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July 24, 2009
Lanxess says it will increase the price of its ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM), sold under the brand name Buna-EP, globally on August 1. Prices will increase by €150/m.t...
June 29, 2009
Lanxess says it is postponing the construction of its new butyl rubber facility in Singapore due to fall in demand, and that production is now scheduled to start in 2014. The 100,000...
May 26, 2009
Lanxess says it has expanded its high performance rubber R&D center (RRCQ) at Qingdao, China. The expanded research center has an additional rubber mixing/testing laboratory and a...
April 15, 2009
The U.S. market for specialty silicas is projected to increase 3.7%/year to $1.7 billion in 2013, according to a report by Freedonia (Cleveland, OH), a market research firm. Growth in...
March 10, 2009
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie subsidiary will establish a facility to produce polymerbound additives and release agents for the rubber processing and tire industries, at Nizhny...
February 27, 2009
Rhodia and Dow Corning say they have established the first target of their silica and silane product co-development and commercialization deal. The companies, which announced the deal...
February 19, 2009
Precipitated silica and silane can be used to reduce the rolling resistance of tires, cutting fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions....
January 26, 2009
Lanxess says it is reducing butyl rubber production at its Zwijndrecht, Belgium; and Sarnia, ON sites due to a decline in demand. The plants will operate at reduced capacity or be...
January 16, 2009
Prices U.S.: 49 cts-53 cts/lb, ex-works, contract Europe: €763-€801/m.t., ex-works, contract Asia: $938-$995/m.t., ex-works, contract Outlook Global carbon black demand was...
November 27, 2008
Amid the global economic turmoil and widespread shuttering of chemical plants Evonik Industries has disclosed that it has made a committment to spend tens of millions of dollars to...
September 16, 2008
Danisco’s enzymes technology division Genencor and tire and rubber producer Goodyear today disclosed that they will collaborate on a major project to develop a process for...
August 4, 2008
IndianOil aims to sign an agreement with two international partners by the end of August to build India’s first styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant, company sources tell CW. The...
June 30, 2008
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Lanxess to provide front end loading services for a previously announced 100,000-m.t./year butyl rubber plant in Singapore...
May 21, 2008
Solutia says that its Flexsys subsidiary will cease production at its Ruabon, U.K. facility by the end of the year, and completely exit the site by the end of 2011....
March 10, 2008
The global butyl rubber market is expected to rise 3.1%/year during the next 15 years, though the growth rate will differ from region to region, says Ron Commander, head of the butyl...
March 3, 2008
Asahi Kasei Chemicals, an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will add 10,000 m.t./year of solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) capacity at Kawasaki, Japan by April, 2009...
January 18, 2008
Lanxess says it will relocate its rubber chemicals manufacturing plant in India from Thane to Jhagadia, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Jhagadia, a site where Lanxess is already...
December 14, 2007
Lanxess says it will invest €10 million ($14.7 million) to upgrade its rubber chemicals plant at Antwerp. Lanxess says it will implement a production process for accelerators and...
October 22, 2007
Firma Chemiczna Dwory (Oświęcim, Poland) says it has reached an agreement with Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) to license technology for a previously announced polybutadiene...
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