Eurasian chemical market

Review of Rubber Additives in the CIS: Part 2. Rubber Accelerators

     Among other issues, the July edition of the Eurasian Chemical Market addressed the CIS manufacturing of rubber stabilisers. And now the time has come to raise the curtain on another attraction, the CIS production of rubber accelerators.
     Accelerators, which grew into a must have ingredient in rubber production long ago, are sophisticated organic compounds normally containing nitrogen and sulphur. They hold a tiny share of only 1% of the raw materials consumed by the rubber goods industry.
     Presently, the bulk of global producers are focused on the manufacturing of thiazoles (MBT and MBTS) and sulfenamides (C and M). As for the CIS rubber accelerator producers, they are concentrated on the production of diphenyl guanidine and dithiodimorpholine.
     The CIS rubber accelerator producers could always be counted on the fingers of two hands. Unfortunately, over half of them ceased manufacturing in 2007-08 and have not the slightest intention to renew it at the moment.
     This article offers you a detailed description of two remaining producers and expresses the hope that “the last of the Mohicans” will manage to survive and enjoy sustainable development in the long term. 

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