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News from October 2004

News articles found: 104

1. Polimeri Europa launches hydrogenated styrenic TPE at K2004
By Liz White, ERJ staff Düsseldorf, Germany—Italian rubber supplier Polimeri Europa has finally launched a grade of styrene ethylene-butylene styrene (SEBS) thermoplastic elastomer, the firm announce...
29 October 2004

2. Phillips Carbon extends accounting year as oil prices hit profits
Kolkata, India--Phillips Carbon Black Ltd (PCBL) has switched its accounting year to end 30 March. Previously the company ended its year on 30 September. The company also released results relating t...
29 October 2004

3. Hainan may expand rubber wood production
Hainan, China--A new economic report suggests Hainan island--centre of China's natural rubber production-- has great potential for rubber wood production. Rubber wood can be used to make furniture a...
29 October 2004

4. BFS, USWA schedule talks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28)--Negotiators for Bridgestone/Firestone and the United Steelworkers union will meet Nov. 16-17 in St. Louis to assess their contract positions and decide whether to schedul...
29 October 2004

5. Continental to invest in brakes plant in Slovakia
Hanover, Germany—Continental AG is to spend Euros 60 million over the next five years on a new facility to make high performance front and rear brake disc calipers in Slovakia. The plant, in Zvolen...
29 October 2004

6. Continental in a hurry to incorporate Phoenix
By Liz White, ERJ staff Hanover, Germany—Continental AG wants to consolidate its ContiTech subsidiary with the Phoenix AG rubber business “without delay,” following the European Commission’s approval...
28 October 2004

7. Chinese tyre market has bright future—according to Bekaert
By Liz White, ERJ staff Shenyang, China—Steel tyre cord maker Bekaert confirmed its confidence in the future of the Chinese market during official celebrations 28 Oct to mark a major expansion at its...
28 October 2004

8. Cabot to close Carbon black plant in Altona, Australia
Boston, Mass. --Cabot Corp. has said it intends to close its carbon black production plant in Altona (Victoria State), Australia from October 2005. The facility has a nameplate capacity of 45 000 to...
28 October 2004

9. Rapra report into light vehicle tyres available on R&M
Dublin--Research and Markets is now selling the report from Rapra Technology into light vehicle tyres. The report, originally written by Neil Mullineux and published in January 2004, tracks changes ...
28 October 2004

10. MTS sells multiple treadwear testers to unidentified tyre maker
Eden Prairie, Minnesota--MTS Systems said it has sold a number of its newly-developed Model 860 treadwear tyre test system to an unidentified tyre maker. The company did not say how many units the d...
28 October 2004

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