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Vehicle manufacture boosting tyre testing machines’ market

June 6, 2019
Vehicle manufacture boosting tyre testing machines’ market

There is increasing demand for tyre testing machinery worldwide due to its many functions and applications – the machine measures stiffness, torque, durability and endurance of a tyre via different tests and can duplicate realistic vehicle tricks in a controlled…

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Kraibon: the best of both worlds from Kraiburg Rubber

April 17, 2019
Kraibon: the best of both worlds from Kraiburg Rubber

At the recently concluded plastics and rubber show in Seoul, South Korea, Koplas 2019, Germany’s Kraiburg Rubber was promoting its Kraibon elastomers for lightweight construction of automobiles, which is a key issue in modern vehicle production processes, while taking into…

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Pyrolyx to supply rCB to Continental

April 16, 2019
Pyrolyx to supply rCB to Continental

German Pyrolyx has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with German tyre manufacturer Continental that details a five-year supply agreement for 10,000-15,000 tonnes per annum of recovered Carbon Black (rCB). The minimum five-year supply agreement requires the development of an…

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SBR market to witness upsurge of sales by 2026 – study

February 15, 2019
SBR market to witness upsurge of sales by 2026 – study

Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) is expected to have a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% by the end of 2026, according to report. The Future Market Insights forecast that SBR will have a sales increase of US$ 8.2…

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Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

January 22, 2019
Bridgestone to acquire TomTom’s digital fleet business for EUR910 mn

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has entered into an agreement with TomTom to acquire its telematics business, for a cash consideration of EUR910 million. The transaction is anticipated to be completed latest in the 2nd…

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Wacker expands silicone rubber production globally

December 20, 2018
Wacker expands silicone rubber production globally

Wacker Chemie AG is increasing its global production capacities for silicone rubber. With plans to expand several sites, Wacker aims to gradually raise its capacities by a total of 40,000 metric tons per year by 2021. Approximately EUR100?million has been…

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Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

November 23, 2018
Indorama completes acquisition of tyre cord supplier in Europe

Integrated chemicals supplier Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has completed its acquisition of Kordárna Plus a.s., the largest producer of tyre cord fabrics in Europe. Thailand-headquartered Indorama Ventures previously announced its agreement to acquire Kordárna on 29 June 2018.…

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Bridgestone recalls nearly 3,000 tyres in the US

September 12, 2018
Bridgestone recalls nearly 3,000 tyres in the US

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada (Bridgestone) have issued a voluntary recall of approximately 2,700 tyres of all positions, wide base radial commercial truck tyres in size 425/65R22.5. The recall includes the following tyres: Firestone FS818 tyres in size 425/65R22.5…

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China/US trade war affects rubber and other commodity prices

June 20, 2018
China/US trade war affects rubber and other commodity prices

Prices of commodities from iron ore to rubber took a tumble in China, with investor sentiments shaken by the import duties imposed by both countries, amidst intensifying trade war between Beijing and Washington that could hurt the world’s second largest…

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UK government to tackle vehicle/tyre emissions in pollution focus

May 25, 2018
UK government to tackle vehicle/tyre emissions in pollution focus

The UK government recently launched its Clean Air Strategy 2018 that plans to develop new standards for tyres/brakes that will target particulate matter (PM) emissions, with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5), from vehicles. In 2012, Defra estimated that around 18% of PM2.5…

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