Category: Industry News

Reifen sponsor BRV eyeing own trade show

There may be competing tire industry trade shows in Germany in the coming years if the German Tire Trade Association, BRV, goes ahead with plans to establish its own show, starting in 2018. These plans, disclosed recently by the BRV,…

Titan open to Goodyear Amiens Nord deal

After Goodyear Dunlop Tires France and the CGT union came to an agreement over the tiremaker’s Amiens Nord factory, Titan International Inc. CEO and Chairman Maurice Taylor indicated his interest in acquiring the Amiens Nord agricultural tire business. Since the…

Lanxess Chairman to step down

Against the backdrop of lower profits, Lanxess Chairman Axel C. Heitmann will resign at the end of February this year. Heitmann’s contract was due to expire in 2017. Heitmann who has led the Cologne-based company since it was spun-off from…

Government working on national rubber policy

The government is working on a comprehensive national policy for the rubber sector to address a host of issues being faced by growers and the industry. “An inter-ministerial panel, with representatives from all stakeholders, will soon be set up to…

Lehigh Strengthens R&D Capabilities

Sustainable materials company Lehigh Technologies Inc. has strengthened its research and development capabilities by investing in new mixing and analytical equipment for its Application and Development Center (ADC) and through the appointment of Chad Jasiunas as technical manager for functional…

Wacker expands its technical centre in Kolkata

Munich-based chemical group Wacker is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical centre for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals (WMC), the enlarged regional competence centre now comprises state-of-the-art…

Yulex sets up guayule seed and genetics centre

US agricultural biomaterials company Yulex Corporation has opened a Seed & Genetics Centre focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy…