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Hexpol TPE launches super high-flow TPEs for large scale moldings

12/4/2020 - Malmö, Sweden - Dryflex HiF is a family of very high melt-flow and scratch resistant TPS-SEBS materials recently launched by polymer compounding group HEXPOL TPE. The grades open possibilities to produce large scale parts via injection moulding, including automotive interior surfaces, trims and skins. Speaking of the development Dr. Thomas Köppl, group product manager HEXPOL TPE commented; “There are several processing methods and materials on the market that allow production of automotive interior surfaces such as instrument panels and door trims. However, these processes can be costly, and the materials are not recyclable. OEMs are looking to improve their sustainability practices while also managing system costs. This is why we developed Dryflex HiF TPE.” TPE materials are already widely used in automotive interiors, for example ...

FootJoy to use Lubrizol Estane TPU for new FJ Stratos golf shoe

12/4/2020 - Cleveland, OH - Lubrizol science, together with FootJoy ingenuity, means golfers can now go from most any setting right to the golf course and then out again afterwards without ever changing their shoes. The new FJ Stratos™ spikeless golf shoe, from the leader in golf shoes, leverages Lubrizol’s advanced material science to help provide exceptional traction on and off the course. An alternative to rubber, ESTANE® TRX TPU from Lubrizol offers superior traction on wet and dry surfaces. The material’s flexibility also helps ensure the successful molding of FootJoy’s patented revolutionary anti-channeling tread pattern, which is engineered to provide total traction coverage. There are multiple ESTANE TPUs of different hardness levels in the VersaTrax+ outsole, including the variants utilized by FootJoy, for superior traction. “The all-n...

Safic-Alcan further extends partnership with Dow Polyurethanes in Nordics

12/4/2020 - Paris, France - Safic-Alcan announces the extension of its partnership with Dow for the distribution of its polyurethane range. Drawing on the success of the existing agreement for Dow’s other product ranges, the extension will cover Nordics, effective immediately. The agreement includes such trademarks as HYPERLAST®, DURAMOULD®, VORASTAR® and DIPRANE®, which provide engineering polyurethane excellence for a wide range of applications like oil, water, gas transmission and storage and also engineering resins as well as adhesives, sealants and binders. “We are very pleased with the extension of our partnership with Dow Polyurethanes, just a year after reaching an agreement for EMEA for flocking adhesives,” said Philippe Combette, CEO of Safic-Alcan. “This comes also after a successful start in the UK in 2019, as well as an existing...

Elkem opens new workshop in China dedicated to specialized silicones for hybrid and electric vehicles

12/4/2020 - Oslo, Sweden - Elkem has completed and opened a new production workshop in Shanghai, China, dedicated to the development and manufacturing of specialized silicones for hybrid and electric vehicles. This move further strengthens Elkem’s position as the largest silicones producer in China. China is the world’s largest single market for the production and sales of electric vehicles (EV). The global demand for EV’s is growing fast, and some analysts now expect EV’s to account for around a third of new car sales by 2030. Increased sales of hybrids and EV’s represent a substantial growth opportunity for Elkem, particularly within silicones. An EV contains on average four times more silicones than a traditional car. Silicones contribute to safer, more reliable and more comfortable cars, as a key component in airbags, cables, hoses and tires, a...

Cooper Tire has been recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers 2020

12/4/2020 - Findlay, OH - Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has been recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers 2020. Cooper placed within the top 20 percent, ranking 143 out of 750 companies on the list, and ranked highly in the automotive industry, placing second among six tire companies in the category. In partnership with market research firm Statista, Forbes compiled the ranking based on employee ratings of their employer on topics such as economic footprint, gender equality, social responsibility, talent development and COVID-19 response. “Cooper is comprised of dedicated employees focused on living our company purpose, which states that everyone deserves to travel through life’s journeys with confidence, and Cooper is there at every turn. Being ranked a World’s Best Employer speaks volumes about our company culture and practices, an...


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Global reclaimed rubber market size forecast to reach $6.53 billion by 2026

12/4/2020 - New York, NY - The global reclaimed rubber market size is estimated to reach USD 6.53 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 12.03% during the forecast period, according to a new study published by Polaris Market Research. The report ‘Reclaimed Rubber Market, [By Product (WTR, Butyl Reclaim, EPDM, Drab & Colored), By Application (Automotive & Aircraft Tires, Cycle Tires, Retreading, Belts & Hoses, Footwear, Molded Rubber Goods), By Regions, Segments & Forecast, 2019 – 2026’ provides an extensive analysis of present market dynamics and predicted future trends. In 2018, WTR segment dominated the market, in terms of revenue. In 2018, North America accounted for the majority share in the global market. The global reclaimed rubber market is primarily driven by the expanding automotive & aerospace industries. Rising natural rubber prices have... (read more)

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