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Production of rubber-processing chemicals as a group in 1990 amounted to 179 million kilograms, or 2% more than the 176 million kilograms produced in 1989, according to U.S. government statistics.

Sales of rubber-processing chemicals in 1990 amounted to 136 million kilograms, valued at $458 million, compared with 129 million kilograms, valued at $474 million in 1989. The production of cyclic rubber-processing chemicals in 1990 amounted to 138 million kg, or 11% less than the 155 million kg produced in 1989.

Sales of cyclic rubber-processing chemicals in 1990 totaled 104 million kg, valued at $413 million, compared with 109 million kg, valued at $430 million in 1989.

Of the total production of cyclic rubber-processing chemicals in 1990, antioxidants, antiozonants and stabilizers accounted for 69% and accelerators, activators, and vulcanizing agents for 29%. Production of antioxidants, antiozonants and stabilizers amounted to 96 million kg in 1990. Production of acyclic rubber-processing chemicals in 1990 amounted to 40 million kg.
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Title Annotation:production and sales of rubber-processing chemicals
Publication:Rubber World
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Date:Mar 1, 1992
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