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EU new car market grows in first month of 2017

Brussels – The EU passenger car market started the year positively, partially due to extra…

16th February 2017 > Read More

Hexpol reports ‘best-ever’ earnings, hints at further acquisitions

Malmo, Sweden – Hexpol AB has reported 2016 as “the best year so far” in…

15th February 2017 > Read More

SRI completes acquisition of UK tire retailer

London – Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based Micheldever…

15th February 2017 > Read More

Arlanxeo introduces two SSBR grades for low rolling resistance tires

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo is introducing new solution styrene butadiene rubbers (SSBR) and other…

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Teknor Apex starts medical grade TPE production in Singapore

Singapore – Teknor Apex has expanded its supply of medical thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in Asia…

14th February 2017 > Read More

Conti, Hankook add to price rise trend in North America

Fort Mill, South Carolina – Tire prices continue to rise in the US, and indeed…

14th February 2017 > Read More

Marangoni raises tread-rubber prices

sRovereto, Italy – Marangoni Retreading Systems has increased its prices in Europe as a result…

14th February 2017 > Read More

Goodyear reaches $2m settlement over Danville workplace deaths 

Danville, Virginia – Goodyear has reached a joint settlement with the Virginia Department of Labor…

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DuPont, Chemours reach €630m PFOA settlement

Parkersburg, West Virginia – DuPont Co. and Chemours Co. have reached a tentative agreement on…

14th February 2017 > Read More

Dow and DuPont agree to divest businesses to win merger approval

Midland, Michigan – In their bid to secure EU approval for their planned merger, Dow Chemical…

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Trinseo backing new rubber technologies

London – Trinseo expects to commercialise its neodymium BR (Nd-BR) production by end of 2017…

12th February 2017 > Read More

Hype-free Industry 4.0 will see step-change in manufacturing, says automation expert

London – Manufacturers needs to “prick the bubble of hype” surrounding Industry 4.0 if they…

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Silicone O-rings adding to HIV protection

  Belfast – Intra vaginal rings have been made for many years in various polymer…

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Tire recycler Aliapur keeps a lid on costs

Lyon, France – Amid all the price-rise announcement for new tires, French used tire collection…

12th February 2017 > Read More