Category: Industry News

Lotte Chemical to acquire JSR’s elastomer unit

South Korean advanced materials producer Lotte Chemical is acquiring the Elastomer Division of JSR, a Tokyo-headquartered company that supplies a diverse range of functional materials, synthetic rubbers, thermoplastic elastomers, performance chemicals and others. JSR’s asking price is reportedly up to…

Tyre market gets a bad break in 2020; slow restart seen in Q4 – ETRMA

The European tyre market skids on the impact of the Covid-19 to the economy, according to the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA). The repeated lockdowns, mobility restrictions consequently imposed, and the ensuing economic crisis with the closure of…

Biesterfeld gets distribution rights to Denka acrylate rubbers

Hamburg-based distributor of high-performance polymers, technical elastomers, silicone rubber compounds, and additives,  Biesterfeld Performance Rubber is expanding its partnership with the Japanese chemical company, Denka by taking over the distribution of Denka ER acrylate rubbers. The new agreement covers all of Europe (with…