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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, February 21, 2019

Preferred Compounding relaunches Glo-Mold as GloMoldPlus. - click to expand

ARPM’s state of industry report reveals steady outlook for rubber manufacturers - click to expand

Ace Products & Consulting honored as a 2018 Cleveland Technology Award recipient - click to expand

Shoe insert market forecast at $53.1 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Sealing and strapping packaging tapes market is forecast at $22.1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cooper Tire and the United Steelworkers ratify new contract for Clarksdale, MS, facility - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies launches new test stands for seals for electric powertrains - click to expand

Eastman Technology to present at the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany - click to expand

Acmos Chemie hires Ralph Lopez as vice president and general manager of newly formed rubber division - click to expand

Bridgestone Retail Operations raises nearly $2.8 million to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America - click to expand

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

3D Systems launches rubber-like 3D printing material for FabPro 1000 - click to expand

Adhesive tape market forecast at $73.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Cooper Tire announced its 188th consecutive quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber increases sales for 2018, but decreases in profit - click to expand

Michigan Rubber Group announces speakers for its meeting in Grand Rapids Michigan for March 6, 2019 - click to expand

Cooper Tire and the United Steelworkers ratify new contract for Clarksdale, Mississippi facility - click to expand

Monday, February 18, 2019

Global elastomeric foam market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Goodyear and Local Motors join forces on autonomous shuttles - click to expand

Canadian manufacturing activity declined in December - click to expand

Nokian Tyres selected as one of the most sustainable companies in the world - click to expand

Friday, February 15, 2019

Iowa State University researchers find method to improve rubber stability in asphalt - click to expand

Nokian Tyres begins hiring for new factory in Dayton, Tennessee - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Global surgical gloves market forecast at $1.7 billion by 2025 - click to expand

OTR tire market forecast to reach $7.2 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Thursday, February 14, 2019

American Sustainable Rubber Company appoints Timothy Madden as president - click to expand

Silicone and Thermoplastic Elastomers 2019 U.S. Summit abstracts due Friday, February 15 - click to expand

Nouryon completes organic peroxides expansion in Mexico - click to expand

Global silicone market forecast to reach $18.8 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Market Reports

Shoe insert market forecast at $53.1 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Sealing and strapping packaging tapes market is forecast at $22.1 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Adhesive tape market forecast at $73.5 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global elastomeric foam market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Global surgical gloves market forecast at $1.7 billion by 2025 - click to expand

OTR tire market forecast to reach $7.2 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global silicone market forecast to reach $18.8 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global silicon metal market forecast with a CAGR of 4.4% through 2025 - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4% through 2026 - click to expand

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

Bio-based polymers forecast to grow with a CAGR of 4 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Global aircraft tire market forecast to reach 2.51 billion by 2024 - click to expand

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