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Synthetic rubber prices set to remain “incredibly volatile”

Akron, Ohio – Prices for synthetic rubber and petrochemical feedstocks have been “incredibly volatile” and…

5th October 2018 > Read More

South Korea’s Kolon Industries opens tire cord plant in Vietnam

Seoul – South Korean industrial materials and chemicals supplier Kolon Industries has started production at…

5th October 2018 > Read More

EVENT: IRC 2019 – One year to go

London – Planning is “well underway” for the three-day International Rubber Conference 2019 (IRC 2019)…

5th October 2018 > Read More

TPE production moving from Asia to North America

Fairlawn, Ohio – The global thermoplastic elastomer market is “at a change point” in 2018,…

5th October 2018 > Read More

TOCOM to list technically specified rubber futures

Tokyo – The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) has announced that it will be listing technically…

4th October 2018 > Read More

Michelin sets 2022 target for Fenner synergies  

Clermont-Ferrand, France — Group Michelin expects to achieve synergies of £60 million (€67.6 million) from…

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Giti adds to tire-price hikes in US

Rancho Cucamonga, California –  Giti Tire USA is the latest tire maker to raise prices…

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Yokohama makes senior management changes

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has announced senior management changes effective as of 1…

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Conti recalling 2,000 Hybrid HS3 truck tires in North America

Washington — Continental Tire the Americas LLC is recalling 1,990 Conti Hybrid HS3 truck tires…

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Hexpol acquires 80% stake in compounder Mesgo

Malmo, Sweden – Hexpol AB has acquired 80% of the shares in Italian elastomers compounder…

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Yokohama Tire opens R&D center in US

Cornelius, North Carolina — Yokohama Tire Corp. has opened a US tire research and development…

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Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tires for Volkswagen Touareg

Kettering, UK – German carmaker Volkswagen Group has selected Apollo Vredestein tires for OE fitment…

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Covestro to expand MDI capacity at Shanghai facility 

Shanghai, China – Covestro AG plans to invest €10 million to expand MDI capacity at…

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Safic-Alcan to distribute Organometallix catalysts in UK, Ireland

Paris La Défense – French chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan has extended its distribution agreement with PMC…

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