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Gloves unit ‘impairment’ adds to Semperit woes

Vienna – Semperit AG Holding has identified an impairment loss of about €55 million at…

8th August 2018 > Read More

Event: Bridgestone bringing RFID and ‘ologic’ to IAA

Brussels – As of 2019, Bridgestone will start to supply truck and bus tires with…

8th August 2018 > Read More

Hankook earnings dip on slightly higher sales

Seoul – Despite slightly higher sales, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd posted drops of 3.3% and…

8th August 2018 > Read More

Technology: Tandem process is revolutionising the tire industry

London – In a technical paper, now posted on ERJ, HF explains how the requirements…

8th August 2018 > Read More

Bekaert reports 50% tariff-linked hike in tire-cord steel costs

Zwevegem, Belgium – NV Bakaert SA has reported a 50% increase as of August in…

7th August 2018 > Read More

Kumho notes uptrend in butadiene, SR prices

Seoul – South Korean petrochemicals company Kumho Petrochemical has reported an upward trend in the…

7th August 2018 > Read More

Cooper Tire second quarter income down 67%

Findlay, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s operating income plummeted 61.1% year-on-year to $32.8…

7th August 2018 > Read More

Arkema rejects criminal charges over Crosby explosions

Paris – French speciality chemicals supplier Arkema SA has rejected criminal charges against the company…

7th August 2018 > Read More

Hutchinson advances ‘plastics’ alternative to EPDM door seal

Paris – French automotive parts supplier Hutchinson SA has developed a ‘thermoplastic’ car door seal,…

6th August 2018 > Read More

Trelleborg acquiring US medical parts maker

Trelleborg , Sweden – Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is to acquire Sil-Pro LLC, a US-based contract…

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‘Softening’ tire market to impact Trinseo earnings

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo achieved higher profitability at its synthetic rubber business in the second…

5th August 2018 > Read More

Report: New mobility to drive up adhesives demand

London – Requirements for parts-consolidation and light-weighting will help global demand for automotive adhesives and…

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Rogers adds PU elastomer product maker Griswold

Chandler, Arizona – Rogers Corp. has recently acquired Griswold, a US manufacturer of custom-engineered cellular…

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People: FineLine names Sundaram chief operating officer

Norcross, Georgia – FineLine Technologies has appointed Kyle Sundaram chief operating officer, the US-based supplier…

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