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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Jul 14, 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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  • Executive action

    Jul 14, 2014

    Bridgestone Commercial Solutions appoints president NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Bridgestone Commercial Solutions promoted John Boynton to be its new president. Boynton was vice president of sales at the business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. He joined the firm in 1998 as a fleet sales ...

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  • Hankook breaks ground on research center

    Jul 14, 2014

    DAEJEON, South Korea—Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. broke ground on a $260 million research and development center in Daejeon. The Hankook Technodome will house more than 1,000 scientists and engineers and span more than 1 million square feet when it opens in 2016. Hankook said the facility will...

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  • U.S. shale threatens French chemical makers

    Jul 14, 2014

    PARIS—Dozens of industrial sites and thousands of jobs could be lost due to impact of the U.S. shale gas on the competitiveness of French chemical producers, according to the Union of Chemical Industries.

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  • Rubber Division unveils new website

    Jul 14, 2014

    AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division has unveiled a new website dedicated exclusively to the International Elastomer Conference.

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  • Ecore teams up with Today Show against hunger

    Jul 14, 2014

    LANCASTER, Pa.—Ecore International is taking part in the Today Show's Shine a Light program, donating flooring for a school garden in New York City.

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  • Goodyear appoints Schnepf VP of communications, N.A.

    Jul 14, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear has named Kristina Schnepf vice president of communication for its North America business unit.

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  • Good news for European tire market in first half of 2014

    Jul 14, 2014

    BRUSSELS—The European tire market saw strong gains in shipments within all segments in the first half of 2014, according to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association.

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  • TIA, SRS share opposing views on NHTSA tire aging

    Jul 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Tire Industry Association joined the Rubber Industry Association in hailing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's decision not to seek rulemaking on tire aging.

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  • Cooper promotes pair, to assess JV ownership

    Jul 14, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. named Brad Hughes as president, international operations and Hal Miller as executive adviser to the CEO, effective July 2. Hughes will continue to serve as chief financial officer in addition to his new position while Cooper conducts a search for...

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  • New products

    Jul 14, 2014

    Phynix GmbH & Co. KG, a German specialist for thickness measurements, developed a combination probe that enables measurement of the thickness of a tire's tread up to 30mm while measuring the under-tread thickness for a depth of approximately 2mm to 10mm in tread grooves. Phynix said after...

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  • Obama initiative aims at boosting manufacturing

    Jul 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—President Obama has announced new federal government actions to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in U.S. manufacturing, at the same time as the White House released a new report providing an optimistic picture of current manufacturing growth. Obama announced the initiatives...

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  • Listing of North American latex suppliers

    Jul 14, 2014

    Akrochem Corp. 3770 Embassy Pkwy. Akron, OH 44333 800-321-2260 www.akrochem.com Akron Dispersions Inc. 3291 Sawmill Road Akron, OH 44321 330-666-0045 www.akrondispersions.com Alternative Rubber & Plastics Inc. 200 Creekside Drive...

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  • IRSG launches Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative

    Jul 14, 2014

    SINGAPORE—The International Rubber Study Group launched its Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative at its recent World Rubber Summit 2014 in Singapore. SNR-i is designed as a contribution to the sustainability and transparency of the rubber field, the IRSG said in a news release. It is an...

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  • Union chief urges trade enforcement

    Jul 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Tough trade enforcement is the only sure way to save U.S. manufacturing for current workers and future generations, according to Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers international president, at a June 25 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. “I'm sorry to say that by...

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