LANXESS’ Rhein Chemie business unit has opened a new production facility at the Porto Feliz site in Brazil. There, Rhein Chemie produces Rhenoshape high-performance curing bladders, which are used in tire manufacture.
Under the motto “Focusing on efficiency. For a world in motion.” Rhein Chemie is presenting its expanded portfolio of custom solutions for tire manufacturers at the Tire Technology Expo in Cologne, from February 5 - 7, 2013.
In an effort to strenghthen its position as a premium supplier to the tire industry, Rhein Chemie acquired Tire Curing Bladders, LLC (TCB) – a leading manufacturer of bladders for the tire industry earlier this year. On October 1, 2012, as part of the integration process, Tire Curing Bladders, LLC was renamed Rhein Chemie Little Rock (RCLR).
At the International Tire Exhibition and Conference (ITEC) taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, from September 18 to 20, 2012, Rhein Chemie Corporation will present its quality portfolio for the tire industry (Booth 428). The ITEC is an important international event for experts that focus on topical issues related to tire technology and manufacture. High-performance curing bladders will be the centerpiece of Rhein Chemie Corporation's exhibition stand at ITEC
Wigand Braune, Technical Manager BL Rubber presented third Rhein Chemie customer webinar "Green Solutions for the Rubber Industry”.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH will showcase its extensive portfolio for the rubber processing industry at the German Rubber Conference (DKT) taking place in Nuremberg from July 2 to 5, 2012. This is an important forum for rubber production and processing at which international scientists and rubber industry experts exchange ideas.
Rhein Chemie will showcase its extensive portfolio for the rubber processing industry at EXPOBOR, Sao Paulo, the largest event for experts from the rubber industry in South America, from April 11-13, 2012.
LANXESS is strengthening its position as a premium supplier to the tire industry. The specialty chemicals company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has acquired USA-based Tire Curing Bladders LLC (TCB) – a leading manufacturer of bladders for the tire industry.
In its Awards for Innovation and Excellence competition, Tire Technology Expo, a leading global event for tire technologies, named Rhein Chemie Supplier of the Year to the Tire Industry on February 15, 2012. The panel of judges comprising international experts from the tire, automotive and academic sectors was impressed by Rhein Chemie's latest developments in expanding its position in the rubber industry. The judges praised Rhein Chemie's innovative expansion of its product portfolio, achieved last year through the successful completion of three acquisitions.
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.
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.
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.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH is expanding its product range for the tire industry by acquiring the tire release agents business of Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, as of July 8, 2011.
Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH is expanding its product portfolio through the acquisition of two businesses from Flexsys America L.P., a subsidiary of Solutia Inc. based in St. Louis, Missouri.