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Shin-Etsu to expand silicones production in US

Tokyo – Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. is planning to expand production capacity at the Shin-Etsu Silicones…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Birla Carbon names North America president

Mumbai, India – Birla Carbon has appointed Mark Bass as president, North America region, effective…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Harvey forces US chemical-plant shutdowns

Detroit, Michigan – Petrochemicals units along the Texas coast shut down in advance of Hurricane…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Tokai takes over Thai carbon black venture

Tokyo – Tokai Carbon Corp. has acquired full ownership of Thai Tokai Carbon Product Co.,…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Rubber additives market set for 5% annual growth

Dublin – World demand for rubber additives is projected to grow at a a CAGR…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Datwyler: Elastomers for tomorrow’s healthcare market

With the increasing demands for highly sensitive drugs such as biologics and biosimilars, the requirements…

29th August 2017 > Read More

Polyurethane flower blooms in the sunshine

Singapore – A 3D printed-polyurethane flower that blooms when exposed to sunlight has been created…

28th August 2017 > Read More

Pyrolyx starts building US carbon black plant

Munich, Germany –  Recovered carbon black (rCB) producer Pyrolyx AG, has stated construction of an…

27th August 2017 > Read More

EC statement on Chinese truck & bus tire probe

Brussels – The European Commission has started anti-dumping investigation proceedings concerning imports of new and…

27th August 2017 > Read More

EU chemicals industry registers growth in H1 2017

Brussels –EU chemicals production has grown significantly this year, while still remaining below pre-crisis level,…

25th August 2017 > Read More

Orders from China, top tire makers buoy VMI

Haaksbergen, The Netherlands – Dutch tire and rubber machinery maker VMI is on track for…

25th August 2017 > Read More

JSR Elastomer sales, earnings up sharply in Q1

Tokyo – JSR Corp’s Elastomer unit has delivered a strong first-quarter business performance, the group’s results…

25th August 2017 > Read More

Covestro shuffles management ahead of CEO departure

German speciality chemicals company Covestro AG has announced managerial changes in its polyurethanes and coatings,…

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UK tire recyclers alarmed by Irish cost-recovery scheme

London – A new tire-compliance scheme in the Republic of Ireland could “seriously distort end-of-life-tire…

25th August 2017 > Read More