Category: Feature

Falken opens new tyre warehouse in Germany

Falken Tyre Europe has opened a new 40,000 sq-m logistics centre in Gengenbach, Germany. Falken is the largest customer of the facility run by logistics partner FIEGE, which can store 450,000 tyres. Strategically located near the German-French border to serve…

Lion Elastomers to enter NBR business

US firm Lion Elastomers will be expanding the emulsion-based facility in Port Neches, Texas, US, to manufacture NBR rubber. This new undertaking will position the company to support the domestic demand and provide security of supply for nitrile rubber.  Major…

Apollo Tyres to produce Vredestein tyres in India

India’s Apollo Tyres is now manufacturing its Vredestein brand of tyres in India for the superbike and premium and luxury passenger car segments. The tyre manufacturer had acquired the European brand in 2009 and launched it in India with a range of imported tyres…

DL Chemical to acquire Kraton for US$2.5 bn

South Korea’s DL Chemical, a subsidiary of DL Holdings Co (formerly Daelim Industrial Co), will acquire 100% of US-based Kraton Corporation, a producer of specialty polymers and bio-based products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. The all-cash transaction has an…