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ESA: Only 20% of fluoropolymer seals have potential for replacement

Added: 3 Nov 2023

'No other materials offer the same sealing capability in a wide range of applications...'

Bio-TPU maker raises $5m, partners with Trelleborg

Added: 3 Nov 2023

Investment round follows an earlier collaboration agreement with Swedish polymers major

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

GPSNR marks 10% membership growth, votes in key resolutions

Added: 3 Nov 2023

Sustainable NR platform looks to develop ‘assurance model’ to ensure adherence to commitments

Pirelli “contains” Covid effects, further cuts sales outlook 

ERJ: News stories of the week

Added: 3 Nov 2023

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

Sailun starts up revamped  tire production plant in China

Sailun Tire to invest €200m in Cambodia plant expansion

Added: 2 Nov 2023

Project to add 6m PCR capacity at recently upgraded tire factory in Svay Rieng

SR price pressures ‘set to ease’ after Q2

India extends submission time for halobutyl rubber imports probe

Added: 2 Nov 2023

Anti-dumping probe to cover imports from Japan, Russia, Singapore, UK and US

Report expects growth in Asia Pacific conveyor belting market

ContiTech acquiring another conveyor company in Sweden

Added: 2 Nov 2023

Latest deal follows three related acquisitions in the Scandinavian country last year

Plastics & rubber sector is 'hardest hit' by unplanned downtime costs

Added: 2 Nov 2023

ABB global survey identifies plastics & rubber, oil & gas as sectors most impacted by outages

Sirmax ‘one of the best companies in Italy to work for’

Added: 2 Nov 2023

Plastics & elastomers compounder recognised for trust, respect, ethics, inclusion, environmental po…

Hankook trials new facilities at China plant

Hankook halves investment plan on business environment changes

Added: 1 Nov 2023

Korean tire maker reins in spending, lowers market-share target for EV tires

Structural changes contributed 15% to the gains, offsetting currency effects which had a negative 1% impact on sales.

Trelleborg relocates production in France, China to enhance efficiency

Added: 1 Nov 2023

Swedish polymer group also closes facility in Holland to transfer production to Asia

Update: Synthetic rubber pricing data

Added: 1 Nov 2023

Weekly data compiled by ChemAnalyst based on selected commodity trading activity in Europe

Tire recycler Pyrum starts trading on Euronext Growth Oslo

Pyrum ‘warm commissions’ expansion project at tire pyrolysis plant

Added: 1 Nov 2023

Start of production “imminent” at German tire recycling facility

Report: James Walker to unveil new O&G elastomer family

James Walker plant tops BPF energy-efficiency rankings

Added: 1 Nov 2023

UK elastomers/polymers processor wins British Plastics Federation award for energy-efficiency impro…

Goodyear Q1 earnings up, sales down

Goodyear completes ‘largest solar panel installation’ at China tire plant

Added: 1 Nov 2023

Project at Pulandian plant expected to save 17ktpa of carbon emissions over 25 years

Wanli unveils €140m expansion programme at China plant

Added: 31 Oct 2023

Project to add 6m units of tire manufacturing capacity once completed

Strong sales in ‘all markets’ drive Hexpol’s 225% earnings increase 

Hexpol earnings up 11% in third quarter, despite lower sales

Added: 31 Oct 2023

Gains linked to business-model, customer-focus, geographical coverage and price management...

Michelin rolls out five-year plan for French aircraft tire site

Added: 31 Oct 2023

Bourges factory to also manufacture inflatable structures by 2028

Kemya, Continental Carbon start Saudi carbon black plant

Zeon trims forecasts on China, elastomer market developments

Added: 31 Oct 2023

Japanese group says materials business units are 'being affected by the delayed recovery in demand.…

Contec starts three-fold expansion of tire pyrolysis plant

Added: 31 Oct 2023

Polish facility being geared up to process 33 kilotons of ELTs, supported by funding round