EPA to toughen fluorochemical rules
Trump orders tariff investigation of imported autos, auto parts (updated)
Goldsmith & Eggleton celebrates 50 years in business
MEMA seeks one national CAFE standard
WASHINGTON—Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has not yet revealed details of how he plans to revise greenhouse gas emissions and corporate average fuel economy standards for model years 2022-25.
Fenner reports growth ahead of Michelin takeover
HESSLE, England—Polymer engineering company Fenner has reported a strong half-year performance ahead of its expected takeover by Michelin.
ITEC to host two special tire education classes
AKRON—Two educational programs are being held concurrently with the International Tire Exhibition & Conference, to be held Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
Pan Stone aims to double rubber machinery sales
WREXHAM, Wales—Pan Stone Europe, a family-run distributor of rubber molding machinery based in Wrexham, is seeking to double sales within three years.
Natural rubber prices remain weak
LONDON—Despite a rise in crude oil prices, and the resulting pressure on synthetic rubber prices, NR prices showed little sign of strengthening last month as wintering season came to an end in Southeast Asia.
Astorg to acquire Arsenal's IGM Resins business
NEW YORK—Arsenal Capital Partners has signed a definitive agreement to sell its IGM Resins business to Astorg.
Triangle clears government hurdles for funding of new U.S. tire plants
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C.
Orion rubber black sales, earnings increase to start 2018
LUXEMBOURG—Orion Engineered Carbons has posted a 25.6 percent increase in earnings for its rubber blacks business.
Editorial: Time will tell if Goodyear's natural rubber policy has teeth
Three days after Goodyear's new sustainable natural rubber procurement policy made its debut, Mighty Earth—an environmental organization which had praised the sustainable NR programs of Goodyear's competitors—claimed the Goodyear plan looked...
New Products: Chem-Trend develops new polyolefin
HOWELL, Mich.—Chem-Trend has unveiled its Ultra Purge polyolefin, which extracts material residues that build up within hot runner systems and cause hang up spots in injection molded parts weeks after a color change.
Study suggests new-vehicle buyers downplay fuel prices
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surge is unlikely to influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.
ANRPC expects China, India to drive natural rubber consumption
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Growth in demand throughout India and China is set to rekindle global consumption of natural rubber, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries.