Global rubber process oil market forecast at $2.9 billion by 2028

The global rubber process oil market size was $2,118.4 million in 2020 and is expected to reach a value of $2,927.6 million by 2028, and register a CAGR of 4.10 percent during the forecast period, according to Reports and Data. Rubber process oil is used for manufacturing multiple rubber compounds, and it improves dispersion and flow characteristics of compounds during processing.

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Datwyler expands material capabilities to support industry shift to e-mobility

Datwyler is expanding its in-house capabilities through a focus on Electrically and Thermally Conductive and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Materials (ETEMI™). Project ETEMI™ was launched in 2020 to address challenges in applications related to new mobility and beyond, with a material development scope covering conventional elastomers, liquid silicon rubber (LSR) and thermoplastics. The aim is to ensure that customers diversifying towards hybrid and battery electric vehicles are able to realize the full potential of system critical sealing components with enhanced functionality – such as sensing seal integrity or keeping electrical charge locally in a battery gasket, for example.

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Hercules Tires launches two all-terrain tires

Hercules® Tires, a subsidiary of American Tire Distributors (ATD), announced the addition of two new all-terrain, all-season tires to the Terra Trac lineup. By introducing the next-generation Terra Trac® AT in two distinct models – the Terra Trac AT X-Journey for CUVs and the Terra Trac AT X-Venture for SUVs and light trucks – Hercules will cover more than 80 percent of the all-terrain market and appeal to a broader base of customers. Beginning today, Hercules dealers in the U.S. can order the new tires.

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Lummus and Synthos collaborate on biobutadiene technology

Lummus Technology announced that its Green Circle business and Synthos have started collaborating to commercialize Synthos’ biobutadiene technology. The first step of the commercialization program includes the development of a feasibility study for a biobutadiene plant with a production capacity of 20,000 tons per year, which will form the basis for an investment decision.

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