Rubber manufacturers begin their energy transition

«Energy is the number one concern for rubber manufacturers, and the horizon for 2023 looks bleak“Alert Elanova, the former French Center for Rubber and Polymers, in a press release dated November 28. The organization, which since 1is October “Rubber Center of Excellence”, indicates that its 145 members (the sector has 230 companies which employ 41,000 employees and generate 11.7 billion in turnover) are “under extreme tension».

The decline in margins linked to inflation in the price of materials and energy adds to the risks of disruption of activity in the sector. According to a survey carried out in September among its members, the organization indicates that 84% of companies do not currently plan to break their production lines for the winters of 2022-2023. But “the outlook will depend very much on developments “, qualifies the press release, adding that “companies are sorely lacking in visibility“. In the event of a temporary interruption of activity due to energy rationing (gas-electricity), members expect an 11% drop in their turnover and an 8% loss of jobs. In this context, rubber players are working hard in terms of energy sobriety.

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