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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
July 1, 2013
Lanxess has converted the largest production line for the Keltan-branded ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at the company's Geleen, Netherlands complex, to Lanxess's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-completes-technology-conversion-at-Netherlands-EPDM-site_53300.html
June 17, 2013
Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta) and tire maker Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) have signed an agreement to create a joint venture in Indonesia  to produce synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Chandra-Asri-and-Michelin-form-JV-to-produce-synthetic-rubber_52857.html
May 31, 2013
Argentina's production of basic chemicals fell 11.8% during April compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by Indec, the government statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Argentinas-basic-chemical-production-drops-12-percent-year-on-year-in-April_52465.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from respective bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Evonik-starts-basic-engineering-for-silica-site-in-Brazil-continues-to-expand-global-silica-capacity_51908.html
May 8, 2013
The EU Court of Justice (Luxembourg) says it has rejected ENI's (Rome) appeal against a ruling by the EU General Court covering ENI's involvement in a price-fixing cartel in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ENI-and-Versalis-lose-appeal-against-EU-synthetic-rubber-price-fixing-fine_51851.html
May 8, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) and Itera (Moscow) have expressed an interest in acquiring Nairit (Yerevan, Armenia), a synthetic rubber manufacturer in Armenia that is currently not in production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reports-Rosneft-interested-in-acquiring-indebted-rubber-producer-in-Armenia_51846.html
April 26, 2013
Chemical production in Argentina was up 2.6% during the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter in 2012, according to figures released by state statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Argentinas-chemicals-output-up-2-6-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51529.html
April 23, 2013
Europe's butadiene producers are expected to benefit from growing demand and limited yields despite recent uncertainty over the short-term direction of butadiene prices, IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/European-butadiene-producers-poised-to-benefit-from-limited-supply-and-new-capacity_51362.html
April 23, 2013
Polymer manufacturer Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) formally commissioned a 60,000-m.t./year acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) unit, during a visit by Rustam...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Nizhnekamskneftekhim-commissions-60000-m-t-year-ABS-unit_51364.html
April 18, 2013
Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Chinese-engineering-firm-develops-proprietary-butene-dehydrogenation-technology_51280.html
March 22, 2013
Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices are expected to be torn in the first half of this year between soft demand downstream from tire manufacturing, as the automotive sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Export-opportunities-will-drive-SBR-markets-during-the-second-half-of-2013_50701.html
March 13, 2013
Ube Industries (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Lotte Chemical (Seoul), and its wholly owned Lotte Chemical Titan (Kuala Lumpur) subsidiary have established a joint venture at Pasir...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Ube-Lotte-Chemical-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-form-synthetic-rubber-JV-in-Malaysia_50466.html
March 5, 2013
Lanxess says that, following a previously announced feasibility study, it has decided to convert production of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) used in standard tires to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-invest-&euro80-million-to-switch-to-S-SBR-production-in-Brazil_50243.html
March 1, 2013
The European Commission has informed ENI (Rome) and its chemicals affiliate Versalis (Milan), formerly known as Polimeri Europa, that it intends to reimpose a supplementary fine on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/European-Commission-tries-again-to-fine-ENI-and-Versalis-as-repeat-offenders-in-synthetic-rubber-price-fixing-case_50194.html
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