News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

October 21, 2011

Sibur and Sinopec plan two rubber joint ventures

Filed under: Rubber — Notch @ 9:13 am reports that Sinopec has entered into a memorandum of extended cooperation with the Russian company Sibur to form a joint venture to produce butadiene nitrile rubber in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and Shanghai, China and to form a polyisoprene rubber joint venture. Sibur will provide polymerization and finishing technology for the plants. The Krasnoyarsk plant’s butadiene nitrile rubber capacity will expand to 56,000 tonnes/year. The Shanghai facility will incease to a capacity of approximately 50,000 tonnes/year.

Cabot Corporation to increase Indonesian carbon black capacity

Filed under: Carbon Black — Notch @ 8:56 am

Indonesia Today reports that Boston-based Cabot Corporation, the global carbon black producer, is increasing the capacity of its carbon black manufacturing subsidiary in Merak, Banten province. The expansion will increase Cabot’s total carbon black manufacturing capacity in Indonesia by 50%.  The company has signed an agreement to purchase land adjacent to their Cilegon facility for the expansion. Further timing and investment details are not currently available.

VI International Conference: Rubber and Tires 2011 to be held in Moscow

Filed under: Rubber, Tires — Notch @ 8:29 am

The annual international  Conference, Rubber and Tires 2011, will be held November 22, 2011 at the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow.

The conference provides a networking platform for the rubber, tire, and rubber products industries. Participants include Continental, ExxonMobil Chemical, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), LANXESS, Michelin, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Nizhnekamskshina (TATNEFT), Nokian Tyres, Nynas, OrgChem, RENAULT Group, SIBUR, SYNTHOS SA, Toyo Tires, SIBUR – Russian Tires, among others.

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