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Semperit, Shaw establish entity in US

Atlanta, Georgia – Semperit AG’s Sempertrans conveyor belt business and Shaw Almex Industries Ltd. have…

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China’s tire maker Zhongce opens Thailand flagship store

Si Racha, Thailand – Tire maker Zhongce Rubber opened its Thailand flagship store in Si…

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Kuraray raises rubber prices

Tokyo – Kuraray Co. ltd is increasing prices for some of materials, including liquid rubber, trans polyisoprene and…

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Momentive strike ends, new contract ratified

Waterford, New York – Three union locals representing workers at two Momentive Performance Materials Inc….

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Firestone Building Products to buy silicone roofing company

Seattle, Washington – Firestone Building Products Co. LLC has reached an agreement to acquire silicone…

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ANRPC expects natural rubber production growth in 2017

Kuala Lumpur – Natural rubber prices rose an average of 10% across key markets in…

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SRI’s 4D nano design wins tire technology of the year

Hanover, Germany – Bridgestone, Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Continental were among the winners of…

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Fenner sells Norwegian seals business as part of CDI restructuring

London – Fenner PLC’s subsidiary CDI Energy Products has completed the final part of its…

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EU new car market grows in first month of 2017

Brussels – The EU passenger car market started the year positively, partially due to extra…

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Hexpol reports ‘best-ever’ earnings, hints at further acquisitions

Malmo, Sweden – Hexpol AB has reported 2016 as “the best year so far” in…

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SRI completes acquisition of UK tire retailer

London – Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has completed the previously announced acquisition of UK-based Micheldever…

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Arlanxeo introduces two SSBR grades for low rolling resistance tires

Maastricht, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo is introducing new solution styrene butadiene rubbers (SSBR) and other…

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Teknor Apex starts medical grade TPE production in Singapore

Singapore – Teknor Apex has expanded its supply of medical thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in Asia…

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Conti, Hankook add to price rise trend in North America

Fort Mill, South Carolina – Tire prices continue to rise in the US, and indeed…

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