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Goodyear, Bridgestone, Sumitomo reach deal with US union

Akron, Ohio – The United Steelworkers union has reached tentative new five-year master labour contracts…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Asahi Kasei to add SSBR capacity in Singapore

Singapore – Asahi Kasei is increasing the production capacity for solution-polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Trelleborg to increase tire prices in North America

Trelleborg, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheels Systems Americas Inc. is implementing a price increase of up…

1st August 2017 > Read More

Evonik expanding fumed silica capacity in Antwerp

Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries AG is expanding its production capacity for fumed silica at…

1st August 2017 > Read More

India imposes anti-dumping duties against EU, Korea and Thai SBR

Delhi – The Indian government has imposed anti-dumping duties against styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) imported…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Goodyear’s EMEA results impacted by raw material costs, competition

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s half-year results in Europe, Middle East and Africa…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Trinseo reports higher earnings, environmental improvements

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Plastics, latex and synthetic rubber manufacturer Trinseo LLC reported both stronger earnings…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Chinese tire-makers leapfrogging Western manufacturers

Based on report published in July/Aug issue of European Rubber Journal The often negative perceptions…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Why-change attitudes block road to ‘tire industry 4.0’

Based on article published in July/Aug issue of European Rubber Journal The successful adoption of…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Dow reports higher sales in second quarter

Midland, Michigan – Dow Chemical Co. reported a 16% increase in sales, despite a decline…

31st July 2017 > Read More

Michelin notes rise in butadiene prices

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has spent €2.6 billion in raw materials purchases in the…

28th July 2017 > Read More

Orion to idle rubber black line, raise prices in US

Luxembourg – Orion Engineered Carbons SA is idling a rubber carbon black production line at…

28th July 2017 > Read More

ZC Rubber reports two-digit rise in production in first half

Hangzhou, China – ZC Rubber released its production results over the first half of 2017…

28th July 2017 > Read More

Yokohama raises H1 projections following “strong sales” in Japan

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has announced upward revisions in its projections for…

28th July 2017 > Read More