LANXESS launches new ion exchange resin for brine purification

LANXESS has launched the the new Lewatit MDS TP 208 ion exchange resin for brine purification in chlor-alkali electrolysis. Lewatit MDS TP 208 protects highly sensitive electrolysis membranes and its finely dispersed polymer beads reduce the energy input effectively...

ETRMA reports slight fall in tyre sales

Replacement consumer tyre sales declined -3% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). During the quarter, truck tyre replacement registered a 9% growth, continuing last year’s positive trend....

SRI’s Brazil factory comes on stream

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (SRI) began manufacturing tyres for trucks and buses at its Brazil factory on March 1, 2019, following the recent installation of new production equipment. The Brazil factory currently has plans to augment its production capacity to...

Marangoni opens new Ringtread franchise in Chennai

Marangoni GRP Private Limited (MGPL), the JV company active in the commercial vehicle retreading sector in India, has opened a new Full Service RINGTREAD Franchisee at Chennai, India, in collaboration with – Xtramiles – a new entrant into the tyre retreading business....

BKT opens new European Headquarters

Balkrishna Industries Ltd(BKT) opened its rebuilt European headquarters in Seregno, on the northern outskirts of Milan, on April 5, 2019. Arvind Poddar, Chairman and Managing Director of BKT, and his wife Vijaylaxmi Poddar, lighted a lamp to mark the occasion. The new...

India’s widening demand-supply gap in NR hits manufacturing

The widening demand-supply gap in natural rubber in India, coupled with restrictions on import of the commodity, threatens to hit the tyre and non-tyre manufacturing sector badly. The drastic fall in production is particularly worrisome to rubber MSMEs who can hardly...