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.
â€œWe were not in that business at all before last year,â€ said Frank Lueckgen,…