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Covestro adds to elastomer price-rise list

Leverkusen, Germany – German speciality chemicals company Covestro will raise the prices for its Desmodur…

20th April 2017 > Read More

Acquisitions drive ‘significant rise’ in Freudenberg 2016 results

​Weinheim, Germany – New acquisitions helped Freudenberg Group to grow sales by 13.5%, to €8,590.1…

19th April 2017 > Read More

Kumho deal with Doublestar to go ahead as ex-owner passes right to buy

Seoul – The sale of Kumho Tire’s 42% majority stake to China’s Doublestar Tyre will…

19th April 2017 > Read More

Future Tire: Q&A with Armin Kraus of 4JET Technologies

Armin Kraus, director of 4JET Technologies GmbH will detail cutting-edge developments in tire industry at…

19th April 2017 > Read More

Indorama adding Glanzstoff to tire-cord acquisitions

Bangkok – Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd (IVL) has signed an agreement to acquire Austrian…

19th April 2017 > Read More

Prometeon Tyre launches dedicated website

Milan, Italy – Prometeon Tyre Group Srl., the newly organised company encompassing Pirelli Tyre SpA’s…

19th April 2017 > Read More

‘First piling’ marks start on Conti’s Thai plant

Rayong, Thailand — Continental AG has broken ground on the $265 million tire plant it’s…

19th April 2017 > Read More

NR price outlook ‘improves’ after sharp falls

Kuala Lumpur – Although natural rubber prices have fallen sharply since mid-February, market sentiment improved…

18th April 2017 > Read More

Semperit CTO steps down from the management board

Vienna – Semperit’s long-standing chief technical officer Richard Ehrenfeldner has terminated his activities within the…

18th April 2017 > Read More

Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle…

18th April 2017 > Read More

Momentive opens tire materials R&D lab

Charlotte, North Caroline – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has opened a 20,000-sq-ft. research and development…

18th April 2017 > Read More

Yokohama to add Alliance passenger tire brand

Tokyo — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has confirmed that it plans to launch a range…

18th April 2017 > Read More

Aeolus to fully absorb Pirelli industrial tire unit, raise project funds

Jiaozuo, China – Aeolus is to acquire a 90% stake in Pirelli’s industrial tire unit…

13th April 2017 > Read More

Conti opens 300-employee R&D centre in California

Hanover, Germany / San José, California –  Continental has opened a new R&D centre in…

13th April 2017 > Read More