Tag: raw materials

Arlanxeo announces price increase for Buna, X_Butyl

Thursday 3rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Prices for Arlanxeo Buna and X_Butyl products have risen from 1 May 2018, an increase that Arlanxeo says have been “driven by the overall market situation.” Customers have been individually contacted regarding the price increases.

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Cabot increases rubber carbon black prices in North America

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective 1 June 2018, Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold by its Reinforcement Materials segment in North America. All Vulcan, Sterling, Regal, Spheron and Propel carbon black products will increase by $0.045/lb except for Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon blacks. In addition, prices will increase by 4 per cent for Black Pearls, Monarch, CRX, Vulcan XC-72, Vulcan XC-72 R and Sterling C carbon black products.

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Cabot CFO retires

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Cabot Corporation has announced that Eduardo Cordeiro, executive vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and president of the Americas Region, will retire from Cabot at the end of 2018. He steps down from these roles effective 15 May 2018 at which time Erica McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of business operations for Cabot’s Reinforcement Materials segment and general manager of the tyre business, will become senior vice president and CFO. Cordeiro will remain with Cabot in an advisory capacity through the end of the year to assist in a smooth transition.

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Cabot Corporation expands specialty compounds business

Friday 27th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Cabot Corporation has completed two expansion projects extending its global footprint in black masterbatch and compounds and increase manufacturing capacity. The expansion has been achieved via an acquisition and the addition of capacity in Belgium.

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BKT partnering with Kultevat on dandelion rubber development

Monday 23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

Instead of just finding dandelions growing in fields, we may soon also find them in the tyres of tractors and other agricultural vehicles that traverse these fields. Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) sees a future for these plants as a material within the tyres it makes; it recently entered into a joint research agreement with US biotechnology company Kultevat, Inc. to develop new compounding methods based on TKS/Russian dandelion rubber, with the aim of integrating these into its tyre manufacturing process.

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European tyre maker trialling Versarien’s Nanene

Monday 16th April 2018 | 0 Comments

A small beginning, but a beginning nonetheless: Advanced engineering materials group Versarien plc announced today that a “leading tyre producer, based in Europe” has placed a purchase order for its proprietary Nanene few layer graphene nano-platelets. This order was cultivated via Versarien’s distributor OQEMA plc, formerly Lansdowne Chemicals Limited.

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Solvay cutting 600 jobs

Monday 9th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Solvay will cut 600 jobs as part of a broad restructuring program aimed at simplifying the organization. On 29 March the firm announced that job cuts related to the restructuring include 160 redundancies in France, 90 in Portugal and 80 in Brazil.

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Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

Toyo to realise truck and bus tyre fuel efficiency gains through Nano Balance Tech

Tuesday 13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co has achieved rapid fuel efficiency savings in its truck and bus tyre line-up through its Nano Balance Technology. The manufacturer has been advancing its indigenous rubber material development technology since 2011; the latest step forward is a new process development technology Toyo says will contribute to significant reduction in fuel consumption from “nano processing.”

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Apollo Tyres inaugurate all-women rubber sheet making unit in Kerala

Apollo Tyres inaugurate all-women rubber sheet making unit in Kerala

Thursday 8th March 2018 | 0 Comments

To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, Apollo Tyres has inaugurated a rubber sheet making unit at Vellavoor Panchayat in Kottayam, Kerala. Established with the help of one of company’s reputed Suppliers, the unit was inaugurated by Adv S Jayasooryan, vice chairman, Rubber Board of India in the presence of the Panchayat President, other Rubber Board members and the team from Apollo Tyres.

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Solvay appoints two business unit presidents

Monday 5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Solvay has appointed Rodrigo Elizondo as president of its special chem global business unit, and Michael Finelli as president of its global specialty polymers business unit. Rodrigo Elizondo, previously commercial director for special chem, has more than 26 years with the group. He has held commercial leadership and business management roles in North America, Europe and Asia for various business lines within Special Chem.

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Bridgestone, NRgene collaborate to sequence and assemble guayule genomes

Bridgestone, NRgene collaborate to sequence and assemble guayule genomes

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and NRGene, a genomic big data solutions company, are collaborating on research efforts to enhance the company’s US alternative domestic natural rubber breeding programme. They will be working in tandem to sequence and assemble multiple genomes of guayule, a rubber-producing plant indigenous to the hot, dry environments of the Southwestern United States and North Central Mexico, to develop new, high-yielding varieties. The first-ever, two guayule genomes have already been sequenced and completely assembled and a physical and genetic map are being developed which will provide a high level of accuracy and efficiency for breeding improvement.

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Directa Plus awarded patent for G+ elastomeric composition for tyres

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Directa Plus plc, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, announces that the Ufficio Brevetti e Marchi (Italian Patent and Trademark Office) has granted the Company a patent for the product and application of its new graphene-based solution for enhancing the performance of tyres. Specifically, the patent covers Directa Plus’ ‘elastomeric composition comprising graphene and tyre components comprising said composition’.

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Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Sri Lanka rubber sector aiming to become $3 billion a year industry by 2020

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) celebrated its 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo on the 16 January 2018. The association was inaugurated in 1985 in order to offer “comprehensive representation, advocacy and to champion to all manufacturers and exporters of rubber products in Sri Lanka”.

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Kordsa expands polyester yarn capacity

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Kordsa is expanding its polyester capacity at its plant in Izmit, Turkey. With the addition of new facilities and equipment, Kordsa aims to have an additional polyester yarn capacity of 7000 tons with an additional 3,500 m2 area in its current facility this year.

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Sri Lanka tyre manufacturer signs recycled carbon black order

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A leading tyre manufacturer has placed a first order on Swedish tyre pyrolysis firm Enviro’s recycled carbon black (EnviroCB) for immediate delivery. “Initially the order volume is small, but is expected to increase significantly over time. The customer is a global manufacturer of tyres and rubber applications and this order relates to industrial tyres”, says Thomas Sörensson, CEO of Enviro.

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