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Manifold developments on the market for butadiene

09-10-2013

Butadiene has been indispensable for a range of important industrial and consumer products for decades. Even though maybe invisible to the eye of the consumer, this preliminary product of the petrochemical industry can be found in computers, carpets, and various rubbers. Its use in tires causes ...

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Styron Implements Capacity Reduction for SB Latex in Europe

06-05-2013

Styron Europe GmbH announced a reduction in the manufacturing capacity for Styrene Butadiene (SB) latex in Europe. Styron reduced production by 70,000 dry metric tonnes. The capacity reduction was completed over the past several months across Styron production facilities in Hamina, Finland; ...

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A new type of sunscreen

01-02-2013

Researchers from France have developed a new type of sunscreen. The sunscreen is made from latex that traps a UVB filter chemical within its structure. The team designed the sunscreen to protect wounded skin, which conventional sun creams are ineffective for. The sun-shielding films were able to ...

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Low Consumption, but High Growth Potential for Synthetic Latex Polymers in Eastern Europe

19-09-2012

As the second largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers in the world after North America, the combined states of the EU-27 consumed nearly 2.5 million dry tonnes of synthetic latex polymers, valued at over EUR 6 billion, in 2011, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Europe ...

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Styron Announces Plans to Build New Latex Production Unit in Zhangjiagang, China

11-04-2011

Styron announced plans to expand its latex capacity at its Zhangjiagang, China production facility. The projected additional capacity of latex will help to better serve the growing demand for latex in China’s paper and paper board industry, which is projected to grow significantly over the next ...

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Arkema expands its presence in emulsions in China

29-09-2010

Arkema has announced the construction of a latex plant in China to produce a range of emulsion polymers for use primarily in the coatings and adhesives markets. Arkema will invest $30 million in the new plant located on its Changshu platform. Start-up is expected in late 2012. “Building an ...

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Arkema Emulsion Systems Announces Price Increase for Latex Products

03-09-2010

Effective September 15, 2010 or as contracts allow, Arkema Emulsion Systems will increase pricing on all latex products. UCAR™ acrylic, styrene-acrylic, styrene-butadiene and NEOCAR® Acrylic latexes will increase by $0.05 per wet pound. UCAR™ vinyl-acrylic, EVOCAR® vinyl acetate-ethylene and ...

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Arkema awarded Pierre Potier prize for Kynar Aquatec

03-09-2010

Launched in 2005 by Union des Industries Chimiques (UIC – French Chemical Industries Association) and Fédération Française des sciences pour la Chimie (FFC – French Federation for Chemical Sciences) under the aegis of the French Ministry for Industry, the Pierre Potier prize rewards companies ...

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Styron begins operations as a leading materials company with global reach

22-06-2010

Styron, a former business division of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the new company’s direction following the close of its sale to Bain Capital Partners on June 17. As a standalone, privately held company, Styron will be a materials company with global reach and a unique product portfolio ...

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'Instant acid' method offers new insight into nanoparticle dispersal in the environment and the body

11-06-2010

Using a chemical trick that allows them to change the acidity of a solution almost instantly, a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a simple and effective technique for quantifying how the stability of nanoparticle solutions change when the acidity ...

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