Speciality chemicals supplier Solutia has reorganised its rubber chemicals portfolio and reaffirmed its commitment to high-value rubber chemicals, including Santoflex antidegradants and Crystex insoluble.
German speciality chemical company Lanxess will locate another of its rubber plants in Singapore’s Jurong Island, where it is also building a facility for its butyl rubber
Analysts are still bullish on rubber glove stocks and consider them low risk despite the increase in electricity and natural gas tariffs.
THE Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) refutes a call by a consumer group for a ban on natural rubber latex medical gloves. The petition filed Public Citizen to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declares gloves pose a danger…
Only 15 percent of drivers check their tire-inflation pressure properly, and 62 percent didn’t know where to find the correct tire inflation pressure for their vehicle, according to the survey of 1,000 drivers conducted by FrederickPolls L.L.C.
The German company is looking to have an over-proportional growth in China and has expanded its presence to 18 production locations and 15 sales offices, representing a workforce of 14,000 in the country
Lanxess is paying EUR310 million for the elastomer business of the Dutch company DSM that produces EPDM under the brand name Keltan. DSM Elastomers operates a 160,000-tonnes/year EPDM facility in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands,and a 40,000-tonnes/year facility in Triunfo, Brazil.
The global market for nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is projected to exceed 645,000 tonnes by the year 2017, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts. The US company’s other report on chloroprene rubber (CR) also predicts growth with the market forecast to reach 445,000 tonnes by the year 2017.
GERMAN chemicals conglomerate Evonik will sell its carbon black unit to US financial investor Rhone Capital, in line with its step to ready itself for a public flotation within the next 15 months. The transaction is valued at over US$1.3…
WITH the objective of supporting low rolling resistant tyres, KraussMaffei Berstorff has extended its Multiplex extrusion line tyre components by adding the new QuintoPlex line with five extruders. Tyre producers can thus, include additional conductive compounds or other components into…