Global and China Natural Rubber Industry Report, 2019-2025

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In 2018, global natural rubber industry continued remained at low ebb, as a result of economic fundamentals. Global natural rubber price presented a choppy downtrend and repeatedly hit a record low in recent two years, in spite of an uptick in the…

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Forestry equipment tire market analysis

PMR delivers key insights on the global forestry equipment tire market in its latest research report, Forestry Equipment Tires Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 – 2017 and Forecast 2018 – 2028.

On the basis of insights and findings in the report, the long-term stance for the global forestry equipment tire market is expected to be positive with an estimated value CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.

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LSR resin shortages emerge as demand for silicone grows

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EXTON, Pa.—Liquid silicone rubber, used in automotive, medical and other markets, is growing so quickly that molders are experiencing resin shortages, according to Rick Ziebell, vice president of technology for R.D. Abbott Co. Inc.

Ziebell, the first speaker at an April 9-11 open house at Boy Machine Inc. in Exton, called the shortages “the elephant in the room.”

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Cooper raises prices on truck tires to compensate for import duties

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FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has raised prices on its Cooper- and Roadmaster-brand truck tires to compensate for the elevated import duties levied by the U.S. government on truck tires from China.

The increases were effective after the start of the second quarter. Cooper declined to disclose the scale of the increase. Cooper/Roadmaster dealers contacted by Tire Business described it as a price “adjustment.”

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More millennials are hitting the road in trailers, RVs

Whether it’s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz traveling across the country in “The Long, Long Trailer” or Iggy Pop spending time at home with Mom and Dad, Americans love their campers.

Now the iconic symbol of middle-class success is gaining ground with a new audience: Millennials, who not only are traveling the country in them but renting the wheeled living quarters through Airbnb.

According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, RV shipments saw their second-best year in 2018, with 483,672 units. Shipments were down only 4.1% from 2017’s record-setting year of 504,600 units.

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Tire Cord Fabrics Market Worth $6.4 Billion by 2023 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

CHICAGO, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report “Tire Cord Fabrics Market by Material (Nylon, Polyester, Rayon, Aramid, Polyethylene Napthalate), Tire Type (Radial Tire, Bias Tire), Application (OEM, Replacement), Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars,…

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Tire Category Accounts For Largest Portion Of Automotive Sales Online, Says NPD

Online dollar sales of tires grew by 34% in the 12 months ending December 2018, according to The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking. The tire category alone outpaced e-commerce growth for the total market of automotive products, which was up 28 percent for the year.

“Historically, selling tires online was challenging because consumers had to then find somewhere to have them installed. Today, companies are finding creative ways to have tires reach consumers,” said Nathan Shipley, executive director and automotive industry analyst, The NPD Group. …

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Global Automotive Aftermarket Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical Products, Electrical Products, Electronic Products, Exterior & Structural Products, Motor Oil, Fluids & Additives, and Appearance Chemicals.

Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p04778726/?utm_source=PRN 

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, CanadaJapanEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa, and Latin America.  Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. 

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Rubber machinery makers robust under pressure

London – Given the market pressures that emerged during the year – international trade disputes, a cool-down in some tire markets and Brexit among them – the international tire & rubber machinery sector delivered quite a robust performance in 2018.

Figures from the 39 companies that completed the survey both this year and last year, show a sales total of $4,077.2 million, just 0.8% lower than a year ago.

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Nokian on schedule to start production in early 2020 at U.S. plant

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DAYTON, Tenn. — Eighteen months after breaking ground on its first North American tire facility, Nokian Tyres P.L.C. is on schedule to begin producing tires commercially by early 2020.

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