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  • Akron's Knight Center to host ITEC Sept. 9-11

    Aug 25, 2014

    AKRON—The International Tire Exhibition and Conference for Tire Manufacturing is returning to its roots in Akron.

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  • Bridgestone launches new products at GATS

    Aug 25, 2014

    DALLAS—Bridgestone Commercial Solutions launched the Firestone FS561 all-position radial tire and Bandag B799 tread product designed to complement the Bridgestone M799 at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas last week.

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  • Roberts christens Goodyear's new blimp

    Aug 25, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear's newest airship, Wingfoot One, was officially christened Aug. 23 at the tire maker's Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Suffield, Ohio, by Robin Roberts, the co-anchor of ABC News' “Good Morning America.”

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  • Continental hires former Google executive

    Aug 25, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO—Ever since it went public with its self-driving car in 2010, Google Inc. has often been the one snapping up outside talent to bring autonomous cars closer to reality.

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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Aug 25, 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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  • Semperit's sales climb, net income slips

    Aug 25, 2014

    VIENNA, Austria—Semperit A.G. continued its organic growth in the first half of 2014 as its sales rose 2.9 percent to $614.8 million with strong contributions from its two primary segments, medical and industrial.

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  • Ansell restructuring impacts profit for fiscal 2014

    Aug 25, 2014

    MELBOURNE, Australia—Ansell Ltd.'s global restructuring of its business units has resulted in a drop in net income for the fiscal year ended June 30, although sales were up.

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  • Megadyne's Jason Industrial to add belt manufacturer

    Aug 25, 2014

    FAIRFIELD, N.J.—The Megadyne S.p.A. group of companies is in the process of adding another major component to its growing network.

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  • Lubrizol adds to portfolio

    By: Frank Esposito Aug 25, 2014

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio—Lubrizol Corp. has ventured into the medical device market by acquiring Vesta Inc., a maker of catheters and tubing based on silicone and thermoplastics. No purchase price was disclosed in an Aug. 1 news release that announced the deal. Franklin, Wis.-based Vesta had been...

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  • ITC rules in favor of Toyo

    Aug 25, 2014

    CYPRESS, Calif.—The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued limited exclusion orders and cease-and-desist orders against eight importers/distributors of tires that Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. claims are infringing on Toyo patents. The ITC's ruling prohibits the importation and ...

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  • Camoplast purchases S. American tire maker

    Aug 25, 2014

    MAGOG, Quebec—Industrial tire specialist Camoplast Solideal Inc. has acquired Argentinian industrial tire maker Rodaco Argentina S.A. to improve its capacity to make and distribute tires for the material-handling industry in South America. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

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  • LCY plans to terminate Kraton deal Company's stock still reeling from July 31 explosion

    Aug 25, 2014

    HOUSTON—Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. said that LCY Chemical Corp. has sent it formal notification that it is terminating the deal that would have seen Houston-based Kraton merge with the styrenic block copolymer operations of LCY. Now the two sides must determine whether Kraton owes LCY...

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  • Ebola outbreak impacts shares of glove makers

    Aug 25, 2014

    LONDON—The spread of the Ebola virus is driving up demand for protective medical gloves and increasing investor interest in Malaysian-based manufacturers of these products. The current outbreak has led to a rally in the share prices of rubber gloves manufacturers, according to an update on...

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  • Bridgestone's NR plantation combats Ebola

    Aug 25, 2014

    HARBEL, Liberia—With more than 1,300 reported deaths and nearly 2,500 reported cases as of Aug. 19, the outbreak of Ebola virus in four West African nations is the most serious since the virus was first identified nearly four decades ago. Meanwhile, executives of Bridgestone Americas Tire...

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  • Process moves ahead on Cooper JV

    Aug 25, 2014

    Tire Business FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. have agreed to terms covering a previously announced process to resolve the ownership of their Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. joint venture. The parties were to have received the...

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  • Deadline news

    Aug 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that “there is a reasonable indication” that the U.S. tire industry has been “materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China of certain passenger vehicle and light...

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