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EC statement on Chinese truck & bus tire probe

Brussels – The European Commission has started anti-dumping investigation proceedings concerning imports of new and…

27th August 2017 > Read More

EU chemicals industry registers growth in H1 2017

Brussels –EU chemicals production has grown significantly this year, while still remaining below pre-crisis level,…

25th August 2017 > Read More

Orders from China, top tire makers buoy VMI

Haaksbergen, The Netherlands – Dutch tire and rubber machinery maker VMI is on track for…

25th August 2017 > Read More

JSR Elastomer sales, earnings up sharply in Q1

Tokyo – JSR Corp’s Elastomer unit has delivered a strong first-quarter business performance, the group’s results…

25th August 2017 > Read More

Covestro shuffles management ahead of CEO departure

German speciality chemicals company Covestro AG has announced managerial changes in its polyurethanes and coatings,…

25th August 2017 > Read More

UK tire recyclers alarmed by Irish cost-recovery scheme

London – A new tire-compliance scheme in the Republic of Ireland could “seriously distort end-of-life-tire…

25th August 2017 > Read More

Latex industry impacted by many trends

Fairlawn, Ohio—Companies involved in the synthetic latex industry are part of a complicated value chain…

25th August 2017 > Read More

US union ratifies five-year Goodyear contract

Akron, Ohio – In the US, United Steelworkers union employees at five Goodyear plants ratified…

24th August 2017 > Read More

Apollo sees ‘weak’ pricing scenario in Europe

Mumbai, India – The European tire-pricing scenario continues to be weak, according to Apollo Tyres’…

24th August 2017 > Read More

EC gives green light for German tire distributor takeover

London – European Tyres Distribution Ltd, a UK-based company of US investment firm Bain Capital…

24th August 2017 > Read More

Lubrizol to expand silicones operation

Cleveland, Ohio – Lubrizol Corp.’s LifeSciences business is investing $10 million for a “significant capacity…

24th August 2017 > Read More

Semperit shelves plans for US plant

Vienna, Austria – While the fate of a Semperit AG Holdings belting plant in France…

24th August 2017 > Read More

Indorama acquires Mexican tire cord business

Bangkok, Thailand – Indorama Ventures Ltd (IVL) has agreed to the Mexican operation of France-based…

24th August 2017 > Read More

BASF in project to turn CO2, excess current into methanol

Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF and bse Engineering Leipzig GMBH have signed an exclusive joint development…

24th August 2017 > Read More