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Pascal Laborde has been in charge of the French Arburg subsidiary in Aulnay-sous-Bois since 1 November 2020. Arburg SAS was the company’s first foreign subsidiary to be set up back in 1985. Besides Arburg is planning a new building for the subsidiary located in the Greater Paris area spanning approximately 1,600 m2.

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Rubber Division, ACS is taking the first step in bringing the industry back together in-person at this event: the Rubber Division, ACS Spring Technical Meeting is going to take place in Independence, OH, USA 27-29 April 2021.

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Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd predicts rubber glove demand to remain robust for the financial year 2021 (FY21) with average selling prices (ASPs) to remain high despite the rollout of vaccines to treat the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide.

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With a new web seminar series, the Elastomer Coffee Talks, Kuraray offers customers knowledge-based insight into innovative elastomer materials. The webinar series will be launched on 9 April 2021. The first edition will focus on medical and pharmaceutical equipment.

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According to a news item published by Arno Schuetze at Reuters on 18 February 2021, Dow Inc has put German infrastructure assets up for sale.

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Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), the export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, on Wednesday (17 February 2021) signed a AED 22 million (USD 6 million) loan agreement with the Egypt-based Emirati firm Jenaan Pipes & Irrigation Systems SAE.

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On 22 February 2021, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately USD 2.5 billion.

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A subsidiary of Thai conglomerate SCG Group is set to buy a 70 percent stake in Vietnam’s Duy Tan Plastics. SCG Packaging Public Company Ltd (SCGP) said in a statement the deal, whose value it did not disclose, is expected to be completed in mid 2021.

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The Krahn Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners, Sweden.

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Glove maker Careplus Group Bhd said is targeting to complete the installation of ten new production lines by June this year, boosting its total capacity by a third. The company currently operates 30 production lines with a total capacity of 4.86 billion pieces of gloves a year.

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The Chemicals Business of SCG said it recently unveiled its new chemical recycling technology that can turn postconsumer plastics into renewable feedstock for petrochemical plants, and is set to start-up Thailand’s “first” demonstration plant. Located in SCG’s Rayong complex, the demonstration unit will produce approximately 4,000 t/y of renewable feedstock, with plans for future expansion. Start-up is expected by the second half of this year.

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