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Safic-Alcan acquires UK chemicals distributor

Paris – Safic-Alcan has acquired UK chemicals distributor Langley-Smith & Co. for an undisclosed sum….

19th March 2019 > Read More

Kraton setting up semi works latex unit in Brazil

Houston, Texas – Kraton Corp. is building a ‘semi works latex unit’ in Paulinia, Brazil,…

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Hankook partners with Rinspeed in micro vehicle project

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook Tire has teamed up with Rinspeed on their new “microSNAP” concept…

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Italian acquisition to expand Trelleborg farm tires services

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg Wheel Systems has acquired Italian distributor and service provider of farms…

18th March 2019 > Read More

Doublestar to acquire financially troubled Hengyu

Qingdao, China – Doublestar plans to acquire tire maker Hengyu Technology, currently undergoing bankruptcy restructuring,…

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Freudenberg, German institute studying new fuels

Weinheim, Germany – Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has partnered with Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)…

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Dow unveils new medical silicone skin adhesive

Anaheim, California – Dow Medical Solutions has introduced a new soft skin adhesive that seeks…

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Bridgestone’s ‘high strength rubber’ wins environmental award

Hanover, Germany – Bridgestone Corp.’s high strength rubber’ (HSR) has won the “environmental achievement of…

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Koetz to lead Conti tire division in management reshuffle

Hanover, Germany – Christian Koetz will take over the leadership of Continental Corp.’s tire division…

15th March 2019 > Read More

EU passenger car demand continues to fall in February

Brussels – The EU passenger car market contracted by 1.0% in February, compared to the…

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Flexan develops full-service concept for medical devices

Lincolnshire, Illinois – US medical elastomer parts manufacturer Flexan Group has introduced a new ‘full-service’…

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Goodyear to offer e-commerce option for commercial tires

Grapevine, Texas — Four years after rolling out an e-commerce tire-buying programme for consumer tires,…

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Cabot to implement feedstock surcharge for carbon blacks

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. will be applying a feedstock surcharge of $0.01/pound to all…

14th March 2019 > Read More

Cooper Tire Europe names new OE director

Melksham, UK – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed a former Apollo Vredestein executive…

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