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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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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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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.

New extruder supports eco-tyres

WITH the objective of supporting low rolling resistant tyres, KraussMaffei Berstorff has extended its Multiplex extrusion line tyre components by adding the new QuintoPlex line with five extruders. Tyre producers can thus, include additional conductive compounds or other components into…

Too much reclaim in tyres creates furore

Kumho, which has a capacity of 30 million tyres/year at its factories in Tianjin, Nanjing and Changchun, provides tyres to 35 car models produced by major OEMs including GM, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen and homegrown brands like Great Wall Motor and Hafei.

Tyre sector comes out tops

The OE and replacement tyre markets are expected to push the market along with OE passenger car tyre sales to grow from 290 million units in 2010 to 400 million units by 2020, while replacement car tyre sales will grow from 760 million units in 2010 to 1.2 billion units by 2020.

Michelin on track in China

FRENCH tyre maker Michelin will set up a joint venture company with Double Coin Holdings and Shanghai Huayi to produce and market Warrior brand passenger car and light truck tyres for the Chinese market. Michelin will own 40% of the…

Goodyear’s groundbreaking

American Goodyear Tire & Rubber has broken ground on its new global headquarters complex in Akron, US. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2013 and involves the relocation of 2,000 staff. The new building will serve as…