Lanxess Opens its First Production Facility in Russia

Lanxess has opened a production facility in Russia under Rhein Chemie. The subsidiary company creates polymer-bound rubber additives for the Russian market. The products that they make are mainly used in the automotive and tire industries. Lanxess claims that they invested a seven-digit figure into their new facility. Werner Breuers, a member of the Board of Management

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Puchov Plant Will Receive €100 Million Investment from Continental

Continental is to expand annual production capacity of its truck and bus tire plant in Puchov (Slovakia).  The capacity will increase from around 2.6 million tires to over 3 million over the next couple of years. Continental will invest  €100 million into EMEA for this project. Continental says that the expansion is down to an increased demand for their truck tire

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Kenda Announces Production Changes at Shareholder’s Meeting

According to Kenda and a report by the Taipei Times, Kenda Rubber Industrial Co is increasing its production capacity for car tires. The company announced at its annual share-holder’s meeting that it would increase its tire capacity by 50%  to 38,000 units a day by the end of this year. Kenda plans to raise its

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Lanxess Restructures Rubber Chemicals Plant Network

Lanxess is restructuring its plant network and portfolio for its Rubber Chemicals business unit. Two product lines will be ended and one factory closed. Production at two factories will be swapped to rationalise production Production of age inhibitors Vulkanox 3100 and Vulkanox DPPD will be stopped and the plant that creates them, the Isithebe site

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Yokohama Releases New OTR Tire Compound and Large-size Radial Tire

A large-size radial tire for dump trucks in the  construction and mining field has officially been released by Yokohama. The new tire is a 27.00R49 size model of its “RB42.” The tire is suitable for a wide range of off the road (OTR) surfaces. Yokohama has used an exclusive tread compound, recently developed for large-size

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