BASF signs agreements with New Energy for uptake of pyrolysis oil derived from waste tires and for a joint feasibility study

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary – September 1, 2020 – BASF SE (“BASF”) signed an uptake supply agreement with New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste tires. In a pilot phase, first volumes of the pyrolysis oil have already been utilized successfully in BASF’s integrated chemical production site (Verbund) in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

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BASF Reveals Emission Data To Help Firms Shrink CO2 Footprint

German chemical company BASF is providing its customers with carbon footprint information about all its products in a move to providing greater transparency and allowing customers to lower their CO2 emissions.

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Elastomers for Sustainability Top 10

The top entries for the inaugural staging of ERJ’s new Elastomers for Sustainability initiative has now been decided by our judging panel led by leading experts in the field of polymer science & technology.

E4S is an industry-first sustainability initiative, designed to highlight significant advances for end-user sectors including automotive, tires, automotive components, construction, consumer, industrial and medical.

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Dow Launches MobilityScience Platform

Dow recently announced its MobilityScience platform designed to enhance the customer experience by tailoring technologies, products and services from across Dow businesses to the transportation industry. The platform is pursuing accelerated growth by addressing Mobility mega-trends with material science innovation, and enabling a seamless experience for Dow’s customers and partners.

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Koppers Holdings Inc. Issues Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

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PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) today announced that it has published its annual Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR), which details the company’s comprehensive efforts and enhanced strategy to create a more sustainable future through:…

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Trinseo first quarter sales fall 18%

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo SA’s synthetic rubber (SR) business has reported a double-digit decline in first quarter sales due in part to Covid-19.

Over the three months to end of March, segment’s sales fell 18% to $102 million (€94 million) while earnings (adjusted EBITDA) grew 36% to $15 million.

The company linked the decrease in sales to a volume decline of 8% as customers cancelled solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) orders due to Covid-19 impact.

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Global Rubber Processing Chemicals Market 2020: Market Size, Demand by Product, Application and Type of Rubber

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DUBLIN, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Rubber Processing Chemicals – 7th Edition” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This study covers the global market for rubber processing chemicals. Demand is provided in metric tons for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with…

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LyondellBasell Provides Estimated First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Operational Update

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LyondellBasell Provides Estimated First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Operational Update News provided by Apr 15, 2020, 08:55 ET Share this article HOUSTON and LONDON , April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB ), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced estimated first quarter financial results and provided an operational update. First quarter 2020 net income is expected to be in the range of $110 million to $180 million .

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Vegan material reduces CO2 during tyre production

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Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has added a plant-based raw material variant to the Aktiplast PP product range produced by its Rhein Chemie business unit. These processing promoters for polymer blends are used in the production of tyres and a wide range of technical rubber articles. Aktiplast PP-veg, which is based on renewable raw materials, was developed specifically in response to a customer requirement from Asia.

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Natural Resources Lifted By Trade, Growth Optimism

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Commodities and natural resource equities faced a number of headwinds leading up to October as fears around slowing growth in China and a strong U.S. dollar created less than ideal conditions for the space. As the quarter progressed, these were joined by concerns around Brexit […]

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