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Cooper Standard breaks ground on mixing facility in Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico – Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. will build a 100,000-sq.-ft. mixing facility in Aguascalientes…

29th June 2018 > Read More

Automotive: Electrification shaking up the supply chain

Munich, Germany – It was a moose that convinced British engineering company GKN that electrification…

29th June 2018 > Read More

Updated: BKT aims to take a ‘giant’ step forward

Crete, Greece – India-based off-road tire maker Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is ramping up its…

29th June 2018 > Read More

Italian domestic machinery market continues growth

Linz, Austria – The recovery in the Italian rubber & plastic domestic market is fully underway,…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Conti in alliance to advance VW autonomous technology

Munich, Germany – Volkswagen Group of America and four major suppliers have formed an alliance…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Freudenberg improves prospects for refugees

​Weinheim, Germany – Integrating refugees into the labour market is a vital task for policy…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Chemicals agency adds rubber additive to SVHCs list

Helsinki – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) to a ‘candidate…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Yokohama wins counterfeit-wheels battle in China

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has managed to eliminate sales of counterfeit versions of…

28th June 2018 > Read More

BMW adds Bridgestone, Hankook tires to X3 OE fitments

Spartanburg, South Carolina – BMW AG has spec’d three Bridgestone-brand and three Hankook-brand tires as…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Evonik cutting 1,000 jobs to reduce costs

Essen, Germany – German speciality chemicals firm Evonik AG is to cut up to 1,000…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Michelin cites Lehigh as critical retread business supplier

Greenville, South Carolina — Michelin North America Inc.’s drive to increase the “sustainable material” content…

28th June 2018 > Read More

Sumitomo Riko building R&D unit for anti-vibration rubber

Steinau, Germany – Sumitomo Riko has started the construction of a new technology centre in…

27th June 2018 > Read More

Continental Carbon to expand in India, US

Taiwan – China Synthetic Rubber Corp (CSRC), a Taiwan-based leading supplier of carbon black, has…

27th June 2018 > Read More

Trelleborg supplies ‘SmartPort’ solutions to Indian LNG terminal

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has supplied a number of of products to…

27th June 2018 > Read More