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Latexco US announces major western expansion

11/14/2018 - Lovania, GA — Latexco US will relocate and double the size of its western U.S. production center and capacity to keep pace with strong growth, officials said. At an industry event at its east coast production center and headquarters, officials outlined details of the company’s western expansion. They said a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix will produce polyurethane and latex foam, providing a significant increase in product assortment and service options to customers. The new facilities include state-of-the-art mattress and topper fabrication and fulfillment capabilities, being added in response to customers’ growing demands and service needs, officials said. The western operation has been located in Santa Fe Springs, CA, since 2006, and it has served as a distribution and fabrication facility. “Our expansion plans completed ov...
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Yokohama Rubber revises fiscal projections downward

11/14/2018 - Tokyo, Japan - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has announced that it has taken a charge for asset impairment in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 (July to September), and that it has revised the full-year fiscal projections that it announced on February 19 this year. Yokohama says the revisions in its fiscal projections reflect weaker-than-expected sales in the tires segment in China, Russia and the Middle East, and weaker-than-expected sales in the MB (multiple business) segment in construction sealants, as well as the charge for asset impairment cited above. The revision has not made any change in Yokohama’s planned dividend payments, the company said. Yokohama has taken a charge for asset impairment at its U.S. subsidiary, Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, LLC, since “achieving profitability at the subsidiary has taken longer...
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Cooper Tire names two to the board of directors

11/14/2018 - Findlay, OH - The board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company named Katy P. Dickson and Brian C. Walker directors of the company, effective immediately. Dickson is a senior vice president at Mattel, Inc., and president of its American Girl subsidiary, a premium brand for girls that inspires them to be their best. American Girl is an omni-channel retailer and publisher with products available through its catalog, website, proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, and specialty retailers in Canada and the UAE. Prior to American Girl, where she has been since 2016, Dickson was chief marketing officer for News America Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of global media and information services company, News Corp. She spent the majority of her career, more than 23 years, with General Mills, serving in marketing leadership roles of increasin...
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Global release coatings market is forecast with a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022

11/14/2018 - Detroit, MI - The global release coatings market is projected to witness a CAGR of 5.9 percent during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022, driven by increasing penetration of silicone labels in the packaging industry, introduction of more stringent standards related to environment and safety, and an organic growth of the end-use industries, such as transportation, aerospace and defense, and food and bakery, according to Stratview Research. The global release coatings market is segmented based on end-use industry type as transportation, aerospace and defense, medical, food and bakery, packaging, pulp and paper, and others. Packaging is expected to remain the largest end-use industry for release coatings during the forecast period, whereas medical is expected to witness the fastest growth in the same period. High use of release coatings in ...
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Trinseo reports positive third quarter results

11/14/2018 - Berwyn, PA - Trinseo reported its third quarter 2018 financial results with net sales of $1,200 million, net income of $75 million, and earnings per diluted share of $1.72. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA was $143 million and adjusted EPS was $1.83. Net sales in the third quarter increased 9 percent versus the prior year due mainly to the pass through of higher styrene and butadiene costs. In addition, higher sales volume in the performance plastics, synthetic rubber and feedstocks segments was partially offset by lower sales volume in the latex binders and polystyrene segments. Third quarter net income of $75 million was $42 million higher than prior year. Third quarter adjusted EBITDA of $143 million was $23 million lower than prior year. Prior year third quarter net income included a pre-tax charge of approximately $66 million related to...
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Global release coatings market is forecast with a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022

11/12/2018 - Detroit, MI - The global release coatings market is projected to witness a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022, driven by increasing penetration of silicone labels in the packaging industry, introduction of more stringent standards related to environment and safety, and an organic growth of the end-use industries, such as transportation, aerospace & defense, and food& bakery according to Stratview Research. The global release coatings market is segmented based on end-use industry type as transportation, aerospace & defense, medical, food & bakery, packaging, pulp & paper, and others. Packaging is expected to remain the largest end-use industry for release coatings during the forecast period, whereas medical is expected to witness the fastest growth in the same period. High use of release coatings in healthcare pr... (read more)

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