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Bridgestone starts distribution in Iran

Tehran – Japanese tire-maker Bridgestone Corp. has started distribution of its products in Iran, through…

24th October 2017 > Read More

Creditors hire ex-Kumho Tire CEO as new chairman

Seoul, South Korea — Korea Development Bank, the lead of a Kumho Tire Co. Inc….

24th October 2017 > Read More

Trelleborg launching smart wheel for farm equipment

Trelleborg, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems has developed a sensor-based smart wheel called ConnecTire that…

24th October 2017 > Read More

Shin-Etsu reports fire at Thai silicone intermediates plant

Rayong, Thailand – Japanese speciality chemicals supplier Shin-Etsu has reported a fire at its Asia…

24th October 2017 > Read More

Cefic cautious despite positive EU chemicals data

Belgium: While business conditions for European chemicals makers have improved over much of this year, prospects for…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Wacker expanding silicone rubber operations

Fredrichshafen, Germany – Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG has lined up a number of expansion projects for…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Michelin notes currency effects in 2017 financial scenario  

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has flagged up currency effects as a significant factor behind…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Chinese machinery builder wins deals in Iran

Yiyang, China – Yiyang Rubber & Plastics Machinery has signed its first overseas rubber mixing…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Top Glove to bolster capacity, technology, supply

Shah Alam, Malaysia – Malaysian manufacturer Top Glove Corp. Bhd, has listed a number of…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Elastron to open compounds plants in US, China

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Turkish plastic compounder Elastron Kimya AS is investing $10 million to open…

22nd October 2017 > Read More

ETRMA: EU industry report an important “stepping stone”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has welcomed a new report…

20th October 2017 > Read More

Premium tires, mining lift sales at Michelin

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Up-trending OE demand, a sustained rebound in demand for mining tires and…

20th October 2017 > Read More

Forbo to pay €75m in French anti-trust case

Baar, Switzerland – Forbo will take a €75-million charge as a result of anti-trust proceedings…

20th October 2017 > Read More

DowDuPont is self-aware as it grows in polymers

Chicago, Illinois – Even as it expands production capacity, materials maker DowDuPont Inc. is working…

20th October 2017 > Read More