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Melksham-based Avon Rubber said as a result of strong trading they expect their half year result to be substantially better than in 2013 and believe the Group’s full year adjusted operating profit will be towards the upper end of current market expectations. 14 April 2014
Cooper Tire Europe has been selected as the official tyre supplier for the Titan Desert by Garmin mountain bike marathon, which begins later this month in Morocco. 10 April 2014
Lanxess plans to mothball two plants involved in the pilot phase of “a highly efficient” method for manufacturing butyl rubber. 7 April 2014
Precision rubber moulding specialist, Metflex, has launched a range of high performance rubbers designed for demanding subsea applications. 24 February 2014
Cooper Tire Europe has signed a sponsorship deal with Barclays Premier League side, Arsenal Football Club, in a multi-year deal that marks “an important milestone” in the brand’s 100 year history. The partnership will begin before the start of the 2014/15 season. 12 February 2014
Germany’s auto parts and tire maker Continental has agreed to acquire Veyance Technologies, a US maker of industrial hoses and conveyor belts, from The Carlyle Group for €1.4bn (£1.2bn). 11 February 2014
Dunlop Motorsport Europe is transferring its tyre production from Erdington, Birmingham, to other plants in its European manufacturing network. The company’s lease on the facility expires on 1 September 2014. 4 February 2014
PRW.com is today launching an e-bulletin containing the features that appear in the magazine every fortnight. 31 January 2014
A massive blaze at Newgen Recycling, a tyre recycler based between Leeds and York, was witnessed by an orbiting Nasa satellite. 20 January 2014
World demand for tyres is forecast to rise 4.3% a year to 2.9 billion units in 2017, according to the ‘World Tires’ study from industry market research firm Freedonia. 20 January 2014
Swedish injection moulder Nolato Group has agreed to sell its subsidiary, Nolato Sunne, to Per Vannesjö Industri. 15 November 2013
Lanxess has revealed a drop of more than a quarter in adjusted earnings for its third quarter, the result of lower prices for its main product including synthetic rubber for tyres. 13 November 2013
Birmingham-based Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has secured a £1.5m government grant to test and develop a next-generation aircraft tyres that will be lighter and more robust. 30 September 2013
Barrier Group has acquired a 49% stake in a North East-based rubber product manufacturing company. 23 September 2013
Firefighters spent the early hours of Saturday tackling a large blaze at a tyre recycling premise on Springvale Road in the Grimethorpe area of Barnsley. 9 September 2013

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