Investments

SBR market to grow by US$8.2bn by 2026

June 14, 2019
SBR market to grow by US$8.2bn by 2026

Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) derivatives are of great use in automotive and industrial applications. It is estimated that the SBR market, from a moderate CAGR growth of 4.3%,will value at over US$8.2 billion by 2026. Robust growth in the global…

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Continental invests EUR100m into Portuguese production

June 13, 2019
Continental invests EUR100m into Portuguese production

Premium tyre manufacturer Continental is set to expand its production facilities in Lousado, Portugal, with investments amounting to EUR100 million which will employ cutting-edge technology and create about 100 new jobs. Christian Kötz, of the Executive Board at Continental, said…

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Toyoda Gosei invests in robotics service provider

June 12, 2019
Toyoda Gosei invests in robotics service provider

Japanese maker of rubber and plastics automotive parts Toyoda Gosei Co. has invested1 in QBIT Robotics Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), a provider of robotics services, to accelerate development of a practical robot hand with tactile sense using e-Rubber sensors. The investment…

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Kossan to spend MYR1.5b on new Malaysian glove city

June 3, 2019
Kossan to spend MYR1.5b on new Malaysian glove city

Glovemaker Kossan Rubber Industries (Kossan) expects to spend close to MYR1.5 billion (US$358.8 million) on its new advanced glove manufacturing plant in Perak, Malaysia.  Construction on the 824-acre (333ha) land, acquired at a bargain price of MYR82.4 million from Perak’s…

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Michelin to supply Gulf Air’s new Boeing/Airbus fleets

May 30, 2019
Michelin to supply Gulf Air’s new Boeing/Airbus fleets

In a longstanding partnership deal, Michelin’s Air X radial tyres will feature on all of Bahrain’s Gulf Air aircraft fleet come 2020. Flag carrier Gulf Air has begun operating their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus 320neo aircrafts that have been…

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Guangxi Linglong releases first radial tyre after US$570m investment

May 24, 2019
Guangxi Linglong releases first radial tyre after US$570m investment

Guangxi Linglong Tire, Shandong Linglong’s fully-owned subsidiary, marked the release of its first radial earthmover tyre in May 2019. The production kicks off Linglong’s US$578 million investment into steel, all-steel and engineered tyres, later including some 20 million high-performance semi-steel…

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Trelleborg Lanka invests in environmentally-friendly tyre manufacturing

May 21, 2019
Trelleborg Lanka invests in environmentally-friendly tyre manufacturing

Trelleborg Wheel Systems (TWS) seeks to improve production efficiency with the addition of an advanced biomass boiler to its Sri Lankan plant’s steam production process. The biomass-fired boiler will reduce harmful CO2 emissions by a whopping 90%, simultaneously enabling “greener”…

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Cabot to invest in Malaysian elastomer composites facility

May 14, 2019
Cabot to invest in Malaysian elastomer composites facility

US-based elastomer/composites supplier Cabot is expanding its Port Dickson elastomer composites plant in Malaysia, following rising demands from the tyre sector. However, capacity was not disclosed. Cabot built the world’s first facility dedicated to liquid mixing of elastomer composites in…

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Marangoni GRP adds Chennai Ringtread franchisee

April 17, 2019
Marangoni GRP adds Chennai Ringtread franchisee

Indo-Italian JV Marangoni GRP (MGPL) has introduced a new entrant into the commercialtyre retreading business with Ringtread franchise eXtramiles in Chennai, India. Giuseppe Marangoni, Vice President of Marangoni Group, and Harsh Gandhi, Joint Managing Director of GRP inaugurated the franchisee…

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Forestry equipment tyre market on a roll

April 9, 2019
Forestry equipment tyre market on a roll

Increasing demand for wood and wood products, coupled with the shift towards automation in forestry operation to increase efficiency and output, is expected to lead a robust growth for the market in the coming forecast period. It is expected to…

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