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November 1, 2013
Last month saw the start of a five-year joint research project to extract rubber from dandelion plants to make tires. In collaboration with Continental AG (Hannover, Germany;, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME; Aachen, Germany;, will build a pilot plant capable of producing natural rubber by the...
June 1, 2013
China’s largest private chemical EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, Wison Engineering Ltd. (Wison; Shanghai; has recently introduced details about its proprietary butadiene technology, which is set for commercialization. The process aims to meet the anticipated growth in annual butadiene consumption, which will “far exceed” global expansion in...
August 1, 2012
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. ( and Bridgestone Corp. (Both Tokyo, Japan; have jointly developed a bio-based, high- cis-polyisoprene synthetic rubber. The two companies began an R&D cooperation in June 2011 to combine their know-how — Ajinomoto’s...
June 1, 2011
Along with an innovative elastomeric compound, scientists at Federal Mogul Corp. (Southfield, Mich; have developed a rubber manufacturing process that eliminates the need for curing in a batch oven after molding. The proprietary compound...

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