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Desma India announced that it has recently delivered its 2,000th injection moulding machine to M/s Suja Shoei Industries in Tindivanam, India, which also has a joint venture with the Japanese M/s Shoei Cooperation. The 2,000th machine was one of the five vertical machines of the Sigma 250 series installed at the same time. The products produced on the Desma India machines are exported to more than 20 different countries.

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Azelis announced the opening of a new CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) laboratory in Istanbul, Turkey. The lab enables the company to accelerate the roll-out of innovative CASE formulations and technical support to its customers in the region, said Azelis.

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06. December 2021

RFP 04 2021 is out!

We look back at Fakuma 2021 which marked an inspiring restart of the trade fair activity in Germany.

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Polycompound is expanding the production site in Sissach, Switzerland. (Source: Polycompound)

At the headquarter Sissach of toll compounder Polycompound AG new production, office and warehouse capacities - as well as a new technical centre - are being created. The company said that the expansion is a critical development step for the company, which has constantly grown during its over 30 years of existence.

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Asahi Kasei will produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber using butadiene derived from plastic waste. (Source: Asahi-Kasei)

Asahi Kasei will produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) using butadiene derived from plastic waste. The company concluded an agreement with Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd. on 23 November 2021, regarding the supply of butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass.

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Annegret Vester (Source: CHT)

As of 1 October 2021, Dr. Annegret Vester has assumed responsibility for sustainability issues of the CHT Group. With the PhD of Chemistry, the ideal person for the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) position of CHT Germany GmbH could be found in many respects.

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The 21st International Exhibition on Rubber Technology, due to be held on 1 - 3 December 2021 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre has been postponed to 6 - 8 September 2022.

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Due to the evolving nature of Reliance’s business portfolio, Reliance and Saudi Aramco have mutually determined to re-evaluate the proposed investment in O2C (oil to chemical) business in light of the changed context. Consequently, the current application with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) of India for segregating the O2C business from RIL is being withdrawn.

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The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP) will be honoring two of its outstanding leaders at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mr. Liang Aimin of Sinopec will be the recipient of the prestigious IISRP General Award, and Mr. Lucio Spelta retired from Versalis, will receive the coveted IISRP Technical Award. Both awards will be formally presented during the 62nd IISRP Annual General Meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the week of 16 May 2022.

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On 15 November 2021, Cabot Corporation announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Tokai Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd from Tokai Carbon Group for USD 9 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.

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Larisa Bondar, Head of Sales Synthetic Rubber, Plastics, Elastomers, and Organic Synthetic Division at Sibur, was elected President International of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) for the year 2021 - 2022 at the association’s 61st Annual General Meeting on 4 November 2021.

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