September 2016 > Read More