Tag: raw materials

Orion Engineered Carbons show new fuel efficient and durable carbons

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

In early October, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced that the company’s novel surface-modified Carbon Blacks for rubber applications will be presented at the 196th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society in Cleveland, Ohio (which was held on 9 October 2019). The meeting is part of the International Elastomer Conference (IEC), which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, observations, regulatory reforms and emerging scientific technologies.

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New Lanxess vulcanisation accelerator

New Lanxess vulcanisation accelerator

18th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A new product that specialty chemicals company Lanxess will soon trial with customers promises sufficient time for full cross-linking, even at high temperatures. The VP Vulkacit TZ vulcanisation accelerator is a sulfenamide based on aromatic amines and is suitable for all types of rubber. Lanxess foresees its use in the production of tyres and technical rubber goods.

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Kordsa continues PolynSPIRE cooperation

Kordsa continues PolynSPIRE cooperation

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The third meeting of the PolynSPIRE project was hosted by Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (IKMIB) and supported by the reinforcement leader Kordsa, one of the project partners. The General Project Meeting and Information Sharing Workshop of the PolynSPIRE project was held at the Izmit facilities of Kordsa in last May.

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Arlanxeo reports increased sales of EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Arlanxeo reports that it has successfully ramped-up sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber produced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and marketed under the Keltan KSA brand name. Marketing and sales of the new EPDM grades are based on an agreement concluded between Arlanxeo and Saudi Aramco in 2018, while collaboration has been further enhanced by the take-over of full ownership of Arlanxeo by Saudi Aramco beginning of 2019.

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Nynas “honoured” by Pirelli Supplier Award

Nynas “honoured” by Pirelli Supplier Award

30th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Nynas representatives has said the company is “honoured” to have been named as one of nine suppliers selected from a global list of more than 10,000 to receive a Pirelli Supplier Award.

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BioButterfly: Michelin site to gain prototype bioethanol-based butadiene plant

BioButterfly: Michelin site to gain prototype bioethanol-based butadiene plant

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin, IFPEN, and Axens have announced the construction of an industrial-scale prototype of a plant for producing butadiene from bioethanol. The plant is located in France and is the first facility of its kind.

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Tokai Carbon names new Cancarb president

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tokai Carbon, the parent company of Cancarb Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Donnelly as president. Donnelly replaces Ken Tate, who retires effective 30 September 2019. However, Tate will remain in an advisory capacity through to 31 December 2019.

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Corporate bond to finance Environ’s ownership of recycling plants

25th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company’s ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tyres. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based financial adviser, Zenzic Partners.

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Birla Carbon releases 7th sustainability report

Birla Carbon releases 7th sustainability report

24th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Birla released its seventh annual sustainability report titled Evolving Sustainably, Together on 18 September 2019. The 2019 report focuses on sustainable operational excellence, product and process innovation, customer engagement, sustainable supply chain enhancement, and community outreach efforts. It is aligned with international standards set by the GRI and CDP and highlights efforts initiated by Birla Carbon in collaboration with leading sustainability, environment and risk agencies to achieve its objectives in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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IOM3 hosts rubber conference in London

IOM3 hosts rubber conference in London

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

For three days in London (3 – 5 September), IRC2019 will focus on technical advances in the global rubber market through over 160 talks scheduled across 4 sessions each day. With more than 500 attendees already registered for the event next week, this world-leading event hosted by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground is a fantastic opportunity for global experts to exchange knowledge and ideas in the field as well as network in the heart of the UK.

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Co-owned recycling plants: Enviro setting up USA holding company

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Instead of just approving the use of its technology under license, Scandinavian Enviro Systems (Enviro) intends to introduce its technology worldwide by participating in joint ventures. To facilitate the setting up of such plants in the USA, Enviro’s board of directors has founded a holding company in that market.

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Trinseo addressing key trends with new S-SBR family

Trinseo addressing key trends with new S-SBR family

30th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who’s racked up a few miles in the tyre industry will be familiar with what some call the ‘magic triangle’ of performance – the relationship between wet traction and braking, rolling resistance and wear, and the role compounding plays in helping the protagonists live in harmony. But Trinseo considers this three-pointed model a relic. We recently spoke with Samer Al Jabi, global business director of Trinseo’s Synthetic Rubber business segment, to find out why.

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Asahi Kasei opens ASEAN HQ

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

On 1 August 2019 synthetic rubber manufacturer Asahi Kasei began operating Asahi Kasei Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (AKAP), a new regional headquarters for business in the ASEAN region based in Thailand.

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IRSG and FTA collaborate

9th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and the Forests, Trees and Agroforestry research program of the CGIAR (FTA) led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) have decided to collaborate on issues related to the sustainability of natural rubber production in order to support sustainable development of the natural rubber economy.

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IRSG and GPSNR sign MoU

IRSG and GPSNR sign MoU

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to detail and define efforts to increase cooperation between the two bodies.

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