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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
January 12, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) confirms completion of the sale of  its tire business, Sibur-Russian Tyres (SRT), to a group of investors. Vadim Gurinov, former CEO of Russia's largest tire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-Completes-Sale-of-Tire-Business_40377.html
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
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