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Wacker expanding silicone rubber operations

Fredrichshafen, Germany – Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG has lined up a number of expansion projects for…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Michelin notes currency effects in 2017 financial scenario  

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has flagged up currency effects as a significant factor behind…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Chinese machinery builder wins deals in Iran

Yiyang, China – Yiyang Rubber & Plastics Machinery has signed its first overseas rubber mixing…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Top Glove to bolster capacity, technology, supply

Shah Alam, Malaysia – Malaysian manufacturer Top Glove Corp. Bhd, has listed a number of…

23rd October 2017 > Read More

Elastron to open compounds plants in US, China

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Turkish plastic compounder Elastron Kimya AS is investing $10 million to open…

22nd October 2017 > Read More

ETRMA: EU industry report an important “stepping stone”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has welcomed a new report…

20th October 2017 > Read More

Premium tires, mining lift sales at Michelin

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Up-trending OE demand, a sustained rebound in demand for mining tires and…

20th October 2017 > Read More

Forbo to pay €75m in French anti-trust case

Baar, Switzerland – Forbo will take a €75-million charge as a result of anti-trust proceedings…

20th October 2017 > Read More

DowDuPont is self-aware as it grows in polymers

Chicago, Illinois – Even as it expands production capacity, materials maker DowDuPont Inc. is working…

20th October 2017 > Read More

BPF: Brexit could cost polymer sector €980m

London – The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has calculated that if no trade deal is…

20th October 2017 > Read More

Michelin acquires Lehigh Technologies

Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin has acquired US scrap tire and rubber recycling company Lehigh…

19th October 2017 > Read More

EU project to make polyols from steel-plant CO2

Leverkusen, Germany –  Covestro is leading a cross-sectoral consortium that will investigate how flue gas…

19th October 2017 > Read More

Machine maker Desma sets out ‘future’ stall

 Fridingen, Germany – Desma aims to become “a solution provider for production and services and…

19th October 2017 > Read More

Nexen breaks ground on Ohio technical centre

Richfield, Ohio—Nexen Tire Corp.’s technical presence in the US is about to get significantly bigger….

19th October 2017 > Read More