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BKT to Build New Carbon Black Plant

BKT to Build New Carbon Black Plant

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) announced plans to build a new plant for the production of carbon black. The new facility, located within the BKT production site at Bhuj, India, is anticipated to produce 60,000 tons of carbon black annually for the global OTR tire manufacturer. According to the company, a […]

August 22, 2017 ×

Events, News

Goodyear executive to deliver ITEC in Focus keynote

Goodyear executive to deliver ITEC in Focus keynote

AKRON—Surendra Chawla, senior director of external science and technology programs for Goodyear, will be the keynote speaker for ITEC In Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance. He will be speaking on tire technology developments and future challenges as they are impacted by industry mega trends. Read the source article at Rubber […]

August 22, 2017 ×

Automotive, News, Product News

Hercules adds premium truck tire line

Hercules adds premium truck tire line

FINDLAY, Ohio — Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. has added a premium medium truck tire line, the Strong Guard, to its portfolio and is backing the line with a seven-year limited protection policy and a casing allowance. Read the source article at Tire Business

August 22, 2017 ×

Executive News, Industry Statistics, News

Kenda names business development director

Kenda names business development director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Chris Tolbert, who has three decades worth of experience in the tire industry, has joined American Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. as director of business development for the firm’s North American automotive business team. Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

August 22, 2017 ×

Automotive, News, Product News

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

It’s a situation drivers are all too familiar with: cruising along the road when suddenly a tire goes flat. Curse words, struggles, and inconvenience ensue. Researchers at Harvard University have developed a potential solution that could put flat tires, and the baggage that comes with them, in the past. The […]

August 22, 2017 ×

Executive News, News

Obituary: Alexander Bahlmann

Obituary: Alexander Bahlmann

Continental has reported the untimely death of Alexander Bahlmann, who headed communications and public relations for passenger car and light truck tyres within the company’s Tire division. Bahlmann died suddenly last Friday, aged just 46. “We are very shocked, and our thoughts are with his family,” said Nikolai Setzer, head […]

August 22, 2017 ×

Industry Statistics, News, Product News

Conti and Kordsa to develop sustainable adhesion system

Conti and Kordsa to develop sustainable adhesion system

Continental and Kordsa are to collaborate on a new sustainable adhesion system for bonding textile reinforcement materials to rubber compounds, which will use eco-friendly chemicals in place of the extremely harmful resorcinol and formaldehyde substances. Read the source article at Tire Technology International

August 17, 2017 ×

Automotive, News, Product News

Tenn. OKs $28M grant for Nokian plant

Tenn. OKs $28M grant for Nokian plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee state officials have approved a $28.4 million state infrastructure grant to support the construction of Nokian Tyre P.L.C.’s $360 million tire factory planned for Dayton, Tenn. Read the source article at Tire Business

August 17, 2017 ×

News, Raw Materials

TOCOM rubber climbs on firmer Shanghai, Thai efforts to support prices

TOCOM rubber climbs on firmer Shanghai, Thai efforts to support prices

TOKYO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures climbed on Wednesday as investors unwound short positions following gains in Shanghai futures and on hopes for Thailand’s efforts to support prices. The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for January delivery finished 1.4 yen higher at 214.3 yen ($1.93) per […]

August 16, 2017 ×

News

Silcotech is spending $2 million on upgrades to headquarters plant

Silcotech is spending $2 million on upgrades to headquarters plant

BOLTON, Ontario—Silcotech North America is spending close to $2 million to expand its Bolton, Ontario, headquarters plant. Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

August 15, 2017 ×