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  • Covestro IPO postponed

    LEVERKUSEN, Germany—Bayer said it expects Covestro to be able to raise about $1.67 billion instead of the nearly $2.8 billion initially planned when it becomes a publicly traded share because of stock market uncertainty.

  • Aeolus develops smart tire

    JIAOZUO, China—At its 50th anniversary ceremony, held at the company's HQ in Jiaozuo, Aeolus showcased nine of its most recently developed tire models.

  • Goodyear, SRI officially dissolve alliance

    AKRON—Goodyear and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. have dissolved their 16-year-old global business alliance, effective Oct. 1 in accordance with the terms of their previously disclosed agreement reached in May.

  • Uzbek tire project breaks ground

    ANGREN, Uzbekistan—Uzbekistan National Chemical has broken ground on an industrial complex in Angren that eventually will include plants for tires, conveyor belting and other rubber products.

  • Firms renew technology partnership

    HAMBURG, Germany—HF TireTech Group and Qingdao Doublestart have agreed to extend their co-operation, HF said in a recent statement marking the first anniversary of the partnership.

  • Sumitomo to expand Thailand plant

    BANGKOK—Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is planning to boost production capacity for car tires by about 9 percent at a plant in Thailand's Rayong Province, in part to meet growing demand from overseas markets, including for the Falken brand ...