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Hankook Tire posts Q2 slump in earnings

Seoul, Korea / Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook Tire has posted a 34.4% drop in operating…

10th August 2017 > Read More

Yokohama buoyed by strong Q2 performance

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has posted a 16.8% increase in operating income, to…

10th August 2017 > Read More

NR alternatives ‘not any time soon’

Washington –  Alternative sources of natural rubber sources, such as guayule and Kok-saghyz dandelions, will…

10th August 2017 > Read More

Interview: Zeon takes balanced approach to R&D

Troy, Michigan — Big innovations usually require big risks. Mike Recchio’s job is to make…

9th August 2017 > Read More

Safe-Run makes “significant progress” in VMI patent dispute

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Bridgestone confirms $300m plant expansions in India

Pune, India – Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd is to invest £304 million (€259 million) over…

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Apollo Q1 earnings sink, sales off slightly

Gurgaon, India –  Apollo Tyres Ltd. suffered double-digit declines in operating and net income for…

9th August 2017 > Read More

Cooper’s Q2 earnings down double digits

Findlay, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s operating income plunged 31.9% for the quarter…

9th August 2017 > Read More

UK chemical makers still thriving ahead of Brexit

London – Sales volumes and export volumes among UK chemicals manufacturers are continuing to rise,…

8th August 2017 > Read More

NR prices remain low despite supply shortfall

Washington – There is a current worldwide natural rubber supply shortfall of about 700,000 metric…

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Shin-Etsu silicones earnings up 19%

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Group has posted an 18.9% rise in operating income, to Yen12,174 million…

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API deal opens opportunities for Trinseo

Mussolente, Italy—Trinseo SA’s acquisition of API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SpA presents exciting opportunities for Trinseo,…

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Aliapur campaign targets cement industry

  Lyon, France – French scrap tire management company Aliapur is launching an international media…

8th August 2017 > Read More

Reach for the skies

A range of new process and product developments show that Bayer polymers spin-out Covestro is…

7th August 2017 > Read More