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Finnish firm to turn scrap tires into oil

Salo, Finland – Ecomation Oy is set to open a new facility in Nokia, Finland…

10th October 2017 > Read More

Materials suppliers makes headway amid price recovery

London – Some of the key rubber and related materials makers have posted strong results…

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Songwon adds new TPU production line

Ulsan, South Korea – Songwon has commissioned a second thermoplastic urethane (TPU) production line at…

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Wacker to debut heat-resistant silicone at Fakuma

Munich-based Wacker will be premiering its highly heat resistant Elastosil R plus 4350/55 solid silicone…

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Semperit earnings “significantly weaker than expected”

Vienna – Raw materials costs and operational issues will keep Semperit earnings below expectations in…

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Toyo Tires develops airless tire “noair”

Hyogo, Japan – Toyo Tire & Rubber Co has announced the development of what it…

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Synthomer acquires BASF’s Austrian SBR business

Pischelsdorf, Austria – Synthomer plc has acquired BASF Pischelsdorf, the company’s Austrian styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) business,…

10th October 2017 > Read More

NR prices recover in August, deficit continues  

Kuala Lumpar - Natural rubber prices showed signs of recovery from a dip in late July, thanks…

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ContiTech advances rubber timing-belt technology

Hanover, Germany – ContiTech claims to have developed one of the strongest rubber timing belts…

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Bridgestone launches new touring tire

Brussels – Bridgestone has launched its Turanza T005 premium touring tire at a recent event…

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Bridgestone working on “ultra-thin” tire rubber

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp is working on new composites for thinner tire materials that reduce weight…

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Conti seeks balanced approach to automation

Hanover, Germany – Continental is taking a positive but measured approach to the automation of…

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Optimistic SR projections lead to saturated market

Akron, Ohio – The global synthetic rubber market is one where overly optimistic expectations have…

8th October 2017 > Read More

Bandag retreader unveils upgrade in Scotland

Paisley , UK – One of Bandag’s largest franchise partners Caledonian Tyres has officially opened…

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