International

  • Lehigh opens subsidiary in Spain

    TUCKER, Ga.—Lehigh Technologies Inc. has formed a wholly owned subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain, with a goal of expanding the company's base in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Zeon to close Wales plant by end of 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany—Zeon Corp. expects to complete its plans to close down its synthetic rubber plant in Wales by the end of 2015, according Hubert Thimm, head of sales at the group's European operations.

  • Lanxess to reveal rubber partner in November

    COLOGNE, Germany—Specialty rubber manufacturer Lanxess will announce the company it is to partner with in the rubber business in early November, according to a source close to Lanxess.

  • Shell awards Eriks a five-year contract

    ALKMAAR, Netherlands—Eriks N.V. has been awarded a five-year contract from Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to be the primary gasket supplier for all U.S. refineries and offshore installations.

  • Senate narrowly passes fast-track legislation

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate voted 60-38 on June 24 to pass “fast-track” legislation, giving President Obama the authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for a strict up-or-down vote. The fast-track measure received exactly the number...

  • Leadership shakeup rocks Toyo

    OSAKA, Japan—Nine of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.'s top executives have resigned, retired or been demoted, with a number of them returning salary or taking pay cuts in the wake of the firm's ongoing controversy surrounding non-compliant earthquake-...

  • ZC Rubber opens Thailand manufacturing plant

    PATTAYA, Thailand—China's Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd. will hold a ceremonial opening on June 29 of its newest factory, a car and light truck tire plant in Pattaya, with ZC Rubber Shen Jinrong hosting the event.

  • Evonik terminates COO's contract

    ESSEN, Germany—Evonik Industries A.G. said that its supervisory board has resolved unanimously to end the term of office of Patrik Wohlhauser as the chief operating officer, effective June 30.