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Lanxess commissions two additional production lines for Tepex composite material

9/19/2019 - Cologne, Germany – At its site in Brilon, Germany, Bond-Laminates GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, has commissioned two new production lines for Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. “We have increased our capacity for manufacturing Tepex by around 50 percent and, in doing so, are responding to the strong demand in the mass production of highly stressable components for lightweight vehicles and consumer electronics,” says Dr. Christian Obermann, managing director of bond laminates. To accommodate the expansion from six to eight production lines, a new hall covering around 1,500 square meters was constructed. The total investment ran to the mid single-digit millions of dollars, and also comprised three cutting machines, including a new four-head waterjet cutting machine for prefa...
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Students can showcase technology skills at annual Goodyear Innovation Challenge

9/19/2019 - Akron, OH - As part of its continuing drive to deliver future mobility solutions, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is again sponsoring a competition at Case Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship. The competition, titled Goodyear Innovation Challenge, serves as a platform for graduate students across the U.S. to showcase their innovative thinking. This year, students are challenged to submit a business proposal that illustrates how Goodyear can leverage new technologies to move forward its supply chain and meet customer expectations in today’s future mobility landscape. “The Goodyear Innovation Challenge enables students from across the U.S. to experience Northeast Ohio’s growing innovation landscape,” said Erin Spring, Goodyear director of...
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Birla Carbon releases seventh annual sustainability report

9/19/2019 - Mumbai, India - Birla Carbon released its seventh annual sustainability report, titled, “Evolving Sustainably, Together.” The 2019 report focuses on sustainable operational excellence, product and process innovation, customer engagement, sustainable supply chain enhancement and community outreach efforts. It is aligned with international standards set by the GRI and CDP, and highlights efforts initiated by Birla Carbon in collaboration with leading sustainability, environment and risk agencies to achieve its objectives in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Sharing his thoughts on the release of the 2019 report, Dr. Santrupt B. Misra, chief executive officer, Birla Carbon, said, “The relevance and value of sustainability for our organizations and our industry has been accentuated in the context of...
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TechnoBiz announces Rubber Industry Training Week 2019 for the U.S. and Thailand

9/19/2019 - Bangkok, Thailand - TechnoBiz announces its Rubber Industry Training Week 2019 for both the U.S. and Thailand. The U.S. training course for chemists, engineers and managers will be held December 2-5 in Ravenna, OH. Instructed by Dr. Robert Schuster, this three-day course will include the presentations: Property Design by Optimal Curing Technologies; Impact of Compounding, Mixing and Vulcanization on Fatigue Life and Durability; Reinforcement of Rubber by Low and High-Aspect Nano-Fillers; Thermoplastic Elastomers; and Specialty Rubbers. The Thailand course will be held in Bangkok, December 11-13. Instructed by Dr. Dario Nichetti, this three-day course will include the presentations: Rheology of Uncured and Cured Rubber Compounds; Calendering Technology and Rubber Textile Laminates; and Rubber Curing: From Formulation to Curing Cycle Design...
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Clariant listed in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

9/19/2019 - Muttenz, Germany – Clariant announced that it was listed in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), recognizing it as one of the most sustainable companies in the global chemical sector for the seventh consecutive year. The analysts at RobecoSAM confirmed Clariant as best in class in the categories of Innovation Management, Materiality and Water Related Risks. Clariant was ranked among the top companies in the chemical sector in both the DJSI Europe and the DJSI World. “Sustainability is a driving force across all our businesses. Our continued listing is a great achievement and serves as both a validation of our efforts so far as well as motivation to pursue further progress together with customers and other stakeholders across the entire value chain”, said Hans Bohnen, Clariant’s chief operating officer. Consumers and industries ...
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Aerospace tapes market projected to register a CAGR of 4.0 percent though 2024

9/19/2019 - Kent, U.K. - The aerospace tapes market is projected to grow from $2.0 billion in 2019 to $2.4 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 4.0 percent between 2019 and 2024. The major driving factors in the aerospace tapes market are initiatives taken by governments of China and India, increasing demand for lightweight and more fuel-efficient aircraft, growing demand for passenger aircraft in emerging regions, and replacement of old/aging aircraft and modernization of existing aircraft. However, a shortage of profitable airlines in emerging economies and reduced defense spending in developed economies are expected to restrain the growth of the market. The rising influence of low-cost airlines and the emergence of aircraft manufacturers in APAC and South America will bring new growth opportunities for this market. Delay in aircraft deliveries and costly...
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Market Reports

Polyisoprene latex market forecast to reach $231 million by 2029

9/19/2019 - Pune, India - The global market for Polyisoprene Latex is projected to grow at a CAGR of ~8.1% between 2019 and 2029, and is estimated to reach a global value of around US$ 231 Mn by the end of 2029 according to The global Polyisoprene Latex report estimates key macroeconomics and forecast factors that are projected to drive the growth of the market. The report analyzes factors that are expected to drive the market over the forecast period as well as the restraints that are anticipated to affect the global market. The report on the Polyisoprene Latex market also discusses potential opportunities and latest trends in the global market across the value chain. The growth of East and South Asia isoprene rubber markets is projected by emerging economies in countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malays... (read more)

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