Category: Feature

Lion Elastomers acquires Firestone’s Texan plant

Chemical manufacturer Lion Elastomers second acquisition will see the takeover of Firestone Polymers’ Orange, US, production site, in a move that complements Lion’s current portfolio and allows expansion of the business. The first purchase of Ashland Elastomers in Port Neches,…

Top Glove launches new green nitrile gloves

International glove manufacturer Top Glove has recently launched its Biogreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves, a flagship green offering amongst its synthetic latex product range. The environmentally-friendly, disposable nitrile gloves are designed to biodegrade in landfills through a natural process, in which…

Tyrexpo Asia 2019 scores another winning edition

Tyrexpo Asia, the region’s most well-attended tyre B2B platform for automotive players in manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retreading and fleet operation, celebrated another win in this year’s edition. On its12th edition, Tyrexpo Asia,  held from 19th to 21st March 2019 at…

Trinseo acquiring Dow’s latex assets in Germany

Plastics, rubber and latex binders solutions provider Trinseo is to acquire US chemical firm Dow Chemical’s latex production facilities and related infrastructure in Rheinmunster, Germany, for EUR40 million, in the form of assumed pension liabilities for transferred employees. The transaction…

Nexen Tire opens new R&D centre in Seoul

South Korean tyre manufacturer Nexen Tire has launched ‘The Nexen UniverCity,’ a building that includes research and business complexes spanning over 57,000-sqm located at the Magok Industrial Complex in western Seoul, South Korea. Nexen invested US$178 million through two years…