1. Articles in category: Rubber & Plastics

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    1. AirBoss Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

      NEWMARKET, Ontario, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) (the "Company" or "AirBoss") today announced that it has appointed Mr. Frank Ientile to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

      “Frank brings broad experience in the diversified industrials space, in addition to specific expertise in the automotive and heavy transportation sectors, to his new role with AirBoss,” said Mr. Gren Schoch, Chairman and CEO of AirBoss of America Corp. “His three decades of financial management experience will be invaluable as we continue to work to grow each of our operating businesses and drive margins through a combination of strategies including new product introductions and continuous improvement initiatives.”

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    2. "Green" recyclable rubber gives new life to single-use building materials

      Australian scientists have created a new kind of rubber polymer that could make for more sustainable building materials. This versatile new material can be used on its own like regular rubber, or mixed with filler materials to create brand new composites. Then when the useful life of the product is over, the material can be recycled in an almost endless loop. The rubber polymer is made of sulfur and canola oil, and it has a unique chemical structure.

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    3. NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      NR supplier Halcyon Agri, WWF to set up rubber trust fund

      SINGAPORE — Natural rubber (NR) supplier Halcyon Agri Corp. Ltd. and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining hands to set up a “rubber trust fund” (RTF) to help enhance the sustainability of natural rubber. Supported by the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) Incubator grant, the two parties will develop a “first-of-its-kind financial mechanism model” that will […]

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    4. Trinseo first quarter sales fall 18%

      Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo SA’s synthetic rubber (SR) business has reported a double-digit decline in first quarter sales due in part to Covid-19.

      Over the three months to end of March, segment’s sales fell 18% to $102 million (€94 million) while earnings (adjusted EBITDA) grew 36% to $15 million.

      The company linked the decrease in sales to a volume decline of 8% as customers cancelled solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) orders due to Covid-19 impact.

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    5. Orion reports sharp declines in rubber black sales

      Houston, Texas – Orion Engineered Carbons has posted decreases in first quarter rubber black sales and volumes and expects a larger Covid-19 impact on the segment in the second quarter.

      Rubber carbon black volumes decreased by 11%, year on year to 177 kilotonnes, over the three months to end of March, due to “a sharp decline” in sales as tire and auto manufacturers idled plants from mid-March.

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    6. Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market 2020: Market Size, Demand by Product, Application and Type of Rubber

      Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market 2020: Market Size, Demand by Product, Application and Type of Rubber

      DUBLIN, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Rubber Processing Chemicals - 7th Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This study covers the global market for rubber processing chemicals. Demand is provided in metric tons for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with...

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    7. Trelleborg results down ahead of “growing challenges”

      Trelleborg results down ahead of “growing challenges”

      Trelleborg, Sweden – Trelleborg AB has seen its first quarter results hit by the outbreak of Covid-19 and expects the pandemic to impact sales and earnings “significantly more” during the coming quarters.

      Net sales for the first quarter of 2020 declined 1% to SEK9.29 billion (€856 million), while organic sales decline 5%, Trelleborg announced in its interim first quarter results 23 April.

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    8. Zochem keeps furnaces lit amidst uncertainty

      Zochem keeps furnaces lit amidst uncertainty

      BRAMPTON, Ontario—While many companies in non-essential rubber and associated industries have been temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the largest suppliers of zinc oxide in North America, Zochem, continues its operations amidst market uncertainty and concern for the health of its 130 employees.

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    9. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions making silicone parts for face shields

      Trelleborg Sealing Solutions making silicone parts for face shields

      NORTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is supplying an elastomeric component to Boeing Co. for the manufacture of its 3D-printed face shields.

      Boeing, at the end of March, asked Trelleborg to produce and supply an elastomer strap for the adjustable headband of the face shields.

      TSS dedicated its aerospace facility in Northborough for the manufacture of the parts which are made from an aerospace grade silicone. Within 48 hours, TSS had prepared a prototype using a number of methodologies, including 3D printing.

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    10. Pioneering particle beam microscope increases tire analysis accuracy

      Pioneering particle beam microscope increases tire analysis accuracy

      Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Ibaraki University, Japan, have pioneered a technique to accurately observe individual compounds in a tire’s structure, to help with future tire development.

      Through the use of a newly designed particle beam microscope developed at Ibaraki University, a team of researchers and engineers has been able to observe and analyze individual materials in a tire’s compound for the first time.

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    11. Align Capital acquires Marco Rubber & Plastics

      Align Capital acquires Marco Rubber & Plastics

      DALLAS—Align Capital Partners has announced the recapitalization and acquisition of New Hampshire-based manufacturer Marco Rubber & Plastics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

      Marco is a specialty distributor of elastomer components including O-rings and gaskets. It serves a variety of end markets including the aerospace, medical, semiconductor and chemical sectors.

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    12. Rubber, chemical producers dealing with coronavirus' impact

      WASHINGTON—Rubber product and chemical producers in China are facing the same sweeping impacts as other industries in the continuing threat of the coronavirus.

      Petrochemical demand alone could fall by between 2.4 million and 4 million metric tons because of the virus, according to Bill Hyde, senior director-olefins and elastomers at Houston-based analytics firm IHS Markit.

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    13. Vegan material reduces CO2 during tyre production

      Vegan material reduces CO2 during tyre production

      Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has added a plant-based raw material variant to the Aktiplast PP product range produced by its Rhein Chemie business unit. These processing promoters for polymer blends are used in the production of tyres and a wide range of technical rubber articles. Aktiplast PP-veg, which is based on renewable raw materials, was developed specifically in response to a customer requirement from Asia.

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    14. Pirelli Fights Climate Change

      CDP recognizes Pirelli as a leader in the fight against climate change.

      For the second year in a row Pirelli has been named a global leader in the fight against climate change, earning a place in the Climate A list prepared by the CDP (former Carbon Disclosure Project), the international non-profit organization which gathers, distributes and promotes information on environmental issues.

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    15. German hose manufacturer expects acquisition to help push sales to €400m in 2020

      German hose manufacturer expects acquisition to help push sales to €400m in 2020

      Frankfurt, Germany – Tristone Flowtech Group has acquired Anhui Zhongding Rubber Hose Products Co. Ltd in Ningguo, in eastern China from its parent company Anhui Zhongding Sealing.

      The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, was completed on 1 Jan and the Chinese entity has been renamed as Anhui Tristone Flowtech Ltd, Tristone announced 13 Jan.

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    16. ARPM updates hose handbook

      ARPM updates hose handbook

      INDIANAPOLIS—An updated IP-2 Hose Handbook is available from the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.

      The publication for manufacturers, assemblers and end users was reviewed, updated and approved by member representatives of ARPM's Hose Technical Committee. ARPM said its HTC documents and technical standards are reviewed every five years for revisions and relevance in the marketplace.

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    17. Cabot buys Chinese nanotube supplier for $115 million

      On 6 January 2020, Cabot China Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabot Corporation agreed to buy Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd, a leading carbon nanotube (CNT) producer in China. The $115 million pricetag reportedly includes “liabilities and contingent payments”. According to the company, the move is designed to strengthen Cabot’s position in the high-growth batteries market, particularly in China, which is the largest and fastest growing electric vehicle market in the world.

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    18. Crain Communications Inc. launching brand focusing on plastics recycling, sustainability

      Crain Communications Inc. launching brand focusing on plastics recycling, sustainability

      Detroit — Crain Communications Inc. is launching a new brand to address the emerging recycling and sustainability focus of the global plastics industry.

      Sustainable Plastics, a Europe-based sister magazine to Crain's Plastics News, will provide news that impacts consumer and industrial brands, manufacturers, governments, the plastics industry and more.

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    19. Challenging prospects for rubber industry: Report

      Challenging prospects for rubber industry: Report

      The market conditions seem to be challenging for the natural rubber (NR) industry, as demand is caught up in the prevailing disarray in global trade and investments, geopolitics and slowing economy. As China accounts for a staggering 40 per cent of the global consumption of rubber, its trade war with the US and slowing economic […]

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    20. ARPM to fund new training program

      ARPM to fund new training program

      NDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers' board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.

      Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.

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