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Researchers use food waste as carbon black replacement in tyres

Researchers use food waste as carbon black replacement in tyres

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace carbon black in tyres. According to their tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance.

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American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

American Process and Birla Carbon announce nanocellulose tyre joint venture

Monday 6th March 2017 | 0 Comments

On 2 March 2017 American Process Inc. (API) and Aditya Birla Group’s, Birla Carbon signed a joint development agreement to explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve tyre performance. Initial evaluations suggest synergies between the companies’ Birla Carbon and BioPlus nanocellulose products when it comes to lowering the rolling resistance of tyres. Over 70 per cent of the world’s carbon black is consumed by the tyre industry, with carbon black constituting 25 per cent of the tyre weight.

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ExxonMobil begins Shanghai centre construction

Monday 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

ExxonMobil has started construction on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Shanghai technology centre in China. The expansion is expected to be complete in early 2018 and will include a new R&D facility.

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University of Minnesota scientists develop natural synthetic rubber

University of Minnesota scientists develop natural synthetic rubber

Monday 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

On 8 February a team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, announced that they have invented a new technology to produce automobile tyres from trees and grasses. According to reports, the University of Minnesota’s Office for Technology Commercialization, has applied for a patent on the renewable rubber technology and plans to license the technology to companies interested in commercializing it.

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Nexen raises prices up to 9%

Friday 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Korean tyre manufacturer Nexen has announced that it will raise prices by up to 9 per cent across its different product segments and dimensions.

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Bridgestone to increase consumer tyre prices 8% across all brands

Tuesday 21st February 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Europe has announced an average price increase of 8 per cent in its car, van, SUV and motorcycle ranges. This will affect all of Bridgestone’s brands and will come into effect on 1 April, 2017 for summer tyres and 1 May, 2017 for winter tyres.

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Pirelli raises prices in Europe, North America

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is raising its prices “up to 9 per cent” in all European and North American markets for car, light truck and moto tyres of all product ranges (summer, all-season, winter) and across all group brands.

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Raw materials shortage: Pirelli pausing production in Venezuela

Wednesday 25th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Currency issues have hindered Pirelli’s efforts to obtain raw materials for its factories in Venezuela, and as a result the company will halt production there on 30 January. Reuters writes that operations will stop for a fortnight, restarting on 13 February using raw materials provided by another company division.

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Taiwan-based tyre manufacturers raising prices

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The leading Taiwanese tyre manufactures are reportedly planning to raise prices by between 8-12 per cent during 2017. According to local news reports, the price hike is a reaction to the jump in synthetic rubber and natural rubber prices.

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Trelleborg increasing industrial, construction tyre prices

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Rubber prices are expected to rise this year, and in response to the anticipated direction that this commodity and other raw materials will take in 2017, Trelleborg has announced a five per cent price increase for its industrial and construction tyres in Europe. The new pricing takes effect 1 February 2017.

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Birla Carbon wins Pirelli sustainability award

Monday 14th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Birla Carbon was recognized as a leading supplier to Pirelli at an awards ceremony held by the tyre maker in September. The company was only carbon black supplier to receive the award from Pirelli.

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Solvay starts Zeosil silica production in South Korean

Monday 7th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Solvay has commenced production of Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) at its new state-of-the-art plant in Gunsan, South Korea. The plant has an annual capacity of more than 80,000 tons and is producing Solvay’s most advanced grades of HDS – many of which are used in fuel efficient tyre compounds.

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DRT buys Pinova for US$150 million

DRT buys Pinova for US$150 million

Wednesday 2nd November 2016 | 0 Comments

DRT has agreed to buy Pinova Inc., the specialty resins and chemical intermediates manufacturer. DRT will acquire Pinova Inc. and its diversified portfolio of industry applications as well as its Brunswick manufacturing site from Symrise for US$150 million. Pinova Inc.’s 2016 sales are expected to total about $111 million. As part of the transaction, Symrise and DRT have also agreed on a co-operation for individual product development projects as well as for the supply of strategic raw materials.

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SABIC introduces new synthetic rubbers

Tuesday 25th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Saudi Arabia-based diversified chemicals company SABIC is launching a new range of synthetic rubbers, which are being manufactured for the first time in Saudi. The products made their debut at the K-Show Europe Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, 19-26 October 2016.

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Trinseo expands S-SBR production 33% to meet tyre demand

Tuesday 25th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Trinseo announced that it will expand capacity for Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) on 24 October 2016. According to the company, this increased investment is a direct response to rising customer demand for this technology.

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