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Smithers Rapa expanding US laboratory

Ravenna, Ohio — Independent, third-party laboratory Smithers Rapra broke ground recently on a new expansion…

16th June 2017 > Read More

‘World’s biggest tire plant’ planned for Saudi Arabia

Helsinki –  Black Donuts Engineering (BDE) of Tampere, Finland is involved in a project in…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Cabot breaks ground on China silica plant

Wuhai, China –  Cabot Corp. and joint venture partner Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co. Ltd…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Goodyear: Feedstock costs ‘off the rollercoaster’

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has noted a “recent stabilisation” in its…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Michelin unveils Vision for tire of the future

Montreal, Canada – Michelin has introduced a remarkable new concept tire called Vision, which features…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Hankook insists US tire plant is “on track”

London – Hankook Tire America Corp. is insisting that it is “tracking with the updated…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Report: Kumho Tire deal stalled amid brand royalty hold-up

Seoul – A deal between China’s Doublestart Tyre Co. and Kumho Tire creditors has drifted…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Global LSR market to reach $3.3bn by 2025

New York – Global demand for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is on course to reach…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Trinseo marks 80 years of rubber production at Schkopau

Horgen, Switzerland  – Trinseo has marked 80 years of synthetic rubber production in Schkopau, Germany,…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Michelin, French institute open materials modelling lab

Clermont-Ferrand, France – The Michelin Group and Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF) have inaugurated…

13th June 2017 > Read More

Hankook US plant start-up delayed

London – Hankook Tire is delaying the start-up of its tire plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, which…

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Chemical trio plan major elastomer JV in Thailand

Tokyo – Japan’s Kuraray Co. Ltd and Sumitomo Corp. are planning a joint venture with…

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Millbrook Group expanding Test World site in Finland

Millbrook , UK – Millbrook Group is expanding its Test World site in Finland with…

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UK chemicals makers on a high after Brexit vote

London – UK chemicals makers are defying all forecasts of doom following last year’s Brexit…

13th June 2017 > Read More