NEP believes Minnesota Rubber is in good hands with KKR

MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has sold Minnesota Rubber & Plastics to KKR, a private equity firm that NEP believes will continue to invest in growing the rubber and plastics manufacturer.

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Continental completes NVH footprint with Cooper Standard deal

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NOVI, Mich.—Certain opportunities are just too perfect to pass up.

Continental A.G.’s Vibration Control business, which produces anti-vibration parts like engine mounts for the automotive industry, has a strong global presence, with 10 manufacturing plants mostly concentrated in Europe. But it needed to enhance its presence in North America.

Cooper Standard Automotive Inc.’s Anti-Vibration Systems business makes similar parts, but its strength is in the U.S. and Canada, with one site in France and two in India through a joint venture.

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Conti opens €30m hose plant in China

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Qingdao, China – ContiTech AG has relocated its hose production plant in Qingdao to a new facility in Qingdao Sin-German Ecopark, on the east coast of Shandong province..

The RMB240-million (€30 million) plant covers an area of 84,000 sqm and manufactures “high-quality” hose products and mobile fluid system solutions for the Chinese automotive industry, the company announced 18 Oct.

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Megadyne to merge with Ammeraal, creating belting juggernaut

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ZUG, Switzerland—Partners Group, a private equity firm based in Zug, has completed its acquisition of Megadyne and intends to merge it with Ammeraal Beltech to create a broad-spectrum service provider for the belting industry.

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Commerce rules against China, Thailand in rubber band duty case

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied antidumping duties of 5.86 percent against most rubber band imports from Thailand.

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Rousing start to International Rubber Glove Conference

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The 9th edition of the International Rubber Glove Conference, the world’s biggest glove event, got off to a grand opening with the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad assuring the Malaysian glove industry all support to scale further heights and make more profits.

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ContiTech opens 3D blow moulding plant in China

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Changshu, China – ContiTech AG has expanded its footprint in China with the opening of a production plant for 3D blow mould hoses in Changshu.

The company announced 28 Aug that the RMB 70 million (€10 million) production unit will supply hoses for high-performance turbochargers for automotive OEMs.

The hoses, ContiTech confirmed to ERJ, will be made of thermoplastic elastomers, expanding the company’s products and solutions portfolio within the Chinese automotive industry.

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Unique Fabricating, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Unique Fabricating, Inc. (“Unique” or the “Company”)(NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2018.

 

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North West Rubber to open Manufacturing Facility in Houston, Texas in 2019

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2018 /CNW/ – North West Rubber Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of recycled rubber solutions in North America, is pleased to announce that it will be opening a recycled rubber mat manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas in 2019.

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Tudertechnica spending $8 million to expand plant

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MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – Specialty hose manufacturer Tubigomma Deregibus is spending $8 million to add 40,000 square feet to its Padua, Italy, factory, a project that will include a clean room for silicone hose.

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