Category: Industry News

Michelin aims for 80% eco-adhesive in tyres by 2025

French tyre maker Michelin’s subsidiary ResiCare, a specialist in adhesive solutions, is said to be helping Michelin to achieve its ambitions beyond tyres, to produce high-performance adhesive resins free of toxic molecules and made from biobased raw materials. Michelin’s ambition is…

Tafneft to use Versalis technology for new rubber plants

Russia’s PJSC Tatneft  has signed a license and engineering agreement with Italian chemical firm Versalis relating to technologies for the production of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and carboxylate styrene butadiene rubber latexes (XSBR). This is the next step in Tatneft’s development of its petrochemical…

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…