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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Rhodia-Dow-Corning-Further-Tire-Materials-Co-Development-Deal_17321.html
February 19, 2009
Precipitated silica and silane can be used to reduce the rolling resistance of tires, cutting fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Rhodia-Dow-Corning-Further-Tire-Materials-Co-development-Deal_17115.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Reduces-Butyl-Rubber-Production_16620.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Carbon-Black_16514.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Evonik-Rides-the-Economic-Storm-with-Capacity-Increases-for-Isobutene-and-Methionine_15624.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Genencor-and-Goodyear-to-Spend-More-than-$50-Million-Codeveloping-Bio-isoprene-Process_14245.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/IndianOil-to-Build-Indias-First-SBR-Plant_13412.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Awards-Butyl-Rubber-Contract-to-Jacobs_12745.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Solutia-Closes-Flexsys-Wales-Facility_12048.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Halobutyl-is-Strategic-Product-for-Lanxess_10781.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Asahi-Kasei-Expands-S-SBR-Capacity_10641.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Invests-&euro50-million-in-India_9855.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Upgrades-Antwerp-Plant_9407.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Dwory-Signs-PBR-Plant-Deal-with-Michelin_8395.html
October 22, 2007
Lanxess says it has started production of neodymium polybutadiene rubber (PBR) at its Orange, TX site. The expansion was driven by increased demand for high-performance tire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-Starts-Up-Neodymium-PBR-Production-in-Texas_8425.html
September 7, 2007
Hexagon Polymers (Gothenburg, Sweden) says it has agreed to acquire rubber compounding company Gold Key Processing (Middlefield, OH). Terms were not disclosed. Gold Key has annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Hexagon-Acquires-Ohio-Compounder_7458.html
August 9, 2007
Lanxess says it has concluded a long-term contract to supply solution styrene-butadiene-rubber (SBR) and polybutadiene rubber to Hankook Tire (Seoul) for the next five years. Lanxess...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lanxess-and-Hankook-in-Supply-Deal_6389.html
July 30, 2007
Private equity firm Lion Chemical (New York) says it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Chemtura’s ethylene-propylene diene monomer (EPDM) business, the rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Lion-Moves-Forward-to-Buy-Chemturas-EPDM-Business_5662.html
July 24, 2007
Solutia says it has agreed to acquire full ownership of Flexsys (Brussels), its 50-50 rubber chemicals joint venture with Akzo Nobel. Terms were not disclosed. Closure of the deal is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Solutia-to-Buy-Out-Flexsys_5755.html
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