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October 31, 2012
Sinopec has reached an agreement to purchase a 25% stake plus 1 share of Sibur's Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubbers Plant (KSRP) located in the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sinopec-to-acquire-stake-in-Siburs-synthetic-rubbers-plant-in-Russia_47369.html
October 24, 2012
Dow Chemical says it plans to build a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) at one of its US Gulf Coast sites. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-to-build-US-Gulf-Coast-EPDM-plant_47212.html
September 18, 2012
Lanxess says it is investing to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at the company's high-performance rubber facility at La Wantzenau, France. The total amount of the investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-in-Rubber-Production-Plant-in-France-Pigments-Facility-in-Germany_46327.html
September 12, 2012
Huntsman Corp. and Alberdingk Boley (Krefeld, Germany) say they will cooperate in the development of applications based on renewable resources for the adhesives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Huntsman-Alberdingk-Boley-to-Expand-PU-Partnership_46165.html
September 4, 2012
Lanxess says it is investing €235 million ($294 million) to build the world's largest plant for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber at Changzhou, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-&euro235-Million-to-Build-Worlds-Largest-EPDM-Plant-in-China_46046.html
August 10, 2012
China National Petroleum (CNPC; Beijing), the parent company of PetroChina, says that its Daqing PetroChemical (Daqing, China) subsidiary started up an 80,000-m.t.year butadiene rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/CNPC-Subsidiary-Starts-up-BR-Plant-in-China_45544.html
August 2, 2012
Petronas says it has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with petrochemical company Versalis (Milan), formerly known as Polimeri Europa and wholly owned and controlled by energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Petronas-to-Form-JV-with-ENI-Subsidiary-for-Rapid-Project_45044.html
August 2, 2012
Technip confirms that it has been awarded a contract by Sabic and ExxonMobil Chemical for the engineering, procurement, and construction of their previously announced halobutyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Technip-Confirms-Contract-from-Sabic-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical_45105.html
July 30, 2012

Worldwide demand for ethylene propylene (EP) elastomers is on the rise as auto sales and production increase in Asian countries, according to a new report from IHS Chemical. Demand for the synthetic rubber material—used primarily in automotive parts, single-ply roofing, and appliance parts—is expected to grow 5% annually, from 1.2 million m.t./year in 2011 to 1.5 million m.t./year in 2016, according to the IHS Chemical Ethylene-Propylene Elastomers CEH Marketing Report.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Elastomer-Demand-on-the-Rise-as-Asian-Auto-Sales-Increase_45251.html
June 25, 2012
The elastomers project, which will be integrated with the existing Jubail complex. is expected to be completed in 2015. Kemya has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project to Technip, Tecnicas Reunidas and Daelim....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sabic-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical-Advance-Jubail-Elastomers-Project_44458.html
June 19, 2012
Tosoh says it has increased the production capacity for the specialty rubber chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM) by 1,000 m.t./year at the company's Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Tosoh-Expands-Capacity-for-Chlorosulfonated-Polyethylene_44285.html
June 11, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) and Sinopec signed a cooperation agreement last week, which will form the basis for the creation of the previously announced joint venture for the production of nitrile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-and-Sinopec-Move-Ahead-with-Synthetic-Rubber-JV-in-China_44075.html
June 1, 2012
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) and Bridgestone (Tokyo) say they have jointly developed synthetic rubber using bio-based isoprene, a new raw material produced using fermentation technology from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Ajinomoto-and-Bridgestone-Jointly-Develop-Synthetic-Rubber-from-Biomass_43902.html
May 30, 2012
Lanxess says it plans to invest about €30 million by 2015 to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at the company's production site for high-performance rubber at Port...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-at-Tire-Rubbers-Production-Site-in-France_43807.html
May 23, 2012
Lanxess and TSRC Corp. (Taipei) have started up the previously announced joint venture nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) plant at Nantong, China. The companies jointly invested $50...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-and-TSRC-Open-Nitrile-Rubber-JV-Plant-in-China_43677.html
April 30, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) and Sinopec signed a cooperation agreement on April 28, which will form the basis for the creation of the previously announced joint venture for the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-and-Sinopec-Move-Ahead-with-Nitrile-Rubber-JV-in-Russia_43101.html
February 21, 2012
Reliance Industries and Sibur (Moscow) say they will invest a total of $450 million to construct their previously announced butyl rubber joint venture facility at Jamnagar, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reliance-and-Sibur-to-Invest-$450-Million-in-Butyl-Rubber-JV-in-India_41502.html
February 14, 2012
Saudi Arabia's Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu says it has authorized previously announced chemical expansion projects totaling SR21.2 billion ($5.6 billion) at Jubail. The deals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Saudi-Arabia-Approves-$5-6-Billion-Expansion-Projects-at-Jubail_41339.html
February 14, 2012
Sibur's petrochemical production went up by 6.7% in 2011, to 14.4 million m.t. Polymers and synthetic rubbers production, however, decreased 4.6% and 1.4% in 2011, to 564,700 m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-Reports-Increase-in-Petchem-Production-Decrease-in-Polymers-Output-in-2011_41334.html
February 7, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that it is planning to build an additional solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) manufacturing plant at Singapore. The second plant is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sumitomo-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore-Breaks-Ground-on-First-Plant-Update_41049.html
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