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New sheet-rubber factory opens in China

Xuancheng, China – Nanjing Bonzer Rubber & Plastic Co. Ltd has opened a new factory…

12th September 2018 > Read More

Smithers Rapra upgrades US testing facility for larger wheels

Ravenna, Ohio — Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at…

12th September 2018 > Read More

Michelin warns of job cuts at UK plant amid cheap tires’ influx

Dundee, Scotland – French tire maker Michelin has warned of potential job cuts at its…

11th September 2018 > Read More

Pirelli ‘disposes’ its Venezuelan tire plant to South American investors

  Milan – Pirelli & C. SpA has “disposed” its passenger tire plant in Guacara,…

11th September 2018 > Read More

People: Semperit COO steps down

  Vienna – Semperit AG’s chief operating officer Michele Melchiorre has announced that he is…

11th September 2018 > Read More

Bridgestone eyes retail growth with UK acquisition

Brussels – Bridgestone Corp. has acquired UK automotive service provider Exhaust Tyres and Batteries Ltd…

11th September 2018 > Read More

Pirelli, Hankook bid for F1 contract; Michelin opts out

Paris — Pirelli Tyre and Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. have submitted bids to the Federation…

11th September 2018 > Read More

China’s Zhongding starts up automotive parts plant in Brazil

St. Paul, Brazil – China’s Anhui Zhongding Rubber-plastic Products Co. Ltd, one of the world’s largest…

10th September 2018 > Read More

Tire recycler Black Bear raises €11m to advance global ambitions

Nederweert, The Netherlands – Dutch company Black Bear has raised €11 million to refine its…

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People: Kumho Tire Europe appoints new president

Lutterworth, UK – Kumho Tire Europe GmbH has appointed Kyungtai Ju as its new president,…

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Kraiburg TPE supplies Thai toothbrush manufacturer

Waldkraiburg, Germany – Thai manufacturer of toothbrushes and household brushes, The First Thai Brush Co….

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Endurica and TARRC launch durability testing partnership

Hertford, UK – The Tun Abdul Razak Research Center and Endurica LLC have established a…

10th September 2018 > Read More

Rubber-modified asphalt a key growth area for tire recycling

Washington – Tire-derived fuel and rubber-modified asphalt are the key growth areas in tire recycling,…

9th September 2018 > Read More

Halcyon-Agri to set up digital platform for natural rubber trading

Singapore – Natural rubber supply group Halcyon Agri Corp Ltd is mulling the launch of…

7th September 2018 > Read More