Mitsubishi Materials says units falsified product data for cars

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TOKYO — Mitsubishi Materials said its subsidiaries falsified data about products, including parts for cars and aircraft, for at least a year, the latest in a series of quality assurance scandals involving Japanese manufacturers. The company said an investigation in the wake of a data-falsification scandal involving joint venture partner Kobe Steel found that Mitsubishi Cable Industries had inappropriately distorted data for rubber sealing products, used in cars and aircraft.

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Malaysia: Sabah To Introduce Rubberised Roads To Address Low Rubber Price

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KOTA KINABALU, Nov 22 (Bernama) — The Sabah government will introduce the use of rubber in paving roads and ‘green tyres’ as a long-term strategy to address the issue of low rubber prices, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin.

Yahya, who is also Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Minister, said the move was also seen as potentially boosting rubber demand in the country as well as reducing exports to international markets, thereby shoring up flagging prices of the commodity in the future.

“The drop in rubber prices in the international market is due to the slowdown in world economic growth and the government is very concerned with the situation as it affects the income of smallholders and rubber tappers,” he said in reply to a question from Datuk Joniston Bangkuai (BN-Kiulu) at the state assembly sitting here today.

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Tire Cologne to host international retreading conference

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COLOGNE, Germany — The organizers of The Tire Cologne — the biennial tire industry exposition set to debut in 2018 — have added a one-day “Global Retreading Conference” to the event’s agenda.

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Yokohama Rubber Reports Gains in Sales and Earnings in First Three Quarters of 2017

Company achieves increase of 39.7% in operating income while posting highest-ever net sales for first three quarters

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017 (January to September). Profit attributable to owners of parent increased 96.4% over the same period of the previous year, to 16.7 billion yen, on a 39.7% increase in operating income, to 26.4 billion yen, and a 13.8% increase in net sales, to 466.8 billion yen. The figure for net sales was Yokohama’s highest ever for the first three quarters. 

The strong fiscal performance reflected robust results in Yokohama’s Tires segment. Operating income in that segment rose 14.8%, to 19.0 billion yen, on a 7.3% increase in sales, to 333.1 billion yen. Yokohama achieved the gain in operating profitability despite the adverse effect of upward movement in prices for raw materials. 

In the original equipment market for tires, Yokohama’s sales increased solidly overseas, led by

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Pirelli adopts sustainable NR supply policy

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MILAN — Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has adopted a 12-step sustainable natural rubber supply-chain policy that it considers essential to preserve forests and biodiversity and to allow long-lasting development for local communities and economies.

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Hankook Tire to highlight Laufenn Brand at SEMA 2017

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Hankook Tire announced that the company’s Laufenn brand showcases at 2017 SEMA Show for the third consecutive year during October 31st and November 3rd at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Laufenn brand offers consumers seeking value, quality and style a wide range of quality products to meet a variety of driving conditions. The brand represents both a symbolic and tangible proof point for Hankook Tire’s vision to growth in the global automotive market.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results; Management Updates Guidance

FINDLAY, Ohio- Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) today reported third quarter 2017 net income of $62 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.18, compared with $49 million, or $0.90 per share, last year. The quarter included a $39 million benefit from lower product liability costs. For comparison purposes, the third quarter of 2016 included a non-cash pension settlement charge of $11.5 million related to the lump-sum distribution of benefits offered to certain former employees.

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Global truck tire market to grow 4% to 2027

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Leatherhead, UK – Global truck tire demand is set to show 3.5% year-on-year growth over the next 10 years, according to Smithers Rapra.

In a new market report, the research firm estimates that the value in this market will come in at $107.6 billion this year and then reach $152.4 billion in 2027.

“Volume consumption of all truck tires will increase at a rate of 3.2% per year from 2017–2027, according to the market study. This estimate, it noted, allows…

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Jeff Hughes joins Maxam as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres

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Maxam Tire International has appointed Jeff Hughes as sales director, GOTR (giant off the road) tyres. Reporting directly to Maxam global president, Martin West, Hughes is predominantly responsible for driving and developing the sales and market share of Maxam GOTR tyres in mining and associated segments.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber posts Q3 2017 results

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has reported a net income of US$62 million (diluted earnings per share of $1.18) for the third quarter of 2017, up 26.5 per cent from a year earlier.

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