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Vystar contracts rubber expert Ranjit Matthan for deproteinized dry rubber and latex research and development

  7/11/2019 - Worcester, MA - Vystar Corp. extended and expanded its multi-year contract with Ranjit K. Matthan, Ph.D., an internationally renowned latex and rubber science expert, a member of Vystar's board of directors and head of research and development for Vytex rubber latex commercial and raw materials, to oversee multiple new initiatives. In this expanded role, he will steer research and development for the development of deproteinized dry rubber, which has potential for use in the $227 billion global automotive tire market, as well as continue development of custom formulations for specific applications for Vytex deproteinized latex. Vystar has also contracted with Polymer Consultancy Services PLC (P) Ltd. for execution of specific related research and development activities under the direction of Dr. Matthan. PSC is said to be highly respected for its innovative natural rubber science and technology services across the elastomer industry spectrum, from plantation to products. “Under Dr. Matthan’s direction, and with the research team he has assembled, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity for the development of a new class of deproteinized dry rubber that may exhibit superior characteristics that could be disruptive for the dry rubber industry,” stated Steve Rotman, CEO of Vystar. “We appreciate Dr. Matthan’s service as a member of our board of directors and his role in the research and development that opened the doors for ultra-low ammonia, pre-vulcanized and reduced-nitrosamine versions of Vytex NRL.” Dr. Matthan is on Vystar’s and PSC’s board of directors, and has been a consultant to Vystar since 2008. He has played a significant role in the manufacturing scale-up of deproteinized Vytex natural rubber latex (NRL) in Malaysia, and refining the research and development of manufacturing processes for applications using Vytex NRL, such as latex foam for seating/ cushions/mattresses, condoms, adhesives, medical devices, etc. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Ranjit Matthan, one of the foremost experts in NRL technology and rubber science leading R&D for Vytex,” noted William Doyle, Vystar former CEO and now advisory consultant. “He has helped Vystar develop the virtually odor-free, naturally stronger and longer lasting deproteinized latex the world has been seeking for decades. The possibilities for various applications are unlimited, giving Vystar a competitive advantage and I’m eager to work side by side with him on these projects.”

Friday, October 18, 2019

Struktol's additives and technical solutions showcased on redesigned website - click to expand

CPI announces two distinguished leadership award winners - click to expand

Solvay’s Veradel PESU line in India comes on-stream - click to expand

Michigan Rubber Group announces November technical meeting - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

CPI survey reveals strength of polyurethanes across U.S., Canada and Mexico - click to expand

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry announces winner of the 2019 Polyurethane Award - click to expand

Lanxess introduces a vulcanization accelerator for all types of rubber - click to expand

ARPM unveils training module: Job Setup and Production Flow - click to expand

Dow expands Nordel EPDM portfolio - click to expand

Global agricultural tire market forecast at $7.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Wacker presents liquid and solid silicone rubber grades with enhanced product and processing properties - click to expand

Goodyear declares quarterly dividend - click to expand

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Michelin introduces Endurance XT Silicone Beam wiper blade - click to expand

Adhesives and sealants market forecast to reach $73.8 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Huber Engineered Materials nearly completes Martinswerk expansion - click to expand

K Show 2019 opens today in Dusseldorf - click to expand

Gerlach opens office in Albuquerque, NM, to better serve North American market - click to expand

Arlanxeo illustrates the future of mobility solutions at K2019 - click to expand

Hexpol TPE launches circular TPEs at K2019 - click to expand

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Michelin announces sport touring tire line-up for motorcycles and scooters - click to expand

Global automotive mold market expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbons appoints Lorin Crenshaw chief financial officer of the Orion group - click to expand

Collaboration brings new colors to Dow’s 3D-printable liquid silicone rubber - click to expand

Mid Atlantic Rubber and Plastics Group holds educational symposium in November - click to expand

Braskem's Delta PP plant remains on target for completion by first quarter of 2020 - click to expand

Monday, October 14, 2019

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. to promote Michael Graber to VP of Sales - click to expand

The Philadelphia Eagles and Braskem announce results from 2018-2019 STEM Scholars Program - click to expand

Michelin recognized by EPA with 2019 SmartWay award - click to expand

Cabot Corporation receives fourth consecutive gold-level rating from EcoVadis - click to expand

Dunlop SP Sport Maxx run-flat tire chosen as factory standard for Lexus LS - click to expand

Yokohama Tire launches two new premium winter tires - click to expand

Market Reports

CPI survey reveals strength of polyurethanes across U.S., Canada and Mexico - click to expand

Global agricultural tire market forecast at $7.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Adhesives & sealants market forecast to reach $73.8 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global automotive mold market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% through 2024 - click to expand

Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $2.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global silicone elastomers market forecast with a CAGR of 6.2% through 2024 - click to expand

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