Bridgestone, Cooper raising aftermarket P/LT tire prices Oct. 1 in U.S.

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AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan to increase replacement market prices Oct. 1 on passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S.

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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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Wacky World of Rubber: Santa Anna’s tie to chewing gum

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This week’s Wacky World of Rubber blog will give you a little bit of history that you may not be acquainted with. While many know that rubber is the basis for chewing gum, far fewer likely are aware of the role Santa Anna played in the formation of the chewing gum industry.

There is a good chance you know Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna—his formal name—as the long-time leader of Mexico (he served 11 terms as president). He was the general whose forces killed 189 at the Battle for the Alamo in 1836.

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NHL Aims to Debut ‘Smart Puck’ Tech in 2019

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NHL’s “smart puck” technology will allow it to track movement on the ice at 200 times a second (via NHL) Stay on target UK Launches Space Strategy to Fend Off ‘Intensifying Threats’ 10 Movies that Helped Create Real Technology I enjoy a good hockey game: the screaming crowds, the player fights, the overpriced food and merchandise. But I’ll admit to sometimes losing sight of the action.

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Vystar Acquires Assets of NHS Holdings

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WORCESTER, Mass., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vystar Corporation (OTCPink:VYST) has acquired the assets of NHS Holdings, LLC (NHS) executing on the first part of the company’s vision to move into direct product offerings made from Vytex® latex.  NHS was the exclusive U.S. distributor of Vystar’s Vytex® natural rubber latex foam to manufacturers for use in over 200 home furnishings products, including mattresses, toppers

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Michelin to Acquire Fenner in Cash Deal

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The Michelin Group announced that it intends to acquire Fenner PLC, a manufacturer of conveyor belt solutions and reinforced polymer products for the mining and industrial markets.

Headquartered in Hessle, United Kingdom, Fenner has two divisions: an engineered conveyor solutions division (ECS), which is the second largest producer of heavy conveyor belts and a player in the heavy and complex conveyor belt solution market; and an advanced engineered product (AEP) division, responsible for polymer-engineered products. Fenner identifies, designs and manufactures polymer products for niche markets around the world. Its total annual revenues amounted to £655 million ($9.16 million).

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Pirelli Creates $1,525 Hand-Crafted Skis with Italian manufacturer

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Everyone knows the iconic Pirelli logo in the tire industry, but recently, the tiremaker debuted a limited-edition product in the winter sports market.

The tiremaker’s engineers partnered with Blossom Skis, a small Italian manufacturer of alpine sports equipment, to create limited-edition skis, which feature a layer of vibration-damping rubber inserted by the tiremaker.

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Watch a blob of rubber turn into a basketball

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CNNMoney takes you to a factory in Jalandhar, India to see how basketballs are made from a giant piece of rubber, and then shot at an iron plate at 25 mph.


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Brunei: Reconsider rubber tax

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THE Brunei Government has introduced a tax on rubber-related products. It was not explained why it needed to do this.

The products include stationery items like erasers, rubber bands etc. The tax will be between three to five per cent. This will burden the schools and the students. In these hard times we shouldn’t be burdening the families by making basic school necessities costly, especially for the low income families.

At present companies selling stationery items from Miri are active in Brunei and have taken a huge share of the stationery market. This has badly affected local businesses selling stationary items.

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