Daetwyler and Victrex Polymer Solutions worked together to develop a composite material that combines Victrex’s PEEK-based Aptiv films with NBR and FPM
The global market for silicones is forecast to reach US$17.2 billion by 2017, driven by booming markets of construction, automotive, healthcare and chemical, says a new report from Global Industry Analysts.
The company was set up in 2002 as a producer and exporter of industrial tyres for the material handling industry.
Synthetic rubber and polypropylene (PP) are expected to suffer from short supply as major Japanese automotive makers are set to increase their production between October 2011 and March 2012, according to research firm Platts
Mazhongdu International and Hainan Baisha Industrial are teaming up with a Malaysian firm, Hateg for a rubber production joint venture in Indonesia
Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone will increase the production capacity at two of its Chinese radial passenger tyre plants in Tianjin and Wuxi to meet the demand for tyres in China, which is expected to grow in the medium to long-term.
US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants
in the country using the latest technology from East Asia
With allergy reactions to natural rubber (NR) grades for gloves, global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, Kraton Performance Polymers is pushing its Cariflex isoprene rubber (IR) to the medical industry, especially for surgical gloves. To meet the expected demand, the company has completed a multi-million dollar investment project on its facility in the US.
US company Momentive Performance Materials will expand production capacity for silanes at its facilities in Sistersville, WV, and Termoli, Italy, to meet growing demand from its global market, particularly in China
Having recently acquired Modi Tyres Company Limited (MTCL), Germany-based Continental has set up a new entity, Continental India, and will ramp up its operations significantly in both the replacement and OEM business