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US online automotive aftermarket small, but growing

Port Washington, New York — The share of automotive aftermarket business transacted online has doubled…

17th May 2018 > Read More

Hankook invests in digital prototype company

Seoul – Hankook Tire has acquired a 75% stake in digital prototype company Model Solution…

16th May 2018 > Read More

Asahi expects profit-decline in 2018

Tokyo – Asahi Kasei’s chemicals segment has grown sales in the full financial year 2017,…

16th May 2018 > Read More

Higher prices push Cabot reinforcement materials up 45%

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp.’s reinforcement materials business segment has reported a 46% increase in…

16th May 2018 > Read More

Sibur rubber sales down on lower pricing

Moscow – Sibur has reported contraction of its elastomer’s business in the first quarter of…

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Workers stage 1-day strike at Goodyear Mexico plant

San Luis Potosi, Mexico — As many as 600 workers at Goodyear’s new tire plant…

16th May 2018 > Read More

Fenner reports growth ahead of Michelin takeover

London – Polymer engineering company Fenner PLC has reported a strong half-year performance ahead of…

15th May 2018 > Read More

Freudenberg targets fuel cell, battery technology with acquisitions

Weinheim, Germany – Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has announced “strategic investments” in the energy and electric…

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Cooper Standard buys majority shares in Korean automotive business

Novi, Michigan – US-based automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard has acquired 80.1% of the automotive…

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DuPont to add Kalrez facility in US

Wilmington, Delaware – DuPont Transportation and Advanced Polymers has acquired a new facility in Delaware…

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Turkey’s Elastron investing $10m in TPE plant in US

Orlando, Florida – Turkish plastic compounder Elastron Kimya SA thinks it’s found a niche in…

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Beijing challenges EU anti-dumping duties on TBR tires

Beijing – The Chinese government is challenging a decision by the European Commission to impose…

14th May 2018 > Read More

Yokohama reports gains in first quarter of 2018

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. has reported growth in both sales and operating profit during…

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Apollo sales up, profits slip for 2018 fiscal year

Gurgaon, India – Apollo Tyres Ltd has seen its operating profit decline for its full…

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