Author: RubberWorld


Molecular Rebar Design awarded SBIR EPA Phase I grant

n Phase I, Molecular Rebar Design, LLC will determine what type of carbon nanotube surface functionality is most effective at preventing crack propagation, and then formulate tire sidewall elastomer compounds with those nanotubes while varying the type and quantity of antiozonant present in the sidewall compounds. These rubber compounds will undergo ozone aging to simulate real-world conditions, whereafter the aged samples will be tested for differences in crack resistance, lifetime, tear strength, and intrinsic strength. These experiments will culminate in a sidewall compound formulation that is less environmentally damaging than incumbent compounds that utilize a full loading of 6PPD.

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies produces their one millionth foldable gasket

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is offering a new type of foldable gasket for battery electric vehicles – and now the number of these units produced in Langres, France, has reached one million. With this gasket design, Freudenberg significantly contributes to the reliability and longevity of battery systems – while also promoting the sustainable mobility of tomorrow. Automobile manufacturers worldwide rely on the innovative solutions from Freudenberg.

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Goodyear chairman honored with NASCAR’s Bill France Award

The award, presented by NASCAR chairman Jim France, recognizes Kramer’s leadership and contributions to the sport as CEO of Goodyear.
Most recently, Goodyear developed the 18-inch Goodyear Racing Eagle tire used on NASCAR’s Next Gen stock car. Additionally, in June, Goodyear equipped its tires with real-time tire intelligence capability for the NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 entry at the24 Hours of Le Mans.
Particularly meaningful to Kramer, Goodyear has a nearly 70-year relationship with NASCAR built on shared values of competition and innovation. This relationship allowed Goodyear to support NASCAR for the return to competition during COVID-19.

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association predicts lower tire shipments for 2023

Compared with 2022, Original Equipment (OE) shipments for passenger, light truck and truck tires are expected to change by 7.9%, -4.0%, and -1.3% respectively, with a total increase of 3.0 million units. Replacement passenger, light truck and truck tire shipments are also projected to change by 0.2%, -5.6%, and -21.3% respectively, with a total decrease of 7.3 million units.

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TechnoBiz is publishing an annual reference book the “LATEX HANDBOOK”

TechnoBiz is publishing an annual reference book “LATEX HANDBOOK” for the benefit of latex industry professionals. This book will have full papers presented at LATEX conference hosted by TechnoBiz, invited technical/research articles from experts and technologists, latex industry profiles, advertisements etc. This book will be available in printed version as well as electronic version. This book will be published in June 2024. This book is aimed to cover information on LatexScience, Technology, Processing, Products and Markets.

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Smart Vision Lights receives UR+ certification for its DoAll multifunctional light

Smart Vision Lights (SVL) announces that its DoAll multifunctional light — which comprises six different machine vision lights — has received UR+ certification from Universal Robots. UR+ offers systems integrators and end users an ecosystem of certified products designed specifically for use with Universal Robots’ collaborative robots, or cobots. All UR+ certified products undergo rigorous testing to validate compatibility with UR cobots.

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