polymers

Dec 19th, 2017

Aerospace and Car Industries Fuel Demand for Fluoroelastomers

Fluoroelastomers Market is expected to reach over 1.6 billion by 2022 from $1.2 billion in the current year. The fluoroelastomers, the synthetic rubbers with high thermal and chemical resistance, are widely applied in the manufacture of sealants. Such variations as O-rings, gaskets and seals are able to remain elastic under extremely arduous conditions thus making […]...

Nov 7th, 2017

Chinese Anti-Dumping Policy For The Global Suppliers Of Polymers

The suppliers from Thailand, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea sell polyformaldehyde copolymer to China at knock-down a price, which is significantly detrimental to the local industry. On establishing the fact of dumping from these countries, the Ministry of Commerce of China announced the decision of imposing anti-dumping duties on polyformaldehyde copolymer imports from these […]...

Aug 24th, 2011

Solution SBR is Key Growing Segment of Synthetic Rubber Market According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Demand for styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) is closely following all the developments of the automotive industry as more than 70% of the SBR produced globally is used for tyres and tyre products manufacturing. Today solution SBR is the key growing segment of the market as this material is consumed largely for low rolling resistance […]...

Aug 19th, 2011

Fast Industrialization and Infrastructure Development Contribute to Nitrile Rubber Consumption Growth According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Nitrile rubber market experienced large-scale fall during the financial recession as it is highly dependent on the construction and automobile industries that were in significant decline. Moreover bearish prices for feedstock butadiene caused a number of shutdowns on nitrile rubber facilities across the world. However fast industrialization and new construction project launches in […]...

Jul 28th, 2011

Significant Shift in Global LDPE Trade Expected According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Today the LDPE market is vividly led by the Asian and Middle East industries. The demand from China is large enough to drive the overall global LDPE market, which has been expanding at a rate of approximately 2% for the last three years. At the same time the market growth in Europe and […]...

Jul 15th, 2011

Vinyl Acetate Market Growth Rates in Europe Still Slow According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Asia and Middle East are the key regions to intensify the growth on the global vinyl acetate market. A number of projects and new facilities are planned to come on stream in the coming few years here. Exceptionally vast capacity expansions are set for China. Saudi Arabia and Iran are also reporting enlargements […]...

Jul 14th, 2011

Paper-Based Materials Preferred to Polystyrene in Packaging According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – The overall economic downfall coupled with high styrene prices, strong competition from polypropylene, changes in consumer behavior influenced the global polystyrene market quite negatively. The consumption and the feedstock of the material fell steeply in 2009. Today the market is slowly getting out of the fall. Packaging, being the largest application area for […]...

Jul 1st, 2011

Despite Outdated Acetylene Route Asia-Pacific Remains VCM Production Leader According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Acetylene route for vinyl chloride production is still used in a number of developing countries, many of them being from the Asia-Pacific region. This manufacture technology has been largely proved to be highly polluting and energy consuming. However some countries like China, for example, own large coal fields of low cost, which is […]...

Jun 30th, 2011

Crisis Survivor Industry for HDPE to Grow Considerably According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – The rapidly developing crisis survivor HDPE market in Asia-Pacific is in a position to drive the global market for the material. It is the primary base for exports from the developed countries of Europe and the USA, as the demand here has already reached a standpoint – these markets are resting at the […]...

Jun 27th, 2011

Shortage of Propylene Feedstock to Reduce Polypropylene Production Volume According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – As the key end-use markets for polypropylene are recovering the recession period, the demand for this polymer is undoubtedly good. However due to the shortage of propylene feedstock the volume of polypropylene production along with other stemming polymers can go down. At the same time the market will not be down completely although […]...

Jun 15th, 2011

Middle East and China to Define Global Propylene Market in Future According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – The largest increases in propylene production and demand are expected to come on stage in the Middle East and Asia. The vast capacity enlargements in these regions will be defining for the development of the overall global propylene market in future. Nowadays the average demand is forecast to indicate growth of about 5% […]...

Jun 10th, 2011

PVC Market Players’ Activity Remains Lukewarm According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Today PVC market situation is seen as unstable by many producers and consumers. The demand is slow and the manufacture costs are high. Key producers are facing a major challenge to regain the before-crisis production volume indexes. All over the world the PVC market players’ activity remains lukewarm. According to the prevailing positive […]...

Apr 15th, 2010

Market Publishers Ltd and MarketsandMarkets Sign Partnership Agreement to Promote Quality Market Research on Internet

LONDON – Market Publishers ltd and MarketsandMarkets signed partnership agreement for quality market research promotion on Internet. MarketPublishers.com is now authorized to distribute and sale research reports by MarketsandMarkets. Commenting on the agreement, Mrs. Alla Martin, Partner Relations Manager, said: “MarketsandMarkets produces high-level strategically analyzed market research reports and we, at MarketPublishers.com, are glad to […]...

Jul 29th, 2009

Arkema to Build Acrylic Plant in China

In a move that will aid the company to sustain the growth of the specialty acrylic polymer market in Asia, Arkema plans to set up an acrylic plant at its Changshu site as an outlay of €15 mln. Coatex, which already has an industrial presence in the United States and in Europe, will now have […]...

Jul 22nd, 2009

Govt Rejects Proposal for Duty Differential Between Naphtha & Polymers

Manufacturers of petrochemicals in India have been hankering for a duty differential between naphtha and polymers which was as good as nil in India, but stood at 6-7 percent in other parts of the globe. But the government has stood its ground by saying that there was no duty inversion when customs duty on naphtha, […]...

Nov 21st, 2008

Solvay Advanced Polymers Announces Hot Potable Water Certifications for Amodel® PPA Resins

Solvay Advanced Polymers, makers of more plastics with more performance, announced that the company has obtained hot potable water certification for two new grades of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA). By voluntarily certifying these resins globally, Solvay Advanced Polymers helps OEMs expedite the approval process required for components used in boilers, valves, meters and other equipment that […]...

Nov 17th, 2008

New Fully Automated GPC-MALDI System Reduces Analysis Time of Plastics and Synthetic Polymers

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces a gel permeation chromatography (GPC) mass spectrometer for quick analysis of ultra-trace substances such as impurities and additives in plastics and synthetic polymers. The GPC-AccuSpot-AXIMA combines a high resolution GPC system, the AccuSpot fully automated fraction collection and spotting device, and an AXIMA series MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. Until now, the steps […]...

Nov 17th, 2008

ExxonMobil Chemical’s Vistamaxx Specialty Elastomers and Resins Achieve FDA and EU-Directive Compliance

HOUSTON — ExxonMobil Chemical’s Vistamaxx™ specialty elastomers and resins targeted at flexible and rigid food packaging applications have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food Contact Notification process. These grades, used in compounding and films, are also compliant with the compositional requirements of the EU-Directive 2002/72/EC for use in […]...

Nov 10th, 2008

Fantasia® Fashion-Forward Medical Colors: Fantasia® Color and Special Effect Technology from Bayer MaterialScience Introduces Fashionable ISO-Compliant Colors for Medical Applications

PITTSBURGH — The Fantasia® color and special effect technology experts at Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS) have developed new LEDA® compounded color technology colors that can help designers break the beige and white barriers that have become the industry hallmark of medical applications. The “Rx Medical” line of LEDA colors and special effects for use with […]...