Donald Chen named CEO of Arlanxeo

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As of 1 May, Donald Chen will succeed Jorge Nogueira as chief executive officer of Arlanxeo. Nogueira is retiring from the rubber manufacturer after a career spanning nearly 40 years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

“With Donald Chen we have an experienced leader and industry expert joining the company,” states Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, chairman of the Arlanxeo Shareholders’ Committee and senior vice-president of Downstream at parent company Saudi Aramco. “He has spent many years of his working life in the Asia-Pacific region, a key growth region for Arlanxeo. Donald joins Arlanxeo in a critical market environment and we are confident he will lead the company through the current transition and drive growth.”

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Video: Rubber: It’s Not Just Tires

This exciting video demonstrates the significance of rubber in everyday life and was designed to introduce the next generation of workers to this extraordinary industry. Learn more at www.notjusttires.org

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Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

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Twinsburg, Ohio – Ravago Holdings America Inc has acquired  HB Chemical Inc for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, HB Chemical is a North American distributor for the rubber industry.

The company’s product portfolio includes synthetic rubber, accelerators, plasticisers and antioxidants required by manufacturers of rubber and elastomer products.

“HB represents a unique combination of Ravago’s core businesses: polymers and chemicals,” Ravago America CEO Jim Duffy said in a statement.

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Americas petrochemicals outlook, w/c March 4

US OLEFINS

With the February propylene contract having settled last week, US olefins participants said they were now awaiting February ethylene contract settlements this week. Trade participants were expecting a decline for the February ethylene contract as spot levels in February have fallen to a 7-month low amid ample supply. However, the spot market rebounded…

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Silica Market Size Worth $10.10 Billion by 2026 | Cagr: 8.6%: Grand View Research, Inc.

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The global silica market size is anticipated to reach USD 10.10 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., registering an 8.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Rising demand for silica across various end-use…

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Evonik’s new truck tyre silica

Evonik reports that it has developed a new silica that it says is particularly suitable for use in truck and bus (TBR) tyres. In contrast to passenger car tyres, TBR tyres use mainly natural rubber, which, in combination with silane, places special requirements on the silica. With Evonik’s latest silica/silane development, fuel savings could be as high 8 per cent, the company said, which cuts costs and is better for the environment.

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Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

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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All-season tire from Cooper introduces special silica and resin tread technology

Cooper Tire Europe has launched its new Discoverer all-season tire, designed to provide high traction in unpredictable weather – all year round.

The new Discoverer, which comes in a wide range of sizes, offers high levels of grip over a wide temperature range, thanks to the incorporation of special silica and resin technology.

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Rubber chemical traders converge for RCMA Silver Jubilee fete

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The Rubber Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA) celebrated its Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) in Mumbai recently by organising an event styled Optima 6, a platform for rubber chemical traders across the country for networking and knowledge-sharing.

The theme of the networking event was: ‘Trade Openness, Boosting Competitiveness.’ Dr Parimal Merchant, Director – Global FMB Program at S. P. Jain School of Global Management, delivered a talk on current issues in family business.

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LANXESS, Arkema Rubber Processing Chemicals Market to Cross US $5.31bn by 2025 : Basf, Solvay, AkzoNobel , Eastman Chemical Company and 5 Other Companies Profile

Sellbyville, DE — (SBWIRE) — 01/31/2019 — Rubber Processing Chemicals Market was more than USD 3.5 billion in 2017 and will forecast to exceed USD 5.3 billion by 2025 with 4.9% CAGR during the forecast timespan 2018 – 2025 ; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Asia Pacific created a major chunk of product demand in past and it is likely to grow with highest growth rate over the forecast timeframe. This can be attributed to the presence of major automobile manufacturers in this region. According to the recent OICA reports, more than 50% of global vehicles…

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