Tag: synthetic rubber

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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Asahi Kasei – 2020 move to new Europe HQ

13th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Synthetic rubber and chemicals company Asahi Kasei is relocating its European headquarters. Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) will remain in Düsseldorf, Germany, however in the second half of 2020 will move to a location in Düsseldorf harbour. In this new location, the company intends to consolidate its sales, marketing and R&D activities, thereby further enhancing its business approach to the European automotive industry.

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Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trinseo, the global plastics, latex binder, and synthetic rubber manufacturer, is introducing a new grade of multifunctionalized S-SBR called Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo from March 5-7 in Hanover, Germany.

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IRSG: World rubber demand to rise 2.5% in 2019

22nd January 2019 | 0 Comments

Global demand for rubber is expected to rise about 2.5 per cent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tonnes, according to the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG).

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DuPont increases Zytel prices globally

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Polymer producer DuPont has announce that it will increase its Zytel prices globally. Effective from 1 October, or as soon as contracts allow, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers is increasing the price of Zytel products by the equivalent of $550 per metric tonne.

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China implements anti-dumping tariffs against synthetic rubber producers

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

On 10 August 2018 China’s Ministry of Commerce announced plans to implement anti-dumping duties ranging from 23.1 per cent to 75.5 per cent on synthetic halogenated butyl rubber from the United States, the European Union and Singapore starting 20 August 2018.

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Saudi Aramco to become 100% owner of Arlanxeo

Saudi Aramco to become 100% owner of Arlanxeo

8th August 2018 | 0 Comments

An agreement was signed today for the sale of Lanxess’ 50 per cent share in the Arlanxeo joint venture to its partner, Saudi Aramco. Should antitrust authorities approve the transaction, Lanxess will receive approximately 1.4 billion euros in cash after deducting debt and other financial liabilities for its 50 per cent share in the business, which is valued at 3.0 billion euros. Lanxess, which at the end of June 2018 had a net financial debt of 2.6 billion euros, says it plans to use the proceeds to strengthen its financial basis and reduce net financial debt.

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Isoprene sourced from biomass – Yokohama Rubber announces new technology

Isoprene sourced from biomass – Yokohama Rubber announces new technology

26th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years of joint research has led to a breakthrough in the production of synthetic rubber. Yokohama Rubber says it has developed the world’s first technology for efficiently producing isoprene from a biomass, and by doing so reduces dependence on petroleum.

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Out of this world – Goodyear plans ISS tyre study

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tyre components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, through an experiment expected to launch later this year. Specifically, it will study the formation of silica particles in the satellite’s microgravity environment. By gathering knowledge from this evaluation, Goodyear engineers and scientists can determine if further investigation of unique forms of precipitated silica should be considered in tyres.

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Asahi Kasei: “We have an ambitious plan for Europe”

Asahi Kasei: “We have an ambitious plan for Europe”

24th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Close customer proximity can provide measurable and also intangible benefits. Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei aims to achieve both with its newly-established research and development presence in Europe. Tyres & Accessories recently visited the facility to find out more.

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Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

Arlanxeo invests millions in synthetic rubber production

11th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the next three years, Arlanxeo will invest “mid double-digit million” euros to modernize its production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France.

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ExxonMobil opens Singapore butyl and resins plants

ExxonMobil opens Singapore butyl and resins plants

21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

On 21 June 2018 ExxonMobil announced it had started production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and halobutyl rubber at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, the company’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex in the world. ExxonMobil’s new Escorez hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins plant will be the world’s largest with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year, and will meet long-term demand growth for hot-melt adhesives used in packaging or baby diapers. The new 140,000-tonnes-per-year butyl plant will produce premium halobutyl rubber used by manufacturers for tyres to better maintain inflation to improve fuel economy.

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DuPont polymers to increase prices

15th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective July 1, or as soon as contracts allow, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has announced that it will increase prices globally for the following products: DuPont Zytel and Zytel HTN.

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Hankook Tire, Arlanxeo to jointly develop high-performance synthetic rubber

Hankook Tire, Arlanxeo to jointly develop high-performance synthetic rubber

6th June 2018 | 0 Comments

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the co-development of synthetic rubber technologies has been signed between Hankook Tire and Arlanxeo. Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies will jointly study and develop new high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications, with the aim of increasing tyre performance from the early stages of product development.

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