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  • Federal-Mogul to split into two companies

    By: Dustin Walsh Sep 08, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., the Southfield-based diversified auto supplier and aftermarket parts producer controlled by longtime Wall Street investor Carl Icahn, said it plans to split its two business units into two publicly traded companies. The separation will occur...

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  • Bridgestone Americas denies move to downtown Nashville

    Sep 08, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Reports that Bridgestone Americas Inc. is planning to move soon from its current Nashville headquarters to a downtown space are false, the company said in a statement.

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  • Kultevat gets gene switch technology license

    Sep 08, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Kultevat L.L.C. has signed an exclusive license for technology developed by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to control gene expression in plants, including for applications in production of natural rubber in Russian dandelions (Taraxicum kok-saghyz or TKS).

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  • Apollo apparently selects Hungary as site for tire plant

    Sep 08, 2014

    BRUSSELS—Apollo Tyres Ltd. apparently has settled on a site in northern Hungary for its $650 million car and light truck tire plant, based on the European Commission's granting approval for Hungary to provide investment aid of nearly $124 million for the project.

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  • Pirelli signs sponsorship deal with L.A. auto show

    Sep 08, 2014

    NEW YORK—Pirelli & C. S.p.A. will be the exclusive official tire of the Los Angeles Auto Show for a multi-year run.

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  • Bridgestone ranks as world's top tire producer again

    Sep 08, 2014

    The pecking order among the world's largest tire makers changed very little last year—Bridgestone Corp. claimed top honors for the sixth straight year ahead of Michelin and Goodyear.

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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Sep 08, 2014

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

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  • ITEC's return to Akron kicks off Tuesday with address

    Sep 08, 2014

    AKRON—Michael Hochschwender, president and CEO of the Smithers Group, will kick off the International Tire Exhibition and Conference for Tire Manufacturing on Tuesday morning with a keynote address.

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  • Evonik to expand speciality silica capacities in Japan

    Sep 08, 2014

    ESSEN, Germany—Evonik Industries A.G. will expand its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan, through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd.

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  • Dow Corning adds to Syl-Off line

    Sep 08, 2014

    Dow Corning Corp. will unveil the latest addition to its Syl-Off Advantage Series of solventless silicone release technologies at Labelexpo Americas 2014, Sept. 9-11.

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  • Cooper recalls tires

    Sep 08, 2014

    Cooper recalls tires WASHINGTON—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 1,402 Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18, for possible problems with cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall. Cooper makes the tires for TBC Corp., which owns the brand name. Cooper...

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  • Goodyear appoints three executives

    Sep 08, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear has appointed three executives into new roles with the firm, affecting both the North America consumer and global sales and marketing businesses. The company appointed Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective Sept. 22. He will report to...

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  • Goodyear not considering Ohio for new tire plant

    Sep 08, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear has removed Ohio from consideration for its next tire plant, citing logistics, labor costs and access to a deep-sea port as reasons for the decision. In a Sept. 2 letter to Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic and Summit County Executive Russ Pry, the tire maker noted that its...

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  • Buyout phase starts for Cooper's Chinese JV

    Sep 08, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—The independent firm hired to establish the fair market value of Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. has determined the Chengshan, China-based joint venture is worth about $440 million. This revelation sets into motion the procedure agreed to Aug. 15 by the venture's...

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  • Tire disposal fees climb in Nova Scotia

    Sep 08, 2014

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—The environmental handling fees on tires sold in Nova Scotia went up 50 percent effective Sept. 1, according to the website of the province's Resource Recovery Fund Board. The disposal fees for passenger, motorcycle, camper and trailer tires, and all truck tires up to...

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  • Ex-RMA vice president forms consulting firm

    Sep 08, 2014

    UPPER NYACK, N.Y.—Michael Blumenthal, retired vice president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association, has formed a new consulting company, Marshay Inc. Marshay will specialize in all matters related to scrap tire management, Blumenthal said in a Sept. 1 news release. “My goal is to...

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  • Halcyon Agri purchases NCE

    Sep 08, 2014

    SINGAPORE—Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd., a Singapore-based natural rubber processing and merchandising firm, has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy NR distributor New Continent Enterprises (Private) Ltd. The sale price of about $30 million is based on NCE's current estimated net book...

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  • Goodyear's Wingfoot One sets course for new airships

    Sep 08, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear's newest airship, Wingfoot One, officially was christened Aug. 23 at the tire maker's Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Suffield, Ohio, by Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC News' “Good Morning America.” More than 2,000 people gathered at the hangar for the ceremony, during which Roberts...

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