Sustainability in the tire industry-2014

Tire Industry Research has published its first major report. The document, Sustainability in the Tire Industry-2014′ is now available online from the website at sustainabletires.com, or from this link   Download the brochure Download the press pack Fill in your details below to be first to know about publication dates and availability. [gravityform id=”2″ name=”Tire

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Kemya to produce tire elastomers from 2015

The huge Kemya Elastomers project being built in Jubail, Saudi Arabia is on target to come on stream in mid-2015, according to Abdullah S. Al-Rabeeah, Executive Vice President, Performance Chemicals at SABIC. SABIC is one of the two 50-50 joint venture partners building the project. The other is Exxon Chemical Arabia. That is a wholly-owned

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IQPC’s Intelligent Tire Technology scheduled for 25-27 Sept in Düsseldorf

IQPC has anounced the ninth annual conference on intelligent tire technology. The conference will be on 25-27th of September 2013. Experts from around Europe will be at the conference talking about advancements in tire technology. Material selection for optimising performance, state of the art tire sensor technology and how to save resources and time will

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Asia Carbon completes conversion of carbon black lines

Asia Carbon Inc. has completed the conversion of three lines for tire blacks to speciality grades. Ms Guoyun Yao, the Chairwoman of the Board and CEO of Asia Carbon Inc. said: “This (the completion of the facility) represents an important step in our company’s strategic plan. This new production facility will increase the company’s sales

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Anno Berkowsky talks about Rhein-Chemie, BRICS and Russia

Anno Berkowsky, head of the Lanxess subsidiary Rhein-Chemie said at the opening of the new pre-dispersion production facility in Russia, “Rhenogran – which we will produce at the new site in Lipetsk – is one of our most established and important brands, and has a leading position in polymer-bound rubber additives.  It can significantly shorten mixing

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Pirelli Brings Kevlar Belted Tires to the Nurburgring

One week after the disastrous British Grand Prix, Pirelli heads to the Nurburgring in Germany. Pirelli has decided, in light of the tire failures at Silverstone, to bring Kevlar belted rear tires to Germany. Pirelli blamed the tire failures on a combination of factors. These included rear tires being mounted the wrong way round, low tire pressures, extreme

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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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EU Announces Decline in Demand for Commercial Vehicles

According to ACEA, in May, the demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU resumed its downward trend. The increase in April is thought to have been a calendar effect. The Spanish vehicle market remains stable (+0.4%), while the UK (-4.0%), Germany (-9.6%), France (-11.2%) and Italy (-16.2%) registered fewer vehicles than in May 2012.

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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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