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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
December 20, 2012
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired Dash Multi-Corp. (St. Louis) a maker of formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol, coatings and recycled rubber products, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arsenal-Capital-acquires-polyurethanes-maker_48523.html
December 20, 2012
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. Evonik's new facility, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Evonik-to-expand-precipitated-silica-capacity-at-US-site_48519.html
December 11, 2012
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a sustainable materials company specializing in micronized rubber powder (MRP), is expanding to Latin America with a distribution partnership with Andes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lehigh-Technologies-to-expand-MRP-technology-into-Latin-America_48269.html
November 13, 2012
Evonik Industries says it is halfway through a global precipitated-silica capacity expansion, announced in November 2010. The company says that its worldwide precipitated silica...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Evonik-on-track-with-precipitated-silica-expansion-program_47661.html
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/MeadWestvaco-to-buy-full-ownership-of-Resitec_47540.html
September 27, 2012
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a sustainable materials company, and Hera Holding (Navarre, Spain), a waste-to-resource company, have partnered to provide micronized rubber powder (MRP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lehigh-Technologies-Partners-with-Hera-Holding-to-Provide-Micronized-Rubber-Powder-to-Europe_46567.html
July 20, 2012
Leaf Clean Energy Corp. (Washington) announced that it is making a $5 million investment with Lehigh Technologies (Tucker, GA) in its micronized rubber powders. The powders are used in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Leaf-Clean-Energy-Invests-in-Micronized-Rubber-Powders_45085.html
July 3, 2012
BASF has acquired ITWC (Malcom, IA), a cast-elastomer polyurethane systems and polyester polyol producer. Financial details were not disclosed. ITWC acquired Hydroseal Polymers, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/BASF-Acquires-Cast-Urethanes-Maker-ITWC_44620.html
June 14, 2012
Solutia, Jiangsu Sinorgchem Technology (Sinorgchem; Shandong, China), and Korea Kumho Petrochemical (KKPC; Seoul) say they have reached a global settlement to resolve all disputes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Solutia-Licenses-4-ADPA-Technology_44153.html
May 22, 2012
SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC; Washington) regarding improper use of rubber resin trade secrets by two firms. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/SI-Group-Files-Trade-Secrets-Complaint-on-Rubber-Resins_43664.html
April 12, 2012
Sales of rubber-processing chemicals will grow 4.7%/year through 2015, to approximately 1.4 million m.t., according to a study by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), an industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Demand-for-Rubber-Processing-Chemicals-to-Reach-1-4-Million-m-t-in-2015_42622.html
March 15, 2012
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie (Mannheim, Germany) subsidiary has acquired Tire Curing Bladders (TCB; Little Rock, AR), a privately-owned leading manufacturer of bladders for the tire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Acquires-U-S-Manufacturer-of-Bladders-for-Tire-Industry_42021.html
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