Wacky World of Rubber: Certain things just are not re-usable
Manufacturing sector split as Trump moves forward on Chinese tariffs
Clariant, Sabic to merge part of materials portfolio
Continental turns to simulation technologies to help cut time to market
COLOGNE, Germany—Continental is counting on simulation technology as well as other efficiency measures to help it achieve a 25 percent improvement in product performance by 2025, when compared to a baseline of 2010.
Linglong, FAW Group to collaborate on technical products
ZHAOYUAN, China—Lingong and Chinese car maker FAW Group have signed a technical cooperation framework agreement to co-develop products in the future.
Mesnac inaugurates smart factory center, launches new machinery
QINGDAO, China—Mesnac has inaugurated a new smart factory experience center at the company's site in Qingdao.
Report forecasts growth for styrene butadiene latex market
ALBANY, N.Y.—The global styrene butadiene latex market is on a trajectory for growth that is expected to continue throughout the next five years.
Hankook tire chosen as OE fitment on 2019 Nissan Altima
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America will supply its Kinergy GT tire (pattern H436) as an original equipment fitment on the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima, expanding the relationship between the tire company and the auto maker.
Birla Carbon expands production, facilities in Spain
GAJANO, Spain—Birla Carbon Spain is investing about $6.6 million in sustainability and energy efficiency projects at its Gajano plant, all of which are intended to increase annual capacity and support growing markets.
Evonik to construct new silicone facility in Germany
ESSEN, Germany—Evonik will construct a new multi-purpose facility to add capacity for silicone and silane-terminated polymer production.
Michelin ranks high in attracting young talent
GREENVILLE, S.C.—When it comes to attracting young talent, Michelin North America is among the best, according to Forbes magazine, which recently named the Greenville-based tire maker one of the "Best Employers for New Grads."
New Products: Henkel releases new construction adhesive
WESTLAKE, Ohio—Henkel Adhesive Technologies has launched the next generation of its Loctite branded construction adhesive.
JSR starts operation in Vietnam to address automotive demand
HANOI, Vietnam—Japanese materials supplier JSR has invested $862,000 to establish trading operations in Vietnam, citing the exponential economic growth in the region as a reason for doing so.
Lanxess expanding capacity in Germany
COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess is expanding production of high-performance plastics at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany by building a new compounding facility at the North Rhine-Westphalia site.
China retaliates in tariff feud, focuses on U.S. tires, rubber
BEIJING—China is retaliating against the Trump administration's decision to impose $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods by enacting $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods, including tires, synthetic rubber and butadiene.