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Call: ERJ Tire & Rubber Machinery Survey 2024

Added: 12 Apr 2024

All manufacturers of machinery & equipment for the tire and rubber industries invited to participat…

Feature  – JK Tyre maps out road to automation

New research indicates higher 6PPD migration from silica tire particles

Added: 12 Apr 2024

Study conducted by Ace Laboratories suggests migration rate in silica treads twice the average of c…

Versalis used the bio-BDE to make bio-rubber, specifically, bio-polybutadiene (bio-BR), said the Italian company, adding that the achievement could provide the rubber industry with an improved technological and sustainability footprint.

Versalis progresses closure of Grangemouth synthetic rubber plant

Added: 12 Apr 2024

"First tranche of redundancies started this month with the process scheduled to be completed in Dec…

Invista exploring strategic alternatives for its polyamide fibres business

Added: 12 Apr 2024

Profile includes airbag and industrial fibres, which can be used in tire cords and other applicatio…

Bridgestone highlights trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond

Added: 12 Apr 2024

Key areas to include EV investments, sustainability and addressing structural market changes

Beijing rubber factories’ short-lived ‘APEC blue’

ERJ Business Briefing - March/April

Added: 12 Apr 2024

Azelis / DBH... Covestro 'waiting game'... Toyo Ink expansion... Mesnac profits... Gates Corp....Pa…

ERJ: News stories of the week

Added: 12 Apr 2024

Most widely-read news reports posted on the European Rubber Journal website over the last seven day…

Sumitomo Rubber, Murata develop 3D tire wear monitoring system

Added: 11 Apr 2024

System visualises tire wear in three dimensions and feeds data back to users

Japanese majors join hands to expand automotive recycled content

Added: 11 Apr 2024

Denso, Toray, Mitsui Chemical and Toyoda Gosei among 16 partners participating in ‘automotive circu…

Versalis to showcase new rubber grades

Versalis hit by slowdown in demand, higher costs

Added: 11 Apr 2024

Parent Eni reports 14% fall in elastomers volumes, 19% dip in average unit prices in 2023

Green Deal ‘won’t happen without holistic automotive strategy’

Added: 11 Apr 2024

CEOs call on EU policy makers to implement measures to restore competitiveness amid green and digit…

Bekaert targets growth in rubber reinforcement unit as core business

Added: 11 Apr 2024

“Safer, lighter and sustainable” rubber reinforcement expected to advance group's position in the n…

MesseKoeln cancels rescheduled Tire Cologne expo

The Tire Cologne 2024 set to help industry go ‘full circle’

Added: 11 Apr 2024

Circular economy will be central theme of the upcoming international tire trade expo in Cologne

ERJ Industry Appointments Tracker - March/April

Added: 11 Apr 2024

Baaser / DKG... Nicolescu / Conti... Lange / Dow... Cwielong / Datwyler ... Moisio /  Nokian... Mas…

Nova Motorsport acquires Portuguese tire manufacturer Camac

Added: 10 Apr 2024

New UK tire company says Camac factory will enable “reindustrialisation” of Avon product range

Mexico launches ESBR dumping probe

Mexico imposes antidumping duties on Chinese car tires

Added: 10 Apr 2024

Move follows joint petition by Mexican subsidiaries of Bridgestone, Michelin and Conti as well as l…

Tosoh launches ‘cellulose nanofiber-reinforced’ chloroprene rubber

Added: 10 Apr 2024

Collaboration with Japanese transmission-belts manufacturer Bando to establish commercial applicati…

Covid saw 90,000 short-time workers in German chemicals industry

Azelis to acquire German rubber & plastics chemicals distributor DBH

Added: 10 Apr 2024

Signs deal to purchase distribution arm of DBH, specialised in advanced materials and additives

Expert says NR demand to grow 3.2% in 2015

Malaysia’s natural rubber production up 9% in February

Added: 10 Apr 2024

Month-on-month production declines 2%, according to latest statistics from government ministry

Goodyear part of team awarded NASA lunar vehicle contract

Added: 10 Apr 2024

Lunar Dawn team to develop off-road vehicle for “living and working” on the moon surface