13 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.
Shale gas to drive down rubber feedstock costs
The impact of the US shale gas boom led to lower costs for olefinic polymers – including EPDM and styrene-butadiene rubbers.
German tire market on the rebound
Peter Huelzer, executive chairman of the BRV (Federal Association of the Tyre Trade and the Vulcanisers’ Skilled Trade), outlined why the German replacement tire market is recovering after heavy sales losses.
If you drive over the Alps today ...
Anyone driving into Italy this summer could be in for a nasty surprise unless they pay careful attention to rules concerning the use of winter tires.
David Coulthard heads into Hell with Cooper Tires
Nothing infernal, but Cooper Tires will be at the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship with its brand ambassador, ex-Formula One race winner and BBC F1 commentator, David Coulthard.
Bio-inspired climbing technology could increase manoeuvering ability
Hand-held, gecko-inspired elastomeric paddles enable climbers and military personnel to perform tasks with greater skill and ease.
Opinion: Tire makers treading on car companies' toes?
Continental came under the spotlight when a British paper claimed carmakers were becoming too reliant on a small group of large suppliers.