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
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
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
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.
Speciality chemicals supplier Solutia has reorganised its rubber chemicals portfolio and reaffirmed its commitment to high-value rubber chemicals, including Santoflex antidegradants and Crystex insoluble.
German speciality chemical company Lanxess will locate another of its rubber plants in Singapore’s Jurong Island, where it is also building a facility for its butyl rubber
Analysts are still bullish on rubber glove stocks and consider them low risk despite the increase in electricity and natural gas tariffs.
THE Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) refutes a call by a consumer group for a ban on natural rubber latex medical gloves. The petition filed Public Citizen to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declares gloves pose a danger…