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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ENIs-Petchem-Business-Continues-to-Report-Losses_22403.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/China-to-Continue-Antidumping-Measures-on-SBR-from-Japan-Korea-Russia_21262.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-in-Deal-with-Swedish-Firm-for-Oil-Products-in-Synthetic-Rubber_20732.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sinopecs-Petchem-Production-Declines-in-First-Half_20285.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Expands-Rubber-Research-Center-in-China_19055.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Bounces-into-Russian-Rubber-Partnership_18344.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-Starts-Up-German-S-SBR-Plant_17545.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Reduces-Butyl-Rubber-Production-in-Canada-and-Europe_16398.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/IndianOil-to-Build-Indias-First-SBR-Plant_13319.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Mitsui-Chemicals-Starts-up-EPDM-Plant_11916.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-Shuts-Co-PBR-Assets-in-France-Sells-Houston-Plant_10759.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Selects-Singapore-for-Butyl-Rubber-Project_10252.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-Joint-Venture-Plans-Elastomers-Plant-in-Thailand_10105.html
January 23, 2008
The European Commission says that Bayer and Zeon operated a price-fixing cartel for nitrile butadiene rubber....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Brussels-Fines-Bayer-Again-for-Fixing-Rubber-Prices_9960.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/European-Commission-Fines-Five-Companies-$357-Million-for-Fixing-Chloroprene-Prices_9227.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Eyes-Sites-For-Rubber-Project_6749.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Boosts-S-SBR-in-Japan_6750.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Stretches-Rubber-Capacity-in-France_6753.html
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