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Yokohama to raise OTR tire prices in US

Santa Ana, California – Yokohama Tire Corp. will raise prices 1 Sept of commercial and…

2nd August 2017 > Read More

Denso to expand North American headquarters

Southfield, Michigan – Denso International America Inc. plans to invest $75 million (€63.5 million) by…

2nd August 2017 > Read More

Sigma advances autonomous moulding software

Aachen, Germany – Sigma Engineering GmbH is introducing a new release Sigmasoft v5.2, which includes…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Teknor Apex TPVs to challenge rubber in medical parts

Pawtucket, Rhode Island – Teknor Apex has developed new medical-grade thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers for…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Chinese board upholds VMI’s “major invention” patent, invalidates some

Epe, The Netherlands – In a new development in the intellectual property dispute between VMI…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Goodyear, Bridgestone, Sumitomo reach deal with US union

Akron, Ohio – The United Steelworkers union has reached tentative new five-year master labour contracts…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Asahi Kasei to add SSBR capacity in Singapore

Singapore – Asahi Kasei is increasing the production capacity for solution-polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Trelleborg to increase tire prices in North America

Trelleborg, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheels Systems Americas Inc. is implementing a price increase of up…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Evonik expanding fumed silica capacity in Antwerp

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries AG is expanding its production capacity for fumed silica at…

1st August 2017 > Read More

India imposes anti-dumping duties against EU, Korea and Thai SBR

Delhi – The Indian government has imposed anti-dumping duties against styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) imported…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Goodyear’s EMEA results impacted by raw material costs, competition

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s half-year results in Europe, Middle East and Africa…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Trinseo reports higher earnings, environmental improvements

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Plastics, latex and synthetic rubber manufacturer Trinseo LLC reported both stronger earnings…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Chinese tire-makers leapfrogging Western manufacturers

Based on report published in July/Aug issue of European Rubber Journal The often negative perceptions…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Why-change attitudes block road to ‘tire industry 4.0’

Based on article published in July/Aug issue of European Rubber Journal The successful adoption of…

31st July 2017 > Read More