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Austrian rail company fits 3D-printed elastomer parts

Added: 11 Sep 2023

National rail company OBB equipping railcars with additive manufactured bellows, grommets

ECHA: Restriction, authorisation drive replacement of harmful chemicals

PFAS: Time running out to submit feedback

Added: 11 Sep 2023

25 Sept deadline for input on proposals that could lead to a ban on fluoroelastomers and other poly…

Rogers appoints new chief technology officer

Added: 11 Sep 2023

Griffin Gappert joins from Henkel where he was head of innovations for adhesives, automotive OEMs

Bridgestone switching Indian operation to EMEA region

Four Bridgestone tire factories in Japan obtain ISCC Plus certification

Added: 11 Sep 2023

Total of 12 factories, including plants in Ohio, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Rome also certified…

Hankook earnings fall on lower sales in key markets

Hankook resumes tire production at fire-hit plant

Added: 8 Sep 2023

Daejeon ‘factory 1' returns to manufacturing six months after fire

Uptrend continues for China tire exports 

Top 10 Chinese tire makers recorded 6% decline in 2022 sales

Added: 8 Sep 2023

CRIA figures reflect the effect of Covid, market development on Chinese producers

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Trelleborg sealing Middle East’s “largest immersed tunnel”

Added: 8 Sep 2023

Currently under construction in Iraq, the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel stretches 2.5km

Playmobil taps Kraton polymers for eco-friendly toys

Added: 8 Sep 2023

Kraton SBC enhanced enables "durability, crack resistance and extended product life" for new produc…

More car makers suspend production as supply chain disrupted

ACEA calls for EU strategy to compete with 'dragons’

Added: 8 Sep 2023

“Europe lacks a robust and coherent approach to the increasingly tough competition from abroad...”

Brexit puts MG's planned mainland Europe sales start in doubt

Chemicals makers cheer UK boomerang back to Horizon

Added: 8 Sep 2023

Return to "world’s largest research collaboration programme” which UK dropped out from in the wake …

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ERJ: News stories of the week

Added: 8 Sep 2023

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

Univar expands silicone additives distribution deal with Dow

Added: 8 Sep 2023

Firm to market Dow silicone additives, resins in paint and coatings in Germany

Goodyear to cut 1,200 jobs under EMEA region restructure

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Tire maker reducing salaried workforce by 15% under plan to streamline business in region

Finnish investment firm acquiring parts maker Reka Rubber

Reka Industrial expanding rubber operations after cables exit

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Finnish group's investments include increased production of 'black hoses' at site in Poland

 Pirelli's tire plant in Slatina, Romania, which has been dedicated to "high value" production

Pirelli tracks savings from ‘competitiveness programme’

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Tire maker achieves 30% annual savings target, with higher contributions expected in second half

Continental Tire plant in Portugal receives ISCC Plus certification

Added: 7 Sep 2023

“We want to extend the internationally recognised certification to other of our tire plants as well…

ExxonMobil offers new route to EPDM seal compounds

Rubber sector leads UK innovation in 'packaging waste & recycling'

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Report: With over 30 filed technologies, 'rubber composition is the leading area of polymer innovat…

ZC Rubber strengthens partnership with EV maker Leapmotor

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Chinese tire maker has been supplying OE tires for three models in recent years

Essentially Rubber: Where the rubber hits the pitch

Added: 7 Sep 2023

Leading-edge designs and applications showing how elastomer materials...

Lehvoss expands compounding operation in China

Added: 6 Sep 2023

Doubles the area of the compounding operation and technology unit to a total of 5,000m2