19 Jun 2014
London – ERJ looks back at some of the top stories of the week. These include the most read and others you may have missed.
Vietnam growers chop down rubber trees over latex price plunge
Farmers in Vietnam are cutting down their rubber plantations as latex prices have tumbled so sharply that revenues don't cover expenses.
New markets reshaping US scrap tire sector
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.
Biesterfeld targets EU performance rubber markets
Distributor Biesterfeld Plastic is expanding its position in the European performance rubber sector, helped by its integration of Küttner.
Red light for rubber on Mars
Most red? The rocky surfaces on Mars would seem to make rubber an essential requirement for vehicle wheels designed for its difficult landscape.
Opinion: New blow for tire labelling
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.
Nexen Tire to invest €829m in Czech Republic
The new Nexen plant will be its second overseas operation after the one set up in Qingdao, China.