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Bio-based elastomers market forecast at $1.9 billion by 2033

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 opens new adhesives facility in China

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.

Liberian rubber plantation owners blacklisted by Swiss investment fund

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 premium tires from Continental for its new luxury SUV Grecale

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.

American Chemistry Council announces the 2023 Polyurethane Innovation Award

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 €50 million expansion of organic peroxide production in China

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.


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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.

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