synthetic rubber

Asahi Kasei Develops System for Calculating Carbon Footprint of Synthetic Rubber, Elastomer Products

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has developed a proprietary system for calculating the carbon footprint of products (CFP) in its synthetic rubber and elastomer lineups. The system is based in part on the group-wide management infrastructure that Asahi Kasei calls its Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline (DEEP). Using this new system, Asahi Kasei has managed to visualize CFP for a range...

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Asahi Kasei to Produce Sustainable S-SBR Using Butadiene Derived From Plastic Waste

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has formed an agreement with Singaporean-based Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte. Ltd. regarding the purchase of sustainable butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass. By the end of fiscal 2021, Asahi Kasei intends to introduce this sustainable butadiene at its synthetic rubber plant in Singapore, as well as use this butadiene here to begin producing and marketing...

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ETIC to Provide Technology for New S-SBR Plant in Russia

PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK), Russia’s second largest synthetic rubber manufacturer, held an opening ceremony on May 26 for a new solution-polymerized styrene–butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant. Incorporating technology and basic design from Japan’s ETIC Inc, it represents the Tatarstanian-based company’s first foray into S-SBR production. Among those present for the ceremony was the president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov. With a production capacity...

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Trinseo Agrees to Sell Synthetic Rubber Business to Poland’s Synthos

Trinseo SA, a manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, has announced a definitive agreement to sell its synthetic rubber business to Polish company Synthos SA. Based in Schkopau, Germany, Trinseo’s synthetic rubber business has been valued at approximately $491 million. After subtracting pension liabilities, transaction-related costs and taxes, the net cash proceeds from the sale are expected to...

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Toyoda Gosei, Tokyo University Team up to Develop Cross-Linking Technology for Stronger Rubber

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has worked with the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Frontier Sciences to develop a cross-linking technology that enables stronger synthetic rubber. Rubber using this technology not only offers better physical strength against impacts and friction but is also resistant to rupturing. The new technology works by chemically integrating a polyrotaxane – a polymer with...

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Falling Naphtha Prices Bring About Strong Expectation of Price Drops for Synthetic Rubber

Naphtha prices, which serve as a basis for the likes of the synthetic rubber market, are showing a significant drop amid tough market conditions. As of March 24, prices in Tokyo’s open-spec naphtha market are sitting at a median of $195 per ton when looking at product set to be delivered in late May. This is roughly a third of...

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