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December 18, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical France, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, has confirmed that it plans to close the regular butyl rubber unit at the company's Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ExxonMobil-Chemical-to-close-butyl-rubber-unit-in-France_66289.html
December 2, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Lion; Geismar, LA) has completed the acquisition of Ashland’s elastomers business, which was announced in early October. The business, which is based at Port Neches, TX, will be renamed Lion Elastomers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lion-Copolymer-completes-Ashland-elastomers-acquisition_65761.html
November 27, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petchems player, has developed new grades of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and will likely make these new products at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-to-commercialize-new-grades-of-solution-styrene-butadiene-rubber_65712.html
October 9, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has agreed to buy Ashland's styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) elastomers business. The terms of the deal, which is expected to close by December 31, were not disclosed. "This decision fits Ashland's well-established strategy of divesting non-core assets and reinvesting in higher-margin, specialty chemical businesses where we see attractive growth opportunities," says James J. O'Brien, Ashland chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lion-Copolymer-to-acquire-Ashlands-SBR-elastomers-business_64367.html
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/China-allows-expiry-of-antidumping-duties-on-SBR-from-Russia-Japan-Korea_63676.html
August 6, 2014
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) reports a second-quarter net loss of $45 million, down from a loss of $28 million in the year-ago period. Revenues declined 2% year-over-year (YOY) to $1.3 billion. Adjusted earnings of 28 cts/share were shy of the analysts’ consensus estimate of 31 cts/share, as compiled by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Trinseo-reports-second-quarter-loss-of-$45-million_63038.html
July 3, 2014
Synthos (Oświęcim, Poland) will invest 631.2 million zloty ($207.6 million) across three petrochemical projects at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Krakow, Poland, the SEZ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Synthos-announces-three-petchem-projects-at-Krakow_62239.html
April 29, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has completed an engineering study for the addition of an ethylene propylene diene monomer production line at its facility at Geismar. The company says it is also considering how to strengthen its raw materials position, including shared investment in a new ethane cracker....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lion-Copolymer-plans-US-EPDM-expansion-considers-share-of-ethane-cracker_60677.html
April 25, 2014
Lanxess is restarting its butyl rubber plant at Zwijndrecht, Belgium, after trade union–represented production employees agreed to accept the terms of a new two-year collective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Labor-agreement-ends-strike-at-Lanxesss-butyl-rubber-plant-in-Belgium_60600.html
April 9, 2014
Saipem (Milan) has been awarded an onshore engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an expansion of synthetic rubber capacity at the Versalis (Milan) complex at Ferrara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Saipem-awarded-EPC-contract-to-expand-Versaliss-EPDM-production-in-Italy_60209.html
April 9, 2014
Styron says that it plans to convert its nickel butadiene rubber (Ni-BR) production plant at Schkopau, Germany, to neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR). The company says that the Nd-BR...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Styron-to-convert-Ni-BR-rubber-production-line-at-Schkopau_60205.html
March 12, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, reports net income for the 2013 fourth quarter of $10.6 million, up from a loss of $507,000 in the year-ago period. Adjusted Ebitda more than doubled, to $109 million, the result of improved styrene production margins and an additional $10 million in 2013 dividends from the Americas Styrenics joint venture....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/TrinseoStyron-swings-to-profit_59475.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow), Oil Techno (Yerevan, Armenia), and tire manufacturer Pirelli have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint R&D related to synthetic rubber, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Rosneft-Pirelli-sign-deal-for-rubber-R-and-D-partnership-in-Armenia_57682.html
December 11, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zeon Corp. (Tokyo) and Mitsui & Co. for the development of an integrated world-scale butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Qatar-Petroleum-signs-agreement-for-Ras-Laffan-butadiene-elastomer-project_57269.html
December 10, 2013
Michelin and sugar producer Tereos (Lille, France) have signed an agreement to pool their respective skills and capabilities with the goal of jointly developing innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Michelin-and-French-sugar-ethanol-producer-partner-in-biobased-butadiene-project_57244.html
December 5, 2013
Lion Copolymer (Baton Rouge, LA) will temporarily shut down its synthetic rubber plant at Baton Rouge, according to local media reports. The length of the closure is still to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reports-Lion-Copolymer-to-shut-rubber-facility-at-Baton-Rouge-temporarily_57098.html
December 2, 2013
India's first styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant, at Panipat, was inaugurated on 29 November by the country's minister of petroleum, natural gas, and textiles, Panabakka Lakshmi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Indias-first-SBR-production-plant-inaugurated_57019.html
November 21, 2013
MOL (Budapest) has reached an agreement with JSR Corp. (Tokyo) to establish a joint venture that will manufacture solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/MOL-JSR-form-S-SBR-venture-in-Hungary_56855.html
October 31, 2013
Lanxess has extended a long-term agreement with Nova Chemicals to supply crude C4 as raw material for Lanxess’s North American production assets. Financial details have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-extends-North-America-C4-supply-agreement-with-Nova-Chemicals_56345.html
October 4, 2013
At its Triunfo, Brazil, site, Lanxess has delayed replacing its emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) technology with that for solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Report-Lanxess-delays-converting-E-SBR-tech-to-S-SBR-tech-at-Triunfo_55647.html
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