News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

March 17, 2010

Notch Announces New Rubber Chemicals Report

Notch Consulting is proud to announce a new addition to its lineup of reports: the Rubber Chemicals Market Update. This is a bi-annual subscription newsletter covering conditions and developments in the global rubber chemicals industry, including antidegradants, accelerators, and other chemicals (including retarders, anti-scorch agents, adhesion promoters, tackifiers, antireversion agents, stabilizers, and peptizers). The first issue of the new report was published in February, and future issues will appear twice per year.

The Rubber Chemicals Market Update provides detailed coverage of 6PPD/IPPD, TMQ, accelerators, and other chemicals. The first issue is 29 pages with 12 tables, as well as a separate Excel spreadsheet that provides supplemental data, country/regional details, and a detailed capacity matrix for all suppliers and segments. Data include quarterly demand estimates for the current year, with comparisons to the same quarter of the previous year. Also included are full year demand figures going back to 2000, as well as forecasts for 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2025. Data are provided at the global and regional levels, as well as for the 20 largest national markets.

The report also provides global production capacity by company for 6PPD/IPPD, TMQ, and accelerators, as well as details on recent and pending capacity projects in the industry, including both expansions and closures. Capacity data are provided for all years 2005-2009 for PPDs and TMQ, and for 2005, 2007, and 2009 for accelerators. Accelerator capacity is also broken out by sulfenamides, thiazoles, and ultra/secondary.

Contact Notch Consulting for more information or to order the report. Email: info@notchconsulting.com; Phone: 413-253-7733.

June 26, 2008

Chemtura Raises Rubber Chemical Prices

Filed under: Rubber Chemicals — Tags: , , — Notch @ 11:22 am

Chemtura announced on Wednesday that it plans to raise prices on a its range of polymer additives used primarily in the rubber industry, effective July 15, 2008, or as contracts allow. The increases range from $0.10-$1.10 per kilogram, and come in response to higher raw material, energy, and transportation costs.

From Chemtura’s press release:

Product

Increase

Amine antioxidants 1

$0.15 – $0.60/kg

Polyol stabilizers 2

$0.20 – $0.25/kg

Lowinox(R) CPL

$1.10/kg

Sunproof(R) Waxes

$0.10/kg

Naugard(R) 445

$0.10/kg

All other products 3

$0.10 -$0.50/kg

1 Includes Aminox® BLE ®25, BLE® 65, BLE® 70, BLE® 75, Flexzone® 4L, Naugard®Q, Novazone® AS, Octamine®

2 Includes Naugard® PS30, Naugard® PS48 and Naugard® PS4830

3 Includes BIK OT®, Bonding Agent P-1, Hepteen Base®, Naugawhite®, Opex 80®, Royalac® 150 and Trimene Base®.

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