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Sinopec to expand SEBS elastomer production

Yueyang, China – Sinopec has recently approved a hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer (SEBS) project with…

13th November 2017 > Read More

UK gasket maker opens advanced production facility

Manchester, UK – Manufacturer of rubber and plastics gaskets and seals JA Harrison is set…

13th November 2017 > Read More

ContiTech opens new production facility in Mexico

San Luis Potosí, Mexico – ContiTech has opened a greenfield production facility in San Luis…

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Conti posts higher sales, earnings impacted by cost of raw materials

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG’s Rubber Group, which includes ContiTech AG and its Tire Division,…

10th November 2017 > Read More

Sibur rubber revenue soars 34%

Moscow – Sibur has posted a 12.0% year-on-year increase in revenues for its Plastics, Elastomers…

10th November 2017 > Read More

NR producers expect better prices on La Nina, new demand

Bangkok – The International Rubber Consortium (IRCo) has forecast that the ‘La Nina’ climate pattern will bring…

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Bangladesh joins ANRPC

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Bangladesh has joined the Association of Natural Rubber Producing…

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Cabot boss expects “solid growth” in American tire market

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. expects to see “solid growth” in the North American tire…

9th November 2017 > Read More

Nokian continues growth with Russian pick-up

Nokia, Finland – Nokian Tyres plc has continued its strong performance in the third quarter…

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Apollo: Patented tire rubber ‘could replace SSBR’

Gurgaon, India – Apollo Tyres has developed a patented grade of epoxide natural rubber (ENR)…

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Trelleborg rubber membrane for EU wave-energy project

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg’s engineered products operations supplied a flexible rubber membrane to Wetfeet, a…

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Bridgestone rolling out TireConnect in US

Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Americas Inc. is rolling out its TireConnect online tire-buying platform nationwide…

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Shin-Etsu restarts silicones monomer plant following fire

Rayong, Thailand – Shin-Etsu has restarted operation at its silicones monomer production plant in Rayong,…

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Semperit expands hydraulic hoses production to meet demand

Vienna – The Semperit Group has invested €20 million in the expansion of Semperflex Optimit…

8th November 2017 > Read More