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Wacker Chemie AG, Germany

WACKER is a globally operating chemical company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its portfolio focuses on silicone chemistry, polymer chemistry, fine chemicals and biotech products, polysilicon, wafers and hyperpure silicon monocrystals. In line with these core areas of expertise, WACKER has specia more

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Germany

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company and operates in all important markets of the world. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of high-tech plastics, high-performance rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it helps its customers in the dev more

News Rubbers

  • Hot Wheels: World Market for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Analyzed

    Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) is the best-selling synthetic rubber and for decades, has been indispensable for many applications. In everyday life, SBR is mainly found in vehicle tires. According to a recent market study by Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 5. more

  • Scientific advances can make it easier to recycle plastics

    Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than 9 percent of plastics are recycled in the United States, rising to about 30 percent in Europe. That's a $176 billion problem, the potential energy savings scientists more

  • Tyre rubber from dandelions

    Vredestein showed a prototype of its Fortezza Flower Power at the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen in August. This innovative road tyre is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions. The prototype is the result of a EU joint initiative in which Vredestein and Wageningen University & more

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What Makes Rubber Rubbery?

Reactions is looking at sports science today. Sports balls owe their reliability to an unusual polymer. Learn about the chemistry of rubber the all-star’s best friend! more

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Infographics Rubbers

The Chemistry of the EURO 2016 Football

This year’s European Championships are now well under way in France, and there’s already been some great football on show. It might surprise you to learn that some chemistry has also been taking centre-stage! The EURO 2016 ball is a triumph of materials science, and in this post we take a look at so more

Events Rubbers

Fair/Exhibition
16-10 – 23-10
2019
Duesseldorf, DE

K 2019

The world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry presents everything the sector has to offer. Everything from the latest state of the art and trailblazing innovations to development visions.

Fair/Exhibition
28-09 – 02-10
2020
Barcelona, ES

EQUIPLAST 2020

The International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition. Sectors >> Raw materials and additives. >> Machinery, equipment and autimation systems. >> Peripherals, parts and components. >> Moulds and dies. >> Semi-manufactured and finished products. >> Measuring, control and automation. >> Hardware and soft

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On-Demand

From 0 to 60 – Novel polymer applications in the automotive industry

There is a strong global trend in automotive design that features a continuous increase in the use of conventional, performance, and novel polymeric materials. This is a result of weight savings, design flexibility, and ease of fabrication offered by polymers when compared to metals. Complicated aut

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Market studies Rubbers

  • China Organic Silicon Industry Report, 2009-2010

    In 2009, capacity utilization of China’s organic silicon industry was only 50% due to low market prices of organic silicon. The demand and supply in Chinese market of organic silicon monomer is still in balance, as the output capacity and apparent consumption respectively reaches 1.09 million tons a more

  • China Organic Silicon Industry Report, 2007

    Global organic silicon industry has been in its maturity after more than six decades' development with an annual growth rate of 6%. It is forecasted that China's organic silicon industry will keep a fast growth of 20% annually in the next five years from 2007. Report HighlightsChina's production more

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