Breadcrumb Home Suppliers Suppliers Updated: Arlanxeo to close butyl plant in Belgium Arlanxeo is set to close its butyl rubber production plant in Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, Belgium, due to oversupply in the market. Suppliers Lanxess to offer more sustainable Mesamoll plasticizers The German chemicals supplier said that, as of Oct. 1, it offer its conventional plasticizer range used in rubber and polyurethanes "on the basis of more sustainable raw materials." Suppliers Sibur adds halobutyl rubber capacity Suppliers Chemours, Wacker among 6 firms to receive Freudenberg-NOK supplier honors Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently recognized six suppliers who offered "outstanding service" to the German firm in 2022, including Chemours and Wacker. Suppliers ANRPC revises up natural rubber supply, demand forecast The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries has revised up its annual forecast for natural rubber production and consumption. Suppliers Kraton prepares for expansions, names new leaders Polymer producer Kraton Corp. is expanding domestically and internationally, and has made several personnel changes recently. Suppliers NR production rebounds as leaf fall period ends Natural rubber production recovered in May as the seasonal leaf foliation period ended in April, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Suppliers NR production sees slower growth in April Global natural rubber production posted slower growth in April, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Counties' May 18 report. Suppliers Shell Chemical fined $10 million, restarting production Shell had suspended polyethylene resin and ethylene monomer production in Monaca, Pa., on March 25 but said on May 24 that it is restarting. Suppliers Kumho Petrochemical, Sumitomo join forces for biomaterial supply chain Kumho Petrochemical has joined forces with styrene monomer manufacturer Idemitsu and Sumitomo Corp. to create a "biomaterial" supply chain, with a particular focus on tire rubber. Load More SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERS Daily Newsmail Breaking News Rubber in Automotive Silicone News Latex News Most Read Stories Data Store K Show News RN Events RN Webinars and Livestreams EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please verify captcha. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.