Rhein Chemie aims for top of bladder market

ERJ staff report (RPN)

By Bruce Meyer, Rubber & Plastics News Staff

Two years ago, Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH wasn’t in the tyre curing bladder business. But following a 2011 acquisition in Argentina, a purchase earlier this year in the US and a soon-to-be expansion in Brazil, the subsidiary of Germany’s Lanxess AG is looking to be the top non-captive tyre curing bladder manufacturer in the world, according to company executives.

“We were not in that business at all before last year,” said Frank Lueckgen,…

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