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Global rubber transmission belt market forecast to reach $4.41 billion by 2025

10/19/2018 - Felton, CA - The global rubber transmission belt market size is expected to reach at $4.41 billion by 2025. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.0 percent from 2017 to 2025, according to Hexaresearch.com. The market is witnessing increased demand due to infrastructure development, particularly in Asia Pacific, and rapid industrialization and urbanization across the globe. Furthermore, governments of various countries are implementing strategies to attract investment in mining sector, which in turn, is projected to increase the demand for rubber transmission belt over the forecast period. Infrastructure development and increasing mining and industrial sector in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Africa are projected to augment the demand for rubber transmission belt. Furthermore, governments of certain countries in So...
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Scientists backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invent self-lubricating condom

10/19/2018 - Boston, MA - Scientists backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have invented a new self-lubricating condom. The study, published in the Royal Society Open journal, describes how the rubber latex is coated with a thin layer of hydrophilic polymers that, upon contact with moisture, become slippery to the touch, making the lubricant last longer and removing the need to add more lubricant during sex. Researcher Professor Mark Grinstaff from Boston University told the BBC: "It feels a bit slimy when you handle it dry, but in the presence of water or natural fluids it becomes really slick. You only need a little bit of fluid to activate it." Thirty-three men and women tested both types of condoms. Seventy-three percent rated the self-lubricating one more highly. Clinical trials with couples to see how the condoms compare in real-life s...
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TBC Corporation finalizes rebranding of Merchant's locations to NTB Tire & Service Centers

10/19/2018 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL – TBC Corporation is continuing the rebrand of Merchant’s Tire & Auto Service Center locations to NTB Tire & Service Centers. The remaining Merchant’s locations, 46 stores in Maryland and Virginia, will be rebranded by the end of November 2018. Once complete, NTB will provide automotive maintenance and tire services at nearly 550 NTB retail locations throughout 23 states. The Merchant’s brand was founded in 1943 by the Merchant family from Manassas, VA, and was purchased by TBC in 2003. “With more than 75 years serving customers, there is no denying the strength of the Merchant’s brand; however, after careful evaluation, we have decided it is an appropriate time for us to operate these locations under NTB,” said Erik R. Olsen, president and CEO, TBC Corporation. “The phased rebrand of Merchant’s locations to NTB ove...
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Goodyear announces increase in quarterly dividend to 16 cents per share

10/19/2018 - Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the company’s quarterly common stock dividend to 16 cents per share from 14 cents per share. This dividend increase represents an annual rate of 58 cents per share for 2018 and 64 cents per share for 2019. The board declared the increase effective with the dividend payable December 3, 2018, to shareholders of record on November 1, 2018....
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Rain-X launches precision-engineered silicone rubber wiper blade

10/19/2018 - Houston, TX - ITW Global Brands launched the new Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge wiper blade, the only premium beam wiper blade sold in automotive retail stores that features precision-engineered silicone rubber designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions. The Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge squeegee is proven to last two times longer than traditional rubber squeegees and features Climate Defense Technology which protects the squeegee against long-term exposure to ozone, UV rays, snow and ice. “We know how important wiper blade durability is to drivers,” said Cheryl Petrishin, brand manager for Rain-X. “So we pushed ourselves to develop a longer-lasting rubber squeegee that consumers could rely on through the toughest conditions. Silicone was a natural fit that met our high standards and brought something new and different to the mark...
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Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

10/19/2018 - Akron, OH - This book covers the fatigue testing of specimens, curve fitting of equations to the test data, and the use of such equations in life prediction. Topics include the nature of rubber, history of its usage, types of rubber in brief, manufacturing methods, and stress-strain testing and behavior. Also, the text covers the application of finite element analysis to components to determine high stress points that are vulnerable to fatigue failure. By Judson T. Bauman, hardcover, 214 pages, 140 figures, $130.00 plus shipping and handling. ...
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Market Reports

Global rubber transmission belt market forecast to reach at $4.41 billion by 2025

10/17/2018 - Felton, CA - The global rubber transmission belt market size is expected to reach at USD 4.41 billion by 2025. It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2017 to 2025 according to Hexaresearch.com. The market is witnessing increased demand due to infrastructure development, particularly in Asia Pacific, and rapid industrialization and urbanization across the globe. Furthermore, governments of various countries are implementing strategies to attract investment in mining sector, which in turn, is projected to increase the demand for rubber transmission belt over the forecast period. Infrastructure development and increasing mining and industrial sector in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Africa are projected to augment the demand for rubber transmission belt. Furthermore, governments of certain countries in Sou... (read more)

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www.hoosiertirecustommfg.com
Founded in 1957, Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Over 1,000 different types of race tires are produced, with all tires manufactured in the United States. Hoosier has expanded their Plymouth, IN manufacturing plant and established Hoosier Custom Manufacturing, offering calendering, gum calendering, rubber mixing, specialty tires, components and engineering/testing services to the market.

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