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Riding out headwinds in Asian SBR market

Historically, synthetic rubber consumption registers growth that is driven by increasing rubber demand, especially in the automotive, tyre and non-tyre applications. Of types, the use of styrene..

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Tyres: A fresh look at recovery solutions for old tyres

Tyres that have seen better days may be imputed as pollution contributors; however, new developments are changing this notion about end of life tyres (ELTs)...

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Synthetic Rubber: US market; Trade war is not the sector’s waterloo

e US-China trade war is expected to leave many industries wounded. Nevertheless, the US synthetic rubber sector has remained unscathed and has stayed on a growth path...

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World Rubber Summit 2019: New paths for the rubber economy

Getting a firm grip on the successful adoption of innovation and technology transfer in the industry will be a key thrust in driving the agenda at World Rubber Summit 2019...

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Tyrexpo Asia 2019 takes pole position in attracting the automotive ecosystem

Asia’s most well-attended and go-to sourcing platform revs up momentum this year...

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Driving millennials more familiar with emojis than tyre warning light – study

The study conducted by Zeno Research & Insights, involved an online survey among 1,075 US adults aged 18+ who have a driver's license and access to a vehicle.

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Pirelli acquires 60% of Campneus

April 27, 2012
Pirelli acquires 60% of Campneus

PIRELLI has signed an agreement to acquire 60% of the company equity of Campneus, a leading tyre distribution network in Brazil, for EUR22.5 million and subject to adjustment on the basis of the asset situation on the closing date. In…

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Battle continues for Butamax and Gevo

April 27, 2012
Battle continues for Butamax and Gevo

The year-old fracas started when Butamax was first awarded its patent in December 2010 and filed suit for infringement against Gevo in January 2011.

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ContiTech up sales by 16%

April 27, 2012

CONTITECH AG, one of Continental AG’s five divisions reported sales of EUR3.6 billion in the past fiscal year, a considerable increase of 16% from last year’s figure of EUR3.1 billion. The operating result (EBIT) also improved, rising 13% from EUR370…

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Delticom AG says Q1 profitable but fails expectations

April 27, 2012

GERMAN online tyre dealer, Delticom has released preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2012. While revenues came in flat YoY (EUR85.5 million in Q1 2012 and EUR85.4 million Q1 2011), earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell to EUR3.4…

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Preliminary hearing scheduled in Bridgestone trade secrets case

April 27, 2012

A PRELIMINARY hearing in the case against a former Bridgestone Americas senior scientist accused of stealing trade secrets is scheduled for May 18 in Akron federal district court, according to a spokeswoman for the Cleveland office of the FBI. Xiaorong…

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Hexpol cites 2011 best year

April 27, 2012

HEXPOL Group announced that its sales rose by a healthy 89% to about US$1.06M. They increased their earnings by 72% to US$2.76 per share. Operating profit rose sharply to US$132.8M and operating cash flow remained strong, as previous years, amounting…

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EU car sales in March still below 2011, but decline may be easing

April 27, 2012

LAST March, demand for new cars in the European Union was negative for the sixth consecutive month, with a decline of 7% compared to March 2011 – a lower decrease than the 9.7% seen in February. Data from ACEA, European…

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Pirelli names best suppliers of 2011

April 27, 2012

THE Pirelli Suppliers Awards gave honour to its best suppliers for 2011. Chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera, along with chief purchasing officer Carlo Costa, presided at the ceremony held at the company’s Milan headquarters. The award winners were: PT.…

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Engel doubles up capacity in Shanghai

April 27, 2012

AFTER realising huge sales from Asia, Engel Austria will continue this growth by doubling the capacity of its large-scale machine works in Shanghai. Engel has invested EUR 12 million in the extension of the Shanghai plant. The injection moulding machine…

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Kaiping and Second invest on new tyre cord weave plant

April 27, 2012

Kaiping High-Performance Rubbers and Second Co. Ltd held the opening ceremony of its new facility in Guangdong Kaiping Green Lake New District. The plant, worth US$50 million, covers an area of 497,763 square metres and will be producing 600 tonnes…

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