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Lotte-Versalis rubber JV launches production in South Korea

Milan, Italy – Lotte Versalis Elastomers – a 50:50 joint venture between Versalis SpA and…

24th November 2017 > Read More

Hallstar assists DuPont with VMX elastomers

Cleveland, Ohip –US speciality chemicals company Hallstar is helping DuPont achieve enhanced temperature resistance in…

24th November 2017 > Read More

Conti sees improved outlook for materials costs

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG’s Rubber Group, which includes Tire Division and ContiTech, has reduced…

23rd November 2017 > Read More

Guizhou Tyre signs contact for Vietnam plant

Guiyang, China – Guizhou Tyre signed contract with Vietnam’s Long Giang Industrial Park on 12…

23rd November 2017 > Read More

Fires at Goodyear Beaumont, Danville facilities

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear is in the process of investigating the causes of two separate…

23rd November 2017 > Read More

TIP study concludes tire particles safe for human beings

San Francisco, California – Tire and road wear particles (TRWP) do not pose a threat…

22nd November 2017 > Read More

Russian automotive parts exports set to increase

Moscow, Russia – Between 2010 and 2014, the manufacture of rubber & plastic automotive parts…

22nd November 2017 > Read More

Bekaert in major expansion of Russian site 

Lipetsk, Russia – Bekaert Lipetsk (Russia) has recently launched a major expansion programme at its…

22nd November 2017 > Read More

Shin-Etsu raises silicones prices amid cost pressure from China

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. is increasing prices for its silicone products both in Japan…

22nd November 2017 > Read More

Malaysian Rubber Board appoints new head

Kuala Lumpur – Dr Zairossani bin Mohd Nor has been appointed as the new director…

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Michelin selling stake in Double Coin joint venture

Paris – Groupe Michelin is selling its 40% stake in the Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior…

21st November 2017 > Read More

Halcyon Agri in €28m deal to acquire RCMA’s polymer business

Singapore –Halcyon Agri Corp Ltd, the natural rubber processing and merchandising company, has entered into…

21st November 2017 > Read More

Hexpol profits dip despite higher sales

Malmo, Sweden – Hexpol AB has posted a 1% year-on-year drop in operating profit, to…

21st November 2017 > Read More

Momentive delays IPO

Waterford, New York – Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc. postponed its planned initial public offering,…

21st November 2017 > Read More