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Synthomer Plc completes acquisition of Omnova Solutions

4/3/2020 - Marl, Germany - Synthomer has completed its acquisition of Omnova Solutions Inc. The transaction creates a global specialty chemicals company with significant scale and a strong platform from which to invest in future growth. Synthomer becomes a major world-wide player in water-based polymer solutions with greater customer reach and strong operational capabilities, and will be in a stronger position to invest in growth, innovation and people. The acquisition materially strengthens Synthomer's presence in North America, as well as increases its presence in Europe and Asia, including further penetration into the high growth Chinese market. Synthomer intends to utilize best practices from across the enlarged group to improve productivity and service. The acquisition is expected to result in estimated recurring run-rate pre-tax cost synergies...

Toyo Tires introduces NanoEnergy M671 super regional drive tire

4/3/2020 - Cypress, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires) announces the new Toyo NanoEnergy M671 super regional drive tire. The newest addition to Toyo Tire’s commercial tire line is said to provide superior traction, exceptional fuel efficiency and excellent wear life. It is also SmartWay verified. Improved tread compounds developed through the company’s proprietary Nano Balance Technology are said to contribute to these desirable features. The M671 also incorporates Toyo Tire’s advanced e-balance design, which maintains the tread profile of the tire, while reducing strain at the bead area and belt edge for greater stability and longevity under heavy loads. It also features an optimized wide tread pattern with 3D sipes that provide even contact pressure, increased traction, and reduces irregular wear for longer tire life. The combination of a h...

Buy any book in Rubber World's bookstore and receive a free copy of either the Rubber Red Book or Blue Book

4/3/2020 - Akron, OH - Rubber World Book Store Special! Buy any book in our bookstore this week and receive a FREE* copy of either our Rubber Red Book or 2019 Blue Book. Use promo code FreeRedBook or FreeBlueBook at check out. *just pay shipping ...

Elkem Silicones announces strategic distribution partnership with IMCD in North America

4/3/2020 - East Brunswick, NJ - Elkem Silicones announces a strategic distribution partnership with IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, to promote and distribute silicone materials in North America. These silicone materials, including cyclosiloxanes D4 and D5, polydimethylsiloxane oils (PDMS), silanol fluids, functional fluids, emulsions, antifoams, gels and sealants, will be marketed by IMCD for all specialty market applications, including coatings, construction, industrial, home care, cosmetics, personal care, plastics, rubber, lubricants and food. Stocked locally in the United States, Elkem has multiple manufacturing facilities located in Asia, Europe and the United States. “We are excited to extend our silicone solutions with a personal touch in North America through IMCD’s commercial knowledge and market fo...

Mid-Atlantic Rubber and Plastics Group cancels spring meeting

4/3/2020 - Akron, OH - Akron, OH - Many rubber groups affiliated with the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society are either canceling or postponing upcoming meetings and events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mid-Atlantic Rubber & Plastics Group ( has canceled its spring technical meeting, originally scheduled to take place May 21 in Exton, PA....

Yokohama Tire launches Geolandar CV in 33 sizes

4/3/2020 - Santa Ana, CA - Yokohama Tire has good news for drivers of crossovers, smaller SUVs and minivans who are looking for a tire with true all-season traction and handling: The Geolandar CV G058. The H- and V-rated G058, which is engineered specifically for those vehicles, goes on sale April 1 in 33 sizes, ranging from 16- to 20-inch fitments. “With its exceptional wet and winter grip, the long-lasting Geolandar CV G058 is designed to provide true all-season confidence, no matter the weather,” said Bob Abram, Yokohama’s senior manager of product planning. “Plus, it’s backed by Yokohama’s impressive 65,000-mile limited treadwear warranty.”...

Market Reports

Fluorosilicone market forecast with a CAGR of 9.2% through 2025

3/30/2020 - Detroit, MI - Fluorosilicone Market is likely to witness an impressive CAGR of 9.2% through 2025 according to StratView Research. Increasing use of fluorosilicones in the automotive, aerospace, OEM, and oil & gas industries, and the rising demand from the Asia-Pacific and the North American regions are the major factors driving the global fluorosilicone market. Fluorosilicones are extensively used in various end-use industries, particularly in the sealing applications. These fluorosilicones are largely used in manufacturing automotive components and aerospace fuel systems. Their remarkable properties such as high and low heat resistance, fuel and petrochemical resistance, and chemical inertness are further bolstering the market during the forecast period. Based on the product type, the market is segmented as elastomer, antifoams, coat... (read more)

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