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Cooper to end UK car/LT tire production

Melksham, UK — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Europe Ltd is moving ahead with plans…

21st January 2019 > Read More

Union blames cheap imports for Cooper tire plant closure

Melksham, UK — Trade union Unite has blamed ‘cheap Chinese tire imports’ for Cooper Tire &…

21st January 2019 > Read More

VDMA slams Brexit vote as ‘irresponsible’

Frankfurt, Germany – German machinery trade association VDMA has described the UK parliament’s rejection of…

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Report: Michelin CEO in running to become Renault boss

Paris – Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard is reportedly favoured to become the next head of…

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Green shoots start to appear in natural rubber markets

Article originally published in the Jan/Feb issue of the European Rubber Journal London – Natural…

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Wacker declares force majeure for HCR silicone products

Burghausen, Germany—Wacker Chemie AG has declared force majeure on its high consistency rubber (HCR) silicone…

18th January 2019 > Read More

Report: Sri Trang to increase gloves production by 74%

Bangkok – Thai natural rubber (NR) producer Sri Trang Agro-Industry pcl is aiming to increase…

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BPF members “concerned” over no-deal Brexit

London – Two thirds of companies surveyed by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) do not…

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People: Conti earthmoving product manager

Hanover, Germany – Continental has announced the appointment of Reinhard Klant as the new earthmoving…

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Bridgestone in partnership to advance new-mobility goals

Brussels – Bridgestone Europe NV and capital venture firm Iris Capital have announced a corporate…

17th January 2019 > Read More

China’s Sunsine expanding rubber accelerator capacity

Singapore – Chinese rubber chemicals producer China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd has received government approval…

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KraussMaffei listed in Shanghai, eyes 20% growth in China

Munich, Germany – German machinery company KraussMaffei Group has been listed on the Shanghai Stock…

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Smithers to open new product testing lab in China

Suzhou, China – Smithers Rapra will open a new 4,000-sq.-ft. product testing laboratory in Suzhou….

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People: Hankook senior role for ex-Michelin director Heywood

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook Tire Europe has appointed former Michelin executive Guy Heywood as marketing and…

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