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January 4, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl Co. (Kawasaki, Japan), in which ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, holds a 50% stake, will expand the capacity of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ExxonMobil-Affiliate-to-Expand-Halobutyl-Rubber-Capacity-in-Japan_39932.html
December 21, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has confirmed its plans to build a second solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant with a production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore_39963.html
October 26, 2011
Lanxess says it will expand finishing technology for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at its Orange, TX facility. The company says it will spend about $7 million on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-Expand-EPDM-Finishing-Technology-at-Orange-TX_38552.html
October 11, 2011
Sibur (Moscow) says it has entered into a memorandum of extended cooperation with Sinopec on the possible formation of two joint ventures for the production of nitrile butadiene rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-and-Sinopec-Plan-Nitrile-Rubber-Joint-Ventures-in-China-and-Russia_38221.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 26, 2011
Lanxess says it will invest €12 million to convert part of its ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber capacity to Keltan Advanced Catalysis Elastomers (Keltan ACE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Converts-a-Part-of-EPDM-Capacity-to-Energy-Saving-Technology_37789.html
September 21, 2011
Lanxess plans to commercially produce ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) from bio-based ethylene by the end of the year. Lanxess plans to use ethylene supplied derived purely from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-Produce-Bio-Based-EPDM-By-Year-End_37710.html
September 21, 2011
Lanxess has confirmed its full-year 2011 earnings estimates because of ongoing strong demand for synthetic rubbers. “As announced, we will increase our EBITDA pre-exceptionals by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Confirms-Full-Year-Earnings-Estimates_37712.html
August 16, 2011
Kraton Polymers says it has completed a previously announced project to convert a plant at its Belpre, OH facility for new solid isoprene rubber (IR) capacity. This production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Kraton-Completes-Isoprene-Expansion-Projects_36908.html
July 28, 2011
Lanxess says it has signed an agreement with Triangle Group (Weihai, China) one of the largest tire companies in China, under which Lanxess will supply Triangle with premium halobutyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Signs-Supply-Deal-with-Chinese-Tire-Company_36479.html
June 27, 2011
The government of the Russian Amur region, which shares its southern border with China, has proposed the construction of a joint ruble217 billion ($7.7 billion) refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Russia-Proposes-a-Russo-Chinese-Refinery-and-Petchems-Project_35800.html
June 23, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has broken ground on a previously announced plant to produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Kasei-Breaks-Ground-on-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore_35689.html
June 16, 2011
JSR Corp. (Tokyo) says it has entered into a final agreement with Bangkok Synthetics (BST) to establish a previously announced joint venture that will build a solution styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/JSR-and-Bangkok-Synthetics-Form-SSBR-Joint-Venture_35561.html
June 3, 2011
Reliance Industries’ chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, said in a speech at the company’s annual general meeting today that the company plans to increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reliance-to-Increase-PBR-and-SBR-Capacity-Build-Acetic-Acid-Plant_35263.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-Invest-&euro200-Million-to-Build-Nd-PBR-Plant-in-Singapore_35204.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Toyo-Engineering-Awarded-Contract-to-Build-SBR-Plant-in-India_35115.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Perstorp-Restarts-Caprolactones-Production-After-Production-Outage_34516.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Expands-Rubber-Capacity-in-Germany-and-U-S-_34042.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Cabot-to-Boost-Global-Carbon-Black-Capacity-by-15-percent_33467.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Japans-JSR-Forms-Venture-to-Build-SSBR-Plant-in-Thailand_33313.html
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