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Evonik starts up US tire-silicas plant

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire…

17th October 2018 > Read More

Kraiburg TPE boss mulls “unpredictable” market

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Despite having had a good year in 2018, Kraiburg TPE GmbH &…

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PolyOne launches TPE production in India

Pune, India – PolyOne has officially opened a new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) production line at…

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Brexit: Chemicals sector calls for UK to be kept within REACH

Brussels – European chemical industry associations have issued a letter urging that the UK should…

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ETRMA cautions against ‘rescaling’ of EU tire labels

Brussels – Five years of mandatory tire-labelling have done little to increase demand for safer…

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New MgO production line to start up in Russia

Vyazma, Russia – Russian Mining Chemical Company LLC (RMCC) is set to commission a new…

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Conti starts production of ‘high-tech’ summer tire

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has started volume production of new ‘high-tech’ summer tires for…

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IRSG photo competition to highlight role of women

Singapore – The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has launched a photo competition to highlight…

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Dow upgrading UK silicones site under global investment plan

Barry, UK –  Dow Chemical Co. is upgrading its silicones production site in Barry, Wales,…

15th October 2018 > Read More

Yokohama advances sustainable NR procurement policy

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has “formulated” a procurement policy to ensure natural rubber…

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Private equity firm KKR to acquire Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

Minneapolis, Minnesota — Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion LLC, which trades as…

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New chloroprene rubber project in China signs contract

Baotou, China – China’s Jinjiao High-Tech (Shanghai) signed contract with the local government of Baotou,…

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Kraiburg to unveil thermoplastic elastomer hybrids at Fakuma

Waldkraiburg, Germany – Kraiburg TPE will be unveiling a new technology to produce high-performance thermoplastic…

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Camso celebrates opening of rubber track plant in US

Peosta, Iowa — Off-road tire/track specialist Camso Group recently marked the start of production at…

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