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Satisfaction with original equipment tires helps automakers keep owners loyal, J.D. Power finds

3/26/2019 - Costa Mesa, CA - Overall customer satisfaction with original equipment tires affects tire brand loyalty, but also vehicle brand loyalty, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study. The annual study measures tire owner satisfaction in four key areas (in order of importance): tire wear; tire ride; tire appearance; and tire traction/handling. Rankings are included for four vehicle segments: luxury; passenger car; performance sport; and truck/utility. Michelin ranks highest in three vehicle segments, scoring 772 in luxury; 756 in passenger car and 730 in truck/utility (out of 1,000). Goodyear ranks highest in performance sport with a score of 753. “There is a big disconnect between consumers’ expectation for the life of their OE tires and their actual experience, which we find not only influences...
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Lubrizol adds capacity to its TPU manufacturing line in Shanghai

3/26/2019 - Cleveland, OH - The Lubrizol Corporation announces a new TPU line in its Songjiang (Shanghai) China plant going into production this month; the second expansion in a year aimed at continuous growth in Asia. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in February as part of the Lantern Festival, which symbolizes unity and perfection in China. This expansion of the Songjiang plant follows the launch last year of a new compounding line. Both expansions are aimed at supporting the company's Engineered Polymers business. Lubrizol has been adding capacity to its global TPU manufacturing footprint in every major region of the world to support the fast growing demand for specialty elastomers. The new line in China will increase capacity for specialty applications by nearly a third. "We value the Asian market as a critical region where we can drive future ...
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Global automotive tire market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 6.3 percent through 2027

3/26/2019 - Valley Cottage, NY - According to Future Market Insights, the global automotive tire market is expected to grow at a robust growth rate during the forecast period, to register a CAGR of 6.3 percent during 2017-2027, and is anticipated to be valued at about $645 billion by the end of 2027. The global automotive tire market is segmented by vehicle type (2/3 wheeler, passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and specialty vehicle), by sales channel (OEM and aftermarket), by tire structure (radial and bias) and region. The passenger cars segment by vehicle type is expected to lead the global market in terms of growth rate and market share. This segment is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR of 6.8 percent throughout the forecast period. Commercial vehicle segment by vehicle type also shows high potential, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.1 per...
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Synthetic latex polymers market projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.41 percent through 2024

3/26/2019 - Dublin, Ireland - The synthetic latex polymers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.41 percent to reach $37.523 billion by 2024, from $27.36 billion in 2018, according to ReasearchandMarkets.com. Rapid industrialization and urbanization across the globe are leading to an increased number of construction activities that are augmenting the demand for paints and coatings and construction adhesives. The market is expected to grow at a steady pace owing to the growing use of these polymers in everyday life. Major industry players profiled as part of the report are The Dow Chemical Company, BASF, Wacker Chemie, The Synthetic Latex Company (Pty.), Omnova Solutions, Trinseo, Arlanxeo and Synthomer....
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Birla Carbon completes 25 years of operation in Hungary

3/26/2019 - Mumbai, India - Birla Carbon completed 25 years of operation in Hungary on March 21. Birla Carbon commemorated the anniversary with a celebration at the plant in northern Hungary. Speaking about this 25-year journey, Dr. Santrupt B. Misra, chief executive officer, Birla Carbon, said, "As the world's leading carbon black producer, we are proud of our 25 years’ presence in Hungary, where we have had the opportunity to be the only carbon black producer in the country and a key supplier to customers in the European region.” He further adds, “Over the years, Birla Carbon has evolved to address the needs of customers and suppliers by being rooted in its purpose – share the strength. Our operation in Hungary is one of our most successful examples of this journey.” Sharing his thoughts at the anniversary celebration, John Davidson, president, Eur...
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Global automotive tire market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 6.3% through 2027

3/22/2019 - Valley Cottage, NY - According to Future Market Insights, the global automotive tire market is expected to grow at a robust growth rate during the forecast period, to register a CAGR of 6.3% during 2017-2027 and is anticipated to be valued at about US$ 645 Bn by 2027 end. The global automotive tire market is segmented by vehicle type (2/3 wheeler, passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and specialty vehicle), by sales channel (OEM and aftermarket), by tire structure (radial and bias) and region. Passenger cars segment by vehicle type is expected to lead the global market in terms of growth rate and market share. This segment is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR of 6.8% throughout the forecast period Commercial vehicle segment by vehicle type, also shows high potential, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the assess... (read more)

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