Silicone masterbatches market forecast with a CAGR of 6.3 percent through 2031

Transparency Market Research delivers key insights on the silicone masterbatches market in Europe. In terms of revenue, the silicone masterbatches market in Europe is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which TMR offers thorough insights and forecast in its report on the silicone masterbatches in Europe.

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The Compound Company acquires Exxelor polymers from Esso Deutschland GmbH

The Compound Company announced it has acquired the production site, product portfolio and customer base for Exxelor™ polymer resins from ESSO Deutschland GmbH , ExxonMobil in Cologne, Germany. The acquisition will increase the global production capacity of The Compound Company to about 70 kilotons per year and significantly expand the group’s reach into new markets.

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EPA requiring Denka to install air monitoring systems at Louisiana facility

In St. John the Baptist Parish, EPA used its authority to require the Denka facility to install fence line monitors to identify sources of emissions onsite, allowing the EPA and communities to better understand air pollutants in a quick, reliable way.  This month, Denka complied with EPA’s request to install these monitors. 

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Medical rubber tubing process and die optimization: Die redesign and fine tuning

Part 1 of this contribution, published in the May 2021 edition of Rubber World, investigated a real manufacturer’s process that was set to produce medical tubing. It was found (through trials at the extruder, then through simulations) that the equipment available to the manufacturer was too large for the relatively low output that was required for this project, and consequently the polymer was degrading on the screw surface. It was ultimately determined through simulation that a smaller extruder, with a screw optimized for the low rate, would work better.

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