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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
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
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