Elkem Silicones shows off LSR Select at MD&M West
Natural rubber, latex drive Momentum's growth
Lord to add production in Germany
Reshoring continues to benefit U.S. firms
NAPLES, Fla.—Reshoring has brought some manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., thanks to changes in the global business world and in part to the efforts of industry veterans like Rosemary Coates.
Falken Tyre reshuffles European management
OFFENBACH, Germany—Falken Tyre Europe has revised its management structure in anticipation of further expansion.
ARPM to hold Innovation Symposium
INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers will hold the first Innovation Symposium April 18, at Ace Products and Consulting.
Lubrizol expands TPU capacity in China
WICKLIFFE, Ohio—Lubrizol has expanded capacity at its plant in Songjiang, China, with the addition of a new thermoplastic polyurethane line.
ZF acquires 60 percent of mobility provider 2getthere
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in European mobility provider 2getthere.
Ace hires new business development manager
RAVENNA, Ohio—Ace Products & Consulting hired Frank Pappas as the company's new business development manager.
World Summit probes LSR 3D printing
MILAN—Silicones Europe trade association Secretary General Pierre Germain gave an update on 3D printing of liquid silicone rubber at the Silicone Elastomers World Summit in Milan.
Natvar adds silicone tubing line in China
SUZHOU, China—Tekni-Plex's Natvar business is installing an additional silicone tubing line at its Suzhou site that will enable it to provide smaller sized tubes to the local medical device market.
Firestone Natural Rubber to cut 800 jobs in Africa
HARBEL, Liberia—Firestone Natural Rubber has announced plans to reduce its work force by 13 percent in Liberia by the second quarter of 2019.
USW pleased with progress in new labor agreements
TEXARKANA, Ark.—The United Steelworkers union continues to make progress in labor negotiations with the U.S.' major tire manufacturers.
Kraton to build Cariflex unit in Brazil
PAULINIA, Brazil—Houston-based Kraton has approved construction of a semi works latex unit in Paulinia to expand production of its Cariflex polyisoprene products.
Safic-Alcan acquires U.K, chemicals distributor
PARIS—Safic-Alcan has acquired United Kingdom chemicals distributor Langley-Smith & Co. for an undisclosed sum.