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Housing is now open for the Latex Conference 2024

Housing is now open for the Latex Conference 2024 – an educational in-person event being held on May 14, 2024, at 9 AM EST at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. The Latex Conference 2024 provides a formal and informal exchange of information designed to increase the total knowledge of the latex industry and provide opportunities for networking with latex industry professionals. 

Yokohama Rubber eliminates counterfeit aluminum wheels in China

Yokohama Rubber filed an administrative complaint and submitted information to the Administration for Market Regulation in Foshan, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, regarding six companies engaged in the distribution of counterfeit sports car aluminum wheels imitating YOKOHAMA’s “ADVAN Racing” wheels. The distributors were selling the counterfeit wheels via internet shopping sites and retail shops outside of the Company’s official distribution channels. Acting on the complaint and information provided by the Company, the authorities in each city raided the six companies and seized the counterfeit aluminum wheels on November 2023. Yokohama Rubber has confirmed that all six distributors have been fined and the counterfeit aluminum wheels have been destroyed.

GRI displays its innovations at the FIMA Show in Spain

GRI’s participation at FIMA SHOW 2024 showcased its advancements in tire technology, emphasizing its dedication to meeting the evolving needs of specialty tire customers worldwide. The company unveiled a diverse range of advanced tires for tractors, construction machines and skid steer equipment that are designed to deliver superior performance across various applications and industries.

Arburg exhibits Allrounder 470 H at Chinaplas 2024

The Chinaplas exhibit is an Allrounder 470 H with a clamping force of 1,000 kN and a size 290 injection unit in the “Comfort” performance variant. It is also equipped with an Arburg servo hydraulic system (ASH) as standard.

Dimethyldichlorosilane market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2032

The dimethyldichlorosilane market is expected to expand its roots at a promising CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. The global market holds an estimated revenue of US$ 1.19 Billion in 2022 and is likely to cross US$ 2.48 Billion by the end of 2032.

The Rubber Division announces March Learning Opportunities

The Rubber Division announces the following Learning Opportunities for March.

March 5 – Webinar: The Function & Selection of Ester Plasticizers
March 7 – Webinar: The Art of Networking: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows YOU
March 13 – Course: An Introduction to Continuous Vulcanization
March 15 – Course: Rubber Explained (*In-person only and includes a tour & St. Patty’s style lunch.)
March 19 – Course: Processing & Testing of Rubber
March 26 – Webinar: US Regulatory Compliance in the Rubber Industry
March 28 – Webinar: Global Rubber Technology – Processes, Current Status & Future Trends


Featured Articles


Bringing circularity at scale to the rubber industry with sustainable carbonaceous material

Pyrolysis has been used as a means of recycling end-of-life tires or other post-industrial and/or consumer rubber products for several years. This process produces several valuable secondary raw materials that support the circular economy. One such material, sustainable carbonaceous material (SCM), can be used as a sustainable alternative to carbon black in many applications where traditional virgin carbon black is used. Although traditionally seen as suitable only for low value applications, recent advances allow the use of SCM in a wider range of higher value products. These advances are helping compounders and OEMs meet their sustainability targets by allowing the use of a higher percentage of sustainable materials in their formulations with minimal adjustments or loss in performance.

Latex and Natural Rubber


Researchers develop new methods for boosting rubber production in U.S.

With disease and high demand posing threats to the world’s primary natural rubber supply in Southeast Asia, scientists are working to ramp up the U.S. rubber market by advancing methods to extract latex from two sustainable North American plant sources: a dandelion species and a desert shrub.

Researchers reported their methods to improve efficiency and increase latex yield in two recent publications, building upon decades of research led by Katrina Cornish, professor of horticulture and crop science and food, agricultural and biological engineering at The Ohio State University.

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