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Wacker to raise silicone prices

Munich, Germany – Wacker Chemie AG will raise prices for silicone rubber in its Europe,…

30th October 2018 > Read More

US postpones decision on Chinese wheel imports

Washington – The US department of commerce has postponed its preliminary determination on steel wheel…

30th October 2018 > Read More

Mighty unhappy with tire industry’s new NR platform

Washington – The tire industry’s Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) is “doomed to…

29th October 2018 > Read More

Goodyear cuts earnings forecast, again

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear has lowered its expectations for fiscal 2018 operating income slightly “to…

29th October 2018 > Read More

Kraiburg aims to take TPEs into new applications

Friedrichshafen, Germany –  Kraiburg TPE is bringing “the best of both worlds” together in a…

29th October 2018 > Read More

Borealis plastomers a “first” for healthcare industry

Vienna – Borealis and Borouge are introducing the “first controlled plastomers solution” for the global…

28th October 2018 > Read More

Solvay to increase fluoroelastomer production

Milan, Italy – Solvay SA is set to increase its fluoroelastomer (FKM) production globally to…

26th October 2018 > Read More

Yiyang to supply 12 internal mixers to Chinese tire maker

Yiyang, China – ChemChina-owned Yiyang Rubber & Plastics Machinery has signed an order for 12…

26th October 2018 > Read More

Dow introduces three new EPDM grades

Midland, Michigan – Dow Chemical Co. has introduced three new Nordel EPDMs – two ‘extra…

26th October 2018 > Read More

Michelin supplier award for machinery maker VMI

Epe, The Netherlands – Groupe Michelin has recognised the contribution of Dutch tire & rubber…

26th October 2018 > Read More

Sumitomo to become corporate member of ETRMA

Brussels – Sumitomo Rubber Group is to become a new ‘tyre corporate member’ of the…

26th October 2018 > Read More

Conti takes full ownership of Sri Lankan tire maker

Kalutara, Sri Lanka – Continental AG has recently acquired full ownership of Sri Lankan solid…

25th October 2018 > Read More

Industry launches global platform for sustainable NR

Singapore – Natural rubber ‘stakeholders’ on 25 Oct announced the launch of an “independent platform…

25th October 2018 > Read More

China’s Red Avenue expands rubber additive capacity

Zhangjiagang, China – Red Avenue New Materials is expanding its rubber additive capacity in Zhangjiagang,…

25th October 2018 > Read More