Carbon black chaos

Pending EPA regulations may tax availability of crucial tire material

When you think about the truck tire manufacturing process, the component most often thought of comes from small farms in Southeast Asia.  Natural rubber is well known to everyone in the trucking business after supply issues caused the price to skyrocket from $1.48/lb. in July 2010 to a record high of $2.80/lb. in February 2011.  This led to an unprecedented flurry of price increases as manufacturers attempted to offset rising raw material costs.  With prices currently under $1

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