Free Webinar: Sarnia – The Birthplace of Canada’s Synthetic Rubber Industry

This is the story of a Canadian Crown Corporation birthed during the second world war to provide much-needed synthetic rubber for Canada and its allies. It describes its development following WW II as it became a major player in the production of synthetic rubber globally. This involved the need to combat prejudices against synthetic rubber, and the development/production of many different types of synthetic rubber. Along the way ownership changed many times, starting as Polymer Corporation and with the latest owner being Arlanxeo. Along the way, it received many awards, including one of the ten best Canadian Engineering achievements of the previous 100 years.

Date: March 18, 2021 2:00 pm (ET)

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In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
Source: Michelin

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US Trinseo cuts dividend, mulls synthetic-rubber sale

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Trinseo is cutting its quarterly dividend to 8 cents/share, suspending its share repurchase programme, and is considering the sale of its synthetic rubber business, the US-based styrenics producer said on Monday. …

… Meanwhile, Trinseo is exploring the possible divestment of its synthetic-rubber business.

“Our synthetic-rubber business is a very valuable asset and there are significant growth opportunities in the tyre market,” Frank A. Bozich, President and CEO, said in a statement. “However, we believe the industry continues to evolve and there are other parties who can better capitalise on these growth opportunities.”

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Halcyon Agri founding chief executive Robert Meyer retires

NATURAL rubber supplier Halcyon Agri Corporation on Monday said its founding chief executive officer (CEO) Robert Meyer, as well as chief corporate officer Pascal Demierre, retired on Friday. 

Taking over from Mr Meyer as CEO is David Li Xuetao, the former CEO of GMG Global. He has more than 20 years of experience in the tyre, synthetic rubber and natural rubber business, mainboard-listed Halcyon Agri said in a regulatory update.

Halcyon Agri acquired industry peer GMG Global in 2016 in a series of transactions to consolidate the natural rubber business of Sinochem International Corp – Halcyon Agri’s major shareholder.

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Trinseo Annual Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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BERWYN, Pa.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report .

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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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Trinseo eyes sustainability, 100% bio-rubber

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HANOVER, Germany—Trinseo expects to have a new bio-based rubber material “on the table” within the next year, according to Andre Lanning, head of the polymer group’s synthetic rubber business.

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IISRP to Honor Dr Gary M Marsh

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The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) will honor one of its outstanding technical leaders  Dr. Gary M. Marsh at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). He will receive the prestigious Institute Technical Award. The Award will be presented during the 61st AGM of the IISRP in Bangkok, Thailand on May 12, 2020.

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ITEC In Focus conference set for Sept. 25-26

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Experts from around the world will explore emerging tire sustainability trends during the ITEC In Focus: Green Tire conference, set for Sept. 25-26 in Cuyahoga Falls.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News