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Growing tire size adds to halobutyl demand

Guangzhou, China – Larger tires, calling for better rolling resistance and energy efficiency, will likely…

4th April 2017 > Read More

Bridgestone ups tire prices in Japan

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has announced price rises for all its tires in Japan, due…

4th April 2017 > Read More

Conti advances €35m Taraxagum project with local council support

Anklam, Germany – Continental has won the approval of Anklam town council to set up…

4th April 2017 > Read More

Hexpol buys compounding operations in Europe, US

Malmo, Sweden – Hexpol AB has announced the acquisition of two compounding operations in Europe…

3rd April 2017 > Read More

Italian machinery production and imports jump as market starts to recover

The Italian plastics and rubber machinery market finally showed some strength in 2016, some eight…

3rd April 2017 > Read More

Michelin gains three ‘supercar’ OE fitments

Clermont-Ferrand, France — Group Michelin has gained OE fitments on three recently launched ultra-high-performance sports…

3rd April 2017 > Read More

Lion Elastomers ups SBR prices

Geismar, Louisiana – Lion Elastomers will implement a price increase of 20% per pound ($440/tonne…

2nd April 2017 > Read More

Report: James Walker to unveil new O&G elastomer family

Cheshire, UK – A sealing products manufacturer from the United Kingdom is ready to release…

2nd April 2017 > Read More

Elastikote acquired by Iko Group companies

Seville, Ohio – IKO Group firms Blair Rubber and Hyload have acquired fellow Ohio-based business…

2nd April 2017 > Read More

Natural rubber price rally goes into reverse

London – Those insisting that the surge in natural rubber (NR) prices over recent months…

31st March 2017 > Read More

VMI appoints Holweg as new COO

Epe, The Netherlands – VMI Group has appointed Dr Edward Holweg as its new chief…

31st March 2017 > Read More

Sweden’s Enviro to build tire recycling plant in China

Gothenburg, Sweden – Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Chinese state-owned Vanlead Group have signed a memorandum…

31st March 2017 > Read More

Wacker opens training centre in Japan

Tsukuba, Japan – Wacker Chemie AG opened its Wacker Academy, a training centre for the…

31st March 2017 > Read More

Brexit trigger raises chemicals industry concerns

London – Chemicals manufacturers have warned of the need to protect trading-links after the Westminster…

30th March 2017 > Read More