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DuPont announced it would invest over USD 80 million in Jiangsu province for a new specialty materials manufacturing plant during the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. DuPont signed the deal with the Zhangjiagang local government during the CIIE on Thursday (8 November 2018) for a USD 80 million manufacturing facility, expected to become operational in 2020 and further expanded by 2023.

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On 20 November 2018, Isopa, the European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association, participated in a workshop with its regional partners in the Middle East in Dubai, UAE. The workshop was aimed at sharing best practices and to promote the safe use and handling of diisocyanates across the value chain.

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A deal between farmers and a manufacturing firm, which will pave the way for the local processing of rubber, has been signed, a top agriculture official said. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the country’s rubber farmers will start producing and marketing motorcycle and small tractor tires by February next year, a major leap from their status of being just raw materials producers.

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A composite bonding adhesive for Audi and a nylon resin from DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers – a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business – were selected as winners of the 55th annual R+D 100 Awards.

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Synthomer formally opened the latest 90,000 t/y expansion to its nitrile latex production facility in Pasir Gudang in the presence of over 120 customers, suppliers, contractors, government officials and media representatives. The plant was officially opened by The British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, CMG MVO supported by Synthomer CEO Calum MacLean, Chairman Neil Johnson and Executive Vice President, Asia, Derick Whyte.

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The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Dawei Golden Land Co (DGL) have made a joint investment of over USD 2.4 million to catalyse change in Myanmar’s rubber production, emphasising “green” (environmentally friendly) rubber. The project, supported by DFID-funded DaNa Facility and conservation organisation, focuses on developing sustainable rubber production in Tanintharyi Region. The scheme has a long-term goal that the region, as part of the WWF initiative, provides a replicable business model in sustainable and traceable rubber.

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Toray Industries Inc. announced its decision to enhance production capacity of ABS resin Toyolac, manufactured at and distributed by Toray Plastics (Malaysia) Sdn. Berhad (TPM) at Penang, Malaysia. The company will add a facility with production capacity of 75,000 t/y to expand the sales of high- performance varieties such as transparent grade, which has the No. 1 global market share, and start its operation in November 2020. The move will increase TPM’s production capacity to 425,000 t/y and Toray Group’s capacity with the existing facility at Toray’s Chiba Plant to 497,000 t/y.

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Getzner Werkstoffe has established a production facility in Decatur, IL, USA, where the company manufactures PU-based products for the railway and construction industries, such as elastic bearings, baseplate pads and materials for the bedding of buildings.

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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced the expansion of the capacity of its ethylene oxide (EO) unit in Gendorf, Germany. The investment positions Clariant to continue its successful development of innovative EO-based specialties to support a wide range of industries. No further details of the investment will be disclosed.

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Hankook Tire has set up new operations overseas as part of its reshuffle aimed at strengthening business outside of the country, the company said Wednesday (5 December 2018). New overseas businesses to take effectuation starting 1 January 2019 are a division that oversees the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions, corporate bodies in Austria, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam and branches in Thailand and Serbia.

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