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DRT will highlight its new range of terpene phenolic resins at the Tire Technology Expo 2018. After the recent alliance with the Indian company Mangalam Organics Limited, the French manufacturer of plant-based resins has expanded its product portfolio dedicated to the tyre industry with these new products.

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Trinseo will highlight its new S-SBR grades that address a diverse set of market needs – balancing energy efficiency with good processability – at the Tire Technology Expo 2018. In addition, the company announced that it will give an update on its new S-SBR pilot plant and the capacity expansion at the manufacturing plant in Schkopau, Germany.

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Arlanxeo has developed a rubber compound that can be used to seal tyres. According to the company, this solution for so-called self-sealing tyres can replace the spare wheel and also presents an alternative to a repair kit or run-flat tyre.

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The Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (Ethydco) is preparing to submit an international tender for general contractors next month for the implementation of the polybutadiene industrial rubber plant.

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Arkema said it plans to invest several tens of millions of euros to increase its capacity for Rilsamid polyamide 12 (PA12) polymers at its Changshu site in China.

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The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) announced that natural rubber was included in the European Commission’s (EC) 2017 Critical Raw Material List.

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The Boge Rubber & Plastics Group has been nominated on a large scale by Daimler for a global vehicle platform.

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The Swedish chemical company Perstorp Specialty Chemicals AB announced that 15 employees will be given notice of redundancy.

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Lanxess will highlight its tyre manufacturing solutions at the Tire Technology Expo 2018 (Source: Lanxess)

Lanxess will present its portfolio of Rhenodiv release agents, Rhenomark tyre marking paints, Rhenoshape tyre vulcanisation bladders, Rhenogran aramid-fibre masterbatches, and rubber additives at the Tire Technology Expo 2018.

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Kraton Corporation announced that it will increase its production capacity for Sylvatraxx tread enhancement additives for the tyre industry. The expansion will result in a 20 % increase in production at the company's Niort plant in France and is scheduled to be complete in Q4-2018.

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