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Source: Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation announced the addition of significant capacity to its worldwide network of carbon black plants. Through the combination of a plant expansion, operational improvements, and debottlenecking projects, the company is expanding its global capacity by over 300,000 t/y.

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BASF and Huafon Group Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement to extend their partnership with initiatives to develop the polyurethane, bio-fiber and spandex markets in China. The two companies will work together in the areas of technical exchange, market development, and quality raw material supply.

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Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of Dow Chemical, announced the opening of a new PU systems house in the Maharashtra state in India, further expanding its network of more than 20 sites for production, development and technical service across the EMEAI region.

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The German company Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG, a worldwide operating developer of plastics colourants, announced that it will exhibit at Plastpol 2018 (hall E, stand 33), which takes place from 22 – 25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland. According to Finke, its key focus at Plastpol will be sustainable and economic plastics colourants and efficient colouristic concepts.

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On 1 May 2018, Repi has established the new subsidiary Repi Thai Co. Ltd in Thailand, which will take over the existing business in the ASEAN region both in the Polyurethanes and in the Thermoplastics business units.

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To mark the 80th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) by Dr. Roy Plunkett, Chemours is calling for entries to the Plunkett Awards 2018.

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Kuraray America, Inc. confirmed that a fire occurred at the company’s Eval facility in Pasadena, TX, USA, at the corner of Choate Road and Bay Area Boulevard at approximately 10:22 a.m. CDT on Saturday, 19 May 2018.

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Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd does not expect any further delays in the completion of its rubber glove plants going forward.

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The Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) announced that it is organising a training for its members in the South region on safety, health and environment (SHE), which will take place on 8 June 2018 at the Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention Centre in Bangalore, India.

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The Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) recently met with the China Rubber Industry Association at the Rubber secretariat to discuss opportunities to collaborate and expand bilateral business.

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