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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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Vietnam reports plunging rubber exports - click to expand

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Bridgestone named GM Supplier of the Year for fifth consecutive year - click to expand

GRI unveils rubber collection center and GREENX Circle - click to expand

Cooper Standard finalizes divestiture of certain operations in Europe and India - click to expand

Freudenberg Expands Engineering Services - click to expand

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Bridgestone donates emergency response trailer to Wilson County, Tennessee - click to expand

Lianda launches new website in preparation for 25th anniversary - click to expand

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan opens South African subsidiary - click to expand

Halcyon Agri receives $25 million sustainability-linked loan from Deustsche Bank for rubber plantations - click to expand

Arlanxeo goes virtual for its first global Technical Marathon - click to expand

Monday, July 6, 2020

Cooper Standard’s Fortrex technology enables PolyOne launch of next-generation elastomer - click to expand

Cooper Tire adds winter drive tire RM258 for regional haulers - click to expand

Bridgestone wins trademark dispute against Brazilian retread company New Tyre - click to expand

Cabot Corporation publishes 2019 Sustainability Report - click to expand

Pirelli introduces tire with temperature adapting compound - click to expand

Friday, July 3, 2020

Trinseo announces 2030 sustainability goals - click to expand

Michelin hires eight youth apprentices for full-time positions at Starr, SC, facility - click to expand

Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers - click to expand

Lanxess to hold virtual annual stockholders' meeting August 27 - click to expand

Dow launches MobilityScience platform - click to expand

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Repligen to acquire Engineered Molding Technology - click to expand

Siempelkamp announces departure of CEO Christoph Michel - click to expand

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR of 7 percent - click to expand

Bosch Rexroth hosts free virtual Explore the Factory of the Future event - click to expand

Trinseo strengthens CASE team with two new hires - click to expand

PolyOne launches OnColor WC Choice for wire and cable applications - click to expand

Royal DSM appoints Zhou Tao as DSM China president - click to expand

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hankook Tire named GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Nokian Tyres invites drivers to enter their favorite road trips - click to expand

Total Cray Valley introduces aliphatic resin - click to expand

Bridgestone teams with Microsoft on intelligent tire monitoring system - click to expand

Rubber Division and Endurica partner on rubber industry training opportunities - click to expand

Market Reports

Global fluoroelastomer market forecast at $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global automotive flooring markets forecast at $1.32 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $8.14 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Conductive Silicone Rubber Market is estimated to reach $8.68 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global silicone coating market forecast with a CAGR new 7 percent - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast with a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market anticipated to reach $26.4 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global pressure sensitive adhesives market forecast to reach $12.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Outlook for the rubber economy in the face of Covid-19 - click to expand

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