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Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tire at joint venture plant

  12/3/2019 - Findlay, OH - Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. recently celebrated production of a first tire at ACTR, their joint venture (JV) facility located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cooper owns 35 percent of ACTR, which will produce truck and bus radial (TBR) tires for global markets. The ceremonial first tire was the centerpiece of a special event held at the facility on November 18 to celebrate construction of the plant. The plant is expected to be operational and producing tires on a commercial level by early 2020. At full capacity, production is expected to be approximately 2 million tires annually. “Cooperation between Cooper and Sailun has been outstanding, and we thank our partner Sailun for working so closely with us over the past several months to construct this facility,” said Brad Hughes, Cooper president and chief executive officer. “This is another important step in Cooper’s strategy to expand and diversify our TBR production globally, giving us additional capacity to supply quality Roadmaster TBR tires to customers worldwide.” Zhongxue Yuan, chairman and president of Sailun Group Co. Ltd., said, “ACTR is a highly modern tire production facility with the latest technologies to drive quality and efficiency. We thank Cooper and all of those involved in the construction of the facility for their excellent support and cooperation. We look forward to many years of successful operation together with Cooper at ACTR.”

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are factory standard on Subaru S209 - click to expand

Wacker launches two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters - click to expand

Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies - click to expand

Bridgestone plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park in Kodaira, Japan - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4 percent - click to expand

Friday, December 6, 2019

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers elevates Steve Samluk and Dr. Krishna Venkataswamy to key executive roles - click to expand

Yokohama Tire's 712L long haul drive tire now meets severe snow service standard - click to expand

Trinseo elects Beach Lin and Tomkins to its board of directors - click to expand

Thursday, December 5, 2019

U.S. Silica announces price increase on industrial and specialty products - click to expand

Goodyear begins intelligent tire pilot program with European fleets - click to expand

IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leader Dr. Gary Marsh - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Continental launches agriculture tire app for end customers and dealers - click to expand

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

USTMA urges nationwide action to grow and develop sustainable, circular scrap tire market - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2 percent through 2027 - click to expand

International Rubber Study Group issues call for papers for rubber-related economic research - click to expand

ARPM to serve as U.S. technical advisor to ISO TC 45/SC 1 - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS announces 2020 training course schedule - click to expand

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tire at joint venture plant - click to expand

Trelleborg finalizes acquisition of U.S.-based Tritec Seal - click to expand

Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire the TPU business of AdvanSource Biomaterials - click to expand

Evonik focuses on additives for plastics and rubber recycling - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Apollo Tyres enters Saudi Arabia through cooperation with Al-Jomaih Tyres - click to expand

Monday, December 2, 2019

Birla Carbon and CHASM Advanced Materials enter joint development agreement to develop Nanotube Enhanced Carbons - click to expand

Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire now available to replacement market - click to expand

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in China - click to expand

Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group announces Casino Night holiday party - click to expand

Market Reports

Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Specialty hose market forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4% - click to expand

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9% through 2025 - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2% through 2027 - click to expand

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