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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…

4th October 2018 > Read More

Yokohama makes senior management changes

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

4th October 2018 > Read More

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…

4th October 2018 > Read More

Hexpol acquires 80% stake in compounder Mesgo

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

3rd October 2018 > Read More

Yokohama Tire opens R&D center in US

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

3rd October 2018 > Read More

Apollo Vredestein to supply OE tires for Volkswagen Touareg

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

3rd October 2018 > Read More

Covestro to expand MDI capacity at Shanghai facility 

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

3rd October 2018 > Read More

Safic-Alcan to distribute Organometallix catalysts in UK, Ireland

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

3rd October 2018 > Read More

Update: Cabot acquires Chinese carbon black manufacturer

Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. has acquired Chinese carbon black manufacturing company NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu)…

2nd October 2018 > Read More

First ‘smart’ rubber-products plant starts up in China

Hunan, China –China’s first ever ‘smart’ factory for the manufacture of rubber products has started…

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ZC Rubber outlines 2018 goals at dealer meeting

Manila, Philippines — Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. (ZC Rubber) is targeting continued sales growth…

2nd October 2018 > Read More

DowDuPont launches electric vehicle initiative

Wilmington, Delaware – DowDuPont’s speciality products division has launched an initiative to combine its customer-solutions…

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Nynas aims to ‘fill’ gap in tight silicone market

Stockholm – In response to continuing pressures on global silicone supply, Nynas has developed what…

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China’s General Science to build Thai tire plant

Wuxi, China – Jiangsu General Science Technology plans to build a new tire plant in…

1st October 2018 > Read More