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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
February 12, 2013
Zeon Chemicals (Louisville, KY) says it has begun producing Hydrin-brand elastomers at its Hattiesburg, MS, facility using epichlorohydrin monomer derived from palm and other vegetable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Zeon-Chemicals-begins-producing-partially-biobased-elastomers_49765.html
January 30, 2013
Honeywell says that C4 Oleflex technology, supplied by the company's UOP subsidiary, has been selected by Longgang Chemical (Qingdao, China) for use at Longgang's facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/UOP-technology-selected-for-isobutylene-project-in-China_49442.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
January 10, 2013
Biesterfeld Group (Hamburg) says it has acquired all shares of Küttner (Speyer, Germany), with immediate effect. The acquisition is expected to help Biesterfeld Plastic, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Biesterfeld-acquires-rubber-distributor-in-Germany-forms-jv-with-Swedish-firm_48862.html
January 4, 2013
Evonik Industries says it plans to increase its production capacities for precipitated silica at the company’s Chester, PA, site by about 20,000 m.t./year. The facility, in which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Evonik-to-expand-capacity-for-precipitated-silica_48570.html
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