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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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