German speciality chemical fim Lanxess is investing US$7 million in new finishing technology for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at its Texas manufacturing plant.
According to reports, the International Rubber Consortium (IRCO) will advise member countries Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to slow down their natural rubber exports as well as reduce raw rubber sales until prices are at a reasonable level for both sellers and buyers.
German automotive parts supplier ContiTech is expanding production capacity at its headquarters in Hannover-Vahrenwald.
The board has initiated branding of natural rubber for export with 31 exporters having inked an agreement for this and more than 4,000 tonnes of the polymer exported.
Aligned with the high growth transportation and infrastructure megatrend, the global automotive industry is
projected to grow by 5% a year, with growth rates of 10% a year in China and South Asia.
German-based Rhein Chemie is investing EUR10 million in a new facility in Brazil, to manufacture Rhenoshape and Rhenogran
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