Questioning China Tire industry statistics

This is the End-September edition of our monthly China tire industry updates. It is based on content from our weekly China Tire Industry intelligence report. This month in China’s tire industry we saw the culmination of Triangle’s 3-year project to raise USD 650m in cash through a share issue. We also saw a lesser-known company,

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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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