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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 allow us to consistently serve and anticipate the growing demand of our customers for these advanced materials. This most recent investment solidifies our leadership in peroxide curable FKM, enabling advanced applications such as cutting-edge turbocharger designs that reduce fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions, and allow for smaller, lighter engines,” said Augusto Di Donfrancesco, a member of Solvay’s executive committee. Tecnoflon FKM is used in low emission internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid and electric vehicles (HEV, EV), in applications such as exhaust gas recirculation, turbocharger hoses, seals and gaskets where they resist high temperatures and chemical fluids. It is also used in the semiconductor industry and in wearable electronics where they help provide a high purity environment.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are factory standard on Subaru S209 - click to expand

Wacker launches two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters - click to expand

Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies - click to expand

Bridgestone plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park in Kodaira, Japan - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4 percent - click to expand

Friday, December 6, 2019

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Star Thermoplastic Alloys & Rubbers elevates Steve Samluk and Dr. Krishna Venkataswamy to key executive roles - click to expand

Yokohama Tire's 712L long haul drive tire now meets severe snow service standard - click to expand

Trinseo elects Beach Lin and Tomkins to its board of directors - click to expand

Thursday, December 5, 2019

U.S. Silica announces price increase on industrial and specialty products - click to expand

Goodyear begins intelligent tire pilot program with European fleets - click to expand

IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leader Dr. Gary Marsh - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Continental launches agriculture tire app for end customers and dealers - click to expand

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

USTMA urges nationwide action to grow and develop sustainable, circular scrap tire market - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2 percent through 2027 - click to expand

International Rubber Study Group issues call for papers for rubber-related economic research - click to expand

ARPM to serve as U.S. technical advisor to ISO TC 45/SC 1 - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS announces 2020 training course schedule - click to expand

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam celebrate first tire at joint venture plant - click to expand

Trelleborg finalizes acquisition of U.S.-based Tritec Seal - click to expand

Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire the TPU business of AdvanSource Biomaterials - click to expand

Evonik focuses on additives for plastics and rubber recycling - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Apollo Tyres enters Saudi Arabia through cooperation with Al-Jomaih Tyres - click to expand

Monday, December 2, 2019

Birla Carbon and CHASM Advanced Materials enter joint development agreement to develop Nanotube Enhanced Carbons - click to expand

Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire now available to replacement market - click to expand

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in China - click to expand

Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group announces Casino Night holiday party - click to expand

Market Reports

Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Specialty hose market forecast to reach $2.3 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4% - click to expand

Automotive tubeless tire market forecast at $196 billion by 2024 - click to expand

November forecast shows U.S. tire shipments expected to increase in 2019 - click to expand

Liquid silicone rubber market forecast with a CAGR of 9% through 2025 - click to expand

Chemical deflasher market forecast with a CAGR of 4.2% through 2027 - click to expand

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