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NR prices remain low despite supply shortfall

Washington – There is a current worldwide natural rubber supply shortfall of about 700,000 metric…

8th August 2017 > Read More

Shin-Etsu silicones earnings up 19%

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Group has posted an 18.9% rise in operating income, to Yen12,174 million…

8th August 2017 > Read More

API deal opens opportunities for Trinseo

Mussolente, Italy—Trinseo SA’s acquisition of API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SpA presents exciting opportunities for Trinseo,…

8th August 2017 > Read More

Aliapur campaign targets cement industry

  Lyon, France – French scrap tire management company Aliapur is launching an international media…

8th August 2017 > Read More

Reach for the skies

A range of new process and product developments show that Bayer polymers spin-out Covestro is…

7th August 2017 > Read More

Moulding machinery maker unfolds the map

Injection specialist Maplan expands new-style operation into China and Slovakia. Patrick Raleigh reports Nine months…

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China’s General Science to set up US arm, ups capacity

   All ERJ on-line news reports are exclusive to subscribers to European Rubber Journal magazine. If…

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Orion rubber black earnings up 24% despite lower volumes

Luxembourg – Improving profitability at its Rubber Carbon Black unit lifted second-quarter earnings (adjusted EBITDA)…

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Europe’s H1 vehicle sales at post-crisis high

Munich, Germany – Europe’s first-half vehicle sales rose by 4.6%, defying predictions that the market…

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Kordsa eyes growth in US market

Chattanooga, Tenn.—Kordsa Inc., a player in tire, composite and construction reinforcement technologies, recently purchased a…

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Hartalega gains from nitrile gloves demand, volumes

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian rubber gloves manufacturer Hartalega sdn bhd has registered a strong financial…

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Taking the pressure off batteries

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg is helping the automotive industry mitigate battery issues inherent in stop-start…

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Cooper: guayule viable as NR/SR substitute in tires

Pearsall, Texas — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. researchers have determined that guayule rubber is…

5th August 2017 > Read More

Finnish tire firm aims to ring changes

With most of the world’s top tire makers on its client-list, Black Donuts now aims…

4th August 2017 > Read More