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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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Omsk Carbon Group: stable business for any geographic location

January 18, 2023

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Hose plant in China

JAPAN-based Yokohama Rubber will construct a plant specialising in the production of highpressure hydraulic hoses in Hangzhou Construction is expected to start this year and the plant will start-up with a volume of 400,000 m/month in 2013. Yokohama Rubber is…

CR imports restricted in China

THE Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) says it will continue to impose anti-dumping measures on chloroprene rubber imported from Japan, the US and the European Union for another five years. It imposed duties ranging from 2% to 151% on imported…

ColorMatrix buys LSR specialist

US-based additive, colourant and dosing equipment supplier ColorMatrix has bought Gayson Silicone Dispersions, a dispersion specialist in high consistency rubber (HCR), liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and room temperature vulcanisation (RTV) silicone. It caters to automotive/aerospace parts,airbag coatings, healthcare, cosmetics, household…

Sartomer to market liquid coagents

Speciality chemicals manufacturer Sartomer will resume direct sales and distribution of its SR, CN and Saret liquid rubber coagents. The US company produced and marketed liquid rubber coagents until 2009 when Cray Valley took over as a distributor. Cray Valley…

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…