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Synthetic Rubber: Medical care improved with silicones

Silicones, owing to their unique qualities, enhance the efficiency of advanced medical technologies...

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Malaysian gloves makers ready to meet demand amid nCoV spread; donates gloves to Wuhan

(UPDATED) - The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA), which comprised of Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers and associated ...

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Green Rubber: Tyre makers rally for sustainable “white gold” material

Tyre makers are affirming their commitment to sustainable natural rubber sourcing while helping weed out unethical and environmentally unsound practices ...

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Silicones: Injecting innovations to advance opportunities in LSR

Leading global LSR solution providers are driving the billion-dollar medical devices and automotive markets with new innovations and technologies, with ...

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Technology/Machinery at K2019

German speciality chemicals firm Lanxess’s Rhein Chemie business unit will be showcasing new masterbatches from the Rhenogran product series. Aramid ...

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Latex: Asian rubber industry beats the odds

The world needs rubber and the region’s largest natural rubber producers, currently encumbered in price volatility and production deficiencies, are ...

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New SSBR line in Germany

US company Styron recently held a groundbreaking for its 50,000 tonnes/year SSBR (solution styrene butadiene rubber) production line at its Schkopau facility in Germany. The new production train will be built alongside existing trains and is expected to be fully…

New process for carbon black plant

Sabic and US-based ExxonMobil Corporation’s 50:50 joint venture partner, Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya), will utilise Continental Carbon’s technology to construct a new greenfield carbon black plant at Kemya’s petrochemical complex at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. US-based Continental Carbon will also market…

Momentive to go public

Silicones and speciality chemicals producer Momentive Performance Materials is planning to launch an IPO. The company’s sales last year were US$2.6 billion and it had a growth of 24%. Momentive is the former GE Silicones operations. (PRA)

Ford taps on dandelions for rubber

DANDELIONS may be considered as weeds but Ford Motor and Ohio State University (OSU) are looking at the plant in a new way by researching its potential use as a sustainable resource for rubber. A milky-white substance that seeps from…

Asia to benefit from new tyre technology

MICHELIN has developed a self-sealing inner-liner technology, which it says will become standard on all its tyres. Besides making a tyre puncture-resistant, the French company believes the innovation has the potential to do away with the need to carry a…

More Baypren and EPDM for Lanxess

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.

Lanxess in talks about acquiring Taminco

LEVERKUSEN, Germany – Lanxess is in talks to buy Belgian chemicals group Taminco NV from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for about EUR 1 billion or $1.4 billion, the Financial Times Deutschland reported. The acquisition would reportedly be the…

Growth aided by market demand

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.