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21 Dec 2015
China buys 200kt of Thai rubber as talks continue

Sinochem has placed its largest natural rubber order in 2015, under an agreement with the Rubber Authority of Thailand.

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Trelleborg to showcase low friction seal material

An innovative seal material designed to accelerate performance in motorsport.


Michelin launches tire sealant spray

The French company says the sealant is “user-friendly” and is suitable for all car tire sizes up to 245/55 R17.



This week: Tire trade


In a pre-Christmas sale, a speciality tire supplier achieved sales of $5,200 in the first hour. The high-end vehicle tires were sold at €200 each, or (unusually) three for $400. If a total of 32 tires were sold during the 60 minutes, how many tires were sold for $200?


Send your answer and correct ones to appear on 4 Jan.


Brainteaser results


DowDuPont analysis

We’ve now reached the point where the American business world resembles a fantasy sports league. Any company can become part of another company.


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VW investigates

Volkswagen of America has hired attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg to help it resolve claims by owners of diesel vehicles with illegal emissions software.


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People & Skills Tracker

Cabot interim office... EU youth pact... ContiTech.. Provera Pirelli rule… Michelin UK boss… Marangoni new French boss… IISRP awards… Cooper… Orion… Trelleborg… Trinseo…


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ERJ Tire Tracker


Pirelli/CEAT... Michelin... Doublestar JV OK-ed… Michelin MAN… Conti trailer … F1 miss… Apollo ManU… Schrader job cuts… Michelin letdown?… 


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