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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
January 28, 2013
Versalis (Milan), a global leading producer of elastomers; and Yulex (Phoenix, AZ), an agricultural biomaterials company, announced today that they are forming a partnership to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Versalis-and-Yulex-plan-guayule-based-biorubber-production-in-southern-Europe_49365.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
January 4, 2013
Televantos: Dash deal provides growth platform. Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired Dash Multi-Corp. (St. Louis) for an undisclosed sum from Marvin Wool, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Arsenal-Capital-acquires-polyurethanes-and-adhesives-firms_48568.html
December 24, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) says it has established a Synthetic Rubbers Research and Development Centre at Voronezh, Russia, which will be the main platform for the company's R&D for synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-establishes-synthetic-rubber-R-and-D-center_48621.html
November 27, 2012
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract by Lanxess for a previously announced, new ethylene propylene diene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-Lanxesss-EPDM-project-in-China_47917.html
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
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