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Arsenal strengthens PU foam business with Covestro unit acquisition

New York – Arsenal Capital Partners has made another polyurethane foam deal, this time buying…

16th March 2017 > Read More

“Zombie” warning as China’s rubber sector rebounds

Guangzhou, China – China’s tire & rubber products sector reported €141 billion (1.03 trillion yuan) revenue…

15th March 2017 > Read More

Bridgestone names executive VP to see over solutions businesses

Tokyo – Bridgestone has promoted chief quality officer and executive vice-president Shuichi Ishibashi to a…

15th March 2017 > Read More

Wacker reports growth in silicones business

Munich, Germany – Wacker silicones business has reported growth in year-on-year sales in 2016, with…

15th March 2017 > Read More

Yokohama completes acquisition of Japanese industrial tires producer

Tokyo –Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aichi Tire Industry…

15th March 2017 > Read More

US navy develops transparent TPE armour

Washington – The US Naval Research Laboratory is actively seeking licensees to manufacture its patented…

15th March 2017 > Read More

Pyrolyx names new chairman

Munich, Germany – Pyrolyx AG’s supervisory board has elected Alexis P. Gurdjian as the new…

14th March 2017 > Read More

Difficult markets, JV demerger impact Semperit results

Vienna – Semperit AG’s 2016 revenue was impacted by “persistently difficult market environment” in the…

14th March 2017 > Read More

Swan to distribute Robac technology in US, Canada

Consett, UK – Swan Chemical Inc. (SCI) will be distributing Robinson Brothers’ Robac technology for…

14th March 2017 > Read More

TPMS issues cause big rise in UK safety-test failures

London – An alarming number of cars are failing the UK’s MOT safety tests due…

14th March 2017 > Read More

Trelleborg opens polyurethane facility in UK

Redford, UK – Trelleborg AB’s applied technologies operation inaugurated a new purpose built facility in…

13th March 2017 > Read More

Doublestar inks stock purchase agreement with Kumho creditors – report

Seoul – Chinese tire maker Doublestar Tyre Co. has signed an agreement with Kumho Tire…

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Conti appoints new heads at PLT tire unit

Hanover, Germany – Continental’s passenger and light truck (PLT) tires development unit has appointed Marco…

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Michelin relaunching Defender line in North America

Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. is relaunching its Defender line of passenger…

13th March 2017 > Read More