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  • Lexus selects Yokohama tires for crossover SUV

    Aug 01, 2014

    TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus brand has selected Yokohama BluEarth and Geolandar tires as standard and optional original equipment fitments on the 2015 Lexus NX premium crossover SUV, according to Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

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  • Cooper Standard forms Asia-Pacific joint venture

    Aug 01, 2014

    NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Holdings Inc., parent company of Cooper Standard Automotive Inc., is forming a joint venture with INOAC Corp. of Japan to expand the reach of its fluid transfer systems products in the Asia-Pacific automotive market.

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  • Automotive to drive future growth for TPEs

    By: Frank Esposito Jul 28, 2014

    AKRON—North American thermoplastic elastomer demand is set to grow by 6-7 percent in 2014, helped in part by strong growth from the automotive sector, according to longtime consultant Robert Eller. That rate is higher than that seen in 2013, because “in general, the economy is doing...

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  • Dana's second quarter sales, income slightly decrease

    Jul 28, 2014

    MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Holding Corp. reported sales of $1.71 billion and net income of $86 million for the second quarter of 2014, both slight decreases compared to 2013.

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  • Deadine news

    Jul 28, 2014

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Hexpol A.B. has signed an agreement to acquire Kardoes Rubber Co. from Frank Kardoes, who founded the business in 1988, and his family for $31.8 million on a cash and debt free basis. Hexpol said it expects the acquisition to be completed at the end of July, and it plans...

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  • Keith Crain inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame

    Jul 25, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich.—Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications Inc.—parent of Rubber & Plastics News—was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame July 24 along with three other automotive luminaries.

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  • Editorial: Diversification no longer dirty word in industry

    Jul 24, 2014

    Business typically runs in cycles. What's deemed the best way to do things today may be vastly different than what is perceived as a best practice one or five years into the future.

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  • Cooper Standard opens Shanghai technical center

    Jul 24, 2014

    SHANGHAI—Cooper Standard Holdings Inc., parent company of Cooper Standard Automotive Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its new Asia Pacific Technical Center in Shanghai.

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