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Cooper seals business deal

US-based supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry Cooper Standard has acquired the automotive sealing business of Italian supplier Sigit, which operates in Italy and Poland. Sigit sealing has supplied the automotive industry since 1966 and currently supplies…

Tie-up for automotive solutions

SWEDISH company Trelleborg and Freudenberg have formed a 50:50 joint venture to produce antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles. The new joint venture will comprise Trelleborg Automotive’s operations in anti-vibration solutions and Freudenberg’s corresponding unit known as Vibracoustic. At…

Sibur opts out of tyre business

PETROCHEMICAL firm Sibur has completed the sale of 100% of Sibur-Russian Tyres (SRT) to a group of investors including the management of SRT and Vadim Gurinov, former CEO of Russia’s largest tyre manufacturer. The disposal follows the restructuring of SRT…

Rubber in grass surface

US company Liberty Tire Recycling is working with the University of Tennessee´s Centre for Athletic Field Safety to test the potential role that crumb rubber could play in maintaining a natural grass athletic surface. Liberty says crumb rubber could provide…