Government/Legal

  • ARPM belt committee discusses standards

    LITCHFIELD, Ariz.—Members of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers Power Transmission Belt Committee met on April 13 to discuss a variety of issues related to both U.S. and international standards of belt products related to the ...

  • Compounder group investigates EU force majeures

    BRUSSELS—This year has already seen 11 force majeure cases in Europe, according to the European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association (EuMBC), which is questioning the legality of these declarations.

  • Omnova's income drops in first quarter

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Omnova Solutions Inc. reported a net loss of $3.2 million for first quarter of 2015 as a result of what it said was an unfavorable $8.8 million year-over-year net inventory revaluation.

  • Firm agrees to pay fine, improve plant

    WASHINGTON—Continental Carbon Co. has agreed to pay more than $99 million to mitigate alleged excessive emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. By undertaking the plant improvements...

  • SEC charges two with insider trading

    WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two investors with illegally profiting from insider trading in connection with the failed acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. by Apollo Tyres Ltd. Amit Kanodia, an entrepreneur ...

  • NHTSA changing tire identification number formats

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule making good on its proposals to make fundamental changes to the formats of tire identification numbers. The notice, published April 13 in the Federal...

  • ATA renews call for reduced truck speeds

    ARLINGTON, Va.—Since 2006, the American Trucking Associations has been urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require the electronic speed limiters on large trucks to be set no higher than 65 mph, the ATA said in an...