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Monster Jam goes to Europe

October 27, 2015
Monster Jam goes to Europe

After the summer tour in Spain and Belgium last June, Monster Jam is back in Europe. The show will travel to the capitals of Sweden and Finland. BKT, official and exclusive tire manufacturer of Monster Jam till 2018, will be…

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Pirelli, Rosneft and Synthos sign MOU for Russian rubber plant

October 23, 2015
Pirelli, Rosneft and Synthos sign MOU for Russian rubber plant

Pirelli, Rosneft and Synthos signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the approval of the results of the feasibility study begun in April and future cooperation in the development of the synthetic rubber plant construction project in Nakhodka, Russia. The document…

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Chinese rubber cable brand fails UK standards

October 14, 2015
Chinese rubber cable brand fails UK standards

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) discovered that cables from a Chinese supplier were being exported to the UK despite failing product standards. Chinese company LongZ Group has been supplying rubber flexible cords to Doncaster cables in the UK. In their…

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USW President says TPP should be rejected

October 7, 2015
USW President says TPP should be rejected

Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) said that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be rejected because it threatens production and employment in the US. His statements are in full below. “Since negotiations on the Trans-Pacific…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership talks resume in Atlanta

October 1, 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership talks resume in Atlanta

Negotiations to establish the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will resume in Atlanta Georgia today, October 1.  If completed, the TPP would form the world’s largest free trade region. TPP members make up about 40% of the global economy — Australia, Brunei,…

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Tyre e-commerce grows in Europe

September 23, 2015
Tyre e-commerce grows in Europe

  Tyre manufacturers in Europe are turning to electronic retailing (eRetail), or selling tyres through the internet. Currently, tyre eRetail accounts for nearly 8% of the total tyre aftermarket in Europe. This figure will continue to rise as tyre manufacturers…

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ContiTech builds new conveyor belt plant in Morocco

September 15, 2015
ContiTech builds new conveyor belt plant in Morocco

ContiTech AG, a subsidiary of the Continental Corporation, begins constructing a new conveyor belt production facility in Morocco. Production is set to begin in the middle of next year. The ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group business unit will manufacture textile and…

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Nigerian governor urges rubber company to generate power

September 10, 2015
Nigerian governor urges rubber company to generate power

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of the Stateof Ondo in Nigeria, urged Rubber Estate Nigeria limited to generate power to process its rubber, rather than just exporting 70% of raw rubber product. Rubber Estate Nigeria limited is a manages over 4,500 hectares…

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Continental Tire Plant in South Carolina starts expansion

September 10, 2015
Continental Tire Plant in South Carolina starts expansion

Continental Tire recently had a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of their Sumpter facility. The expansion is expected to bring the plant’s full production capacity to approximately eight million units per year by 2021. Altogether, Continental will invest more…

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Police probes into death at Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant

September 2, 2015
Police probes into death at Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant

Police is probing into the death of a person at Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Danville, VA. No word on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the industrial accident. According to…

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