Nycoa debuts a nylon-based TPE

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ORLANDO, Fla.—Nylon Corp. of America (Nycoa) will commercialize a new line of nylon-based thermoplastic elastomers by the end of the year.

The materials, to be sold under the Ny-Flex trade name, are in pilot-scale production, Pratik Shah, vice president of new business development and research and development, said in a May 9 interview at NPE2018 in Orlando.

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Market forces tighten silicone sector supply, spike prices

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AKRON—Tightness in silicone supply is straining the market, bringing on higher prices and causing trouble for steady sources, with no relief in sight until at least 2019, industry insiders said.

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Kuraray’s liquid rubber enhances ice grip

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TOKYO — Specialty chemicals producer Kuraray Co. Ltd. has developed a reactive liquid rubber that it claims can be used in tread compounds to enhance the ice-grip performance of winter tires.

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Smithers Rapra Course: Introduction to Silicone Elastomers

This course will take place over one day, commencing at 9.15am and finishing at 4.30pm.

The properties and processing of silicone elastomers are often very different from other Elastomers. 

This course is structured to provide an understanding and overview of the main types of silicone elastomer currently available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processing and applications between each type.

Enough basic polymer science is included to understand these topics, and extensive use will be made of samples and other visual aids to assist. Reference is made to the place of silicone rubber relative to other commercial polymers.

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Sibur rubber sales up 10% in 2017

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Moscow – PAO Sibur Holding has reported a significant rise in synthetic rubber sales in its operational and financial results for full year 2017.

Sales of ‘elastomers’ increased by 9.7% year-on-year to 485 kilotonnes, according to the 28 Feb statement from the Russian energy and petrochemicals major.

Sibur linked the gains to increased capacity loading at its SBS production facility in Voronezh on the back of improved market conditions.

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Synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo proposes tire sealant material

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HANNOVER, Germany — Synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo Performance Elastomers has developed an elastomer compound that it claims seals punctures, making it ideal for use in self-sealing tires. Arlanxeo — a joint venture of Germany\’s Lanxess A.G. and Saudi Aramco of Saudi Arabia — did not disclose specifics as to the type of elastomer nor say…

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Polymax TPE expands production

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, a manufacturer and custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers, will increase the size of its production operation, adding about 8 million pounds of annual capacity.

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IISRP PUBLISHES THE SYNTHETIC RUBBER MANUAL 20TH EDITION

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HOUSTON, TEXAS, 20 Dec 2017—The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) has published the 20th edition of Synthetic Rubber Manual, the world’s leading source for synthetic rubber products grade information worldwide. The Manual also includes detailed contact information of global synthetic rubber producers and summaries of the major elastomers. “The book, widely used by the elastomer downstream customers and marketing planners includes product applications”, according to with Juan R. Salinas, IISRP’s Managing Director, and CEO. It is recognized internationally as the standard reference in the synthetic rubber industry. The book is available at the IISRP for $ 450.00 USD for the general public. $ 225.00 USD for IISRP members and $ 5,000.00 USD for non-members producers. 

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Elastomer Valley encourages training, knowledge

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SHERBROOKE, Quebec—Elastomer Valley is continuing to support the industry by building up its training program and laying the foundation for a new research and development facility.

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Synthetic Rubber Market Worth 37.82 Billion USD by 2022

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The report “Synthetic Rubber Market by Type (SBR, BR, SBC, EPDM, IIR, NBR), Application (Tire, Non-Tire Automotive, Footwear, Industrial), and Region (North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificSouth America, and Middle East & Africa) – Global Forecast to 2022″ published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is estimated to be USD 28.88 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 37.82 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.5% between 2017 and 2022. The Synthetic Rubber Market is driven by the rising demand for synthetic rubbers in applications such as tire, non-tire automotive, footwear, and industrial.

 

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