Enviro taking steps toward scrap-tire derived fuel
EPA racing clock for 50-state emissions plan
Experts say electric vehicles put greater emphasis on lightweight parts
Continental appoints new earthmoving product manager
HANOVER, Germany—Continental has appointed Reinhard Klant as the new earthmoving product line manager at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires.
FCA selects Falken Wildpeak M/T as OE on Wrangler Rubicon
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—FCA has selected the Falken-brand Wildpeak Mud Terrain tire as an optional OE fitment on the company's 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
Evonik buying 3D printing material specialist
AUSTIN, Texas—Specialty chemicals company Evonik is acquiring a Texas-based maker of powered polymers used in 3D printing.
Hoosier named Formula Vee spec tire supplier
TOPEKA, Kan.—The Sports Car Club of America has designated Hoosier Racing Tire as the exclusive race tire supplier for its Formula Vee class for the 2019-21 seasons for all club events.
Federal shutdown threatens to delay vehicle launches
DETROIT—Vehicle certification is among the functions halted by the nearly four-week partial shutdown of the federal government, meaning auto makers could face delays in launching new and updated models if the impasse in Washington drags on.
After better auto sales than expected in 2018, what will 2019 bring?
In 2019, demand for light vehicles will continue to be supported by at least one more year of accelerating wage growth and rising employment levels.
Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe: Making EVs is 'the hardest part' of being an auto maker
DETROIT—With its battery-electric concept pickup and full-size SUV now fully revealed and with orders on the books, upstart auto maker Rivian Automotive now hits "the hardest part" of becoming a full-on auto maker: actually making autos.
Wacker declares force majeure for HCR silicone products
BURGHAUSEN, Germany—Wacker Chemie has declared force majeure on its high consistency rubber silicone product line after a severe technical breakdown of key equipment at a facility in Germany.
GM CEO Mary Barra 'understands' uproar over job cuts
DETROIT—General Motors CEO Mary Barra said she "understands" the political pushback and outcry around the company's decision to end production and potentially close up to five plants in North America.
New Products: FRX Polymers introduces Nofia non-halogenated polyphosphonates
CHELMSFORD, Mass.—FRX Polymers has made available its Nofia non-halogenated polyphosphonates for use in UL 94 V-0 high-temperature polyurethane flexible foams for the transportation and electronics industries.
R.D. Abbott inks distribution deal with RDC
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—R.D. Abbott has reached an agreement with Italian firm RDC to be exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada of RDC's line of rubber dispersion chemicals.
Chemours reopens headquarters office
WILMINGTON, Del.—Chemours reopened its renovated corporate headquarters in the DuPont Building in downtown Wilmington.