Category: Industry News

NBR in growth mode

From automotive, aerospace to industrial and consumer goods, nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) will enjoy limitless uses from these applications, says Global Industry Analysts (GIA) in its latest report. Demand for NBR is closely tied to strong GDP growth, which is…

Zeon sees HNBR increase

Another company that is seeing increasing demand for HNBR is Zeon Chemicals, which is planning to expand capacity for its Zetpol HNBR by 25% at its American plant to come on stream by 2012. The company had previously expanded its…

Silicones balance healthcare needs of patients

Tailor-made solutions Bluestar Silicones has launched a customised approach to the manufacture of antimicrobial silicone products that offers OEMs and processors tailored material solutions to meet specific healthcare application needs. Unlike competitive offerings that are “one size fits all,” Bluestar…

Japanese push for NR in Asia

Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will help Vietnam to improve the country’s rubber industry with a plan to replace synthetic rubber, which is made from fossil fuels, with natural rubber (NR). The five-year US$3.9 million project involves the Vietnamese government…