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Lianda launches new website in preparation for 25th anniversary

7/7/2020 - Twinsburg, OH - Lianda Corporation announced the launch of a redesigned website for the Specialty Polymer and Chemical distributor. The new website is being rolled out in preparation for its 25th Anniversary later this year, and provides increased visibility for the products and principals Lianda represents. With new products being developed and added regularly, the new site features regular updates allowing for the most up-to-date information to be available and for product line cards to always be current. The easy to navigate site highlights the company's offerings of CPE, CSM, CR, HNBR, FKM, ECO and curatives along side the newly expanded offerings of HCR and LSR silicone gums and bases, along with FredColor pigment and additive dispersions for both rubber and silicone compounds. ...

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026

7/7/2020 - New York, NY - The Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach USD 8.68 Billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. This can be mainly associated with the rising demand for lightweight automobile parts because of improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in various industries globally. Based on statistics, increased significance of anti-static packaging for the purpose of dust control during electric charge is expected to become the most common growth factor globally in the coming years. High customer requirements and increase in demand from the automotive industries are also significant factors stimulating market demand. APAC accounts for the largest market share of 28.30% in 2018. Rising economy coupled with increase in purchasing capacity in countries such as India, China, and South Korea are res...

Safic-Alcan opens South African subsidiary

7/7/2020 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Safic-Alcan announced that it has formed a new subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Southern Africa, for servicing the South African market and its neighboring countries, effective immediately. Safic-Alcan Southern Africa is based in Johannesburg and will manage warehouse locally. In order to support the new office, Safic-Alcan hired its first employee, Ronald Marshall, who will be responsible for sales and development. Marshall, a polymer engineer, will hold the position of general manager, and will initially be in charge of the performance products market in Southern Africa (CASE, PU, rubber and plastic). Prior to his current position, Marshall enjoyed a long experience in technical, sales and business development with renowned companies such as Kluber Lubrication and Dunlop Africa. "We are delighted with the opening of ...

Halcyon Agri receives $25 million sustainability-linked loan from Deustsche Bank for rubber plantations

7/7/2020 - Hong Kong, China - Deutsche Bank and Halcyon Agri Corporation are partnering on sustainability through an innovative new loan. Deutsche Bank’s corporate bank announced that it has provided a $25 million sustainability-linked loan facility with a three-year tenor, and an accordion feature to upsize the facility to $75 million, to Corrie MacColl, a subsidiary of Halcyon Agri Corporation (Halcyon), to finance the company’s capex investments for its rubber plantations in Cameroon and Malaysia. The proceeds of the loan will be used for the maintenance of Halcyon’s rubber plantations while promoting its Cameroon Outgrower Program, which aims to provide additional food security and boost the income of 13,000 local smallholder farmers. The borrower group will be required to comply with the mutually agreed sustainability framework developed by Env...

Arlanxeo goes virtual for its first global Technical Marathon

7/7/2020 - The Hague, The Netherlands – Arlanxeo announced the successful completion of its first 24-hour online Technical Marathon. Twenty-four Arlanxeo professionals deployed an equal number of world-class presentations during a live interactive discussion with a vibrant, knowledgeable international audience. From 06:00 CET on June 30 to 06:00 CET on July 1, every hour, on the hour, an expert from a different region, product line and Arlanxeo site, offered a detailed technical presentation merging know-how, innovative developments and Arlanxeo solutions in synthetic elastomer manufacturing. This unique Technical Marathon saw an overwhelming demand of more than 2,000 participants from around the globe. "Arlanxeo is constantly keeping in contact with customers, even more so during this unprecedented time. It's important to us that our customers know...

Bridgestone donates emergency response trailer to Wilson County, Tennessee

7/7/2020 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Americas, Inc. made a special delivery to the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency in Lebanon, TN, on June 30 with a 53-foot fully enclosed emergency response trailer. The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office will utilize the command trailer to conduct command operations on large-scale events. This donation underscores Bridgestone’s corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, which supports safe and sustainable mobility. This donation promotes safer communities through prevention and readiness for emergency situations. The unit will be utilized by the command staff’s work in developing incident action plans, and the trailer’s canopy can be used for operational briefings for all responders. Additionally, the trailer will be used by the Wilson Cou...

Market Reports

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025

7/7/2020 - Pune, India - The global fluoroelastomers market size is projected to grow from USD 1.6 billion in 2020 to USD 1.8 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 2.5% between 2020 and 2025 according to Markets and Markets. The demand for fluoroelastomers can be attributed to its growing use in various end-use industries due to their superior properties and stringent emission norms. Various automotive automobile manufacturers are changing their vehicle designs and focusing on lightweighting through the substitution of materials to cope up with the growing demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles. IHenceHence, vehicle manufacturers are reducing the size of powertrain, engine, and engine compartments. Apart from these, the advanced air management system is also integrated to improve fuel efficiency. These changes result in issues, such as elevation of temp... (read more)

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Founded in 1957, Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Over 1,000 different types of race tires are produced, with all tires manufactured in the United States. Hoosier has expanded their Plymouth, IN manufacturing plant and established Hoosier Custom Manufacturing, offering calendering, gum calendering, rubber mixing, specialty tires, components and engineering/testing services to the market.


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