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Oven to take stress out of relaxation tests

Brämhult, Sweden – Elastocon has introduced a new ageing oven for continuous stress-relaxation tests. The…

15th December 2017 > Read More

Going Underground: NR mat is fire-safety “first”

London – VIP-Polymers Ltd has recently announced details of a collaborative project to manufacture a…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Nature to solve human problems with design

Detroit — Some 25-45% of consumer goods eventually fail in the marketplace and 95% of…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Billionaire Sołowow in Synthos takeover bid

Oświęcim, Poland – Polish businessman Michał Sołowow, who owns 62.46% of shares in Synthos SA,…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Report: Global tire volume to reach 2.7 billion units by 2022

Leatherhead, UK – Global tire market volume is poised to show 3.4% compound annual growth…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Goodyear’s lean guru Majerus to retire

Akron, Ohio –  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s lean manufacturing guru Norbert Majerus is to…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Cooper Tire to lay off 80 employees 

Findlay, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has confirmed it will lay off 80…

14th December 2017 > Read More

EU car markets grow – apart from UK

Brussels – Demand for new passenger cars in the EU rose to 1,216,702 units in…

14th December 2017 > Read More

Semperit raises capital to continue “transformation” process

Vienna – Semperit AG Holding has raised €150 million – through B&C Holding Gmbh, a…

13th December 2017 > Read More

India extends anti-dumping duties on rubber chemicals from EU, China

New Delhi – India has extended anti-dumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals PX13 –…

13th December 2017 > Read More

EU chemicals industry on growth path

Brussels – EU chemicals output is set to grow by 3% year-on-year in 2017 and by around…

13th December 2017 > Read More

Ineos to build “largest” butane storage tank in Europe

Antwerp, Belgium – Ineos is set to build “the largest butane storage tank ever built…

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Kumho Petrochemical sues US over ESBR duties

New York — Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. is seeking a judicial review of a US…

13th December 2017 > Read More

Black Donuts appoints Carruthers as new CEO

Pirkkala, Finland – Black Donuts Engineering Inc. (BDE) has appointed Derek Carruthers, a former executive…

12th December 2017 > Read More