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About Rubber

Synthetic rubber is a man-made polymer material which acts as an elastomer. Synthetic rubbers can be used as a substitute for natural rubber in many cases or when improved material properties are needed. They can be made by the polymerisation of a number of monomers including butadiene, isoprene and chloroprene. The two main synthetic rubbers manufactured from butadiene are styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and polybutadiene rubber (BR).

Latest Rubber News

WBO ’20: Lubricants supply chain must manage risk, sustainability - Fuchs
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:44

LONDON (ICIS)--Disruptions to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus have highlighted the importance of managing risk, an executive at major lubricants manufacturer Fuch Petrolub said...

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WBO '20: ExxonMobil eyes base oils oversupply, Group I refineries 'extremely challen
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:58

LONDON (ICIS)--The global base oils market is oversupplied and Group I refineries are “challenged”, the global sales manager for base stocks and specialities at ExxonMobil said on Thursday....

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Germany's Wacker to cut 1,000 jobs by 2022 to prepare for ‘harsher’ conditions
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:16

LONDON (ICIS)--Wacker Chemie will cut 1,000 jobs by the end of 2022 to save costs and prepare for a “harsher competitive environment”, the CEO of the German chemicals producer said on Thursday....

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China methanol import market disregards Iran plant resumption
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:38

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s methanol market has disregarded the restart of Iranian methanol plant - Zagros Petrochemical’s methanol Plant 1- and continues to remain bearish as a result of deadly...

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