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Specim unveils improved FX50 mid-wave infrared hyperspectral camera

Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd. announces the upgraded Specim FX50 middle-wave infrared (MWIR) hyperspectral camera. The Specim FX50 is the first and only push-broom hyperspectral camera on the market that covers the full MWIR spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm.
This breakthrough product with enhanced features and capabilities expands the possibilities in industrial sorting, quality control, process optimization, and research by detecting materials that are not detectable with any other wavelength or imaging method, such as hydrocarbons, minerals, oil, and contamination on metal surfaces.

Toyo Tire introduces DOT competition tire the all-new Proxes R

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) announces the all-new Toyo® Proxes® R DOT competition tire, designed for dry road racing and high-performance driving on the track. The Proxes R builds upon the legacy of its predecessor, the Proxes® RR, offering racers quicker lap times, improved stability, and heightened responsiveness. The Proxes R has a new tread compound and reinforced sidewall for more grip and precision. Grassroots racers, track day enthusiasts, and those honing their skills at high-performance driving experiences will enjoy the exhilarating feeling of the Proxes R while achieving their best laps of the day.

Trelleborg opens first manufacturing facility in Vietnam

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions starts production at its first ever manufacturing facility in Vietnam, an advanced 8,000 square meter facility strategically located in Long Thanh.
It produces high-quality O-Rings and custom-designed engineered molded components in a wide range of elastomer materials using the latest compression and injection molding technology and plate heat exchanger gaskets.

Elkem’s collaborative REPOS project awarded 2023 Cefic Circularity Commendation

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) selected Elkem as one of 26 companies and national associations to feature in its 2023 European Responsible Care® Awards Gallery. Elkem’s collaborative Resourcing Silicones Polymers (REPOS) project was the only initiative that received commendation in the category of Circularity. It is aimed at developing eco-designed depolymerization chemistry to reduce silicone waste. The innovative depolymerization process can be conducted at ambient pressures and low temperatures, which enables a circular lifecycle and lower environmental footprint for silicone-based polymers and oils created from post-industrial and post-consumer waste.

Sentury Tire announces recall for passenger tires produced in week 17 of 2023

Sentury Tire is voluntarily recalling a select batch of passenger tires produced during Week 17 Year 2023 due to a manufacturing issue which affects the proper curing of the tire’s tread base layer.

Smart Vision Lights launches the JWL225-DO Lightgistics series light for machine vision

Smart Vision Lights (SVL) launches the JWL225-DO Lightgistics series light, which combines a linear light footprint with ring light functionality to deliver brighter, fast lighting at working distances of up to 2,000 mm. The light features Hidden Strobe technology, which enables the use of powerful LED strobing without annoying and potentially hazardous flashes.


Site of the Week

Samson Machinery

Samson Machinery Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of designing and manufacturing various tire building machines. Since 1975, Samson works in this filed for over 46 years. Samson provides full range of Tire Building machines, Band Building machines, and related parts for tire industry.

Silicone & Medical


Metallurgical grade silicon metal and silicone rubber: A matter of national security

Metallurgical grade silicon metal (SiME) is essential to the production of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) silicone rubber, a material that is indispensable to modern life. As this article will show, metallurgical grade SiME, and not simply silicon, belongs on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Materials List because of its importance to national security. Currently, the DOE’s Critical Materials List includes “silicon,” a term that is overly broad because it also includes elemental silicon and polysilicon.



ENGEL to expand its global production network in Mexico

The 10th production facility underscores ENGEL’s commitment to self-reliance. With expertise in building components in-house, from machining centres to final assembly, the company aims to minimize the impact of external factors on its operations. This strategic move will enable ENGEL to maintain a robust supply chain and ensure uninterrupted delivery of products and services despite global supply chain interruptions and transportation issues.

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