One of China’s largest tyre companies, Triangle Group, has extended its agreement with German specialty chemicals company Lanxess for the supply of halobutyl rubbers from 2012 to 2014
The joint venture between Sibur and Pirelli will take over the industrial operations of Sibur-Russian Tyres by 2014
The rubber industry is closely following the plastics sector with companies making headway in the eco-friendly sector.
Dow and Lehigh will combine proprietary technologies to modify the rubber particles. The programme will combine Dow’s expertise in polymer chemistry with Lehigh’s expertise in sustainable rubber compound development and testing.
Yuhua Ding, Chairman of Triangle Group in Weihai, China, signed an agreement with Dr Luis Proenza, President of the University of Akron to engage in research collaborations with UA and UARF
Asahi Kasei Chemicals says its new plant in Singapore represents a major step in diversifying its operation base for enhanced stability of supply to meet growing demand and customer needs
Momentive Performance Materials and Momentive Specialty Chemicals, which produce silicones amongst the products, will open a new regional business headquarters and R&D centre in Bangalore, India
US firm Ford Motor has set up a cross-functional team with a mission to develop new tyres that improve safety, boost fuel economy and enhance vehicle handling
Toyo Tire & Rubber will set up a joint venture company with Wuxi Meifeng Rubber Products Manufacturing to manufacture and distribute parts for railway vehicles
Goodyear Tire & Rubber is selling its global wire business to multi-national South Korean tyre reinforcement company Hyosung for US$50 million.