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Solvay to raise Tecnoflon fluoroelastomer FKM capacity in Italy by 30 percent

11/12/2019 - Brussels, Belgium - Solvay will lift the production capacity of its Tecnoflon FKM peroxide curable fluoroelastomer by nearly a third at its plant in Spinetta Marengo, Italy, to serve ongoing strong demand growth for high performance sealing applications in the automotive, oil and gas, and semiconductor industries. This extra capacity is due to come on stream by May 2021 and follows recent increases at the same site, as well as at Solvay's state-of-the-art Tecnoflon FKM plant in Changshu, China. Solvay, said to have an unmatched portfolio of specialty polymers, also produces Tecnoflon FKM in the United States. “Solvay over the past few years has globalized its leadership position in Tecnoflon FKM fluoroelastomers by expanding our manufacturing footprint in Europe, the United States and China. Our global presence and technological expertise...
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Geon Performance Solutions appoints Tracy Garrison chief executive officer

11/12/2019 - Avon Lake, OH - Geon Performance Solutions announced the appointment of Tracy Garrison as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective January 2020. Garrison will assume the role held by interim CEO, David Mezzanotte, a director of SK Capital Partners. “Tracy has a terrific record of driving growth at businesses he has led, most recently at Hexpol Compounding Americas, which operates 20 factories in the United States and Mexico, and employs more than 2,000 associates,” said Jack Norris, managing director of SK Capital. “His combination of industry experience and leadership skills will help launch GPS into a new growth trajectory.” “I am truly honored and excited to lead an organization with the heritage and potential of Geon,” Garrison stated. “I look forward to partnering with SK Capital, the executive team and all GPS associates...
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Bridgestone wins trademark infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire manufacturer

11/12/2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Bridgestone Corporation announced that it received a favorable ruling in its trademark infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire manufacturer Liangshan Water Margin Tire Co., Ltd. (Water Margin), in the Suzhou Intellectual Property Court. In June 2018, Bridgestone filed the lawsuit claiming that tire manufacturing and sales activities conducted by Water Margin, under the Fulisitong brand, infringed on the company's trademark rights by utilizing a brand mark that resembled the company's Bridgestone registered trademarks. In May 2019, the Suzhou Intellectual Property Court found in favor of Bridgestone and ordered Water Margin to cease tire manufacturing and sales activities that are in violation of the company's trademark rights. They were also required to pay damages to the company in the amount of roughly 3,300,000 Chinese...
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Mississippi Lime attains ISO certification

11/12/2019 - St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Lime Company’s (MLC) specialty operations in Ste. Genevieve, MO, received the ISO 9001:2015 quality management systems certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). The certification recognizes quality management systems and looks at factors such as customer satisfaction, support of top management, product processes and continual advancement. To receive certification, companies must apply and complete an audit process. All management system documents are reviewed, and an on-site audit focuses on conformance to all standards. Known as one of the leading global certification bodies, NSF-ISR provides some of the highest certifications and safety standards to organizations in the world. “We are proud to have our specialty business registered with NSF-ISR as an ISO 9001:2015 company, as we ...
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Safic-Alca publishes sustainability report

11/12/2019 - Paris, France - Safic-Alcan, a global specialty chemicals distributor, published its first sustainability report. Safic-Alcan announces the release of its first sustainability report: The Durable Link. The report is centered on the company’s commitment to enhance the long lasting link, The Durable Link, connecting chemical manufacturers and chemical users with complete distribution solutions, as well as individual chemical products. The report is available at As the company looks to the future, sustainability is becoming an essential component of Safic-Alcan’s business, representing its culture of continuous improvement, innovation, respect and responsibility. ESG makes sense for the Safic-Alcan business, but more importantly, it makes sense for its people and the environm...
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Global butyl rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 4.7 percent through 2024

11/12/2019 - Selbyville, DE - The worldwide market for butyl rubber is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.7 percent over the next five years, reaching $5,800 million in 2024, from $4,390 millionin 2019, according to Market Study Report. Butyl rubber is the foundation of today's butyl rubber technology. Butyl rubber is a copolymer of isobutylene and a small amount of isoprene providing for a highly saturated backbone. The primary properties of butyl rubber are excellent air-barrier performance, good flex fatigue and vibration damping. Butyl rubber can be compounded with fillers and other modifiers and then vulcanized into practical rubber products. Owing to its excellent air retention, butyl rubber is the preferred material for inner tubes in all but the largest sizes. It also plays an important part in the inner liners of tubeless tires. (Because...
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Market Reports

Silicone surfactants market size is expected to post a CAGR of 7% through 2023

11/12/2019 - London, England - The silicone surfactants market size is expected to post a CAGR of close to 7% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The increasing demand for polyurethane foam is one of the major reasons for the silicone surfactants market growth. Polyurethane foam is increasingly being used in several end-user industries such as construction, textiles, automotive, paints and coatings, furniture, and packaging. Silicone surfactants are used in the production of polyurethane foams, owing to their emulsifying properties and excellent foaming and dispersing abilities. Silicone surfactants are used to stabilize the foam cells in the flexible polyurethane foaming process. The increasing usage of polyurethane foams as insulating and sealing materials is driving its demand in the construc... (read more)

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