Category: Industry News

Weak tyre demand laments Nokian

Nokian Tyres plc will release its first-quarter 2014 financial results on May 7, 2014. Of note: The results in Russia will be less than the company forecasted. “Due to a weaker forecast for the economy in Russia and CIS (the…

India’s 2013/14 rubber production fell

India’s natural rubber imports jumped 49.3 percent to a record 324,467 tonnes in the year ended March 31 from a year earlier as excessive monsoon rains hurt production, the state-run Rubber Board said. The country’s production fell 7.6 percent to…

Rubber tappers suffered from revolt

Forty years have rolled since the first revolt by rubber tappers and smallholders but the issue of low rubber price still niggles their lives today. This time though the blow was harder as even the price sugar per kilogram superceded…

ContiTech aims for 5% higher sales for 2014

For 2013, German components supplier ContiTech, which is owned by the Continental Corporation, increased its sales by around 5%, to EUR3.9 billion. Heinz-Gerhard Wente, Head of the Continental ContiTech division and Chairman of the Executive Board of ContiTech, says that…

Swell on rubber output, price war expected

After years of massive expansion, tearing up forests and swallowing land in neighboring countries to create rubber plantations, Vietnam is reaping what it sowed: a swelling of output that has made it the third-largest rubber producer. Later this year rubber…

Sailun unveils two new tyres

Sailun Tire Corp. showcased two tyres from its Atrezzo and Terramax lines at a ride-and-drive event for dealers last week. The latest Sailun Tire Challenge was held at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Organized by National Tire Warehouse…

Goodyear launches biggest tyre

A question that Goodyear is frequently asked is ‘what is the biggest tyre you make?’ The answer is the RM-4A+ Off The Road tyre in size 59/80R63, which is as tall as a large elephant and of a similar weight…