in print

Recent News

  • Chemical, additive suppliers in N. America

    Aug 11, 2014

    3M 6744 33rd St. North Oakdale, MN 55128 651-733-6700 www.3m.com 3M Automotive Division 3M Center, Bldg. 223-1S-02 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 800-328-1684 www.3M.com/autosolutions AB Chemical Inc. 40682 N. Grand Ave. Antioch, IL 60002 847-395-9922 www.abchem.com Acme Hardesty Co. 450 Sentry Pkwy....

    Read more »
  • Lubrizol revamps systems, produces medical-grade polymer

    Aug 11, 2014

    WILMINGTON, Mass.—Lubrizol Corp.'s LifeScience Polymers division recently revamped its manufacturing practices and quality systems at its Wilmington facility with the implementation of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council's Good Manufacturing Practice.

    Read more »
  • IISRP's McGraw to retire; Lanxess to consolidate units

    Aug 11, 2014

    HOUSTON—James McGraw, managing director and CEO of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, will retire from those positions next June 30, which is the end of the IISRP's current fiscal year. McGraw joined the Houston-based association in 1997 and has been in the...

    Read more »
  • Continental plans $100,000 donation

    Aug 11, 2014

    HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. is donating nearly $100,000 to causes lending assistance to victims of the recent floods in Serbia, where the company has about 700 employees at two plants.

    Read more »
  • Chrysler CEO is envious of supplier profits

    By: Larry P. Vellequette, Automotive News Aug 11, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—For five years, Chrysler Group has been slowly rebuilding its once-tattered relationships with suppliers.

    Read more »
  • Continental recalls 9,000 motorcycle tires

    Aug 11, 2014

    FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas voluntarily is recalling approximately 9,000 motorcycle tires, size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17, for a possible condition in the tread and/or belt that may lead to tread separation and air loss.

    Read more »
  • CalRecycle plans webinar on tire market development

    Aug 11, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Department of Recycling Resources and Recovery has scheduled an Aug. 21 webinar on California's tire market development activities and industry-market trends, according to the newsletter CA Tire Bulletin.

    Read more »
  • Firm hires 6 to bolster staff

    Aug 11, 2014

    CERRITOS, Calif.—R.D. Abbott Co. Inc. has hired six employees since April. The firm appointed Doug Bower as director of account management; Tom Jenkins as senior product manager; Jim Ryan and Dave Carrell as account managers; Jose Elias as lab technician; and Dulce Sanchez as document...

    Read more »
  • Garfield, Knapp among execs promoted at Bridgestone

    Aug 11, 2014

    TOKYO—The top two executives at Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A. are among a group who have been promoted to senior roles.

    Read more »
  • Wacker is expanding distributor partnerships

    Aug 11, 2014

    MUNICH—Wacker Group is expanding its partnerships with Dutch chemical distributor IMCD and Germany's NRC Group for distribution of Wacker's HDK pyrogenic silica products. IMCD Germany and NRC's Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH will replace Brenntag Germany as Wacker's German pyrogenic silica...

    Read more »
  • Bridgestone reports double-digit growth in first half

    Aug 11, 2014

    TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp. reported double-digit growth in operating and net income for the first half of fiscal 2014, based largely on gains from lower raw materials costs and favorable foreign exchange rate changes.

    Read more »
  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Aug 11, 2014

    In our weekly online feature, we take a look at some of the newest products and innovations in the rubber industry.

    Read more »
  • Transaction complete; Equity firm takes ownership of Emerald

    Aug 11, 2014

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—The sale of Emerald Performance Materials, L.L.C. to private equity firm American Securities L.L.C. has been completed. The Cuyahoga Falls-headquartered company had been part of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. since 2006. Terms of the deal were not...

    Read more »
  • GAF's new plant starts shipping TPO roofing

    Aug 11, 2014

    CEDAR CITY, Utah—GAF Materials Corp.'s started shipments from its new thermoplastic polyolefin and polyisocyanurate roofing plant in Cedar City.

    Read more »
  • Polyvulc seeks immediate sale of business

    Aug 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss.—Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling L.L.C. and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling L.L.C., are seeking the immediate sale of their businesses. “There are some health issues involved, so they're looking to sell...

    Read more »
  • NHTSA proposes change to tire identification code

    Aug 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule amending the format of tire identification numbers molded into tire sidewalls for identification purposes in safety recalls. NHTSA wants to change the two-symbol code for plant identification to a three-...

    Read more »