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HF Mixing Group expands Mixing Room Solutions capabilities, acquires Mesabi Control Engineering

October 4, 2017
HF Mixing Group expands Mixing Room Solutions capabilities, acquires Mesabi Control Engineering

HF Mixing group has announced that it is expanding its Mixing Room capabilities. This is done through strategic co-operation with B&K  Wäge- & Anlagentechnik GmbH, Germany with a focus on weighing, storage, feeding, dosing of raw materials and liquids that…

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Toyo Tires planning to expand its tyre production facilities in the US and Malaysia

October 4, 2017
Toyo Tires planning to expand its tyre production facilities in the US and Malaysia

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.  Is gearing up to expand its tyre production facilities in the US and Malaysia in a bid for continued growth beyond 2020. The North American facility is located in the state of Georgia and…

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Synthomer acquires BASF Austrian SBR business and assets

October 4, 2017
Synthomer acquires BASF Austrian SBR business and assets

Specialty chemicals company Synthomer has acquired BASF Austrian SBR business and assets (“the business”) for EUR30 million. The Business produces Styrene Butadiene Rubber (“SBR”) used in the paper industry, notably in packaging end-markets. It operates from one site in Pischelsdorf,…

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Pirelli all set for re-listing on Milan exchange

October 3, 2017
Pirelli all set for re-listing on Milan exchange

Italian tyre maker Pirelli will price its initial public share offering (IPO) at EUR6.50 per share, offering up to 40% of its shares, or 350 million shares. It expects to raise between EUR2.27 to 2.6 billion, depending on whether an…

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Cabot and Dow celebrates launch of Cabot’s new world-class fumed silica plant

October 2, 2017
Cabot and Dow celebrates launch of Cabot’s new world-class fumed silica plant

Chemical companies Cabot Corporation and DowDuPont (or “Dow”) recently came together to launch Cabot’s new world-class fumed silica plant in western Kentucky, USA. The launch coincides with the 50thanniversary of the Dow site in Carrollton and celebrates the Company’s history of innovation…

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The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is pushing for rubberised roads in order to stabilise rubber price

October 2, 2017
The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is pushing for rubberised roads in order to stabilise rubber price

The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) is pushing for rubber bitumen to be used in new road construction through a policy starting the middle of next year, its Research and Innovation Deputy Director-General Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor said. He said if…

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Apollo re-enters race to acquire South Korea’s Kumho Tire and Industries

October 2, 2017
Apollo re-enters race to acquire South Korea’s Kumho Tire and Industries

Apollo is again vying for the acquisition of South Korea’s Kumho Tire and Industries after its sale to a Chinese bidder collapsed over tension in the Korean peninsula impacting deal valuations, said several people aware of the matter. Chinese tyre…

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Pirelli confirmed the official tyre supplier for the 2019 and 2020 seasons of MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

October 2, 2017
Pirelli confirmed the official tyre supplier for the 2019 and 2020 seasons of MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Italian tyre giant Pirelli has been confirmed as the official tyre supplier for all classes of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The confirmation came after its agreement with Dorna, the promoter and organiser…

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Vredestein creates bicycle tyre with rubber made from dandelions

September 29, 2017
Vredestein creates bicycle tyre with rubber made from dandelions

Netherlands-based tyre manufacturer Vredestein unveiled a prototype of a bicycle tyre it has created with rubber made from dandelions. The company introduced its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen earlier this year. The road tyre is made…

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Goodyear launches airless tyres for commercial mowers

September 29, 2017
Goodyear launches airless tyres for commercial mowers

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched a non-pneumatic (airless) tyre for commercial mower applications. The turf tyre is the company’s solution for users who want a worry-free tyre performance. The airless tyre is available as an upgrade option…

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