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Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.83 billion by 2026

7/19/2019 - New York, NY - Increased demand for medical implants, expansion in the automotive industry and a rise in the geriatric population have resulted in boosting the liquid silicone rubber market. The global liquid silicone rubber market is forecast to reach $3.83 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Reports and Data. Liquid silicone rubber [LSR] has certain unique traits associated with it. Some of the mentionable features associated with LSR are durability, resistance to high temperature, high dielectric strength and tensile strength. The presence of these traits in LSR results in its increased application in various industries ranging from the healthcare sector to the electronics industry. Among the different sectors, it is applicable, in the automotive industry, where it finds significant application. A combination of these traits ...
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PPG announces a $0.03 per share increase in the company’s dividend

7/19/2019 - Pittsburgh, PA - The board of directors of PPG approved a $0.03 per share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of $0.51 per share, payable September 12 to shareholders of record August 12. PPG’s prior quarterly dividend was $0.48 per share. This marks the company’s 484th consecutive dividend payment. Through ongoing dedication and expertise of its workforce, the company has raised its annual dividend payout for 47 consecutive years and paid uninterrupted annual dividends since 1899....
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Goodyear to report second quarter results July 26

7/19/2019 - Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will report second-quarter 2019 financial results on Friday, July 26, to be followed by an investor conference call at 9:30 a.m. Prior to the commencement of the call, the company will post the financial and other related information that will be presented on its investor relations website: Investors, members of the media and other interested persons can access the conference call on the website or via telephone by calling either (800) 895-3361 or (785) 424-1062 before 9:25 a.m. and providing the conference ID “Goodyear.” A taped replay will be available by calling (800) 839-5103 or (402) 220-2687. The replay will also remain available on the website....
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Continental wins design complaint against Heuver Bandengroothandel B.V.

7/19/2019 - Hanover, Germany - In its ruling of December 2018, the Hamburg Regional Court confirmed that certain Aeolus-branded tires infringe an EU design patent of Continental. Continental had filed a complaint in 2016 concerning Aeolus truck tires (Aeolus ATR 33 and Neo Allroads T+) advertised and sold in the EU by tire wholesaler Heuver because their profile showed design elements similar to those developed by Continental for its successful HTR 2 tires, and which it had protected according to EU law (registered community design). Among other issues, the ruling covered a prohibition of sales of the affected Aeolus tires, a claim for damages and a claim for the recall of tires already sold by Heuver. After the ruling, Heuver and Continental reached an out-of-court settlement that also includes the claims listed by Continental in the ruling. Constan...
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Tire Industry Association elects Mason Hess of Purcell Tire & Rubber as board secretary

7/19/2019 - Bowie, MD – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), the leader in tire safety and education, has elected Mason Hess of Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. as board secretary, effective November 4. After serving as secretary in 2019-2020, and vice president in 2020-2021, Hess will assume the TIA presidency in November 2021. A third generation tire professional, Hess currently serves as area manager for Purcell Tire and Service Center in Phoenix, AZ. During his 20-year tire industry career, Hess has worked for both large and small tire dealerships, as well as for a major tire manufacturer, Bridgestone Americas Inc. His career path includes serving as a warehouse laborer, technical advisor, vice president, area manager, manager and trainer. In these roles he has started numerous new service locations, including commercial dealer facilities and mine site ...
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Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers

7/19/2019 - Akron, OH - Rubber World magazine has compiled a compendium of thermoplastic elastomers articles from 2008-2017. Beginning with an introduction to TPEs and containing 20 articles from our archives, this softback book gives an overview of the research and development in this field from a material scientific point of view, as well as processing. The compendium provides insight into TPE, its behavior and potential. The book is available for $20 plus shipping and handling in the Rubber World bookstore. ...
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Market Reports

Global farm tire market size is expected to reach $7.01 billion by 2025

7/18/2019 - San Francisco, CA - The global farm tire market size is expected to reach USD 7.01 billion by 2025 at a 4.8% CAGR during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for distinct agricultural vehicles for specific farming activities is expected to propel demand over the forecast period. Population growth, coupled with limited arable land, is anticipated to result in a growing demand for high-efficiency agricultural machinery to decrease the turnaround time and increase productivity. In addition, rising awareness among farmers regarding technology upgrade of vehicles and implementation of automated equipment is expected to boost the market. Increasing R&D activities for the development of innovative farm tire manufacturing techniques to improve product characteristics and enable its use i... (read more)

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