Synthetic Rubber Market to Record an Impressive Growth Rate During the Forecast 2021


The report covers forecast and analysis for the Synthetic Rubber market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on volume and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period.

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NHTSA sends tire fuel efficiency rating rule to White House

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent the consumer information portion of its tire fuel efficiency rating rule to the White House for consideration.

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Awesome Truck Tire Chains Product from Rud Chains

Automatic tire chains (aka spot chains, roto chains, auto chains) give you traction on ice and snow pack at the flip of a switch. The ROTOGRIP® system provides excellent traction at low speeds due to the adjustable mounting system and unique chain wheel types. With replaceable contact rings, easy installation, and superior design for traveling in winter conditions. 


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ANRPC predicts 4.1% growth in Natural Rubber consumption

Consumption of natural rubber in ANRPC member-countries, which accounts for 65% of the global demand, is anticipated to grow at 4.1 per cent to 8.024 million tonnes during 2016 against the previous year, according to latest statistics from the association. ANRPC member-countries are estimated to have consumed a total quantity of 7.387 million tonnes of NR during the first 11 months of 2016, up 4.3 per cent year-on-year basis.

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Sports Direct sells Dunlop brand to Sumitomo Rubber Industries


Sports Direct is selling its Dunlop brand to Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI)

for $137.5 million as part of a strategy to home in on its core business and develop brand relationships, it said in a statement.

SRI will grant the British sportswear chain a royalty-free licence to continue to use the Dunlop brand for premium workwear and safety wear, it said. The price was in cash, after net debt and working capital on completion.

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Consolidation continues to reshape industry


AKRON (Dec. 27, 2016) — Consolidation through mergers and acquisitions continued throughout 2016 in manufacturing, wholesale, commercial and retail.

Among the deals were three billion-dollar acquisitions:

  • Icahn Enterprises L.P.’s $18.50 per-share tender offer for Pep Boys–Manny, Moe & Jack;
  • Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.’s $1.18 billion purchase of farm and OTR tire maker Alliance Tire Group B.V.; and
  • Trelleborg A.B.’s $1.25 billion takeover of Czech rubber producer CGS Holding A.S., parent of tire maker Mitas A.S.  

Deals worth noting, broken down by segment, include:



Icahn Enterprises bought Pep Boys–Manny, Moe & Jack in February for $1.03 billion after a four-week-long bidding war in late 2015 with Bridgestone Americas over control of the Philadelphia-based auto parts and repair chain. Icahn is proceeding with plans to merge Pep Boys with its Auto Plus parts business — also acquired in 2016 — and named Brent Windom, president and CEO of Auto Plus, to the same position with Pep Boys.

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. added 65 stores in 2016 via acquisition, including 56 in two major purchases — Clark Tire & Auto Inc. (26 stores in North Carolina) and McGee Auto Service & Tires (29 stores in Florida).

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Tire Vulcanizer Market Overview, Industry Top Manufactures, Market Size, Industry Growth Analysis & Forecast: 2021

Tire Vulcanizer Market analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of the Tire Vulcanizer market. Tire Vulcanizer Industry report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players.


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Editorial: Leadership traits help Anton earn Exec of Year title

Steve Anton literally has grown up in the rubber industry. He was just 24 years old in 1976 when his father, Bill Anton, asked him to come run Rahco Rubber Inc., a Chicago-area rubber products firm his father and two partners had started just four years earlier.

At first Steve resisted, not wanting to take the job, but he quickly relented and came aboard. Back then, Bill Anton must have seen that Steve had all the attributes needed to become a good leader.

He’s outgoing, yet humble, intelligent, understands how to run a business and loves the company he owns with his two brothers, Jim and Jack. He cares about his employees, customers, the quality of products his company produces. Rahco Rubber is a family owned business that operates in a family atmosphere, thanks mainly to Anton.

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Dutch study: artificial turf with rubber crumbs safe

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—A Dutch government public health organization said Tuesday it is safe to play soccer and other sports on artificial turf fields covered in rubber crumbs, following an investigation triggered by fears over dangerous chemicals in the granules.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment published a report saying that the health risk from playing on such fields, which are common throughout the Netherlands and elsewhere as low-maintenance alternatives to natural grass, is “virtually negligible.”

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BFGoodrich® Tires Gears Up for Dakar Rally


BFGoodrich® Tires ― the official tire of The Dakar Rally ― culminates its year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of its first radial all-terrain tire, which revolutionized the light-truck and off-road industry, with the brand’s return to the 2017 Dakar Rally.

After months of race tire development and testing, BFGoodrich engineers and race teams are making final preparations and staging their vehicles in South America for the 8,786 kilometer (5,460 mile), 12-stage race.  The 39th Dakar Rally begins on Jan. 2, 2017. The race promises to be among the toughest on competitors and vehicles as it weaves through changing terrain and altitude across ParaguayBolivia and Argentina.

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