Breadcrumb Home News Suppliers News Closed for Independence Day, a look at stories you might have missed The Rubber News offices will be closed July 4-5 for Independence Day. Until we resume regular hours July 6, here's a look at some top stories you might have missed. Silicone Wacker's K Show plans highlight sustainability, global growth Wacker will attend K Show 2022, showcasing its latest technologies and sustainability efforts, while highlighting plans for global growth in the silicone arena. Expansion Wacker opens biotechnology center in Germany Wacker is bridging the gap between research and development and practical application. The German company announced it will invest millions of dollars in a new biotechnology center in Munich. News Economists warn of extended inflation, incoming recession We're not in a recession. But one is coming. That's what economists are telling members of the rubber industry as they weigh in on the state of the industry today. Executive Action Amy Kulikowski, Alison Nudd promoted at Cooper-Standard Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. has made two additions to its executive team with the promotions of Amy Kulikowski and Alison Nudd. News Advanced Sustainable Polymers leading Pioneer Balloon's NR procurement Pioneer Balloon Co. has partnered with Advanced Sustainable Polymers Pte Ltd., seeking alternative sources and a reduced carbon footprint by 2030. Expansion Mitsui growth plan to expand elastomers business Mitsui Chemicals Inc. will increase investments in its Tafmer elastomers business as part of its new growth plan, Vision 2030. Automotive DuPont tailors its adhesives as EVs get more sophisticated DuPont's EV adhesives are used to do everything from keep a battery pack's temperature in line to helping automakers reduce the vehicle's weight. Non-Tire Smithers research reveals new growth opportunities for high-performance elastomers Demand for elastomers in 2022 will reach a total of 18.66 million metric tons, according to Smithers' latest research, which predicts consumption will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 3.4 percent. Suppliers Kuraray increasing prices due to rising logistics costs The Japanese supplier will implement the price increase July 1. 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.