Posts Tagged ‘Rubber’

Future of Manufacturing in USA

Industry Renaissance to relocate home the US industry USA branded their “Future of Manufacturing” program as “Industry Renaissance” in order to send a clear message that the time of the economy only based on services and happy few high technology champions is over. The transfer to China of the US […]

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Westlake Chemical extends the list of US ethane cracker projects

Westlake to expand Louisiana Lake Charles Ethylene While Westlake Chemical Corporation (Westlake) was celebrating the completion of its expansion in Calvert City, Kentucky, the Houston-based company announced a new project with the expansion of its historical Lake Charles ethylene plant in Louisiana, USA. Originally established in 1986 in Louisiana with […]

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Lanxess to build the world largest EPDM plant in Changzhou

Foster Wheeler awarded EPC management contract On September 2012, the chemical company Lanxess AG (Lanxess) decided to build the  world largest ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) plant at Changzhou, in the Jiangsu Province, China. Actually based in Leverkusen, Germany, Lanxess was established in 2005 as a separate company with a new brand […]

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Elastomer

Definition Elastomer comes from the contraction of elastic polymer. Elastomer refers to any material, such as but not limited too natural rubber or synthetic rubber, that is able to resume its original shape after removing a deforming force on it. Elastomer may also be called rubber. Comments Elastomer is an […]

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Giant Exxon Baytown complex to get bigger with new cracker

From Shale gas to Polyolefins ExxonMobil implements its integrated business model The Houston based Exxon Mobil Corp. is considering a multi-billion-dollar expansion of its giant petrochemical complex in Baytown, Texas, USA. ExxonMobil, like Chevron, Dow Chemicals or Shell,  is looking to take advantage of a surplus of natural gas that’s pushed […]

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Carbon black

Definition Carbon black is virtually pure elemental carbon in the form of colloidal particles that are produced by incomplete combustion or thermal decomposition of gaseous or liquid hydrocarbons under controlled conditions. Comments Carbon black physical appearance is that of a black, finely divided pellet or powder. Its use in is […]

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Two new projects for Rubber production in Singapore

Actually Lanxess is completing the construction of a new $400 million Butyl Rubber facility in Singapore to come onstream in 2013. Then it announces the decision to add $200 million more capital expenditure in a new Neodynium Polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant in Jurong Island, Singapore. With a capacity of 140 […]

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Butadiene

Definition: “Butadiene” is the head of the C4 olefins family. Butadiene is a gas that condensates at -4.5°C. Mainly produced as byproducts from Ethylene by Ethane by steam cracking at high temperature (900°C), the Butadiene can also be obtained by Butane dehydrogenation or from Ethanol. Comments: Butadiene is mostly converted into Styrene Butadiene or Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) more well known as […]

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The first S-SBR (Synthetic Rubber) plant in Thailand

The Japanese JSR Corporation and Bangkok Synthetics Corporation (BST)  have created a  joined venture (51%/49%) in June 2011 called the JSR BST Elastomer Co. to build the first Solution Polymerization Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) plant in Map Ta Phut, Rayong Province, Thailand. S-SBR is a high-performance synthetic rubber used mainly in tires and […]

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Rubber

Definition: “Rubber” is the common name given to Styrene Butadiene or Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR).  Comments: Produced out of the butadiene, the C4 Olefins family, either by fraction distillation in refinery either as byproducts of the Ethylene in the steam cracker, the Rubber is mostly used because of its adhesive performances for […]

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