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August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Swan-Chemical-acquires-Production-Systems-Inc-_72758.html
July 24, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes decreased 0.3% sequentially in June following a sequential fall of 0.4% in May. Volumes are up only 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/ACC-US-specialty-chemicals-market-softens-in-June_72421.html
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/ACC-Specialties-market-volumes-remain-soft-falling-0-8-percent-in-May_72106.html
April 14, 2015
Peter Greven (Bad Münstereifel, Germany), a leading producer of oleochemical additives, says that it is starting up a produciton facility this month for metallic soaps at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Germany-based-oleochemical-firm-starts-up-plant-in-Malaysia_69404.html
February 11, 2015
Delta-Energy Group says it will invest $45 million to build a facility for the production of carbon black and other materials from scrap tires in Natchez, MS....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Delta-Energy-to-build-$45-million-carbon-black-plant-in-Mississippi_67726.html
December 18, 2014
Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France) has acquired a new crude tall oil (CTO) fractionation technology on its site at Vielle-Saint-Girons...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/French-turpentine-producer-invests-in-new-CTO-technology_66296.html
September 2, 2014
Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arsenals-Accella-buys-German-tire-materials-firm_63564.html
June 4, 2014
A. Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business-Ferro-looking-to-sell-polymer-additives_61554.html
February 21, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) today launched a $42/share unsolicited bid for minerals firm Amcol International (Hoffman Estates, IL), setting in motion a possible bidding war with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Minerals-Technologies-launches-bid-for-Amcol-updated_58830.html
February 12, 2014
Lehigh Technologies, a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire waste materials, announced today that it has named Ashland's former senior v.p. and CFO Lamar Chambers to its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lehigh-Technologies-names-former-Ashland-CFO-to-board_58748.html
December 9, 2013
The engineering team at Emerald Polymer Additives and Nitriles (Akron, OH), a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has commissioned a pilot plant to expand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Emerald-Performance-Materials-commissions-pilot-plant-for-nitrile-butadiene-emulsion-products_57198.html
September 23, 2013
Asahi Glass's Americas' chemicals unit and Zeon Chemicals (Louisville, KY) have signed a distribution agreement for Asahi Glass's Aflas brand of fluoroelastomers, Zeon has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Zeon-Asahi-Glass-sign-agreement-for-fluoroelastomers-distribution-in-North-America_55355.html
September 17, 2013
Huntsman and Rockwood today announced that Huntsman will buy Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as other businesses, for $1.33 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Huntsman-to-buy-Rockwoods-pigments-additives-businesses-for-$1-33-billion-update_55211.html
August 1, 2013
Kraton Performance Polymers reports second-quarter net income, including the net of tax charges and restructuring costs, of $3.8 million—down 69%  year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Kraton-reports-sales-drop-on-low-raw-materials-cost_54155.html
July 19, 2013
The Indian government has extended antidumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals from China and South Korea by another year, until May 2014. This was in response to a petition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/India-extends-antidumping-duties-on-rubber-chemicals-from-China-South-Korea_53766.html
July 16, 2013
Koppers says it is cutting its second-quarter 2013 earnings guidance by about 32%, to 66–70 cts/share, down from $1.00/share previously, on "volatility in demand and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Koppers-cuts-guidance-on-weak-European-demand_53678.html
July 4, 2013
Lanxess has opened its first production facility in Russia, the company says. Lanxess subsidiary Rhein Chemie is manufacturing polymer-bound rubber additives at the plant, located at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-opens-first-production-plant-in-Russia_53386.html
June 28, 2013
Lanxess says it is streamlining its production network and portfolio for its rubber chemicals business unit, and a central element is the bundling of production processes for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-restructures-rubber-chemicals-production-network-to-close-site-and-cut-jobs_53193.html
June 19, 2013
Arkema says it will debottleneck bis-peroxide capacity at both its Spinetta, Italy, and Franklin, VA plants by 15%. Neither the existing capacity, nor the amount of the investment were...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arkema-to-expand-its-global-bis-peroxide-capacity_52910.html
June 19, 2013
Authorities in the US and China have reached different decisions SI Group’s trade secrets complaint regarding its rubber tackifying resin, or tackifier, product. A judge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/US-China-reach-different-decisions-on-SI-Group-trade-secrets-case_52946.html
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