TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

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TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study shows that 80 per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision. The Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian motorists now use winter tires.

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USTMA’s Anne Luke says sustainability efforts to continue

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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It’s boom time for rubber chemicals industry

The global rubber processing chemicals market is witnessing rapid expansion thanks to the increasing demand from the tyre and automotive industries and their application across diverse industries.

The tyre industry is the major consumer of rubber chemicals, holding over 70% of the market share. Use of rubber processing chemicals make tyres durable and provides them strength to withstand harsh environment. The demand from the tyre industry is projected to rise further with the expansion of the automotive industry.

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Toyo Tires US to invest US$138m in Cartersville

Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing is to invest over US$138m in its factory in Cartersville, Georgia, USA, creating more than 150 jobs.

“As the number one state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth,” said Nathan Deal, governor of Georgia.

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Cabot plant celebrates 75 years

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On 25 November, Cabot Corporation’s Ville Platte, Los Angeles carbon black manufacturing facility celebrated 75 years in operation. Established in 1943, Cabot Ville Platte is the oldest plant in Cabot’s network, and today operates four manufacturing units that produce 11 different grades of carbon black, primarily sold to customers throughout North America for rubber reinforcement applications.

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Trelleborg eyes plant in India to make two-wheeler tires

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TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems is looking to expand its business in two-wheeler tires by setting up a venture in India to make the company’s Mitas-brand motorcycle and scooter tires.

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Evonik launches silica production at South Carolina plant

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — Evonik has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek.

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Roadmap for making India self-reliant in NR by 2030

The Indian natural rubber (NR) plantation sector supports an industry that is vital to the nation’s industrial and economic growth. Sustained extension efforts supported by focused research and development by the Rubber Board for more than 60 years in the past helped establish a robust NR production base in the country, characterised by a steady expansion in area under cultivation and increase in productivity and total production. This helped India achieve near self-sufficiency in NR production until 2010. The rubber products manufacturing industry and earnings from export of value-added rubber products registered a robust growth over the years. As the Indian economy is expected to maintain its buoyancy in growth, it is estimated that by 2030 the country would require about 20,00,000 tonnes of NR per year. Present production is in the range of 

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Michelin-Chandra Asri JV inaugurates Indonesia SR plant

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Cilegon, Indonesia – PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (PTSRI), officially inaugurated its plant for the production of butadiene rubber (BR) and solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR), the Michelin-Chandra Asri Petrochemical joint venture has announced.

The 29 Nov opening of plant in Cilegon was attended by the country’s minister of industry Airlangga Hartarto and other senior government officials.

Established in June, 2013, PTSRI is a JV between Michelin and PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, with a share-ownership of 55% and 45% respectively.

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ANRPC meet stresses need to tackle emerging challenges

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The 11th Annual Rubber Conference of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), hosted by the Government of Thailand, was held in Chiang Rai on October 8, 2018 with the theme “Adapting for the emerging mega trends”. There were 187 participants from 11 countries, including 93 from Thailand. The inaugural session started with a welcome address by Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province.

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