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ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Global demand for natural rubber (NR) is expected to outstrip supply this year, however the body representing 11 key producing countries cautions that strong demand doesn’t guarantee that the prices seen of late will be maintained.

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Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Life imitates art? In 2010, Tyrepress.com reported the Cannes Film Festival screening of Rubber, a French dark comedy horror about Robert, a tyre that acquires a taste for killing. Fast forward seven years, and we’ve come across fresh footage – but this time the tyre terror is for real.

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Hexpol buys Valley Processing for $44 million

Monday 3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Just three days after buying Trelleborg’s Czech compounding operation, on 3 April Hexpol announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Valley Processing from Ted Ballou and his family. The acquisition price amounts to approximately US$44 million on a cash and debt free basis. There will also be an additional product transfer fee, which will be paid later.

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Hexpol buys Trelleborg’s Czech compounding unit for 65 million euros

Friday 31st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Hexpol has today acquired 100 per cent of Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina s.r.o from the Trelleborg Group. The divested operation develops, produces and supplies polymer compounds. The majority of its sales are to external customers and a minor share to a small number of Trelleborg facilities in Europe.

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Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Shangdong Hengyu Technology has become the latest tyre manufacturer to announce that it is making tyres based on the Nobel Prize-winning material graphene. Other firms using graphene in tyres include bicycle tyremaker Vitorria and fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Sentury Tire. According to the company supplying Hengyu with Graphene (The Sixth Element Materials Technology), Shangdong Hengyu has developed “tyre formulations” that the companies say demonstrates the positive impact of graphene on the performance of tyres.

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Cooper Tire reports “promising” guayule rubber test results

Monday 19th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Scientists working on Cooper Tire & Rubber’s guayule rubber project have reportedly reached a key milestone on the path to producing, by mid-2017, a concept tyre in which guayule-based polymers replace all natural and synthetic rubbers. Their testing has shown guayule to be an effective substitute material in certain components, with tyres produced using these components offering comparative performance to their conventional counterparts.

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Solvay’s Sylvaine Neveu wins 2016 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Solvay’s Sylvaine Neveu wins 2016 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Thursday 15th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Solvay, Sylvaine Neveu, a researcher at the firm’s Research and Innovation entity within the group’s Global Business Unit Silica, has won the Irène Joliot-Curie 2016 award for work on energy saving tyre technology. She was honoured in the category "Woman, Research and Enterprise", granted by the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research.

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Pinizzotto new IRSG secretary general

Thursday 15th September 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Rubber Study Group, IRSG has named Salvatore Pinizzotto as its new secretary general. Pinizzotto will officially take up the post on 1 January 2017 at the end of the tenure of Dr Stephen Evans.

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Commercial dandelion production the goal of new Continental lab

Commercial dandelion production the goal of new Continental lab

Wednesday 17th August 2016 | 0 Comments

A new research facility for industrialising the cultivation and processing of rubber harvested from Russian dandelions will be set up in Germany as part of Continental’s plan to bring tyres containing this rubber to market under the ‘Taraxagum’ brand name. On 12 August, the company presented plans to establish such a facility in Anklam, near the Baltic Sea island of Usedom. Continental will operate the Taraxagum Lab Anklam in collaboration with the IME Fraunhofer Institute, Julius Kühn Institute, Quedlinburg, and plant breeding specialist firm Eskusa GmbH.

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ETRA: tyre rubber cancer claims unsupported

Monday 4th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has launched a campaign to refute 'allegations' about the impact of tyre rubber granulate used in sports fields. In recent years, it says, 'unfounded claims' have been made that recycled tyre rubber can harm those coming into contact with it while playing sports - in particular, those in goalkeeping roles. However, despite two decades of research into the subject funded by industry, governments and public interest groups, “there is no empirical research that links tyre rubber to cancer”, ETRA asserts.

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Toyo supports sustainable natural rubber economy initiative

Thursday 23rd June 2016 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. is participating in the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i), an effort put forward by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) to ensure the sustainability of natural rubber as a resource.

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Hexpol buys Berwin Group for £25 million

Monday 6th June 2016 | 0 Comments

On Friday 3 June Swedish firm Hexpol bought 100 per cent of the Berwin Group Ltd shareholders Glyn Williams and his family for around £25 million. Berwin has more than 60 years’ experience of rubber compounding and is a leading Rubber Compounder in the UK market.

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Lehigh Technologies prepares for European MRP production

Lehigh Technologies prepares for European MRP production

Friday 11th March 2016 | 0 Comments

As Europe’s retreaders are currently learning to their cost, commitment to sustainable products often takes a back seat to lower prices; despite offering proven environmental plusses, retreaded truck tyres continue to lose market share to cheap and often non-retreadable imported new tyres. To truly thrive, an environmentally-friendly product must also deliver a price benefit. With its micronised rubber powder (MRP) products, Lehigh Technologies offers this double advantage. Tyres & Accessories recently met with Lehigh Technologies’ vice-president and general manager Kedar Murthy and Josep Freixas, the company’s MRP business development manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, to find out how the market is taking to the concept of new tyres containing materials made from end of life tyres.

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Bridgestone joins SNR-i initiative

Thursday 18th February 2016 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation shares that its subsidiary in Singapore has signed the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i) on behalf of the global Bridgestone group. By signing this declaration, Bridgestone says declares its intention to support and abide by worldwide guidelines for responsible procurement of natural rubber. The company also has committed itself to maintaining active involvement in the SNR-i pilot phase.

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