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June 1, 2011
Lanxess says that it will invest €200 million ($288 million) to build a 140,000-m.t/year neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant at the Jurong Island Chemical Park in...
May 27, 2011
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says its Toyo Engineering India (Mumbai) subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Indian Synthetic Rubber Limited (ISRL) to build a previously...
May 2, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says its Warrington, U.K. plant has resumed caprolactones monomer production following an unexpected technical problem that forced the site offline on April...
April 11, 2011
Lanxess says it will expand capacity for hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) at Orange, TX and Leverkusen by 40%. The company markets HNBR under the Therban brand name...
March 16, 2011
Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding...
March 9, 2011
JSR Corp. (Tokyo) and Bangkok Synthetics (BST) say they have agreed to form a 51-49 joint venture that will build a solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant at Map Ta Phut...
February 15, 2011
Lanxess says it has increased its minority stake in Gevo (Englewood, CO) to 9.1% after investing $17 million in the biofuel and biochemical firm’s IPO last week. The move reflects “the good progress,” made by both companies in developing isobutene from renewable resources, says Lanxess....
December 20, 2010
Styron has announced plans to build an additional solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) production line at Schkopau, Germany. The plant will have a capacity of 50,000 m.t./year and...
December 15, 2010
Dynasol, a joint venture of Repsol and the Kuo Group (Mexico City) says it has signed an agreement with Shanxi Northern Xing’an Chemical Industry (Xing’an) to jointly...
December 14, 2010
Lanxess says it has agreed to acquire DSM’s Elastomers unit for €310 million ($411 million). The purchase price is about 6 times estimated 2010 Ebitda. The business is...
November 25, 2010
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided to construct a plant for the manufacture of solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) in the Merbau area of Jurong Island, Singapore...
November 11, 2010
Solutia says it has sold its Perkalink anti-reversion agent business to Lanxess for an undisclosed sum. The company says it has also entered into a definitive agreement to sell select...
October 21, 2010
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl, in which ExxonMobil Chemical’s affiliate ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha holds a 50% stake, has completed the previously announced expansion of...
October 17, 2010
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a new plant to produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Jurong Island, Singapore...
September 15, 2010
DSM says it has agreed to sell Sarlink, a thermoplastics elastomers business, and part of the firm’s Elastomers unit, to Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI). Financial terms were not...
September 15, 2010
Lanxess has pledged to raise its Ebitda before exceptional items to €1.4 billion in 2015 and has confirmed its forecast of about €800 million Ebitda before exceptional items...
August 6, 2010
Lanxess beat market expectations for the second quarter as a result of a strong performance in emerging markets, reporting Ebitda pre-exceptionals of €269 million ($354 million)...
July 28, 2010
Ube Industries says it will invest ¥1.4 billion ($16 million) to expand its facilities for manufacturing butadiene rubber (BR) at the company’s Chiba Petrochemical Factory at...
June 22, 2010
Reliance Industries’ chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, in a speech at the company’s annual general meeting last week said that the company plans to build a...
June 22, 2010
Lanxess says it has finalized contracts for its previously announced new butyl rubber plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The 100,000-m.t./year butyl rubber plant, with an investment of...
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