Halcyon Agri doubles revenue in fiscal year 2017


Singapore – Natural rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. reported a profit of $35.3 million (€28.8 million) in fiscal year 2017, and its revenues more than doubled during the year to just under $2 billion.

Robert Meyer, Halcyon Agri executive director and CEO, announced the company’s results at a press conference in Singapore 26 Feb.

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Iran awards tire-plant construction to Linglong


Tehran – China’s Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd (Linglong) has signed an agreement as the EPC and non-EPC contractor for the construction of a greenfield tire plant in Iran, according to a senior official there.

Speaking to ERJ, Massoud Mohammadi, CEO of Arya Hamoon Tire Co. said Linglong is expected to provide production technology for the project, which is being built in south eastern Iran.

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Sibur rubber sales up 10% in 2017


Moscow – PAO Sibur Holding has reported a significant rise in synthetic rubber sales in its operational and financial results for full year 2017.

Sales of ‘elastomers’ increased by 9.7% year-on-year to 485 kilotonnes, according to the 28 Feb statement from the Russian energy and petrochemicals major.

Sibur linked the gains to increased capacity loading at its SBS production facility in Voronezh on the back of improved market conditions.

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LMI Technologies launches products for Rubber and Tire Scanning Applications


The developer of 3D scanning and inspection solutions LMI Technologies has launched Gocator 2430 and 2440 laser profilers at Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany. These new models provide Higher Speed and Sensitivity for Optimal Performance in Scanning Dark Materials such as Tire Tread, Sidewalls and Rubber Sheets.

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The Versalis BDSPs awarded in Hannover

Versalis’ breakthrough technology for new butadiene-based di-block stereoregular polymers for the development of innovative compounds (BDSP), has been awarded “Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” at the Tire Technology International Awards 2018, the independent European award program for the tire industry. The awards were judged by a panel of international tire industry experts, analysts, business members and academia.

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Falken Tires launches its in-depth dealer training program


Falken Tires has launched Falken Academy, a dealer training seminar and ride-and-drive program, that initiates its first class during late February 2018. It’s part of the company’s effort to build both a better connection with its dealer network, as well as increase its knowledge of all company products.

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Global NR supply likely at 13.784 million tonnes in 2018, up by 4.5%: ANRPC


The Natural Rubber (NR) production across the world is anticipated at 13.784 million tonnes in 2018, up 4.5% from 13.196 million tonnes recorded in 2017. The slower production growth in 2018 is mainly due to a lower production anticipated by Thailand at 4.375 million tonnes, down by 1.2% a year ago, said the latest Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics report by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) in January 2018.

“However, a 2.8% growth is anticipated for the global demand of NR in 2018. It is expected to grow from 12.964 million tonnes in 2017 to 13.327 million tonnes in 2018. The ANRPC member countries will continue their efforts to encourage more uses of NR in their respective countries, for a better balancing of supply-demand of NR and sustainability of NR industry in the long run,” the report said.

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Yokohama Tire Named Title Sponsor Of The Manhattan Kickoff Classic


Yokohama Tire’s youth soccer program has expanded again. The tiremaker is now the title sponsor of the Manhattan Kickoff Classic Driven by Yokohama.

Set for March 2-4 in New York City, the ninth annual Manhattan Kickoff Classic Driven by Yokohama is presented by the Manhattan Soccer Club and National Elite Soccer Showcase. The tournament features about 500 highly ranked national and international teams, with more than 150 college coaches expected to attend.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Cooper showcasing 4×4 tyres on 6×6 vehicle in Geneva


Cooper Tire Europe is showing its SUV and 4×4 product range at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (8-18 March), exhibiting alongside bespoke 4×4 design firm the Chelsea Truck Company at stand 1141.

The Chelsea Truck Company’s all-terrain Civilian 6×6 is set to be showcased for the first time, fitted with Cooper’s Discoverer A/T3 Sport rubber (275/70R18).

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NHTSA “quiet car” rules to require hybrid, electric cars to make sounds by end of 2020


Hybrid and electric cars will sneak across parking lots for a few more years. The NHTSA on Monday set a long-delayed deadline for automakers to add sounds to otherwise nearly silent hybrid and electric cars: September 2020. The NHTSA says that automakers will need to fit “alert sounds” to vehicles operating under nearly silent electric power when they drive at speeds of around 18 mph or slower. Electric and hybrid car motors make little noise, unlike gas and diesel-powered cars.

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