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  • Continental launches two tire lines in India

    Nov 25, 2014

    HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. has launched its newly developed ContiMaxContact MC5 and ContiComfortContact CC5 premium passenger car tire lines in India.

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  • Car makers crossing over to tougher tires

    Nov 25, 2014

    BRUSSELS—The tire industry is set to benefit from consumer trends in the automotive market towards the purchase of robust lifestyle vehicles, according to Tom De Vleesschauwer, director automotive long-term planning & sustainability at IHS Automotive.

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  • ExxonMobil Chemical president to retire

    Nov 25, 2014

    IRVING, Texas—Stephen D. Pryor, president of the ExxonMobil Chemical Co. and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., has elected to retire at the end of 2014 after more than 44 years of service, the firm said.

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  • Ansell files patent infringement lawsuit in Australia

    Nov 25, 2014

    ISELIN, N.J.—Ansell Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Reckitt Beckiser Pty. Ltd. and other related parties in the New South Wales District Registry of the Federal Court of Australia.

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  • Editorial: ARPM has bright future

    Nov 25, 2014

    When Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies said it intended to join the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers effective Jan. 1, it represented a big win for the young association. Since it split from the Rubber Manufacturers Association in late 2010, the ARPM has been looking to forge its own identity as a group to represent the needs of non-tire rubber product firms.

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  • Dinelli to become Pirelli's North American president

    Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK—Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. has named Pierluigi Dinelli, CEO for Pirelli Italia, to be chairman and CEO of Pirelli's NAFTA region, effective Jan. 1.

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  • Vee Rubber expands to support U.S. exports

    Nov 24, 2014

    LAS VEGAS—Thailand's Vee Rubber Corp. Ltd. is adding 10,000 units of daily capacity for passenger and light truck tires at its Bangkok, Thailand, plant to expand its ability to export, especially to the U.S.

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  • UK tire report says growth expected by 2019

    Nov 24, 2014

    LONDON—A study of the United Kingdom's tire market, published by Bharat Books on Nov. 21, suggests that by 2019 growth is expected in tire demand as the automotive industry is growing in the country.

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  • Conti petitions NHTSA over mold labeling errors

    Nov 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding 814 General Altimax RT43 replacement passenger tires, size 195/65R15 91T and 91H.

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  • IISRP sets program for 2015 meeting

    Nov 24, 2014

    HOUSTON—The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers set topics and unveiled speakers for its 2015 annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, from April 20-23.

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In Print

  • Bridgestone plans new Nashville HQ

    Nov 17, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Amer-icas Inc. will move its headquarters by mid- to late-2017 to a larger structure in downtown Nashville to allow the company to consolidate as many as 600 employees there from three business units not located in Nashville. The new headquarters, to be sited in...

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  • Court rules for Apollo in breakup fee dispute

    Nov 17, 2014

    AKRON—The Delaware Chancery Court has ruled against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Cooper's bid to recoup a $112 million breakup fee related to the failed $2.5 billion merger deal with India's Apollo Tyres Ltd. In a statement, Apollo Tyres said the “ruling vindicates our consistent stand that...

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  • Cooper to proceed on JV sale

    Nov 17, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is proceeding with the proposed sale of its 65 percent interest in Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd., its Chinese joint venture with Chengshan Group Co. Ltd., Roy Armes, the firm's chairman, CEO and president confirmed. The...

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  • Co-founder of Wyrough & Loser dies at 93

    Nov 17, 2014

    LANGHORNE, Pa.—Thomas N. Loser, who spent 65 years in the rubber industry, died Oct. 27 at the Attleboro Rehabilitation Center in Langhorne. He was 93. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. He spent his entire business career in the...

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