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Continental debuts a new production hall in Czech Republic

September 20, 2018
Continental debuts a new production hall in Czech Republic

Continental recently inaugurated their new production hall of their molds and container manufacturer A-Z Formen- und Maschinenbau GmbH (AZ) in Horsovsky Tyn. Guests from local authorities, Vaclav Mothejzík – Mayor of Horsovsky Tyn, Josef Bernard– Regional Council President, Jan Latka…

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Evonik to expand hydrophobic fumed silica capacities

September 17, 2018
Evonik to expand hydrophobic fumed silica capacities

Germany’s Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million euro range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic…

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Hexpol acquires Kirkland Rubber for US$46m

September 14, 2018
Hexpol acquires Kirkland Rubber for US$46m

Hexpol has recently acquired of the business of Kirkhill Rubber from the founder Edward Reker, his family and co-owners. Kirkhill as a company with experience in aerospace, automotive, medical, and other demanding industry segments, had started expanding into silicone and…

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Trelleborg opens a new sealing centre in Germany

September 14, 2018
Trelleborg opens a new sealing centre in Germany

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has celebrated the inauguration of its newly constructed Innovation Centre in Stuttgart, Germany. The centre would host the business’s global headquarters, its German headquarters and various global support departments, as well as a significantly extended R&D area…

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Momentive acquired by KCC consortium for US$3 bn

September 14, 2018
Momentive acquired by KCC consortium for US$3 bn

US-based silicones company Momentive Performance Materials is to be acquired by a consortium led by South Korean building materials firm KCC Corporation, private equity fund SJL Partners, and semi-conductor equipment maker Wonik QnC Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately…

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Dow to spur investments in silicones globally; to add on capacity for products/intermediates

September 13, 2018
Dow to spur investments in silicones globally; to add on capacity for products/intermediates

US-headquartered chemicals company Dow Chemical says it is investing in new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building,…

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Pirelli withdraws from Venezuela after 28 years

September 13, 2018
Pirelli withdraws from Venezuela after 28 years

Italian tyre maker Pirelli has closed down its car tyre factory in Guacara, Venezuela, and has ceased all activities in the country after 28 years. Previously, the plant had temporarily shut down after the Venezuelan economic reforms. The decision comes as the…

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Bridgestone to expand retail footprint into UK with ETB takeover

September 12, 2018
Bridgestone to expand retail footprint into UK with ETB takeover

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, has taken up 100% shareholding in UK automotive service provider ETB that covers the south-west of Britain. Bridgestone says the acquisition will help strengthen its retail footprint in the UK. Under the…

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IRGCE 2018: Condoms get a sweet upgrade

September 7, 2018
IRGCE 2018: Condoms get a sweet upgrade

They did durians, nasilemak, and now ONE is back – this time with their Teh Tarik (Kurang Manis – less sweet)condoms. The limited edition prophylactics will be launched soon and available online and at outlets like 7-Eleven and MyNEWS in…

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IRGCE 2018: “Zero-accelerant” gloves for sensitive skin

September 7, 2018
IRGCE 2018: “Zero-accelerant” gloves for sensitive skin

Malaysian glove manufacturer Adventa Health has debutedtheir Finessis surgical glove series.No accelerators or binding chemicals are added in the manufacturing process as the glove film is casted as solid film from true solutions without any crosslinking agent required. The process…

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(Last Updated: 17 Oct 2018)

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