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February 15, 2011
Lanxess says it has increased its minority stake in Gevo (Englewood, CO) to 9.1% after investing $17 million in the biofuel and biochemical firm’s IPO last week. The move reflects “the good progress,” made by both companies in developing isobutene from renewable resources, says Lanxess....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Increases-Stake-in-Biobased-Isobutanol-Firm_32865.html
December 20, 2010
Styron has announced plans to build an additional solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) production line at Schkopau, Germany. The plant will have a capacity of 50,000 m.t./year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Update-Styron-to-Build-SSBR-Unit-in-Germany_31717.html
December 15, 2010
Dynasol, a joint venture of Repsol and the Kuo Group (Mexico City) says it has signed an agreement with Shanxi Northern Xing’an Chemical Industry (Xing’an) to jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dynasol-to-Form-Synthetic-Rubber-JV-in-China_31591.html
December 14, 2010
Lanxess says it has agreed to acquire DSM’s Elastomers unit for €310 million ($411 million). The purchase price is about 6 times estimated 2010 Ebitda. The business is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-Buy-DSM-Elastomers-for-&euro310-Million_31576.html
November 25, 2010
Sumitomo Chemical says it has decided to construct a plant for the manufacture of solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) in the Merbau area of Jurong Island, Singapore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sumitomo-to-Build-S-SBR-Plant-in-Singapore_31200.html
November 11, 2010
Solutia says it has sold its Perkalink anti-reversion agent business to Lanxess for an undisclosed sum. The company says it has also entered into a definitive agreement to sell select...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Solutia-Sells-Perkalink-Business-and-Select-Primary-Accelerators-to-Lanxess_30770.html
October 21, 2010
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl, in which ExxonMobil Chemical’s affiliate ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha holds a 50% stake, has completed the previously announced expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Completes-Butyl-Rubber-Capacity-Expansion-in-Japan_30378.html
October 17, 2010
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a new plant to produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Jurong Island, Singapore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-S-SBR-Plant-in-Singapore_30286.html
September 15, 2010
DSM says it has agreed to sell Sarlink, a thermoplastics elastomers business, and part of the firm’s Elastomers unit, to Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI). Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/DSM-Agrees-on-Sale-of-Sarlink-Elastomers-Business_29494.html
September 15, 2010
Lanxess has pledged to raise its Ebitda before exceptional items to €1.4 billion in 2015 and has confirmed its forecast of about €800 million Ebitda before exceptional items...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Sets-High-Targets-Plans-PBR-Plant-in-Asia_29492.html
August 6, 2010
Lanxess beat market expectations for the second quarter as a result of a strong performance in emerging markets, reporting Ebitda pre-exceptionals of €269 million ($354 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Posts-Huge-Hike-in-Profits-Raises-Earnings-Forecast-Scales-Back-Cost-Cutting-Plans_28645.html
July 28, 2010
Ube Industries says it will invest ¥1.4 billion ($16 million) to expand its facilities for manufacturing butadiene rubber (BR) at the company’s Chiba Petrochemical Factory at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Ube-to-Expand-Butadiene-Rubber-Production-Capacity_28369.html
June 22, 2010
Reliance Industries’ chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani, in a speech at the company’s annual general meeting last week said that the company plans to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reliance-to-Build-Polybutadiene-Rubber-and-Polyester-Filament-Yarn-Plants-in-India_27549.html
June 22, 2010
Lanxess says it has finalized contracts for its previously announced new butyl rubber plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The 100,000-m.t./year butyl rubber plant, with an investment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Awards-Contracts-for-Butyl-Rubber-Plant-in-Singapore_27537.html
May 26, 2010
Lanxess says it has invested $10 million in the privately held biofuel and biochemical company Gevo (Englewood, CO), as part of a proposed cooperation to produce isobutene from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-in-U-S-Biofuel-Firm-Gevo_27053.html
May 16, 2010
Lanxess says it has broken ground on the previously announced new butyl rubber plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The 100,000-m.t./year plant, with an investment of about €400...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Begins-Construction-of-Butyl-Rubber-Plant-in-Singapore_26799.html
May 16, 2010
Reliance Industries says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sibur (Moscow) to set up a joint venture that will produce butyl rubber at Reliance’s integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Reliance-and-Sibur-to-Form-Butyl-Rubber-Joint-Venture-in-India_26798.html
May 13, 2010
The growth in styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) consumption and polybutadiene rubber (PBR) consumption will shift further from the developed regions such as North America and western...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/APIC-SBR-and-PBR-Consumption-to-Rise-in-Asia_26684.html
May 7, 2010
Lanxess says it will form a 50-50 joint venture with TSRC Corp. (Taipei) to build a plant at Nantong, China that will produce nitrile rubber (NBR). The two companies will jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-and-TSRC-to-Form-Nitrile-Rubber-JV-in-China_26587.html
April 6, 2010
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with TSRC Corp. (Taipei) and Marubeni (Tokyo) to set up a previously announced styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Indian-Oil-Forms-JV-to-Build-SBR-Plant-in-India_25824.html
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