Breadcrumb Home LSRWORLD News Hexpol Silicones nearly triples space with move to Akron facility The company's short move from Mogadore, Ohio, will have long-term benefits, as the company increased from about 14,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet. News Datwyler ups LSR game in Mexico, shifts toward e-mobility Swiss firm Datwyler is adding machines and related two-component production capabilities to its Silao, Mexico, plant. News Silicone industry challenges shaping NewAge's approach Ken Baker, CEO of Southampton, Pa.-based NewAge Industries Inc., tells the industry to embrace change in the face of today's challenges. News Wacker aims to increase global silicone capacity Wacker has invested more than $107.3 million to expand its global capacity of both LSR and HCR production. News Global shipping snarls likely to last for some time Port congestion remains an issue, with 12 percent of global capacity effectively removed for several reasons, including COVID-19 and a lack of labor, while air freight is impacted by closures in the air space over Russia. News Datwyler Mexico set to add LSR This is Datwyler's third production facility to be equipped with LSR production lines, after the plants in Cleebronn, Germany, and Wuxi, China. News In short: Supply of silicone feedstock a reason to worry Silicon metal, a critical material for the silicone rubber and electronics industries, is in short supply. Industry experts believe the crisis can be managed, but it's going to take a global effort. News Dow to expand global silicone supply capabilities As the mobility and transportation industry is focused on more sustainable solutions, Dow Inc. is increasing its global supply capabilities in silicone materials to support this. News Minnesota Rubber buys UK-based Primasil Minnesota Rubber and Plastics will acquire Primasil, gaining silicone mixing capabilities and extending its manufacturing footprint into Europe for the first time. News Minnesota Rubber and Plastics sees Pawling acquisition as ‘a very good fit' Minnesota Rubber and Plastics is acquiring Pawling Engineered Products, a New York-based maker of custom elastomeric inflatable seal and extruded products. Load More SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE NEWSLETTERS PN Breaking News PN Daily Report Kickstart Blog Roundup Industry Events Coverage Injection Tooling Report K Show Materials Alert Material Insights Medical Report Mergers & Acquisitions Report PN Events PN NPE News PN Webinars and Livestreams Numbers That Matter Rigid Packaging Sustainability & Recycling Report EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please verify captcha. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.