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Cooper Tire, Sailun to form joint venture, build truck, bus tire plant
2018 Top 10: Gates goes public
Gates Industrial decided to go public, putting one of the world's biggest non-tire rubber product makers on the open market. The development was our ninth-biggest story of 2018.
Registration, housing open for Rubber Division spring meeting
AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division has opened registration and housing for its spring technical meeting, to be held April 30 to May 2 in Independence, Ohio.
Goodyear promotes Jon Bellissimo, Laura Duda to new positions
AKRON—Goodyear is promoting Jon Bellissimo to senior vice president, global operations and technology, and Laura Duda to senior vice president, global communications, and chief communications officer.
Pyrolyx relocates to U.S., delays 'no confidence' vote
MUNICH—Pyrolyx has postponed a Dec. 12 general meeting specially arranged for a vote of no confidence in chief financial officer Sven Eric Molzahn.
Rhino Health to establish glove manufacturing plant in New Mexico
CHURCH ROCK, N.M.—Rhino Health plans to invest in a manufacturing facility and warehouse to produce nitrile gloves.
Cancarb expands carbon black production capacity
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta—Cancarb will expand its thermal carbon black production capacity with the construction of a sixth unit at its Medicine Hat facility.
Applied Medical implementing Arburg's ALS system
IRVINE, Calif.—Applied Medical Resources is implementing Arburg's ALS host computer system to optimize resources in its Lake Forest, Calif., plant.
OESA barometer shows growing concern over tariffs, trade
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—The Original Equipment Suppliers Association's latest Supplier Barometer Index shows a more pessimistic supplier outlook because of trade policy impacts and uncertainty.
Freudenberg Medical to expand, relocate headquarters
BEVERLY, Mass.—In a move to keep up with growing business and preparing for future development, Freudenberg Medical is building a new headquarters and medical manufacturing facility in Beverly that nearly doubles its current space.
New Products: Dow releases silicone masterbatch
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—Dow Performance Silicones unveiled a new silicone-based technology that significantly reduces the coefficient of friction of low density polyethylene film to optimize flexible packaging production.
2018 Top 10: Carbon black shortfall on horizon
The carbon black industry is starting to see demand outpace production with a shortfall on the horizion, making it our No. 10 story for 2018.
Borflex acquires Swiss rubber components maker
HERMES, France—Borflex has acquired Rex Articoli Tecnici, a Swiss manufacturer of rubber and plastics parts.