The global carbon black market is expected to reach an estimated $20.2 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 5.6% from 2018 to 2023

NEW YORK, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Trends, opportunities and forecast in carbon black market to 2023 by application (tire rubber, non-tire rubber, plastic, ink, coating, and others), by end use industry (transportation, industrial, building and construction, printing and packaging,…

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Bridgestone Retail Operations Launches Annual Cause Marketing Campaign For Boys & Girls Clubs Of America

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Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) has launched its annual Driving Great Futures campaign to support its four-year partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). BSRO has raised more than $4 million to date for BGCA and is hoping to raise more funds during the month-long campaign that extends throughout a network of more than 2,200 tire and automotive service centers nationwide.

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Apollo Tyres empowers rubber tapper’s wives on Women’s Day

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Here is the International Women’s Day gift from Apollo Tyres to rubber tapper’s wives. The company has inaugurated a Rubber Sheet Making Unit, only for women, at Vellavoor in Kottayam, Kerala on March 8, 2018. The unit was inaugurated by Adv S Jayasooryan, Vice Chairman, Rubber Board of India in the presence of the Panchayat President, Rubber Board members and the team from Apollo Tyres.

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Bridgestone Expands Olympics Education Program in South Korea

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Bridgestone Tire Sales Korea Ltd. has joined in sponsoring the PyeongChang 2018 Education Program, which is expanding after already reaching 2 million Korean students.

The program, which teaches students about the values of the Olympics, has expanded to the Shin-Mang-Won Orphanage, located in the Gyeonggi Province of Yangpyeong-gun just 30 miles from the capital of Seoul.

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Nokian Tyres selected for the DJSI World sustainability index

Nokian Tyres has been selected for Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index. With a total sustainability score nearly twice as high as the industry average, Nokian Tyres significantly improved its results in the 2017 assessment. Nokian Tyres’ score of 78 points was only one point behind the industry’s highest-scoring company globally.

“Our employees have done a great job in improving all aspects of sustainability in our company. Our determination to be a sustainability pioneer in the tyre industry is demonstrated by our safe and eco-friendly products as well as our inclusion in DJSI World. We are definitely on the right track, and the conditions are great for further improving our operations,”, says Hille Korhonen, president and chief executive officer of Nokian Tyres.

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Birla Carbon awarded EcoVadis gold rating

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ATLANTA—EcoVadis recognized Birla Carbon with a gold rating for advanced sustainable practice for the second consecutive year. The rating comes after a review of Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices after the release of its fifth sustainability report, “Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business.”

Birla Carbon’s score places it in the top 1 percent of more than 30,000 in all categories.

The firm said that in 2017, it aligned itself to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals that are linked to the three key levers of its Sustainable Operational Excellence strategy—people, product and process.

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Bridgestone Unveils “Our Way To Serve” And Focuses Scale And Expertise On Advancing Global CSR Work

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TOKYO, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today unveiled a refined global corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, “Our Way to Serve,” centered around three priority areas: Mobility, People and Environment. The new commitment builds upon a decade of progress and learning via Bridgestone’s initial CSR program, the 22 CSR Focus Points. “Our Way to Serve” reflects the company’s longstanding philosophy of Serving Society with Superior Quality and a recognition that the best companies not only perform for their stakeholders, but also contribute to a better world.

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Michelin Drives Tire Safety Action with AAMVA Best Practices Update

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GREENVILLE, S.C., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the global governing body for motorsports, have secured the commitments of 40 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to include standard tire-safety information in driver’s manuals as part of Michelin’s award-winning Beyond the Driving Test program.  The 40-state achievement comes as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), which represents officials in states, provinces and territories engaged in the administration and enforcement of driver and motor vehicle laws in the United States and Canada, releases its updated Best Practices for its members to include consistent language for proper tire pressure and tread depth. 

 

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BASF, Driven to Cure Join Forces

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At its automotive refinish team meeting earlier this month, BASF presented Andrew Lee, President & CEO of Driven to Cure (DTC), and his father Bruce Lee, Chairman, Treasurer & Secretary of DTC, with a cheque for $10,000. Immediately following, BASF announced its new DTC Promotion, “Paint with a Purpose.”

Andrew Lee was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer, HLRCC, in 2015 at the age of 19. With the help of his father, Lee is living his dream as the owner of a 2015 Nissan GT-R, which they rebuilt and painted orange, the color representing kidney cancer. The colour is a unique mix of BASF Glasurit basecoats, now named Glasurit DTC Orange.

Through the “Paint with a Purpose” promotion, the Glasurit DTC Orange is now available to order through BASF. All proceeds of the paint sales will be donated to DTC. After painting cars with the unique mix, builders are asked to send photos to refinish_comm@basf.com to be posted on BASF social media.

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SRI joins Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative

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Japan’s Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has signed up as a participant in the International Rubber Study Group’s Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative (SNR-i). As a result, the tyre maker says it has “now committed itself to enacting measures in conformity with the initiative’s guidelines.” The public/private inter-governmental organisation launched the SNR-i project with the stated aim …

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