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June 25, 2015
The compounding business of Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden) will install a rubber compounding line at Querétaro, Mexico. The new line follows the commissioning of a second mixing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Hexpol-expands-rubber-compounding-capacity-in-Mexico_71608.html
May 1, 2015
A team of researchers from Münster University (Münster, Germany) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME (Aachen, Germany) Münster...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Researchers-identify-components-for-formation-of-rubber-in-dandelions_69980.html
April 30, 2015
Kraton Performance Polymers reports a first-quarter net loss of $9.5 million, down from a net loss of $7.9 million in the year-ago period. Revenue fell 16% year-over-year (YOY) to $261.4 million. Adjusted earnings more than doubled YOY, to $49.2 million, or 76 cents/share, versus 33 cts/share in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Kraton-reports-first-quarter-earnings-gains-on-butadiene-costs-net-loss-widens_69979.html
April 28, 2015
Repsol (Madrid) and Grupo Kuo (Mexico City) have agreed to extend their 50-50 elastomers joint venture, Dynasol (Madrid), in which they have been partners since 1999. The jv will now...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Repsol-Grupo-Kuo-extend-Dynasol-JV-to-focus-on-synthetic-rubber-market_69887.html
April 17, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) says that it has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Freudenberg-NOK-develops-biobased-rubber-compound_69570.html
April 2, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in February sank from January’s levels, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan says. The country imported 4,809 m.t. of styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Japan-imported-less-synthetic-rubber-in-February_69116.html
March 6, 2015
Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in January 2015 were higher versus December 2014, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan said today.   Overall imports of solid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Japans-synthetic-rubber-imports-rise-in-January_68360.html
February 10, 2015
Lanxess is said to be in separate talks with Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Saudi Aramco to sell a minority stake in its rubber business, according to a Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reports-Lanxess-in-talks-to-sells-a-minority-stake-in-synthetic-rubber-business_67683.html
February 3, 2015
Japan imported 56,026 m.t. of natural rubber in December 2014, slightly higher than 55,827 m.t. in November, The Rubber Trade Association of Japan (RTAJ) said today. The December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Japans-2014-natural-rubber-imports-fall-synthetic-volumes-mostly-rise_67395.html
January 26, 2015
Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) plans to review the reduced production rates of its synthetic rubber plants at Yeosu and Ulsan, South Korea, over February, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Kumho-to-review-synthetic-rubber-production-rates-in-February_67195.html
January 22, 2015
Kumho Petrochemical (Seoul) plans to shut its synthetic rubber plants at Yeosu and Ulsan, South Korea in October for annual maintenance, a source close to the company said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Kumho-Petrochemical-plans-to-shut-rubber-units-in-October-for-maintenance_67069.html
January 8, 2015
Japan imported 55,827 m.t. of natural rubber in November, 12.9% lower versus 64,075 m.t. in October, The Rubber Trade Association of Japan (RTAJ) says. Oversupply concerns continued to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Japan-imports-less-natural-rubber-in-November-synthetic-rubber-imports-mostly-up_66639.html
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
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