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Bridgestone, Arlanxeo, and Solvay launch new tyre tech for fuel-efficient, less CO2 emissions performance

Three industry majors – global tyremaker Bridgestone;   Netherlands-based synthetic rubber producer;  Arlanxeo;  and  Belgian chemical company, Solvay, launched recently  a new, co-developed tyre technology platform called Techsyn . They said that Techsyn combines chemically optimised synthetic rubber with tailor-made silica, interacting…

IRSG and PEFC to hold a webinar on March 3

Ben Gunneberg, CEO of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), is one of the key speakers, alongside Cailin Birch, Global Economist with the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), in the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) Webinar on Risks…

Goodyear to acquire Cooper in a US$2.5 bn deal

US-headquartered Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) is acquiring Cooper Tire, the 5th largest tyre manufacturer in North America, in a transaction estimated at US$2.5 billion. The agreement should strengthen Goodyear’s leading position in the U.S., while significantly expanding its…

IRSG changes domain

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) has announced its new website address. From www.rubberstudy.com, you can now access IRSG at www.rubberstudy.org effective February 19, 2021. Its new email address has also changed its domain extension to .org effective February 21.…