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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Tyres: Moving closer to an air-free tyres future

In response to a rising trend for safe and environmentally friendly transportation, more tyre makers are jumping on board the ...

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Smarter way to process rubber with ECO range from Barwell

Rubber processing machinery maker Barwell Global Ltd has recently introduced the next generation of Barwell Preformers. The ECO-NXrange of Industry ...

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Safic-Alcan buys Brazilian rubber distributor

Safic-Alcan, a major distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has acquired 100% of Proquimil Produtos Químicos, a Brazilian chemical distributor specialising in rubber and plastic polymers and additives. The integration will be led by Luiz Maranho, a seasoned Brazilian…

Serbian petchem firm HIP acquired by Russia’s NIS

The acquisition of Serbian petrochemical company HIP-Petrohemija LLC Pancevo by Serbia’s Gazprom-owned Naftna Industrija Srbije has been approved by the European Commission, said the EC. HIP-Petrohemija LLC (HIPP) is a petrochemical company active in producing and distributing products such as…