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GM to invest $300 million, add 400 jobs at Michigan plant for new Chevrolet electric vehicle

3/25/2019 - Detroit, MI - General Motors is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, MI, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle that will bring 400 new jobs to the Orion plant. Today's announcement is part of GM's new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations, creating 700 new jobs and supporting 28,000 jobs across six states. The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, further advancing GM's commitment to an all-electric future. It will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture. Additional product information and timing for the new Chevrolet EV will be released closer to production. The 400 additional jobs are incremental to numbers associated with GM's transformation announceme...
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Global market for stabilizers forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2025

3/25/2019 - Constance, Germany - The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for stabilizer additives. “The revenues generated with stabilizers are likely to reach a volume of $5.5 billion until 2025,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. Stabilizers are usually based on lead, tin or calcium. The current report by Ceresana also closely examines liquid metal soaps and other products. Lead-based stabilizers are increasingly replaced by calcium- or tin-based products, which leads to a shift of market shares of the particular product categories. Ceresana expects global consumption of calcium-based stabilizers to increase by 3.9 percent per year. Global demand for tin-based stabilizers is likely to amount about 231,000 metric tons in 2025. Lead-based stabilizers have completely disappeared from the market in the European Union. Bu...
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Rubber Division, ACS now offering all training courses remotely

3/25/2019 - Akron, OH - The Rubber Division, ACS is now offering all of its training courses remotely. In conjunction with the completion of its Elastomer Training Center, all courses can now be taken from the comfort of a home or office, remotely from any tablet, laptop or computer. The Elastomer Training Center is now an interactive smart classroom. The advanced technology used in the classroom allows viewing of the course live online and features interactive capabilities. Upcoming courses include: Introduction to Compounding, Testing and Mixing, April 16; Intermediate to Advanced Compounding and Testing of Rubber, May 13-15; An Introduction to Flexible Cellular Rubber, May 21; Sponge Rubber 101, May 22-23; Essentials of Rubber Technology, June 11; Essentials of Silicone Rubber, June 12; Mixing and Testing for Compound Consistency, June 13; and Set...
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Birla Carbon to increase base prices for all carbon black markets in North America

3/25/2019 - Marietta, GA - Effective May 1, 2019, Birla Carbon will increase base prices for all carbon black markets in North America by $170/metric ton. All shipments made on or after this date are subject to the price increase. Adjustments for customers with supply agreements will be implemented as agreements are renewed. Birla states this increase is made necessary by capital requirements and increased operating cost associated with meeting emission limits in the United States, and the increasing cost of compliance elsewhere in North America....
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Davis-Standard¹s global converting platform featured at ICE USA

3/25/2019 - Pawcatuck, CT - Davis-Standard’s converting technology and support services will be promoted at ICE USA, booth #619, in Lousiville, KY, April 9-11. Davis-Standard will highlight key equipment capabilities for extrusion coating, liquid coating, blown film and cast film, all engineered to support a range of applications on every continent. Davis-Standard will also have information on aftermarket and technical services focused on delivering cost-efficiency, reduced downtime and improved operation. This includes equipment upgrades, replacement parts, global field services, custom engineering, research and technical services, and a 24/7 customer service hotline. The company’s extrusion coating product line offers a comprehensive equipment offering from a single source supplier to address basic applications all the way up to high-speed, complex...
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Rubber Molding Principles

Rubber Molding Principles is the first in a series of technical books written to highlight the fundamentals of various aspects of rubber molding technology and how they relate to each other. The more one understands the interactions and relationships of these fundamental principles, the better one is able to exploit the fundamentals to their fullest advantage.
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Market Reports

Global automotive tire market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 6.3% through 2027

3/22/2019 - Valley Cottage, NY - According to Future Market Insights, the global automotive tire market is expected to grow at a robust growth rate during the forecast period, to register a CAGR of 6.3% during 2017-2027 and is anticipated to be valued at about US$ 645 Bn by 2027 end. The global automotive tire market is segmented by vehicle type (2/3 wheeler, passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and specialty vehicle), by sales channel (OEM and aftermarket), by tire structure (radial and bias) and region. Passenger cars segment by vehicle type is expected to lead the global market in terms of growth rate and market share. This segment is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR of 6.8% throughout the forecast period Commercial vehicle segment by vehicle type, also shows high potential, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the assess... (read more)

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