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Rubber output in India to fall due to torrential rains  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Kerala, India - Rubber output in India, the world’s sixth biggest producer and second largest consumer, is likely to fall 13.5 percent from a year ago to 600,000 tonnes in the fiscal year to March 2019, according to N. Radhakrishnan, a dealer and former president of Cochin Rubber Merchants Association due to torrential rains. “In July rubber production was hit by rains. Now with the situation worsening in August, farmers again cannot tap rubber trees,” Rajiv Budhraja, director general of India’s Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association, told Reuters. With industry officials saying that a quick rebound in local rubber output is unlikely, tire makers like MRF (MRF.NS), JK Tyre (JKIN.NS), Apollo Tyres (APLO.NS) and Ceat (CEAT.NS) will have to rely more on imports. That could lift India’s imports to a record 500,000 tonnes due to high demand from tire makers, Budhraja said. Higher imports by India could support global rubber prices and lift shipments from major exporters like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam - * Email

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Trinseo recognized by Toyota for cost competitiveness  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Berwyn, PA - Trinseo has been awarded with a “Certificate of Recognition” in the “Cost” category by car manufacturer Toyota Motor Europe (TME). The award was presented at Toyota’s TME Annual Business Meeting 2018. Trinseo has a close business relationship with Toyota and pursues the same customer-centered principles as the OEM including: high-safety, high-quality, and high-reliability standards to meet and exceed the customer’s expectations. Being a reliable provider of high-quality products and service, Trinseo particularly supports Toyota's improvement of cost-competitiveness throughout the whole process, from design to manufacturing. For many years, Toyota has been one of the most admired car manufacturers worldwide and consistently successful in the nip and tuck race with other European premium automotive OEMs for the title of the most valuable brand. “I congratulate our team for this success,” said Uli Plotzke, Commercial Director Trinseo Automotive. “We are proud to receive Toyota's certificate that not only shows appreciation for our collaboration in 2017 but also motivates us to sustain our efforts and reinforces our business relationship." - * Email

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Momentive announces increased sales in second quarter 2018 results  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Waterford, NY - MPM Holdings Inc. (Momentive) announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. “Our second quarter results demonstrate progress against our clearly defined competitive strategy to drive segment EBITDA growth and margin improvement, as well as market uplift from our Formulated and Basic Silicones segment,” said Jack Boss, Chief Executive Officer and President. “We continue to see tremendous growth in our basics products driven by continued optimization and favorable market dynamics, as well as growth in our specialty applications, driven by end-market pull and prior capital investment.” “In addition, we recently completed the commissioning process for our NXT* capacity expansion, and production is expected to ramp up in the second half of 2018. This will reinforce our leadership position in automotive tire applications and enable new product offerings.” Mr. Boss concluded, “As we look out into the remainder of 2018, we expect strong demand, solid industry fundamentals, pricing tailwinds from realization of previously implemented increases, and continued margin improvement from increased specialty sales, cost optimization and favorable trends in basics products.” Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $704 million, an increase of 19% compared with $594 million in the prior year. The increase was driven by improved market dynamics in our basics end markets and volume gains across nearly all of Momentive’s segments, which reflected the benefits of our strategic growth investments and increased demand in the automotive, agriculture, personal care, electronic, and industrial end markets. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $39 million compared with net income of $19 million in the prior year period. Segment EBITDA for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $113 million, an increase of 53% compared with $74 million in the prior year period. The increase in Segment EBITDA was driven by significantly improved market dynamics in our basics end markets and the benefits of prior strategic investments in our specialty capabilities, partially offset by one-time production issues relating to silanes and headwinds in the urethane additives end market - * Email

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Toyo Tire launches two new fuel efficient long-haul tires  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cypress, CA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has launched two new fuel fuel-efficient "super singles," the Nanoenergy M675 long-haul drive tire and the Nanoenergy M175 long-haul trailer tire. Both products feature new low-rolling resistance tread compounds and are SmartWay verified, the company said. The M175 and M675 super singles feature proprietary Nano Balance Technology which contributes to more precisely arranged molecules in the tread compound of the tire. The result is a low-rolling-resistance tread compound that minimizes fuel consumption while improving grip, especially in wet conditions. The M675 drive tire has a six-groove design and 24/32” tread depth, while the seven-groove M175 free-rolling trailer tire has a tread depth of 13/32”. These two products also incorporate Toyo Tires’ e-balance technology, which minimizes service growth of the tread profile. The result is a reduction in irregular wear and an increase in overall longevity. Thanks to their combination of materials and design technologies, the M675 and M175 are amongst the most fuel-efficient in the Toyo Tires commercial tire line-up. “Fleets are looking to improve fuel efficiency without giving up original tread life. The M175 and M675 from Toyo Tires provide both,” said Mike Graber, director of sales, commercial tires, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “The result is a lower cost per mile and an improved bottom line for our customers.” - * Email

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Injection molding machine market forecast to reach $19.68 billion by 2023  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Dublin, Ireland - The injection molding machine market is estimated to be USD 17.08 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 19.68 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 2.9% between 2018 and 2023 according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. The injection molding machine market is largely driven by the rising demand for injection-molded parts from the automotive, packaging, consumer goods, healthcare, and electrical & electronics end-use industries. Injection molding machines offer various advantages, such as enhanced accuracy, improved flexibility, and high level of energy efficiency in the manufacturing process. These advantages enable these machines to manufacture a greater range and variety of products. The high demand from the packaging industry, rising demand for energy saving, growing automotive industry, and advancements in injection molding technology are some of the factors driving the injection molding machine market. However, the use of injection molding machines for lower production capacities is less economical, which is a major factor restraining the growth of the market. The all-electric machine type segment is expected to witness the highest growth, in terms of value, from 2018 to 2023. All-electric machines are quieter, faster, and more accurate as compared to other types of injection molding machines, and can save up to 50%-70% energy as compared to hydraulic injection molding machines. All-electric injection molding machines are the most preferred type of injection molding machines owing to their lower use of chilled water, decreased housekeeping and preventive maintenance, lower energy and oil consumption, and lower repair rate. An all-electric injection molding machine allows the operation to become more competitive with better part quality. These factors are expected to drive the demand for all-electric injection molding machines during the forecast period. - * Email

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Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Akron, OH - Rubber Molding Principles, written by Van Walworth, Date Release: August 2013. ISBN: 978-616-90836-8-9, Hardbound, 150 Pages, Publisher: TechnoBiz Communications Co., Ltd., Book Cost: $89 45 plus S&H. Book Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction to Rubber Molding; Chapter 2: Rubber Behavior in the Molds; Chapter 3: Rubber Molding Presses; Chapter 4: Compression Molding; Chapter 5: Transfer Molding; Chapter 6: Injection Molding; Chapter 7: Vacuum Molding; Chapter 8: Wasteless/Flashless Molding; Chapter 9: Basic Rubber Mold Design; Chapter 10: Process Troubleshooting; and Chapter 11: Molding Process Selection Guide. Visit RubberWorld's Bookstore to purchase at www.rubberworld.com - * Email

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