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  • Momentive acquires Sea Lion Technology

    WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials has acquired the operating assets of Sea Lion Technology, a contract chemical manufacturer that supplies Momentive with silane products.

  • Tire industry braces for new administration

    WASHINGTON—Tire and auto service associations are focused intensely on 2017, especially the challenges presented by a new administration that is bound to bring sweeping changes, according to association representatives.

  • Commerce boosts duties against Chinese truck, bus tires

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce mostly cut its antidumping duty findings against truck and bus tires imported from China, but greatly increased its subsidy findings against the same tires, in final determinations issued Jan. 23.

  • Tire sales increase across Europe in 2016

    BRUSSELS—All tire segments except replacement agricultural tires saw increased sales for the full year of 2016, according to the latest figures from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association.

  • Fire temporarily halts production at Federal Tyres plant

    TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan—A Jan. 17 fire at a warehouse adjacent to Federal Corp.'s factory in Taoyuan City has resulted in a temporary cessation of production at the plant to allow for inspection and reinforcement, the tire maker said.

  • ATG adds new tire to severe duty line

    WAKEFIELD, Mass.—Alliance Tire Group has added a skid-steer tire with a massive block tread pattern, the Galaxy Hulk Deep-Tread SDS, to its line of severe duty solid tires.

  • Continental recalling 325 General Grabber tires

    FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental Tire the Americas is voluntarily recalling 325 General Grabber 33x12.50R18 LT118Q light truck tires because of potential tread separation which could result in loss of vehicle control.

  • Michelin digitizing NR sustainability efforts

    MONTPELLIER, France—Michelin has chosen agricultural industry software company SMAG to help it accelerate and digitize its corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy with regard to the natural rubber supply-chain.