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...New Tire Laws Will Spur Demand for High-Performance Rubber

5:56 AM MDT | April 6, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz in Düsseldorf

Breuers: Above-average growth in Asia. Mandatory labeling of tires, which is being introduced worldwide, will spur big increases in demand for Lanxess’s high-performance grades of synthetic rubber for “green tires,” the company says. Green tires are more fuel efficient and durable, and safer than standard tires. Lanxess, the leading producer of synthetic rubber, says it is also the biggest supplier of high-tech rubbers to the tire industry. Half of the company’s rubber sales are to tire manufacturers. Lanxess estimates that demand for...

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