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    • Bridgestone to expand plants in Poland, Spain

      BRUSSELS — Bridgestone Corp. has launched a $315 million, five-year investment program in Europe to upgrade and expand capacity by roughly 20 percent at tire plants in Poland and Spain.

    • ERTMA: European replacement tire sales down in Q3

      BRUSSELS — Replacement tire sales in Europe were mostly down in the third quarter of 2017 and variable for the first nine months of the year, according to the latest figures from the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association.

    • SR industry struggling with oversupply

      AKRON — The global synthetic rubber market is one where overly optimistic expectations have put the sector in a difficult position. When things were good, producers put in too much capacity — particularly in China and elsewhere in the ...

    • Toyo unveils 'noair' non-pneumatic concept

      HYOGO, Japan — Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has unveiled a version of a non-pneumatic tire, dubbed "noair," that it indicated could be a prelude to a commercially viable product.

    • Production starts at Giti U.S. plant

      RICHBURG, S.C. — Giti Tire Group has initiated production at its $560 million Richburg tire plant, making Singapore-headquartered Giti the 16th global tire maker with U.S.-based manufacturing capacity.

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