Breadcrumb Home News Opinion 50th Anniversary John Dick: Reflections on RPN and the rubber industry John Dick had just started his career when Rubber & Plastics News made its debut. The industry and the publication, he said, have changed for the better. 50th Anniversary Ed Noga: Rubber industry 'in transition' during three decades at RPN I can sum up in two words the state of the rubber industry during my 34 years of reporting on it: "In transition." Maybe it always has been that way, and always will be. Opinion Our View: Rubber industry has room for mixers both big and small Big names dominate the rubber custom mixing market, but it remains a business where smaller firms still can find a niche where they can be successful. 50th Anniversary Dave Zielasko: Father's founding of Rubber & Plastics News a 'labor of love' Ernie Zielasko launched RPN in 1971 on a shoestring budget and loads of confidence. 50th Anniversary Miles Moore saw continual evolution in 43 years covering the rubber industry Miles Moore was a reporter for Rubber & Plastics News and sister publication Tire Business for more than four decades, covering the Washington beat along with recycling and the natural rubber trade. Opinion Our view: Positives outweigh negatives in Goodyear, Cooper deal Now that the carbon black dust has settled, and Goodyear has officially become the owner of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., it's time to analyze the merits of the deal while pondering its impact on the tire industry. Opinion Meyer: Counting down to RPN's anniversary Bruce Meyer has been on the staff of Rubber & Plastics News since 1988. One thing that intrigues him all these years later is how people got their start in the rubber industry. Opinion Guest column: How to boost supply chain resiliency What can automotive companies do to address urgent risks and reduce their exposure to similar disruptions in the future? Opinion Our View: Climate change debate centers on tactics, rather than end goals There is no issue today that is more polarizing than climate change. And that point was on full display during Michelin's Movin'On Summit. Online Exclusive Economist: Don't sound the alarm on inflation yet, but be wary The current spate of higher-than-expected readings in the inflation data may ultimately prove to be merely transitory. I prefer to stay wary. Load More SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS Daily Newsmail Breaking News Rubber in Automotive Silicone News Latex News Most Read Stories Data Store K Show News RN Events RN Webinars and Livestreams EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please verify captcha. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.