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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
September 26, 2013
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that Dow Chemical and DuPont must pay the full fines levied by the European Commission for the participation of the companies' former joint venture, Dow DuPont Elastomers, in a scheme to fix the price of chloroprene rubber between 1993 and 2002....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-DuPont-lose-appeal-over-EU-chloroprene-rubber-cartel-fine_55451.html
September 10, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) is considering partnering synthetic rubber maker Nairit (Yerevan, Armenia) in chloroprene rubber manufacture at the Nairit complex, which was idled in 2010 due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Rosneft-mulls-chloroprene-rubber-production-in-Armenia-may-collaborate-with-Pirelli_55064.html
August 27, 2013
Dow Chemical has selected the location of four plastics units on the US Gulf Coast, the company said on 27 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-selects-sites-for-US-Gulf-Coast-plastics-units_54770.html
July 25, 2013
Omnova Solutions (Fairlawn, OH) is investing to shift excess styrene-butadiene (SB) latex capacity at its plant in Mogadore, OH to the production of styrene-acrylic and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Omnova-to-restructure-SB-latex-capacity-at-one-of-its-US-sites_53895.html
July 19, 2013
Weak tire demand has resulted in falling butadiene and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices, according IHS Chemical's most recent Market Advisory Service: Global C4 Olefins &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Weak-tire-demand-worldwide-puts-pressure-on-butadiene-and-SBR-prices_53737.html
July 11, 2013
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it held an opening ceremony on 11 July 2013 for the company’s previously announced new 50,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Kasei-opens-SSBR-plant-in-Singapore_53589.html
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