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Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program reminds young drivers to check their tires

8/22/2019 - Findlay, OH - Schools are back in session or will soon be back in session across the country, and Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program, a tire and vehicle safety program for teens and young adults, is encouraging students to check their tires as part of their back-to-school routine. By performing three important tire safety checks before taking to the road, students can ensure their ride back to school is a smooth one. “Students make it a habit to ensure they have school supplies, books, class schedules and other tools they need to be successful in the new school year. Another important habit that should be part of the back-to-school routine is checking their car’s tires,” said Bill Geaman, Cooper Tire’s manager of consumer relations. “Tires are the only thing connecting a car to the road, so ensuring they are in good shape keeps both young...
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CPI announces finalists for 2019 Polyurethane innovation award

8/22/2019 - Washington, D.C. – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond football helmet liner and the Dow AquaChill cool coating for comfier bedding as the finalists for this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is said to be a renowned award throughout the polyurethane industry that recognizes the most inventive commercial technologies over the past 12 months. The finalists this year made striking innovations in the polyurethane industry that increase the health and well-being of consumers. The award will be presented to the winner during the 62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference, October 7-9 in Orlando, FL. “The Polyurethane Innovation Award recognizes visionary and ground-breaking achievements within our industry,” said Lee Salamone, senior director, CPI. “This award ...
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Trelleborg relocates its marine and infrastructure headquarters

8/22/2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has relocated its headquarters and Dubai marine fender sales operation to Jafza One, a premium commercial complex in the heart of Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai in the UAE. The move to a larger office space follows the formation in the first quarter of 2019 of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, formerly Trelleborg Marine Systems. In addition to its marine solutions, the operation has widened its remit to include Trelleborg’s infrastructure operation, as well as its Qingdao-based sales office and manufacturing facility, which manufactures marine fenders, docking and mooring equipment, and advanced polymer solutions for railways, bridges, tunnels, buildings and power plants. As a result, Trelleborg has also expanded its team at the Dubai office, with t...
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Steere Enterprises announces 70-year anniversary

8/22/2019 - Akron, OH - Steere Enterprises, located in Tallmadge, OH, announces its 70th year in business as a northeast Ohio locally owned and operated company. In the fall of 1949, Frank W. Steere, Jr., a chemical engineer working for the B.F. Goodrich Company, decided to take the leap of faith and start his own business around a new, vinyl plastisol material he was introduced to at Goodrich. With less than $1,000 to his name, Frank quit his job and set up shop in the basement of his Akron, OH, home. Frank purchased used ovens and began experimenting with various applications made from the vinyl material in his basement. Coating nuts and bolts for Industrial Rayon and perfecting a way to make Quikoins (pocket coin purses) were early successes that enabled him to move out of the basement into rental space in downtown Akron. Throughout its history, S...
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Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4 percent through 2026

8/22/2019 - Seattle, WA - According to the report, Global Medical Tubing Market, by Material (Polyvinyl Chloride [PVC]), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Silicone, Polyolefins (Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP)), and Others), by Application (Peristaltic Pump Tubing, Catheters (Diagnostic Catheters, Central Venous Catheters, Angioplasty Catheters and Other Catheters), Feeding Tubes, Urological Retrieval Devices, Cannulas and Other Applications), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa), the market was valued at $6.92 billion in 2018, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.4 percent over the forecast period (2018–2026), as highlighted in the report published by Coherent Market Insights. Various key players involved in the manufacturing of medical tubing and its ma...
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Global medical grade silicone market is expected to reach $1.84 billion by 2023

8/22/2019 - Pune, India - According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Medical Grade Silicone Market is accounted for $1.13 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $1.84 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period. Huge growth of application is orthopedic components and medical devices are some of the key factors favouring the market growth. However, strict government regulations and escalating raw material cost are hampering the market. Increasing healthcare in developing countries provides ample of opportunities for the market growth. By Application, Prosthetics and Orthopedic segments are expected to witness huge growth during the forecast period owing to their physical properties of chemical inertness, elasticity and skin-like texture. By Form, Gels segment commanded the largest market share attributed to growing usage of... (read more)

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