AirBoss of America Corp. announced the successful closing of the previously announced acquisition of 100 percent ownership of Ace Elastomer, Inc. for $42.5 million in cash.Read more
Pirelli recently approved a $36 million expansion of its Silao, Mexico, tire plant that, when finalized, will bring annual production capacity to 7.2 million tires.Read more
An agreement was signed by Arkema for the acquisition of Ashland’s Performance Adhesives business, a first-class leader in high performance adhesives for industrial applications in the United States with a unique and innovative product portfolio.Read more
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) announced that Christian Buhlmann, of Gates Corporation, was elected President of the ARPM Board of Directors. Serving alongside of him is Travis Turek of Bruckman Rubber, who was elected to fill the Vice President position.Read more
Nokian Tyres has been working hard to develop premium tires for electric cars to satisfy the specific needs of the segment. Electric cars typically have high power outputs and their heavy battery packs cause them to weigh more than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. Heavier cars also take longer to stop, putting increased emphasis on safety.Read more
The International Elastomer Conference provides many valuable learning, business and networking opportunities. It is the one place, one time of year, where one finds the best of the industry all under one roof. Join over 150 companies and organizations exhibiting at the Expo, along with 90 presentations that will be given at the 200th Technical Meeting, including special “Frontiers” Symposia. In addition, there will be 11 courses offered during the Educational Symposium, the Science & Technology Awards Luncheon and Presentations, and a Career Fair, Student Symposium, networking events and more.Read more
The Kuraray Elastomers business unit will raise the transaction prices of the following elastomer products in all regions effective October 1, or as existing supply agreements allow: all Septon, Hybrar and TU-Polymer: $0.44 per kilogram ($0.20 per pound).Read more
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced the launch of a new initiative with its Team Bridgestone athlete ambassadors to help advance the company’s commitment to promoting diversity and creating more inclusive communities. Through the “Chase Your Dream with Team Bridgestone” campaign, Bridgestone will provide funding and support local activities that benefit adaptive sports organizations and empower young adaptive athletes in the United States and Canada.Read more
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced a strategic collaboration with Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a global provider of self-driving truck technology, to provide optimized, autonomous trucking solutions that elevate the intelligent and connected transformation of the logistics industry.
Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tires, will further enhance transportation efficiency and safety for semi-trucks powered by Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology while also reducing carbon impact.
This summer, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is Driving Soy.
Minnesota soybean farmers – driven by farmer-led checkoff dollars – are turning the key and hitting the highway, rolling out a win-win campaign that gives traction to the broad benefits and uses of soybean oil.
Throughout the spring and summer, MSR&PC and its 44 organized counties are utilizing Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s line of soy-oil tires to shine a light on value-added products and give back to their communities by donating sets of soy-based tires to their local law-enforcement agencies.