Canadian Carbon Resource Recovery’s Binding Injunction Order Against ReOil Sp. z o.o

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Klean Industries Inc (“Klean”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Carbon Resources Recovery GmbH (“CRR”) located in Berlin, Germany has won a Final and Binding Injunction against ReOil Sp. z o.o.

The Binding Injunction Order prohibits ReOil from conducting any commercial transactions, from disclosing, offering and / or bringing to the market any of CRR’s confidential know-how and technical information on thermal treatment of used tyres by pyrolysis consisting of a device using a rotary kiln without CRR´s consent or from carrying out such actions through third parties.

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NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you’ll be baking and knowing you’ll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

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Cooper restarts production in Mexico

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has restarted production in El Salto, Mexico, on a limited basis.

New health and safety measures have been put in place including employee health disclosures, increased cleaning and disinfection, social distancing and physical barriers, and visitor restrictions.

Similar procedures have been put in place at plants in China, the USA and Serbia, which have reopened following temporary closures.

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Bridgestone Now Restarting North America Manufacturing

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is executing the final phase of a restart plan for its manufacturing operations in North America and Latin America, that began the week of May 11.

The company is targeting the end of May for its North American passenger tire plants and all manufacturing facilities in Latin America to resume operations. The ramp-up of these remaining production facilities will bring all Bridgestone Americas manufacturing locations back into operation, the company says.

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Trinseo first quarter sales fall 18%

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo SA’s synthetic rubber (SR) business has reported a double-digit decline in first quarter sales due in part to Covid-19.

Over the three months to end of March, segment’s sales fell 18% to $102 million (€94 million) while earnings (adjusted EBITDA) grew 36% to $15 million.

The company linked the decrease in sales to a volume decline of 8% as customers cancelled solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) orders due to Covid-19 impact.

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Ryder picks Goodyear as tire supplier

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Fleet management company Ryder System has picked Goodyear as its preferred North American tire supplier from January 1, 2021.

The partnership will provide fleets with tires, with Ryder’s 800 service and maintenance locations across the USA and Canada working with Goodyear’s 2,300 locations.

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Yokohama to reopen commercial tire plant in Mississippi

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WEST POINT, Miss. — Yokohama Corp. of North America soon will restart production at its commercial tire plant in West Point.

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New North American trade pact to take effect July 1: USTR – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will take effect on July 1, a month later than initially proposed. In a statement, Lighthizer said both Mexico and Canada had taken measures necessary to comply with their commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaces the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Zochem keeps furnaces lit amidst uncertainty

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BRAMPTON, Ontario—While many companies in non-essential rubber and associated industries have been temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the largest suppliers of zinc oxide in North America, Zochem, continues its operations amidst market uncertainty and concern for the health of its 130 employees.

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Vredestein Debuts Hypertrac, its First Uhp A/S Tire for North America

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Aimed at giving drivers options for whatever weather they face, Vredestein launched its first UHP all-season tire built for the North American market: the Vredestein Hypertrac.

The tire, available to order in 38 sizes, kicks off Vredestein’s portfolio growth in the North American market for 2020, as the tiremaker promises to release a new product every three months. Abhishek Bisht, global head of new markets and channels for Apollo Tyres Ltd., Vredestein’s parent company, said the company set out to create a tire with superior wet performance capabilities in line with market trends and preferences of today’s consumers.

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