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40 pages. Volume 202, number 2.
Features: *Butadiene industry hit by a second blast *Trinseo expects SSBR to drive rubber recovery *Natural rubber prices drop *Corona outbreak to impact global NR consumption *Kraton completes sale of Cariflex business *Sibur resets rubber strategy *Carbon black makers see markets weaken *Plant closures as tire makers rationalise production*Sailun to expand TBR capacity in China *Pirelli eyes €510m savings through cost-cutting measures *Tire makers hope for better *Tire dust device *Metso to open rubber parts plant in Lithuania *Hutchinson’s insulating system extends EV battery-life *Manuli adds RYCO to create global hose and fittings “leader” *Hexpol parts company with CEO Fryklund *Cooper Standard closing two more plants *Forbo profitability up
despite lower sales *WDK call to stem 410k automotive job losses *Trelleborg restarting operations at Chinese facilities *Rubber part-makers’ shares tracker: Stocks prices down *Conti names new manager for Romanian tire factory *Strain gauge: Machinery makers resilient amid increasing global market challenges, ERJ’s annual report on the international rubber & tire sector shows *Digital drive accelerates: When the going gets tough, the tough get innovating is the theme of this year’s machinery survey *New expansion at Turkish machine maker *Rubber machinery companies: Listing of tire & rubber machinery companies and their operations around the world, based on information supplied for the ERJ Machinery Survey 2020 *Life begins at 50+ for EPDM: ERJ invited major suppliers to update readers on their developments and future plans for the decades-old polymer *GPSNR members row over Liberia claims: Tire maker rebuffs claims made by Mighty Earth of labour, environment violations at world’s largest rubber plantation *Reinventing the tire for “proactive” safety *Marangoni Meccanica starts new chapter *Replacement, OE tire markets remain subdued globally *Lessons from the front line: Tire and rubber product manufacturers still adapting to the challenges presented by deadly coronavirus strain
Publication Date:1 March 2020
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