Degenhart: Conti to keep its balance amid high-tech shift
ContiTech expands elevator belt production in Germany
Bridgestone invests in proactive ride technology
Firestone Industrial Products names managing director of sales
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Firestone Industrial Products named Benjamin Rosenblum as managing director of sales, Firestone Europe & Asia.
Michelin restructuring, will cut jobs in U.S., France
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin is reorganizing its operations into 10 regions and 14 business lines, an initiative that will result in close to 2,000 job cuts in France and the U.S.
VMI to open Polish expansion in September
LESZNO, Poland—Dutch tire machinery manufacturer VMI is set to inaugurate its new Polish production plant in September, slightly later than scheduled.
Speakers added to International Latex Conference agenda
AKRON—Five additional speakers have been added to the 2017 International Latex Conference, organized jointly by Rubber & Plastics News and Akron Dispersions.
Trelleborg to acquire U.S. composites manufacturer
TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has signed an agreement to acquire Automated Dynamics, a U.S.-based, privately-owned manufacturer of advanced composite components.
Top Glove focuses on growth plan
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—Top Glove is considering new set-ups through synergistic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, all in an effort to help boost shareholder value.
Video: ExxonMobil exec says innovation is key to growth
BEACHWOOD, Ohio—An ExxonMobil official painted a bright future for the rubber industry as long as the key players along the entire value chain focus on innovation and the factors driving rising demand.
ZF reinvents itself to prepare for digital future
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—Formed in 1915 to make gears for zeppelins and long known as a maker of transmissions and suspension components, ZF Friedrichshafen is amid a radical transformation from its origins as a specialist in metal gears...
Chemours to stop fluoropolymer byproduct disposal in U.S.
WILMINGTON, Del.—Chemours will voluntarily stop the disposal of wastewater that contains the byproduct GenX, generated from fluoromonomers production at its manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, N.C.
Michelin, Safran unveil 'connected' aircraft tire at Paris Air Show
PARIS—Michelin and French aircraft systems manufacturer Safran Group introduced what they described as "the world's first" connected aircraft tire during the Paris Air Show.
Site work at Nokian's Tennessee plant to start in August
DAYTON, Tenn.—Site preparation work for Nokian Tyres' $360 million Dayton tire plant is scheduled to start in August.
Michelin to upgrade Scottish tire plant
DUNDEE, Scotland—Michelin, with the backing of the Scottish government, plans to invest $21 million in its factory in Dundee to upgrade the plant for larger-sized tires and to reduce its environmental impact.