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Effective 1 July 2009, or as contracts terms allow, Dow Europe GmbH will increase its prices for Affinity polyolefin plastomers, Engage polyolefin elastomer, Nordel hydrocarbon rubber, and Versify plastomers and elastomers by EUR 100.00 per tonne across Europe.

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iSmithers is offering a 50% discount on all TPE bookings received in June.

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In late 2008 the Osnabrück, Germany, based hose producer polyvanced GmbH included round belts of thermoplastic polyurethane and polyester elastomers into its product range.

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Spanish TPU specialist Merquinsa announced that it will launch a new TPU range at Chinaplas: Pearlthane Maxi.

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DSM Elastomers announced, that it has officially opened a new production facility for Sarlink Thermoplastic Vulcanisates (TPV) in Genk, Belgium. The new plant will double Sarlink’s global capacity of TPV material.

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The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) celebrates 100 years of service to people and organisations associated with the rubber and affiliated industries throughout the year in 2009.

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The Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, OH, USA, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with The Dow Chemical Company to purchase Dow's thermoplastic polyurethane business. This acquisition, structured as a sale and purchase of assets, will expand Lubrizol's Estane Engineered Polymers business.

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