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Rubber & Tyres

Greene Tweed Announces New, Ultra-Low-Temperature EPM 953 Elastomer for Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Systems
Greene Tweed Announces New, Ultra-Low-Temperature EPM 953 Elastomer for Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Systems
Material eliminates leakage of hydraulic fluid for reduced maintenance to flight actuation systems. Greene Tweed, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance seals, thermoplastics, composites, and engineered components, announces the release of its new EPM 953 elastomer for phosphate ester hydraulic systems in aerospace applications. ... [more]

Michelin has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET plastic waste in its tires
Michelin has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET plastic waste in its tires
Michelin has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET* plastic waste in its tires. Carbios confirms the potential of its recycled PET to address all types of applications – from bottles to clothing fibres and now technical fibres. The validation of Carbios’ technology in Michelin’s tests, marks a new step towards 100% sustainable tires. ... [more]

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Plastics & Composites

ARAMCO and SABIC announce plans to realign marketing and sales, commercial and supply chain activities to drive efficiency and add customer value
ARAMCO and SABIC announce plans to realign marketing and sales, commercial and supply chain activities to drive efficiency and add customer value
ARAMCO and SABIC  announce plans to realign marketing and sales. SABIC will focus on petrochemicals and Aramco Trading Company will focus on fuel products. Changes reflect that SABIC is now the chemicals arm of Aramco, in line with long-term strategy. Together, Aramco Trading Company and SABIC are focused on providing a world-class products and services offering to global customers. ... [more]

Global Advanced Tires Market to Reach $1.3 Billion By 2030
Global Advanced Tires Market to Reach $1.3 Billion By 2030
The global advanced tires market size is anticipated to value at $248.7 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $1,349.7 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 18.4 percent from 2020 to 2030, according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. ... [more]

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Polyurethanes & Foams

New water-based dispersions for high-quality PU system
New water-based dispersions for high-quality PU system
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS expands its unique Trixene Aqua range of water-based blocked isocyanate dispersions. The product family now includes new grades, specifically designed to expand the application areas and meet more demanding customer needs. Trixene Aqua BI 120 expands the outstanding performance as adhesion promoter of Aqua BI 220, enabling formulators to use it in a wide pH range and further enhancing soft handle. This is beneficial in textile processing where the products can be used e.g. for hydrophobic resins applied in the water proof treatment, for breathable fabrics, and for silk screen printing to improve the prints’ resistance to wash cycles. ... [more]

Europe's Winter Tire Market expected to reach $18.8 Billion by 2025
Europe's Winter Tire Market expected to reach $18.8 Billion by 2025
Europe's winter tire market is expected to reach $18.8 billion by 2025 on account of stringent winter tire usage guidelines in the region, according to Reportlinker.com. Winter tires or snow tires are designed for use in cold weather, ice and snow. ... [more]

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Energy & Environment

Global Liquid Silicone Rubber Market Forecast at $3.2 Billion by 2027
Global Liquid Silicone Rubber Market Forecast at $3.2 Billion by 2027
The global liquid silicone rubber market is worth US$ 1.9 Bn in 2018 and expected to reach US$ 3.2 Bn in 2027, growing with a CAGR of 6.2% from 2019 to 2027 according to Credence Research. Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is widely used in the healthcare segment for manufacturing products such as a catheter, reservoir, seals, Plungers and gaskets, etc. ... [more]

Cancarb Limited recognized by Ecovadis for Corporate Social Responsibility
Cancarb Limited recognized by Ecovadis for Corporate Social Responsibility
Cancarb Limited, a Tokai Carbon Group company, has received an EcoVadis gold level rating on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for a second consecutive year. Cancarb’s score in the 98th percentile is said to indicate that the company is at the forefront of its industry as a responsible and sustainable carbon black producer. ... [more]