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Thailand wooing Conti for tire-plant investment

Bangkok – The Thai government is seeking French and German investment in its tire &…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Kraton starts up HSBC plant in Taiwan: CEO

Düsseldorf, Germany – Kevin Fogarty, CEO of Kraton Performance Polymers LLC, is excited to talk…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Sabic, ExxonMobil start up Kemya JV rubber plant

Jubail, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has announced the commercial start-up of…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Michelin eyes higher profits on lower costs

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Group Michelin expects to report increased operating income this year, based in…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Prea finds new owners for Slovenia moulder

Duesseldorf, Germany – UK consultancy Prea Ltd of Manchester, UK has recently helped to find new owners…

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BMW/Puma footwear JV copies car of the future

Munich, Germany – BMW and PUMA have jointly launched a running shoe inspired by a…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Chinese production benefits European machinery makers

Duesseldorf, Germany – European plastics and rubber machinery makers are benefiting from a continuing shift…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Hexpol TPE to launch global branding rejig at K2016

Dusseldorf, Germany – Thermoplastic elastomers compounder Hexpol TPE will roll out a new global branding…

24th October 2016 > Read More

Trinseo to soon decide on new SSBR capacity in Asia, Europe

Duesseldorf, Germany – Trinseo is considering adding new production capacity for its functionalised SSBR (solution…

21st October 2016 > Read More

Pirelli reshuffles, draws up industrial plan

Milan, Italy – Pirelli’s board of directors has reviewed the proposed integration of Pirelli Industrial…

20th October 2016 > Read More

Analysis: VDMA seeks global harmony with Industry 4.0

Duesseldorf, Germany – Anyone with experience in industrial automation will know that adoption needs careful…

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Bridgestone to expand Japanese aircraft tire plant

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. plans to increase capacity for radial aircraft tires at its plant…

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Wanli advances ‘world’s first’ smart tire factory

Hefei, China – Hefei Wanli is planning to complete the trial run in November for…

19th October 2016 > Read More

VMI building new production factory in Poland

Akron, Ohio – VMI Group is working out of a temporary plant in Poland as…

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