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International Elastomer Conference closes today; virtual access available through January 20, 2021

10/23/2020 -

Akron, OH - The International Elastomer Conference closes today and participants can still ...

HF Mixing Group aligns top management structure

10/23/2020 - Freudenberg, Germany - HF Mixing Group is aligning its top management structure, and as of October 1, Mark Meulbroek will be supported by Ian Wilson as co-CEO, focusing on external strategic aspects. In his new role, Wilson will concentrate on the areas of sales, aftersales, research and development and engineering. The group sales function stays central and will be led by Peter Scholz as head of group sales following Wilson into this role. Furthermore, to ensure strong customer focus, HF Mixing Group forms four strategic business units with clearly defined product lines, a lean management structure and a comprehensive global services organization. The four strategic business units and production sites are grouped to the following: batch mixing, systems automation, downstream and continuous mixing. With this more efficient interfacing bet...

Goodyear to announce third quarter results

10/23/2020 - Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will report third quarter 2020 financial results on Friday, October 30, to be followed by an investor conference call at 9:15 a.m. EDT. Prior to the commencement of the call, the company will post the financial and other related information that will be presented on its investor relations website: Investors, members of the media and other interested persons can access the conference call on the website or via telephone by calling either (800) 895-3361 or (785) 424-1062 before 9:05 a.m. and providing the conference ID “Goodyear.” A replay will be available by calling (800) 926-1902 or (402) 220-5398. The replay will also remain available on the website....

ARP Materials aids in transition from lead-based to environmentally preferred Chemlok products

10/23/2020 - Amherst, NY - Effective December 31, ParkerLORD Corporation will cease the production of Chemlok products that have been formulated to contain lead. ParkerLORD stopped the active development of these types of materials over 15 years ago, and together with ARP Materials, ParkerLORD has been actively marketing and selling the environmentally preferred Chemlok adhesives (EPCA), also designated as Chemlok 6XXX for over 20 years. This proven series has been adopted by both global automotive and industrial customers, and the newest series has heightened performance attributes. Thus, ARP suggests that its customers move forward with the trials of the many alternatives and transition activities to mitigate the risk of disruptions in their manufacturing processes. Call ARP Materials with any questions regarding their alternative samples: 888-611-0...

ARDL adds equipment to expand thermal conductivity capabilities

10/23/2020 - Akron, OH - Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) continues to invest in new equipment that meets the ever-changing needs of customers in the elastomers, plastics, composites and biomaterial industries with the addition of its Metravib DMA+2000 viscoelastic and fatigue testing machine. The newest Metravib DMA+2000 offers advanced capabilities for mechanical property characterization. The machine enhances ARDL’s expertise in viscoelastic and fatigue property testing of specimens and components. Research and development measurements available include frequency sweep, temperature sweep, stress and/or strain amplitude, wave form and environmental exposure. Specific tests available on the Metravib DMA+2000 include DMA, TMA, tensile/compression tests, glass transition, heat buildup, creep, crack growth, Goodrich flexometer testing, s...

Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

10/23/2020 - Akron, OH - The Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes, updated for the 44th presentation, is a 250-page book containing nearly 1,000 images from this recommended short course presentation instructed by James Stevenson. The course is taught face-to-face for $1,490 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The book represents the printed materials from the course. The book is available for $175 plus shipping and handling in the Rubber World bookstore. ...

Market Reports

Tire demand in Asia to reach $97.4 billion in 2020

10/21/2020 - Akron, OH - Recovering from Covid-19 and embracing new mobility concepts, such as electric vehicles, will push the Asian tire market to $117.6 billion in 2025, up from $97.4 billion in 2020. This is representative of a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 3.8%, by value; and will see tire demand rise from 1.29 billion units to 1.53 billion units over the same five-year forecast period. This detailed scenario modeling of the market and the impact of Covid-19 is now available in the Smithers market report – The Future of Tires in Asia to 2025. Its research finds that the pandemic has had a severe impact on tire and vehicle sales, initially in China, but across the whole region in Q2-Q3 2020. Tire, vehicle and raw materials suppliers have reduced production volumes because of lower market demand or have been shut down temporarily following ... (read more)

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