News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

October 4, 2013

Bridgestone announces new PC tire plant in Turkey

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 12:44 pm

On October 4, Bridgestone Corporation announced that its Turkish subsidiary, Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Brisa), had reached an agreement with Aksaray Province Organized Industrial Zone to build a new passenger car radial tire plant. The new plant is scheduled to begin operation in January of 2018, and production capacity at the plant is expected to reach approximately 13,000 tires a day by the second half of 2022. The total investment related to the new plant is estimated to be ¥28.0 billion ($290M).

Here is the press release.

Azelis to distribute Phillips Carbon Black product line in Europe

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 11:31 am

Antwerp-based specialty chemical distributor Azelis has announced a new agreement whereby it will distribute the Orient and Royale brands of carbon black from Phillips Carbon Black in Western Europe beginning in October 2013. Phillips is India’s largest carbon black producer and the sixth largest worldwide, with four plants and nearly 500 KT of annual capacity. PCBL’s products have already been available in Europe but this agreement transfers distribution to Azelis. The agreement includes grades for the rubber industry, plastics (pipes, films, fibers), printing inks and coatings, and conductive materials.

Tire Rubber Recycling Forum coming to Brussels

Filed under: Conferences, General, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 11:16 am

European Rubber Journal is hosting the Tire Rubber Recycling Forum to be held in Brussels from November 19-20, 2013. The conference will address the issues relating to the ‘end of life’ and disposal of rubber and tires, including the viewpoints of trade associations, academic bodies, government agencies, tire manufacturers, tire recyclers, tire suppliers, and researchers.

The Tire Rubber Recycling Forum themes include:
– Responsible recycling schemes
– Technical innovations in the recycling of rubber
– Recycled rubber products : sports surfaces/asphalt/blended products
– End of waste

Here is the conference program (PDF).

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