1. Articles in category: Rubber & Plastics

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    1. Global and China Natural Rubber Industry Report, 2019-2025

      NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2018, global natural rubber industry continued remained at low ebb, as a result of economic fundamentals. Global natural rubber price presented a choppy downtrend and repeatedly hit a record low in recent two years, in spite of an uptick in the...

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    2. Tristone Flow-tech opens hose plant in North Carolina

      Tristone Flow-tech opens hose plant in North Carolina

      MOORESVILLE, N.C—Tristone Flowtech Group GmbH will begin production of engine cooling hoses at its newly built manufacturing plant in Mooresville by the end of May.

      Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, the global hose, pipe and surge tank maker held the grand opening of its first facility in the U.S. on April 17. The company spent about $23.6 million on the project and, together with investments made by the owner of the site, constructed a complex that spans about 220,660 square feet.

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    3. Chemical, manufacturing groups oppose U.S. tariff hike

      Chemical, manufacturing groups oppose U.S. tariff hike

      WASHINGTON—The U.S. government followed through on plans to raise tariffs May 10 on $200 billion worth of imports from China, but the decision is drawing opposition from chemical and manufacturing industry trade groups.

      Talks between Washington and Beijing were continuing at press time, as the American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Manufacturers urged a solution to trade disputes without using tariffs.

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    4. Cabot to expand elastomer composites facility in Malaysia

      Cabot to expand elastomer composites facility in Malaysia

      Representatives from Cabot Corporation’s elastomer composites leadership team recently met with members of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority about Cabot’s long-term growth plans in Port Dickson, Malaysia. In 1995, Cabot built the world’s first facility dedicated to liquid mixing of elastomer composites in Port Dickson and has continued to develop this revolutionary technology at that site.

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    5. LSR resin shortages emerge as demand for silicone grows

      LSR resin shortages emerge as demand for silicone grows

      EXTON, Pa.—Liquid silicone rubber, used in automotive, medical and other markets, is growing so quickly that molders are experiencing resin shortages, according to Rick Ziebell, vice president of technology for R.D. Abbott Co. Inc.

      Ziebell, the first speaker at an April 9-11 open house at Boy Machine Inc. in Exton, called the shortages "the elephant in the room."

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    6. Speaker Spotlight: Tire and Rubber Summit 2019

      Speaker Spotlight: Tire and Rubber Summit 2019

      TRAC's Tire & Rubber Summit speaker lineup is here. Our 2019 program brings you a list of germane industry topics delivered by high-profile executive speakers from rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators.

      Find out all there is to know about rubber material feedstocks, regulatory initiatives and outlook, Canadian economic outlook, and the barrage of new disruptive technologies in automotive, manufacturing and materials' development sectors.

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    7. Bridgestone promotes sustainability and transparency across global tire and rubber supply chain

      Bridgestone has made steady progress in implementing its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy, which outlines the company’s path to achieving the ambitious goal of using only sustainable materials in all of its products by 2050.

      Through its partnership with EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability, risk and performance ratings for global supply chains, the tire maker assesses suppliers’ current sustainability practices, and looks at what support is needed to improve on this.

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    8. Donald Chen named CEO of Arlanxeo

      Donald Chen named CEO of Arlanxeo

      As of 1 May, Donald Chen will succeed Jorge Nogueira as chief executive officer of Arlanxeo. Nogueira is retiring from the rubber manufacturer after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

      “With Donald Chen we have an experienced leader and industry expert joining the company,” states Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, chairman of the Arlanxeo Shareholders’ Committee and senior vice-president of Downstream at parent company Saudi Aramco. “He has spent many years of his working life in the Asia-Pacific region, a key growth region for Arlanxeo. Donald joins Arlanxeo in a critical market environment and we are confident he will lead the company through the current transition and drive growth.”

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    9. Outlook bright for carbon black?

      Can major manufacturers continue on the track of strong market growth and investment seen last year?

      After a period of strong demand and tightness of supply the carbon black market showed signs of cooling towards the end 2018.

      Birla Carbon president Europe & Africa, John Davidson is detecting “cautious optimism” in his region for the rest of the year, with predictions of 1-2% growth in Europe.

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    10. Rubber fell 70% in 7 years. Will the bear market last for 10 years?

      Rubber prices experienced a surge in the period from 2009 to 2011, during which the increase was as high as 240%, which in turn led to a large expansion of the planting area in the producing countries, resulting in a serious oversupply. Although the international rubber futures price has risen by 16% this year, it […]

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    11. Continental Introduces New Compound for RDT-Master for Rigid Dump Trucks

      Continental is further extending its tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the launch of a new compound for its RDT-Master for use on rigid dump trucks.

      The cut-resistant compound was developed for rough and abrasive applications where tires have to withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.

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    12. Cabot to implement feedstock surcharge for carbon blacks

      Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. will be applying a feedstock surcharge of $0.01/pound to all carbon black products sold in North America as of 1 April.

      The move, said an 11 March Cabot statement, is in response to “significant carbon black feedstock costs, which are not fully reflected in fuel oil price indices.”

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    13. Trinseo presents new SSBR grade at Tire Tech Show

      Hanover, Germany – Trinseo SA has presented a new grade of multi-functionalised S-SBR, Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo, held 5-7 March in Hanover.

      The new grade, the company said in a statement, achieves “an optimum balance of low rolling resistance, high grip, and a good mechanical property profile.”

      The new oil extended grade offers easy processability while addressing challenges such as physical stability, safety and high fuel efficiency, the company said.

      The rubber…

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    14. Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

      Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

      Twinsburg, Ohio – Ravago Holdings America Inc has acquired  HB Chemical Inc for an undisclosed amount.

      Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, HB Chemical is a North American distributor for the rubber industry.

      The company’s product portfolio includes synthetic rubber, accelerators, plasticisers and antioxidants required by manufacturers of rubber and elastomer products.

      “HB represents a unique combination of Ravago’s core businesses: polymers and chemicals,” Ravago America CEO Jim Duffy said in a statement.

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    15. Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

      Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

      CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada; March 7, 2019 — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca ) announces dates for its upcoming Tire & Rubber Summit 2019. This unique and important event will take place on June 11 & 12, 2019 in Toronto.

      This Summit will explore the tire and rubber industry’s advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics through the insights from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

      Driving to the Future

      The focus of the Summit will be on the speed of technological advancements in the tire and automotive industries and their effect on product development, manufacturing processes, and other business aspects.

      “This is a unique event in the tire and rubber industry,” says Glenn Maidment, President, TRAC. “When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through some very exciting ...

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    16. Rubber chemical traders converge for RCMA Silver Jubilee fete

      Rubber chemical traders converge for RCMA Silver Jubilee fete

      The Rubber Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA) celebrated its Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) in Mumbai recently by organising an event styled Optima 6, a platform for rubber chemical traders across the country for networking and knowledge-sharing.

      The theme of the networking event was: ‘Trade Openness, Boosting Competitiveness.’ Dr Parimal Merchant, Director – Global FMB Program at S. P. Jain School of Global Management, delivered a talk on current issues in family business.

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    17. Asian Tyre and Rubber Conference, Chennai, India

      The 5th edition of the Asian Tyre and Rubber Conference (ATRC) will focus on sustainable technology in tyre manufacturing.

      The conference presents the most ideal platform to share ideas an engage in networking opportunity unrivaled within the tire manufacturing sector in Asia. ATRC is known for having a high percentage of attendees who comprise of decision makers, as well as the technical people who influence buying decisions.

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    18. LANXESS, Arkema Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Cross US $5.31bn by 2025 : Basf, Solvay, AkzoNobel , Eastman Chemical Company and 5 Other Companies Profile

      Sellbyville, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/31/2019 -- Rubber Processing Chemicals Market was more than USD 3.5 billion in 2017 and will forecast to exceed USD 5.3 billion by 2025 with 4.9% CAGR during the forecast timespan 2018 – 2025 ; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

      Asia Pacific created a major chunk of product demand in past and it is likely to grow with highest growth rate over the forecast timeframe. This can be attributed to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in this region. According to the recent OICA reports, more than 50% of global vehicles...

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    19. Lanxess launches online marketplace for chemicals trading

      Lanxess launches online marketplace for chemicals trading

      Cologne, Germany – German polymers & chemicals maker Lanxess AG has launched an online marketplace for chemical products.

      Headquartered in Cologne, CheMondis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, but has its own workforce, branding and IT systems.

      The trading hub is set up as “a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform on which products can be bought and sold,” Lanxess announced 22 Jan.

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    20. Phillips Carbon Black plans overseas R&D centre

      Phillips Carbon Black Ltd. (PCBL) is planning to set up an overseas R&D centre, its chairman Sanjiv Goenka said.

      This centre is likely to help the company find new applications and a diversified product mix for the carbon black that PCBL produces across its four plants in India. It plans to double the share of value-added products to 15% in two years. Indications were that the R&D centre may be located in Europe and could be either a new unit or acquired.

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