Monthly Archives: June 2009

LANXESS offers New Grade of Rubber with Phthalate-Free Plasticizer

 Leverkusen – As part of its Green Chemistry initiative, the specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG is launching Krynac M 3340 VP, a new grade of nitrile rubber that contains a plasticizer which is not considered as hazardous substance. In doing so, the LANXESS Technical Rubber Products business unit is providing an equivalent technological replacement forRead More

Owens Corning Licenses Award-Winning Twintex® Reinforcement Technology

Owens Corning, a world leader in glass fiber reinforcements and residential and commercial building materials, announced that it has licensed its award-winning Twintex® reinforcement technology to Fiber Glass Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, N.Y. Twintex® technology will be used by Fiber Glass Industries to produce GLASS POLYPRO™ roving and fabrics that combine glass fibers and polypropylene filaments.Read More

U.S. WCoast Products – Gasoline holds high

West Coast gasoline prices held on to highs hit Monday because of a malfunction in a Los Angeles refinery, traders said on Tuesday. Unleaded, ethanol-blend July CARBOB in the Los Angeles market was actively traded but finished unchanged after deals at 10.75 cents and 11 cents per gallon over August NYMEX RBOB 2RBQ9. Exxon MobilRead More

Low density polymers decline on reduced offtake

June 30 Low density polymer prices receded by paise 50 per kg on the the local plastic market in the national capital today owing to reduced offtake by consuming industries such as plastic bag makers and plastic moulding units. Marketmen said adequate stocks against reduced offtake from plastic bag makers and plastic moulding units mainlyRead More

Asia Rubber-China sniffs around, Bridgestone buys SIR20

China, the world’s largest rubber consumer, was making inquiries for prompt shipment while tyre maker Bridgestone (5108.T: Quote, Profile, Research) purchased some quantity of Indonesia’s SIR20 at a bargain, dealers said on Tuesday. Other major tyre makers, Goodyear (GT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Michelin (MICP.PA: Quote, Profile, Research), were on the sidelines after active buyingRead More

KraussMaffei and eRam form new sales partner

With immediate effect, plastics machinery supplier KraussMaffei’s new sales partner for the countries around the Arabian Gulf is eRam Holding. The agreement with eRam strengthens KraussMaffei’s presence in a region where there is still strong potential for growth in the plastics processing sector. The states around the Arabian Gulf produce a large share of theRead More

Eastman opens new TPE application development center

Eastman Chemical Company, a chemical, fibers and plastics company, announced last Thursday (June 25) the opening of its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) application development center. The new facility will allow Eastman to combine its portfolio of high-performance additives and specialty polymers with its technical expertise to help compounders, component manufacturers and OEMs develop solutions for excitingRead More

Dow and PolyOne tie up automotive deal

Dow Automotive and PolyOne have set up an agreement for Dow to use PolyOne’s colorants in its materials in Europe. PolyOne’s OnColor Smartbatch colour and additive concentrates will be used for all new colours in Magnum ABS, Pulse PC/ABS and Inspire propylene-based polymers for automotive use.   Source: