Dimethyldichlorosilane, a vital organosilicon compound, consists of two methyl groups bonded to a silicon atom, each attached to a chlorine atom. Widely employed in the production of silicone polymers, it serves as a key intermediate in various industries, including adhesives, sealants, and coatings. Its reactivity with water and ability to crosslink with other silanes make it indispensable in creating resilient and versatile silicon-based materials.
M. Holland Company announced that Interfacial Consultants LLC, a leading material science-based products and services company, is acquiring M. Holland’s 3D Printing group. Interfacial is a NAGASE Group company providing advanced materials and manufacturing process solutions. The acquisition leverages M. Holland’s expertise in industrial markets with Interfacial’s advanced additive manufacturing technology.
PRE-Q GALGO Corporation celebrated 25 years in the US & Canada at a recent meeting at their corporate office in Dallas, TX. GALGO is a world leader in rubber manufacturing and began producing rubber products in August 1952 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Polyurethane experts from Huntsman will be taking part in the 65th Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) Technical Conference, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas from September 25-27, 2023.
A key sponsor of the event, Huntsman will play a central role in the conference, with team members presenting papers on a variety of topics throughout the three-day gathering and taking part in panel discussions.
The Michelin Group has won a lawsuit against a dealer in Canada for selling a Chinese tire that violates intellectual property rights regarding the BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire.
Michelin filed the lawsuit in the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (Michelin v. Tire Boys & Auto Service Inc., case no. SJC-52-2022). The suit alleged that the All-Terrain T/A AK3 tire sold under the Wideway brand included a virtually identical tread design to the original BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A KO tire.
The demand for automotive window and exterior sealing is also being driven by rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs). The growth of the electric vehicle market is creating new opportunities for window and exterior sealing manufacturers. EVs require specialized sealing solutions to protect sensitive electrical components and maintain energy efficiency.
In December 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Paris. The conference negotiated the Paris Agreement, which is a global agreement on the reduction of climate change. At the follow-up climate change conference in Marrakech (COP22) in November 2016, the member states of the Kyoto Protocol agreed to set the goal of limiting global warming to a still acceptable level of less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. This target requires that the zero emission of CO2 is achieved soon.
Global emissions of greenhouse gases from trucks and passenger cars are influenced by the deformation energy and friction losses of tires. It is mostly associated with the rolling resistance between the tire tread and the road surface. For this reason, the rolling resistance is considered one of the most important performance indicators (that is, targeted to be reduced) within the tire industry.
A team at Sandia National Laboratories developed a molecule that helps change the way some materials react to temperature fluctuations, which makes them more durable.
Principal methods for processing elastomeric materials are reviewed, including continuous extrusion and what is described as multi-step extrusion.
During the projected period, the stretchable conductive material market is anticipated to expand significantly. The market is anticipated to develop significantly, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1%, to reach US$ 3.7 billion by 2033 according to Future Market Insights.
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Sales of the rubber testing equipment market have likely documented a Y-o-Y growth rate worth 4.6% in 2022 as compared to 2021. By 2022-end, the market was poised to reach US$ 13.7 Billion. As of 2021, rubber testing equipment demand was valued at US$ 13.1 Billion. From 2022-2032, a CAGR of 3.3% has been anticipated, with an expected closing value of US$ 19 Billion according to Future Market Insights.
Mold temperature control has a significant impact on product quality and the energy efficiency of the injection molding process. To take even greater advantage of the resulting potential for process optimization, ENGEL is making it easy to get started with electronic temperature difference monitoring, beginning with the new eco-flomo temperature control water manifold system at the Fakuma 2023 trade show.
In a first for the footwear industry, Huntsman has developed a liquid thermoplastic polyurethane (LTPU) that enables the rapid manufacture of high-performing midsoles and is aligned with the circularity ambitions of brands manufacturing sports and athleisure footwear.
The objective here is to provide a list of common latex types, their key characteristics, and a summary of their useful properties and contributions. It is unlikely that the summary will capture all the salient points of each latex type; but it should provide enough information to be useful if called upon to deliver a “30 second commercial.”