News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

January 10, 2018

Notch updates report on Insoluble Sulfur

Filed under: insoluble sulfur — Notch @ 5:33 pm

Notch Consulting has updated its report World Markets for Insoluble Sulfur. The report provides a detailed analysis of the global market for insoluble sulfur, a vulcanizing agent used primarily in radial tires, belting, and hoses. The 51-page report includes 13 tables detailing IS demand by region, market, and grade, as well as pricing, production capacity, expansion projects, annual sales by company, and profiles of leading competitors. Companies profiled in the report include China Sunsine Chemical Holdings; Eastman Chemical; Oriental Carbon & Chemicals Limited; Sennics Co., Inc.; Shanghai Jinghai Chemical; Shikoku Chemicals Corp.; Weifang Jiahong Chemical; and Wuxi Huasheng Rubber Technical. Contact Notch as info @ notchconsulting.com for more info.

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Apollo lays cornerstone for 5th Indian plant

Filed under: Tires — Tags: — Notch @ 10:17 am

Apollo Tyres Ltd. executives and local officials laid the ceremonial foundation stone on January 8 for a $280 million passenger tire plant planned for Chinnapanduru, located in Andhra Pradesh state.

Construction on the plant is expected to start within six months, Apollo said, and manufacturing is slated to start two years after that. The company plans to start with manufacturing passenger tires in this facility, and will later expand to other product as well.

The facility will be located on 200 acres of land that Apollo purchased from the Andhra Pradesh government, and will be about 100 miles west of Chennai, the coastal city where Apollo operates a combined passenger/truck tire plant that it opened in 2010.

The factory will be Apollo’s fifth in India and seventh overall.

Read the full press release here.

Tweel an OE option on Case skid-steer loaders

Filed under: Run-flats — Notch @ 10:03 am

Michelin North America Inc.’s Tweel airless tire/wheel hybrid will be an original equipment option on all Case Construction Equipment skid-steer loader models in 2018.

Case is adding the Michelin 10N16.5 and 12N16.5 X Tweel SSL tires as a factory-approved/supplied option for its skid steers loaders.

The SSL All-Terrain version is designed for off-road working conditions and is suitable for industries such as construction, landscaping and agriculture, according to Michelin.

“The market demand for Michelin X Tweel SSL continues to increase. More and more end-users are searching for solutions that reduce downtime. The Tweel SSL provides the users this solution, without compromising key deliverables including traction, operator comfort and machine productivity,” said Justin Brock, Michelin construction segment marketing manager in North America.

Read the full press release here.

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