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  • Yanchang Rubber opens tire plant

    Sep 22, 2014

    SHAANXI, China—Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Northwest Rubber L.L.C. has finished construction of a tire plant in Xianyang, Shaanxi Province, that is rated at 8 million units a year of radial car tires in the first phase. The new plant represents a $165 million investment, the company said, and ...

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  • Products

    Sep 22, 2014

    Stepan Co. has introduced Steposol Met-10U, a surfactant derived from natural oils targeted to displace solvents. Stepan said this cleaning solution is the first commercial product it launched as part of its joint development agreement with Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. According to Stepan,...

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  • PanAridus receives patent, ships first bale of guayule

    Sep 22, 2014

    AKRON—Guayule commercialization company PanAridus L.L.C. received its ninth Plant Variety Patent from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sept. 10, the same day it shipped its first bale of tire-grade guayule rubber, according to PanAridus CEO Michael Fraley. “The commercialization of guayule ...

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  • Evonik completes expansion at silica plant in Pennsylvania

    Sep 22, 2014

    CHESTER, Pa.—Evonik Corp. has completed its 20,000-metric-ton expansion at its precipitated silica site in Chester. According to Andreas Fischer, head of Evonik's silica business line, the expansion was part of Evonik Industries A.G.'s initiative to increase capacity globally for...

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