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  • Realignment goes forward; Lanxess alters production

    Mar 23, 2015

    COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess A.G. intends to restructure its EPDM and neodymium-based performance butadiene rubber production, affecting about 140 employees worldwide. The German specialty chemicals producer will halt EPDM rubber production at its facility in Marl, Germany, and will realign...

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  • Myers probes possible fraudulent activities; Michelin settles with Sudduth

    Mar 23, 2015

    AKRON—Myers Industries Inc. disclosed it is unable to file its form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the required date “without unreasonable effort or expense,” in part because of the discovery of “possibly fraudulent activities” at its Brazilian...

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  • Mesnac to collaborate with Bosch; Apollo recruiting for Hungarian facility

    Mar 23, 2015

    Mesnac to collaborate with Bosch BEIJING—Mesnac Co. Ltd. has signed a strategic cooperation partnership protocol with Bosch Rexroth Ltd. on Feb. 28 to develop a drive and control system for the rubber and tire industry. Mesnac President Zheng Jiangjia and Rexroth CSO Ren Yixing signed the...

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  • Dunlop invests in plant; Ergon names distributor

    Mar 23, 2015

    Dunlop invests in plant LONDON—Dunlop Oil & Marine has invested about $26.8 million in the construction of a soon-to-open new hose manufacturing site in Macae, Brazil. The investment is in response to growing demand for advanced-performance hose products in this sector, said the...

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  • Yokohama marine hoses receive certification

    Mar 23, 2015

    TOKYO—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s marine hoses employed for offshore crude oil transfer have been certified by the American Petroleum Institute as conforming with API Specification Q1 Ninth Edition. API Spec Q1 specifies the quality management system requirements for manufacturing...

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  • Cooper seeks dismissal of shareholder suit

    Mar 23, 2015

    WILMINGTON, Del.—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is seeking dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit filed in connection with its failed merger with Apollo Tyres Ltd., while the attorneys leading the lawsuit have asked the Wilmington federal district court for a trial date. New York-based law firms...

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  • Michelin scores best in magazine's annual report

    Mar 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON—Michelin tires swept the field in Consumer Reports' annual picks for best tires, leading or placing in all seven categories CR rated in its 2015 annual auto issue. Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Yokohama and Hankook tires, among others, also did well in rankings listed in the CR...

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