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India’s MRL opens office in US amid growing farm, OTR business

Panama City, Panama — India’s MRL Tyres Ltd. has opened a sales office in Dallas…

19th June 2017 > Read More

Trinseo acquiring Italian elastomers company API

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo is acquiring API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SpA in a deal announced…

16th June 2017 > Read More

Michelin to acquire NexTraq telematics

Norcross, Georgia – Michelin North America has agreed to acquire NexTraq, a US provider of…

16th June 2017 > Read More

Trial production at Lotte-Versalis elastomers JV set to start soon

London – South Korea’s Lotte Chemical and ENI-owned Italian chemicals company Versalis SpA are to…

16th June 2017 > Read More

Liberty lands Dunlop Aircraft Tyres for $135m

New York –  US private equity firm Liberty has acquired Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, based in…

16th June 2017 > Read More

Smithers Rapa expanding US laboratory

Ravenna, Ohio — Independent, third-party laboratory Smithers Rapra broke ground recently on a new expansion…

16th June 2017 > Read More

‘World’s biggest tire plant’ planned for Saudi Arabia

Helsinki –  Black Donuts Engineering (BDE) of Tampere, Finland is involved in a project in…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Cabot breaks ground on China silica plant

Wuhai, China –  Cabot Corp. and joint venture partner Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone Co. Ltd…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Goodyear: Feedstock costs ‘off the rollercoaster’

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has noted a “recent stabilisation” in its…

15th June 2017 > Read More

Michelin unveils Vision for tire of the future

Montreal, Canada – Michelin has introduced a remarkable new concept tire called Vision, which features…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Hankook insists US tire plant is “on track”

London – Hankook Tire America Corp. is insisting that it is “tracking with the updated…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Report: Kumho Tire deal stalled amid brand royalty hold-up

Seoul – A deal between China’s Doublestart Tyre Co. and Kumho Tire creditors has drifted…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Global LSR market to reach $3.3bn by 2025

New York – Global demand for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is on course to reach…

14th June 2017 > Read More

Trinseo marks 80 years of rubber production at Schkopau

Horgen, Switzerland  – Trinseo has marked 80 years of synthetic rubber production in Schkopau, Germany,…

14th June 2017 > Read More