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MOL, Thyssenkrupp sign €1.2bn deal to build polyether polyol complex

Budapest – Hungarian energy company MOL Group has awarded a €1.2-billion engineering, procurement and construction…

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VMI Extrusion relocates to new facility

Cham, Germany – VMI Extrusion has relocated to a new facility in the city of…

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Bridgestone, Cooper raising aftermarket tire prices in US

Akron, Ohio – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan…

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Dow invests to expand silicones production

Midland, Michigan — Dow Chemical Co. will invest in both its upstream and downstream silicones…

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United Steelworkers in Virginia approve contract with Yokohama

Salem, Virginia – Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1023 in Salem have ratified a…

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New Trelleborg facility in Mexico to serve automotive industry

Querétaro, Mexico – Trelleborg’s sealing profiles operation has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro…

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Conti marks Slovakia truck tire plant milestone

Puchov, Slovakia – Continental AG has celebrated the 20th anniversary of truck tire production at…

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New sheet-rubber factory opens in China

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

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Smithers Rapra upgrades US testing facility for larger wheels

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

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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…

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

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

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People: Semperit COO steps down

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

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Bridgestone eyes retail growth with UK acquisition

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

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Pirelli, Hankook bid for F1 contract; Michelin opts out

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

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