Data key in developing autonomous technology
Industry leaders wary of trade war with China
Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)
Wacky World of Rubber: Be kind to your cupholders
Cupholders are the unsung heroes of my daily commute and family vacations. They should be treated with respect and kindness, certainly better than I treat them. WeatherTech, apparently, agrees.
Column: Driving means freedom to me
For me, the bottom line is I like to drive. Don't get me wrong. I'm not necessarily a "car guy," but I like the freedom that goes with knowing our vehicles are there for us when we need them.
Column: Sign me up for a self-driving car
As much as I love listening to music, if I could find a way to get things done—or just relax—during long drives, they'd be way more bearable. Maybe even productive. Sign me up for a self-driving car.
Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 2)
To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.
Nokian underscores environmental goals through science-based initiative
NOKIA, Finland—Nokian Tyres has joined the Science Based Targets initiative, a partnership of four non-governmental organizations that encourages companies to set scientific targets for combating climate change.
Mitsui Chemicals looks to take advantage of improving supply-demand scenario
TOKYO—Japanese chemical company Mitsui Chemicals anticipates that the TDI demand-supply outlook will ease in 2018 compared to 2017, according to statements made during a recent investor meeting.
Kuraray establishes JV for butadiene derivatives
TOKYO—Kuraray has entered a joint venture agreement with Sumitomo and Thai petrochemical company PTT Global to produce butadiene derivatives in Thailand.
China's trade body disputes European TBR tariffs
BEIJING—The China Rubber Industry Association is challenging the European Commission's assertion that imports of Chinese truck and bus tires into the European Union are the cause of reduced profitability by European tire makers and retreaders.
PMA event brings industry experts together
Polyurethane processors and manufacturers came together for more than just sun and surf at the 2018 Polyurethane Manufacturers Association annual meeting, held May 5-8 in Naples, Fla. They were also there to share ideas and build industry...
TireHub clears regulatory hurdles; to start operations July 1
ATLANTA—TireHub, the Goodyear-Bridgestone Americas joint tire distribution venture, has cleared regulatory scrutiny and will begin serving customers the first week of July, the partners said June 19.
Firestone Ag debuts farm radial for secondary tasks
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Americas' Firestone Ag business unit has added an affordable line of tires under the Performer EVO name that's targeted for use in carrying out farming tasks that don't require a top-line tire.
New Products: Digital catalog showcases Chem-Trend offerings
HOWELL, Mich.—Chem-Trend, a developer and manufacturer of release agents, purging compounds and process chemical specialties, published an online catalog for its Lusin mold maintenance products.