Goodyear says new synthetics will cut rubber costs

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CHICAGO, March 28 (Reuters) - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. , the world's largest tire maker, said on Sunday it has developed several new synthetic rubber products that could cut its cost of using natural rubber by 15 percent within three years. "We've been working on these polymers for some time," Joseph Gingo, executive vice president for quality systems and chief technical officer at the Akron, Ohio-based firm, said in a statement. "Recent natural rubber price volatility that has ...

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