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World rubber demand to exceed 30m tonnes in 2019

Singapore – Global demand for natural rubber (NR) and synthetic rubber (SR) is set to…

9th January 2019 > Read More

Yokohama gains OE fitment on new BMW X5

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co has been supplying its “ADVAN Sport V105” to the…

9th January 2019 > Read More

Technology: Freudenberg unveils new rotary seal for process industry

Weinheim, Germany – Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new rotary seal for wet-running applications…

9th January 2019 > Read More

Avon secures €80m deal from US Department of Defense

Melksham, UK – Avon Rubber plc has won a contract to supply the US Department…

8th January 2019 > Read More

Bridgestone posts record OE fitments in 2018

Brussels – Bridgestone Corp. was selected for 120 new original equipment fitments in the year…

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Zeon Czech subsidiary to start operations soon

Prague – Zeon Corp. has established a local subsidiary in the Czech Republic, which is…

8th January 2019 > Read More

Hainan Rubber to build plant for deproteinised NR 

Haikou, Hainan – Hainan Rubber is planning to invest €18 million (139 million yuan) in…

8th January 2019 > Read More

NR producers to study pricing issues at Bangkok meeting

Bangkok – Members of the International Rubber Tripartite Council (IRTC) – Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia…

7th January 2019 > Read More

Elkem building €25m research centre in France

Saint-Fons, France – Elkem Silicones, part of the Chinese chemicals company ChemChina, is building a…

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Firestone TBR tire prices to rise in US, Canada

Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada Inc. are increasing prices on…

7th January 2019 > Read More

Technology: NISSO advances epoxylated polybutadienes

Tokyo –  Nippon Soda (NISSO) is advancing the chemistry and materials science around its epoxylated…

6th January 2019 > Read More

Sumitomo Rubber names new CEO in management reshuffle

Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries has launched a management reshuffle which will see the appointment…

4th January 2019 > Read More

India determines ‘injury’ from Chinese FKM imports

New Delhi – The Indian ministry of commerce has determined that the domestic industry has…

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Trelleborg completes acquisition of US medical parts maker

Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has completed the purchase of Sil-Pro LLC, a US-based…

4th January 2019 > Read More