London – ERJ looks back at some of the top stories of the week. These include the most read and others you may have missed.
Farmers in Vietnam are cutting down their rubber plantations as latex prices have tumbled so sharply that revenues don't cover expenses.
The US end-of-life tire landscape is changing due to the development of applications for scrap rubber materials and increased interaction with global markets.
Distributor Biesterfeld Plastic is expanding its position in the European performance rubber sector, helped by its integration of Küttner.
Most red? The rocky surfaces on Mars would seem to make rubber an essential requirement for vehicle wheels designed for its difficult landscape.
People buying fuel-efficient tires under the EU labelling scheme are unlikely to see few or no savings if they drive mainly in urban areas.
The new Nexen plant will be its second overseas operation after the one set up in Qingdao, China.