Carbon black bound for sustainability

Sustainable carbon black made from renewable feedstock is becoming more and more in demand. But for technologies to fully produce ...

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Recycling: Thermoset rubber circular economy

Devulcanising crumb rubber from scrapped tyres to mould new engineered products presents a solution to the huge and ever growing ...

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Silicones: Keeping a good grip on innovation

Silicone elastomers are enabling innovation, and their application promotes the growth of the automotive and healthcare markets.

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RJA: K2022 show highlights

Momentive Performance Materials will have flameretardant, dark grey LSR grades NL6830FR and NL6850FR that meet the UL94-V0 requirements

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Recycling: Finding ways to recycle rubber

In the lead-up to the K trade fair 2022, industry association VDMA provides an interview with Daniela Dingfelder, COO of ...

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Glove Sector: Highs and lows in the endemic stage

As we witness the tail-end of the Covid-19 pandemic, are the glory days of glove sales over, asks Angelica Buan ...

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Tafnet buys Uzbek tyre maker Birinchi

Russian oil company Tatneft has signed an agreement with Uzkimyosanoat and Uzkimyoimpex recently to buy 100% shares of tyre producer Birinchi Rezinotexnika Zavodi (BRZ). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It was reported earlier that an agreement on the…

Arlanxeo launches new BR production line in Brazil

Arlanxeo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, has opened a new 65 kilotonne/year polybutadiene (BR) production line in Brazil, typically used in tyre and other rubber compounds. The new production line supplements Arlanxeo’s existing production capacity in Brazil, and reinforces our commitment…