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Conti adding tread rubber capacity at US plant

Mount Vernon, Illinois – Continental Tire the Americas is adding capacity for precured tread rubber…

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US call for stiff tariffs on steel imports

Washington — The US Department of Commerce is recommending stiff tariffs on steel imports into…

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Kraton looks to grow in India

Gandhinagar, India — Speciality polymer and biobased chemical producer Kraton Polymers LLC is considering expansion…

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Cabot appoints chief technology officer

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp has appointed Patricia Hubbard as senior vice president and chief…

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Zeon posts double-digit growth in elastomers’ business

Tokyo – Japanese materials supplier Zeon Corp has posted strong growth in its elastomers business…

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Continental extends solid tire range with new compound

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has optimised its solid tire portfolio for industrial trucks, with…

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Jury clears Michelin in Texas product liability case

Weatherford, Texas – A jury in a Texas district court in Weatherford found unanimously recently…

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PolyOne adds TPE capacity in India

Gandhinagar, India – PolyOne Corp. is adding production of thermoplastic elastomers to its existing factory…

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LyondellBasell in $2.25bn deal to buy A. Schulman

 Rotterdam, Netherlands - In a major global plastics materials deal, LyondellBasell Industries is acquiring A. Schulman…

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Yokohama design eases inspection of marine fenders

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has introduced a new type of flange opening that…

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Goodyear tracking higher margins in Europe

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear is on track to restore margins in Europe, Middle East &…

15th February 2018 > Read More

Kumho Petrochemical expects materials prices to rise

Seoul – Kumho Petrochemical is expecting slight improvements in prices for butadiene and maybe also…

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Report: Michelin-licensed rubber JV to start operation in Q2 ‘18

Jakarta – A Michelin-licensed synthetic rubber manufacturing plant in Indonesian is 93.5% complete and set…

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Kuraray to raise elastomers prices

Tokyo – Japanese materials supplier Kuraray is raising the prices of some of its elastomers…

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