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Arlanxeo’s bio-based EPDM Keltan Eco 6950 is the rubber basis for a sponge rubber layer directly underneath the outer cover of the official soccer ball Telstar 18 from adidas for the World Cup 2018.

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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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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 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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South Korea’s major refiner Hyundai Oilbank Co. and petrochemical firm Lotte Chemical Corp. have joined hands to build a heavy-feed petrochemical complex (HPC) at a combined investment of KRW 2.7 trillion (USD 2.5 billion).

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The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced at the Sejong Government Complex Thursday (10 May 2018) comprehensive countermeasures to more effectively tackle increasing plastic waste in the nation. The government plans to intervene in the production, distribution, collection and recycling process of products to reduce plastic waste.

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Sri Lanka's Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake says that experts have projected the world's rubber demand to rise to 17 million tons per annum by 2025, and the Rubber Conference should focus on improving the rubber cultivation.

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Fujian Gulei Petrochemical Co. (GLPC) has selected Badger Licensing LLC to supply its technologies for a new 600,000 t/y grassroots ethylbenzene/styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant, which will be built in Gulei Economic Development Zone, Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China.

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BASF has opened a new lab and technical development center for its dispersions and resins business in Australia and New Zealand at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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