Raw power

Moore, Miles
February 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;2/22/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that tire and rubber products makers have blamed high raw material costs for price increases. Raw materials such as natural rubber, synthetic polymers and petrochemicals, always major factors in the cost of any finished rubber goods, have been especially crucial in the past year or two. For Continental Tire Americas LLC, market conditions and the actions of competitors are key to pricing decisions, according to Bill Caldwell, vice president of sales and marketing.


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