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Global LSR market to reach $3.3bn by 2025

New York – Global demand for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is on course to reach…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Trinseo marks 80 years of rubber production at Schkopau

Horgen, Switzerland  – Trinseo has marked 80 years of synthetic rubber production in Schkopau, Germany,…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Michelin, French institute open materials modelling lab

Clermont-Ferrand, France – The Michelin Group and Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF) have inaugurated…

13th June 2017 > Read More

Hankook US plant start-up delayed

London – Hankook Tire is delaying the start-up of its tire plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, which…

13th June 2017 > Read More

Chemical trio plan major elastomer JV in Thailand

Tokyo – Japan’s Kuraray Co. Ltd and Sumitomo Corp. are planning a joint venture with…

13th June 2017 > Read More

Millbrook Group expanding Test World site in Finland

Millbrook , UK – Millbrook Group is expanding its Test World site in Finland with…

13th June 2017 > Read More

UK chemicals makers on a high after Brexit vote

London – UK chemicals makers are defying all forecasts of doom following last year’s Brexit…

13th June 2017 > Read More

Industry expert: dandelion a “viable” NR source

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Alternative sources of natural rubber are no longer in…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Pirelli suspends tire production in Venezuela

Milan, Italy –  Pirelli & C. SpA has suspended operations indefinitely at its Venezuela tire…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Yokohama moves to expand high-pressure hose sales

Tokyo—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has added a maritime certification for two high-pressure hoses in a…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Italian trade association Assocomaplast renamed Amaplast

Milan, Italy – Assocomaplast has a new name: Amaplast. “Shorter and easier to pronounce, especially…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Goodyear’s $2.7m case remanded to district courts

San Francisco, California – The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Toyoda Gosei expanding fluid systems business in US

Brighton, Michigan – TG Fluid Systems USA Corp. has begun an expansion of its Brighton…

12th June 2017 > Read More

Chinese manufacturer trials polyurethane tire project

Yunfu, Guangdong – China’s tire maker Himaxer has started trial production at its 1.2 million…

8th June 2017 > Read More