Rhein Chemie is presenting its extensive range of custom solutions for tire manufacturers at Tire Technology Expo in Cologne, from February 14 - 16, 2012. Products range from pre-dispersed polymer-bound chemicals, processing promoters and vulcanization and filler activators to anti-sun check waxes, release agents, tire marking inks and high-performance curing bladders.
Effective January 1, 2012, Dr. Michael Krancher was appointed head of the Business Line Engineering Plastics of Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, Mannheim, Germany.
Rhein Chemie has opened its new production facility at the Jhagadia site in the Indian state of Gujarat, successfully completing the transfer of production from Madurai in southern India after a construction time of just under a year. The main factors in the decision to relocate were the excellent infrastructure and good opportunities for future expansion offered by the large LANXESS production site at Jhagadia and its proximity to key customers.
Rhein Chemie will be presenting its broad portfolio for the rubber industry at the Rubber Tech China in Shanghai, from November 22 to 24, 2011 (stand 3B355, hall W3). The company will highlight its release agents, high performance curing bladders and processing promoters for the manufacturing of tires.
Frost & Sullivan Recognises Rhein Chemie for its Exceptional Product Innovation in Bioplastic Additives Market
Rhein Chemie is investing roughly EUR 10 million in a new production facility in Porto Feliz, Brazil, to manufacture Rhenoshape high-performance curing bladders and Rhenogran predispersed, polymer-bound chemicals. Production is scheduled to be up and running by the fourth quarter of 2012. After Burzaco, Argentina, and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, Porto Feliz will be Rhein Chemie's third site to produce Rhenoshape bladders. Production capacity in Porto Feliz will be 170,000 bladders annually.
Dr. Boudewijn Van Lent named President of Rhein Chemie Corporation.