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Chem-Trend establishes Romania subsidiary

Howell, Michigan – Speciality chemicals company Chem-Trend has acquired the release agent business of Rubio…

22nd March 2017 > Read More

NR price pressure to ease as surplus weighs in

Hanover, Germany – A reduction in tapping activity as well as severe wintering season in…

21st March 2017 > Read More

Cimcorp expands management team as company grows

Ulvila, Finland – Automation machinery manufacturer Cimcorp has announced three senior appointments to the group’s…

21st March 2017 > Read More

Zeon, Sumitomo JV to start operation 3 April

Tokyo – The solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) joint venture business between Zeon Corp. and Sumitomo…

21st March 2017 > Read More

VMI parent expects business to pick up in 2017

Haaksbergen, The Netherlands – VMI is set to recover from a dip in business last…

21st March 2017 > Read More

“Unexpected” tire and automotive parts growth cheers China’s rubber sector

Guangzhou, China – China’s rubber sector, as represented by China Rubber Industry Association members, saw…

20th March 2017 > Read More

US retreaders “threatened” by decision on Chinese truck & bus tires

Falls Church, Virginia –  The US Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) said it…

20th March 2017 > Read More

Bekaert closing China tire cord plant

Brussels – Bekaert has decided to close its tire cord plant in Huizhou, Guandong province,China,…

20th March 2017 > Read More

New boss for Trelleborg unit as Fryklund heads to Hexpol

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, part of the Swedish Trelleborg group, has appointed Jean-Paul…

17th March 2017 > Read More

Marangoni business unit raises prices for retread products

Rovereto, Italy – Marangoni Direct Retreading and Services business unit is raising prices for its…

17th March 2017 > Read More

ZC Rubber eyes 25% car tire growth

Dubai, UAE — China’s Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) is targeting growth this…

17th March 2017 > Read More

Conti adds to OTR portfolio

Las Vegas, Nevada – Continental AG’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business has added a line…

17th March 2017 > Read More

Arlanxeo sales, earnings decline in “difficult” environment

Cologne, Germany – Arlanxeo, the 50:50 synthetic rubber joint venture between Lanxess and Saudi Aramco,…

16th March 2017 > Read More

Wacker to raise prices for silicone products

Munich, Germany – Wacker AG is raising its prices for silicone polymers, silicone fluids and…

16th March 2017 > Read More