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Honda develops sound cancelling resonators reducing tire noise

Noise-reducing wheel resonators are made from lightweight resin, and through a unique, well considered structure, are fitted to the wheel rim without the use of connecting parts such as bolts. Centrifugal force actually secures the resonators to the wheel more firmly. The resonators can withstand 1,500G during high-speed driving, and bond to the wheel stronger without losing their shape

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Orion S.A. installing tire pyrolysis oil tanks at Polish plant

Orion S.A. is installing multiple tire pyrolysis oil tanks at its plant in Jaslo, Poland – the company’s latest move toward boosting production of circular carbon black.
The tanks will serve as reception points for TPO delivered to the plant. The TPO will be pumped from the tanks to furnace black reactors, which transform the oil into circular carbon black.
Orion is the only producer in its industry that has made carbon black from 100% TPO. The company makes a range of circular grades that are commercially available and suitable for a wide scope of applications.

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Corteco broadens its portfolio in the heavy-duty segment

Corteco, the aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, focuses on seals in more detail than most other aftermarket companies. The development of radial shaft seals shows the depth of the company’s expertise. This is particularly relevant for the independent aftermarket within the heavy-duty sector, a market in which Corteco is progressively increasing its presence. The product range will see further expansion with additional product groups in 2024.

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Ecoplastomer achieves 13 percent reduction in injection time decreasing manufacturing costs

Ecoplastomer ‘s innovative materials have successfully passed rigorous tests in complex automotive applications. The manufacturer of technical plastic items has used Ecoplastomer® PP-70 to produce parts commercially. Recent trials have demonstrated that Ecoplastomer® parts offer an impressive reduction in injection time of approximately 13%.

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USTMA ambassadors to visit Capitol Hill during summer fly-in

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is hosting a Capitol Hill fly-in from June 12-13 for its Tire Manufacturing Ambassadors to raise awareness on issues important to the U.S. tire manufacturing sector and the communities it serves. USTMA’s annual Ambassadors Program provides the opportunity to emphasize issues on industry economic impact, innovative infrastructure solutions and sustainability with policymakers.

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MARPG scholarship applications now being accepted

The MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group Scholarship is officially open for applications. As a membership benefit, members can sponsor one scholarship applicant. The applicant does not have to be a member’s child, but can be any current or incoming college student, which could be a relative, neighbor or someone in your community. Preference will be given to students majoring in Science, Technology, or Business, but all majors will be considered. The number of scholarship awards and amount awarded will depend on the number of qualified applicants.

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Setco Red River rubber mixing plant destroyed by fire

The rubber mixing plant, operated by SETCO, specializes in producing solid tires and expanded rim assemblies. The facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to create high-quality rubber compounds. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and authorities are assessing the extent of damage to the plant. Local residents are advised to stay indoors if they experience breathing difficulties due to the chemicals released during the incident. As the situation unfolds, authorities are closely monitoring air quality and ensuring the safety of the community.

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Corteco, the aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, broadens its portfolio in the heavy-duty segment

Corteco focuses on seals in more detail than most other aftermarket companies. As part of the technology and sealing expert Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, Corteco is diversified and well positioned for the demanding independent aftermarket within the heavy-duty sector. A market in which Corteco is progressively increasing its presence. The product range will see further expansion with additional product groups in 2024.

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3M transfers a portion of U.S. pension payment obligations

3M announced that it purchased a group annuity contract and will transfer a portion of its U.S. pension payment obligations under the 3M Employee Retirement Income Plan (ERIP) to Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (Met Tower Life), an insurance company. Under the contract, 3M will transfer approximately $2.5 billion of its defined benefit pension obligations and related plan assets for approximately 23,000 U.S. retirees and beneficiaries to Met Tower Life. This represents approximately 60% of ERIP retiree participants. The contract was purchased using assets from 3M’s ERIP trust and no additional funding contribution was required as part of this transaction.

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