The market for bio-based elastomers is anticipated to reach US$ 513 million in 2023 and US$ 1,901.8 million in 2033, respectively according to Future Market Insights. It is anticipated that the growth rate will be close to 14% from 2023 to 2033. The market is expected to grow as a result of the advantages that bio-based elastomers have over those made from crude oil in terms of emissions of volatile organic compounds. For significant crude oil-based elastomer producers, the development of bio-based elastomers is a top priority.
DuPont held a ceremony to officially open its new adhesives production facility in Zhangjiagang (ZJG), East China. The new facility will produce adhesives to serve customers in the transportation industry, primarily in lightweighting and fast-growing vehicle electrification applications.
The Swiss Association for Responsible Investments (SVVK), Switzerland’s largest public pension fund has placed Bollore, the parent company of Salala Rubber Corporations (SRC), on its blacklist, thanks to ‘Bread for All’, a Swiss-based development organization, and its Liberian counterparts, Green Advocates International (GAI) and the Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) for persistently representing the legal interests of poor communities affected by the multi-billion-dollar firm.
SRC has cultivated an area of over 4,400 hectares, amidst credible and consistent claims of sexual harassment, land grabs, unfair recruitment practices, forceful eviction of villages, and intimidation, arrest, and illegal detention of local community members and human rights campaigners.
Maserati relies on Continental’s original equipment expertise for its Grecale model. The luxury SUV comes factory-equipped with tires from the CrossContact series. This has particularly been developed for good handling qualities on- and offroad. Continental has received worldwide original equipment approval for the CrossContact LX Sport in 19 inches and the CrossContact RX in 21 inches. Also approved for the Maserati Grecale is the EcoContact 6 in 20 inches. The tire is designed for energy-saving and noise-optimized driving, making it especially suitable for the hybrid version of the SUV.
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced Wanhua Chemical (America) Co., Ltd’s WANNATE® 9131FC has won the 2023 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is renowned throughout the polyurethane industry and recognizes companies and individuals whose visions and perseverance bring new life-enhancing products, technologies, and initiatives to the marketplace.
Arkema announces a two-and-a-half-fold increase of its organic peroxide production capacities at its Changshu site in China. This investment of around €50 million will enable the Group to support its Asian customers in fast-growing markets, particularly in renewable energies.
In December 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Paris. The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, which is a global agreement on the reduction of climate change. At the follow-up climate change conference in Marrakech (COP22) in November 2016, the member states of the Kyoto Protocol agreed to set the goal of limiting global warming to a still acceptable level of less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. This target requires that the zero emission of CO2 is achieved soon.
Global emissions of greenhouse gases from trucks and passenger cars are influenced by the deformation energy and friction losses of tires. It is mostly associated with the rolling resistance between the tire tread and the road surface. For this reason, the rolling resistance is considered one of the most important performance indicators (that is, targeted to be reduced) within the tire industry.
A team at Sandia National Laboratories developed a molecule that helps change the way some materials react to temperature fluctuations, which makes them more durable.
Principal methods for processing elastomeric materials are reviewed, including continuous extrusion and what is described as multi-step extrusion.
During the projected period, the stretchable conductive material market is anticipated to expand significantly. The market is anticipated to develop significantly, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1%, to reach US$ 3.7 billion by 2033 according to Future Market Insights.
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Sales of the rubber testing equipment market have likely documented a Y-o-Y growth rate worth 4.6% in 2022 as compared to 2021. By 2022-end, the market was poised to reach US$ 13.7 Billion. As of 2021, rubber testing equipment demand was valued at US$ 13.1 Billion. From 2022-2032, a CAGR of 3.3% has been anticipated, with an expected closing value of US$ 19 Billion according to Future Market Insights.
Mold temperature control has a significant impact on product quality and the energy efficiency of the injection molding process. To take even greater advantage of the resulting potential for process optimization, ENGEL is making it easy to get started with electronic temperature difference monitoring, beginning with the new eco-flomo temperature control water manifold system at the Fakuma 2023 trade show.
In a first for the footwear industry, Huntsman has developed a liquid thermoplastic polyurethane (LTPU) that enables the rapid manufacture of high-performing midsoles and is aligned with the circularity ambitions of brands manufacturing sports and athleisure footwear.
The objective here is to provide a list of common latex types, their key characteristics, and a summary of their useful properties and contributions. It is unlikely that the summary will capture all the salient points of each latex type; but it should provide enough information to be useful if called upon to deliver a “30 second commercial.”