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October 29, 2009
ENI (Rome), Europe's energy major, says its petrochemicals business, comparising mainly its Polimeri Europa (Milan) subsidiary, has continued to report losses at both...
September 8, 2009
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will continue to impose antidumping measures on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) imported from Japan, Korea, and Russia. China...
August 11, 2009
Lanxess says its Performance Butadiene Rubbers business unit will enter into a strategic co-operation with oil producer Nynas (Stockholm). Lanxess says it plans to stop the use of DAE...
July 23, 2009
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.'s (Sinopec) statistics covering the first half of 2009 show sharp declines in the production of petrochemicals. Ethylene production was...
May 26, 2009
Lanxess says it has expanded its high performance rubber R&D center (RRCQ) at Qingdao, China. The expanded research center has an additional rubber mixing/testing laboratory and a...
April 21, 2009
Lanxess says it has signed a distribution deal with Halopolymer (Moscow), a rubber manufacturer, to globally distribute fluororubbers for the Russian company. In return, Lanxess will...
March 10, 2009
Dow Europe says it has started up its 60,000 m.t./year solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant at Schkopau, Germany. The S-SBR produced at the plant will be used to manufacture...
January 15, 2009
Lanxess says it is reducing butyl rubber production at its Zwijndrecht, Belgium; and Sarnia, ON sites due to a decline in demand. The plants will either be operating at reduced...
July 30, 2008
IndianOil aims to sign a heads of agreement with two international partners by end of August to build India’s first styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant, company sources tell CW...
May 15, 2008
Mitsui Chemicals says it has started commercial production of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at the company's No. 3 EPDM plant at Ichihara, Japan. The plant has...
March 10, 2008
Dow Chemical says it will shut down its cobalt-polybutadiene rubber (Co-PBR) assets at Berre L’Etang, France. The facility is located within Shell Chemicals’ complex, and...
February 8, 2008
Singapore has won the race to host Lanxess's previously reported €400-million ($592.8 million) butyl rubber project, local reports say. Lanxess declined to comment on...
January 31, 2008
SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Siam Cement (Bangkok), says it will build a specialty elastomers plant at Map Ta Phut, Thailand to supply customers in the...
January 23, 2008
The European Commission says that Bayer and Zeon operated a price-fixing cartel for nitrile butadiene rubber....
December 6, 2007
DuPont and Dow Chemical are among those affected. Bayer's fine is rescinded because the company cooperated with the commission's investigation....
August 7, 2007
Lanxess says it is evaluating three possible sites in Southeast Asia for a €400-million ($540 million) project to build a butyl rubber manufacturing plant: Singapore; Kuantan...
August 7, 2007
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, plans to increase production capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Oita, Japan by 10,000...
August 7, 2007
Lanxess says is will add capacity for caboxylated nitrile butadiene rubber (XNBR) at La Wantzenau, France. The expansion will be completed within a short period of time, the company...
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