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Momentive breaks ground on German silane plant

Leverkusen, Germany – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. broke ground on its new silane manufacturing facility…

30th January 2017 > Read More

Report: China tire industry to grow 4%

Sydney, Australia – Chinese tire industry is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of…

30th January 2017 > Read More

Focus: How industry measures up to HSE standards

Article published in ERJ’s January/February issue While there seems to have been a general improvement…

27th January 2017 > Read More

Dow posts elastomers record amid mixed annual results

Midland, Michigan – Dow Chemical Co.’s performance materials & chemicals unit saw sales fall 23%…

27th January 2017 > Read More

Falken chosen as OEM for Volkswagen Tiguan

Brussels – Falken has been chosen to supply original equipment tires for new Volkswagen Tiguan…

27th January 2017 > Read More

Bridgestone slams UK’s ‘disastrous’ car-test plans

London – Bridgestone has renewed its opposition to UK plans to extend the deadline for…

27th January 2017 > Read More

Continental selects Thailand for new tire plant

Rayong, Thailand – Continental AG has selected a site in Thailand’s Rayong Province for its…

26th January 2017 > Read More

Materials shortage halting Pirelli Venezuela plant

Caracas – Pirelli’s Venezuela division is stopping local operations for two weeks due to “lack…

26th January 2017 > Read More

Momentive acquires Sea Lion Technology

Waterford, New York – Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Sea…

26th January 2017 > Read More

Trelleborg switching to a “new normal”

Article published in ERJ’s January/February issue After an “exceptional” phase of expansion, CEO Peter Nilsson…

26th January 2017 > Read More

Michelin introduces airless golf cart tire

Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin Tweel Technologies is rolling out the X Tweel Turf, an…

26th January 2017 > Read More

DuPont performance materials sales drops in 2016

DuPont Co.’s Performance Materials unit posted a small sales loss in 2016, while the unit’s…

25th January 2017 > Read More

Update: ContiTech reorganises conveyor belts business

Hanover, Germany – ContiTech AG has reorganised its conveyor belts business to focus more on…

25th January 2017 > Read More

More chloroprene rubber hikes on the way

Tokyo – Japanese synthetic rubber suppliers Showa Denko and Tosoh Corp.have announced new price increaseson…

25th January 2017 > Read More