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Smithers Rapra announces four-part series on rubber compounding starting December 12

12/6/2018 - Akron, OH - Smithers Rapra announced a four-part series on rubber compounding led by Christine Domer, general manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing Laboratories. The first installment, titled, “Compounding 101: Polymers,” will take place on Wednesday, December 12. Those interested in viewing the first of the webinar sessions can register at www.smithersrapra.com. For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors to consider when formulating compound options. Service environment and performance specifications must be reviewed carefully in order to design an effective product. This process starts with choosing the right polymer. “Compounding 101” will dive into general discussion of polymers, including a beginner overview of: polymer structures; polymer mechanisms; performance characteristics; chemical structure and properties; unique characteristics; compounding considerations; and applications. “Rubber compounding is a complex process, and people in various roles in many different industries can benefit from learning the basics,” said Domer. “We designed this webinar series to deliver a better understanding of compounding fundamentals to beginning compounders, technicians, and anyone interested in understanding the basics of the world of rubber compounding. Experienced compounders could also benefit from the series, as a refresh.” Each session, including “Compounding 101,” is free and will last roughly an hour. Webinar topics to follow in this series include “Compounding 102: Fillers and Process Aids,” “Compounding 103: Cure Systems and Anti-Degradants,” and “Compounding 104: Testing.” Dates will be released shortly before the first installment. “Smithers Rapra is headquartered in the rubber capital of the world, and we have been in service to the industry for nearly 100 years,” said Dr. Jim Popio, vice president, Smithers Rapra. “We hope this series will give our industry peers an opportunity to expand their technical knowledge, so they can thrive in any role. Christine has many years of experience in this area, and our webinar attendees will learn a lot from her.” Domer manages lab operations at the analytical chemistry and physical testing laboratories in Akron, OH. She has over 30 years of material science experience in the tire and rubber industries, with special expertise in raw materials, cure development engineering, compounding, reinforcements, and processing in both tire and non-tire applications. For those who are unable to make the live versions, Smithers will publish recordings available for download at www.smithersrapra.com/resources.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cooper Tire announces joint venture to build truck tire factory with Sailun Vietnam - click to expand

Goodyear celebrates 100th anniversary of Wingfoots basketball players with reunion - click to expand

Venezuela's government says it will reopen closed Goodyear plant - click to expand

Cooper Standard licenses its proprietary Fortrex material platform to PolyOne - click to expand

Ohio governor signs unsafe used tire legislation - click to expand

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Off the road tiress market will register a 4 percent CAGR through 2023 - click to expand

Tire Discounters supports Ohio’s new legislation to prohibit use of unsafe used tires - click to expand

Trinseo's president Christopher Pappas announces his retirement - click to expand

Sri Lankan Elastomeric is now using EnviroCB in regular tire production - click to expand

Davis-Standard’s Pawcatuck facility becomes ISO 9001:2015 certified - click to expand

Latex caulk market size to reach $25.5 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Borealis selects M. Holland Company as distributor in North America - click to expand

Elkem Silicones builds research and development center in France - click to expand

Goodyear Tire & Rubber halting production in Venezuela - click to expand

Continental inaugurates its research and test laboratory for industrializing dandelion rubber - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market forecast to reach $1.17 billion by 2028 - click to expand

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 U.S. tire shipments forecast to increase to 325.2 million units - click to expand

Fujikura Rubber becomes ISO 13485:2016 certified - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber launches limited sales of lightweight, eco-friendly tire - click to expand

Midwest Industrial Rubber acquires conveyor belt distributor Jerry Brothers Industries - click to expand

Registration and housing open for Rubber Division, ACS 195th Technical Meeting - click to expand

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rubber conveyor belt demand in Asia/Pacific region forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Kraiburg to open TPE production line in Malaysia - click to expand

Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia meet to discuss distressed rubber prices - click to expand

Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman - click to expand

Buchanan Rubber acquired by Wynnchurch Capital - click to expand

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Coatings additives market forecast with a CAGR of 3.5 percent through 2027 - click to expand

Cabot Ville Platte celebrates 75 years of operation - click to expand

Smithers Rapra announces four-part series on rubber compounding starting December 12 - click to expand

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee presents silicone elastomers course - click to expand

Sartomer celebrates 50th anniversary of West Chester, PA, production facility - click to expand

Market Reports

Off the road tiress market will register a 4 percent CAGR through 2023 - click to expand

Latex Caulk Market size to reach $25.5 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market forecast to reach $1.17 billion by 2028 - click to expand

2018 U.S. tire shipments forecast to increase to 325.2 million units - click to expand

Rubber conveyor belt demand in Asia/Pacific region forecast to reach $4.4 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Coatings additives market forecast with a CAGR of 3.5 percent through 2027 - click to expand

Global rubber additives market forecast to reach $4.6 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Automotive high-performance tires market forecast with a CAGR of 16% by 2023 - click to expand

Automotive silicone market is forecast to reach $3.33 billion by 2023 - click to expand

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