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Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber

Truck tires with less abrasion

03-Apr-2019

Natural rubber from rubber trees is a raw material with a limited supply. Synthetically produced rubber, on the other hand, has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of the natural product, rendering it unsuitable for truck tires. But now, for the first time, a new type of synthetic ...

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LANXESS completes sale of ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco

Cologne-based company received proceeds of around EUR 1.4 billion

02-Jan-2019

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS completed the sale of its remaining 50 percent interest in the rubber company ARLANXEO to Saudi Aramco. All relevant antitrust authorities have granted the necessary approvals for the transaction announced in August 2018. Upon completion of the transaction, the ...

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Proteins for Making Tough Rubber

Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, recyclable rubber

12-Dec-2018

Inspired by nature, Chinese scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they reveal the secret to their success: short protein chains attached to the side-chains of the ...

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LANXESS plans to sell remaining 50 percent stake in joint venture ARLANXEO

Joint venture valued at EUR 3.0 billion

09-Aug-2018

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in ARLANXEO to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded ARLANXEO in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement. The transaction is still subject to ...

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Hot Wheels: World Market for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Analyzed

05-Jun-2018

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 ...

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Findings by scientists could transform the multi-billion-dollar plastics and rubber industries

28-Apr-2017

Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of scientists from ...

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LANXESS and Saudi Aramco complete joint venture deal

Composition of ARLANXEO’s Shareholders’ Committee announced

05-Apr-2016

On April 1, 2016, specialty chemicals company LANXESS and Saudi Aramco have completed the formation of their 50-50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, ARLANXEO. The deal was first announced in September 2015, and all relevant antitrust authorities had cleared the transaction by February ...

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LANXESS: Price increase for several synthetic elastomers

05-Jun-2015

The High Performance Elastomers business unit of specialty chemicals company LANXESS raises its prices for several synthetic rubbers in Europe, Middle East and Africa effective June 1, 2015 as follows: The price adjustments per metric ton for its EPDM grades is EUR100. The price adjustment ...

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LANXESS appoints KRAHN CHEMIE as its new distribution partner in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

25-Aug-2014

The LANXESS High Performance Elastomers unit has transferred its distribution business in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to KRAHN CHEMIE Polska. The core products of this division are the technical rubber products CR, EVM, NBR and HNBR. The portfolio of the High Performance Elastomers ...

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LANXESS: New rubber production line opens in Dormagen

20-Jun-2014

LANXESS has completed the expansion of its Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production operations in Dormagen. Werner Breuers, member of the LANXESS AG Board of Management, and Jan Paul de Vries, head of LANXESS’ High Performance Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the new ...

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