Bridgestone announces $60 million expansion of Abilene manufacturing plant

– Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced an investment of $60 million to expand its Bridgestone Bandag, LLC manufacturing plant in Abilene, Texas. The 50,000-square-foot expansion of the Abilene plant is aimed at the growing demand for the company’s tread rubber products, driven by the rapid growth of its retread business. The expansion includes an immediate increase in operational activity by running on six and seven-day production schedules, as well as the construction of new mixing operations at the facility. The mixing operations are expected to be completed and in operation by January 2025. The investment in the facility and the additional days of operations increase the plant’s output by 16 percent, furthering Bridgestone’s commitment to sustainable solutions.

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Continental is the leading original equipment supplier for passenger car tires in China

In the first half of 2022, Continental was the leading original equipment supplier for passenger car tires on the Chinese market. According to a study conducted by the trade publication “China Tire Dealer” amongst new vehicle models introduced on the Chinese market in the first half of 2022, German premium tire manufacturer Continental surpassed its competitors and now occupies the top spot when it comes to fitting cars with tires ex works. The trade publication revealed that Continental was the most popular tire brand among vehicle manufacturers in the period under analysis, strengthening its position in particular as an original equipment supplier, especially for electric and premium vehicles.

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The Bodo Möller Chemie Group celebrates a 20-year global partnership with DuPont

A twenty-year success story began in 2002 between present-day DuPont and the distributor focused on specialty chemicals, the Offenbach-based Bodo Möller Chemie Group. “For leading manufacturers of the chemical sector, we are an active link in the chain that leads to the customer and combine high consulting expertise with the suitable delivery program and our own logistics. The anniversary with DuPont – then Gurit Essex, later Dow Automotive and today DuPont – marks a trusting collaboration, and we look forward to the next 20 years,” says Frank Haug, Chairman of the Board of the Bodo Möller Chemie Group.

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Bridgestone joins Teledyne lunar terrain vehicle development team

As NASA’s mission is to reach new territory in space development, there is a need for a crewed and autonomous vehicle to navigate unexplored areas on the moon. The LTV will be expected to endure extreme temperatures and harsh environments over long periods of time to support crew mobility and research efforts. To deliver the needed technology, Teledyne has built a robust team that includes industry champions such as Nissan North America, Sierra Space, Textron and now Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader in tires and rubber.

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ACE Laboratories’ new website tells the story of a company going full force into 2.0

The new, easier-to-navigate website ( now tells the ACE Laboratories 2.0 story – which addresses a wider audience than ever before.

With more than 50 new testing methods expected to be added throughout 2022, the new website has rearranged the way these tests are indexed to provide an improved user experience.

“Our updated website now indexes our services in a way that is easy to understand andclearly categorizes physical, analytical and construction products property testing. Our clients can find the information they seek much faster” explained Sharp

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Global silicone market is estimated to reach $24.95 billion by 2027

The report provides a detailed analysis of the competitors in the market. It covers the financial performance analysis for the publicly listed companies in the market. The report also offers detailed information on the companies’ recent development and competitive scenario. Some of the companies covered in this report are Wacker Chemie, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Elkem, Dow Chemical Company, Momentive, Gelest, KCC, Evonik Industries, Innospec, Specialty Silicone Products, Reiss Manufacturing, Siltech, etc.

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European Union proposes law to ban agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests

The European Commission, which proposes EU laws and supervises the way they are enacted, suggested last year that the legislation covered soy, cattle, palm oil, wood, cocoa and coffee.
Under the position adopted Tuesday, lawmakers also want to include pig meat, sheep and goats, poultry, maize and rubber, as well as charcoal and printed paper products.

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