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Smithers unifies under one brand

9/16/2019 - Akron, OH – Smithers announced the launch of a single brand identity, refreshed logo, new tagline and a streamlined web presence at Smithers commemorates its nearly 100-year commitment to helping their clients bring great products to market with a new tagline: Innovate with Confidence. “By uniting all our member companies under a single brand, we are working together to connect our clients with Smithers experts,” said Michael Hochschwender, CEO and president, Smithers. “The power of our connected enterprise supports our clients throughout their product development process.” In striving to streamline the client experience and strengthen its global brand presence, Smithers is bidding farewell to its legacy brands (Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Visci...
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ExxonMobil introduces sustainable solutions and innovative applications at K 2019

9/16/2019 - Brussels, Belgium - ExxonMobil will demonstrate sustainable solutions at its K 2019 pavilion. By working together and utilizing combined expertise, customers across the value chain can create differentiated sustainable solutions for a range of applications, including packaging, automotive, consumer products, agriculture, building and construction, hygiene and personal care, and lubricants. “ExxonMobil continues to innovate through our technology advancements, while working with customers to help them create sustainable solutions to meet value chain needs,” said David Hergenrether, ExxonMobil Chemical vice president, Polyethylene. “At K, visitors can discuss their challenges and innovation ideas with us to discover the benefits of working together to develop sustainable solutions.” Key highlights of ExxonMobil’s presence at K 2019 are said...
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Davis-Standard readies for the 2019 International Elastomer Conference

9/16/2019 - Pawcatuck, CT – Davis-Standard will be among more than 200 companies at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference, October 7-10, in Cleveland, Ohio. Davis-Standard, Booth #1210, will promote extrusion equipment, feedscrews and controls, as well as the company’s DSREV extruder, Model 3000 crosshead and Uth Roll-Ex 70 gear pump/strainer system with two-roll feeder (TRF). An aftermarket representative will be available to discuss feedscrew services, spare parts, extruder rebuilds, process control upgrades and other options for improved processing. In addition, Davis-Standard will discuss the technical cell at its facility in Pawcatuck to support research and development for hose, automotive seals and architectural applications, as well as processes requiring in-line straining and pressure stabilization. The DSREV extruder is Davis-Stan...
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ChemSpec is exclusive distributor of Himadri carbon blacks in the U.S. and Canada

9/16/2019 - Uniontown, OH - ChemSpec, Ltd., announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Himadri Specialty Chemical. ChemSpec will distribute Himadri’s ASTM and specialty carbon black products into the U.S. and Canadian tire markets, and the U.S. rubber market. Himadri, headquartered in Kolkata, India, is the only integrated carbon black producer, giving it highly consistent feedstock for its range of ASTM and specialty carbon blacks. Himadri offers a full portfolio of quality carbon blacks, including its Klarex “clean” specialty carbon blacks designed for more demanding rubber applications. This portfolio will be supported by Himadri’s announced expansion that will add an additional 60,000 metric tons of capacity. Further, Himadri said to ensure overall sustainability, health and safety, and environmental protection as key priorities in its pr...
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Dow Chemical selected by Fortune magazine for its Change the World list

9/16/2019 - Midland, MI - Dow Chemical Co. has been selected for the 2019 Change the World list, organized by Fortune magazine. For this year’s edition, the Change the World list has selected 52 companies that have made a major positive impact on society or the environment by way of their profit-earning strategies and businesses. Dow Chemical was selected as number 26 on the list, earning praise for a trial program that makes use of recycled plastic in road surfaces. The program comes as an effort to cut down on plastic waste, and has been implemented by the company as part of a long-term initiative to pursue sustainable solutions. Working in collaboration with value chain partners, Dow Chemical has so far used recycled plastic in building approximately 100 kilometers of asphalt-based road surfaces across Asia, Europe and the Americas. With the proje...
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Enviro develops financing solutions for plants based on international corporate bonds

9/16/2019 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Scandinavian Enviro Systems is developing a public, international corporate bond to finance the company's ownership of forthcoming recycling plants for end-of-life vehicle tires. The work to develop the bond is being carried out in collaboration with the London-based finance financial adviser, Zenzic Partners. The bond solution is expected to be able to finance an amount in the approximate range of $35-45 million regarding the potential recovery plant project in Buffalo, NY. Details and conditions will be made public when all final conditions are finally negotiated. As previously communicated, Enviro recently signed two-term sheets with the American TreadCraft Carbon LLC regarding both the establishment of a tire recycling facility, as well as the terms for license revenue giving the right to use Enviro’s technology i...
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Market Reports

Polymer initiator market projected to reach $4.2 billion by 2024

9/6/2019 - Chicago, IL - The Polymerization Initiator Market size is estimated to be USD 3.4 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 4.2 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 4.3% according to The growing polymer production due to increasing demand from various end-use industries such as food processing, automotive, and building & construction is expected to drive the market. The organic peroxide is used as an initiator for the radical polymerization process of monomers. These compounds can be divided further into diacyl peroxides, hydroperoxides, dialkyl peroxides, peroxy ketals, and peroxy (di) carbonates. Organic peroxides are used extensively in the polymer industry. It is used as a polymerization initiator for manufacturing polyester, acrylic resins and low-density polyethylene such as PVC because it has excellent oxidi... (read more)

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