News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

June 17, 2010

Carbon Green announces tire recycling plant in Ontario

Filed under: Tire Recycling — Notch @ 11:05 pm

On Wednesday, Carbon Green, a tire recycling company, announced that it had chosen southern Ontario as the first location for “phase one of the North American rollout of its full-scale tire recycling plants.” The announcement did not provide any details about the location of the plant, its capacity, or a completion schedule. Carbon Green operates a tire recycling plant in Cyprus. The company’s technology recycles used tires into recovered steel, a #2 diesel equivalent oil, and Carbon Green, a recycled carbon black.

The press release is here.

Twaron Aramid to restart aramid unit in Netherlands

Filed under: Tire Cord — Notch @ 10:47 pm

Bolstered by stronger-than-expected demand, Teijin Aramid will restart the last spinning line for aramid fibers at its plant in Emmen, Netherlands. After declining sharply in 2009, demand for Teijin Aramid’s Twaron fiber recovered in the first half of 2010, and the forecast for 2010 production has been adjusted upwards. With the restart of the last spinning line, all of the company’s spinning lines will be operational and production will be at full capacity. The schedule calls for this spinning line to be operational once more and stable in the last quarter of 2010. A large number of spinning lines were shut down in 2009 in response to declining market demand. The restarting of the last spinning line will require the hiring of 30 additional employees.

At the end of May, the Association of Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) announced that the chemical industry in the Netherlands was showing strong recovery. Production rose by 21.7% in the first quarter of 2010 over the same period in 2009.

The full press release is here.

Eliokem raises Wingstay prices, capacity

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Notch @ 1:13 pm

VILLEJUST, France, June 15th, 2010 – Due to a very high demand of para-cresol monomer for the production of antioxidants but also for the manufacturing of cosmetic and pharmaceutical intermediates, the para-cresol price has increased significantly in June 2010.

In order to offset the para-cresol and isobutylene cost increases, Eliokem announces a worldwide price increase for its Wingstay L antioxidant up to 20% in Euros, effective July 1st 2010.

Due to the continuing success in polymer stabilization, the demand for Wingstay L molecule is increasing, especially in Asia .

To confirm its long term commitment to the Wingstay L business, Eliokem management team has decided to increase global manufacturing capacity for Wingstay L.

Press release.

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