Rubber Division Technical Training and Scholarship deadline is March 1st

Rubber Division, ACS offers a Rubber Technology Training Award for an individual already in the rubber industry seeking additional education and opportunities for advancement. The organization also has three $5,000 undergraduate scholarships available for students who wish to pursue a degree in rubber technology, polymer science or the chemical profession. In addition, local Rubber Groups and industry companies recognize and support the need for financial assistance in obtaining a college degree

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Ford approves Continental winter tires for models including Mustang, Focus and Explorer

Ford has approved premium winter tires from Continental for its latest Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Mustang and Puma models. For these five models, the WinterContact TS 870 and WinterContact TS 870 P can be ordered directly from dealers. Both winter tire models offer exceptionally safe handling on dry roads and on snow, as well as short braking distances on ice. In addition, they impress in all weather conditions with precise steering behavior and good safety reserves. A series of independent winter tire tests have given the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and WinterContact TS 870 P top marks in 2022.

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Continental launches the next generation of windshield wipers

Continental launches the next generation of windshield wipers, featuring improved technology, a new design and better handling – AQUACTRL2. The new product series offers a choice between pre-assembled set solutions designed to fit individual vehicles (DirectFit) or single wipers with adapters for flexible mounting to fit a wide range of different vehicle models (MultiClip)

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Silicone coatings market forecast with a CAGR of 6 percent through 2032

Revenue from the global silicone coatings market currently stands at US$ 6.64 billion. Worldwide consumption of silicones coatings is projected to increase at a CAGR of 6% from 2022 to 2032, as per a new analysis by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.
The silicone coatings market will be primarily driven by trends of industrialization and urbanization across the world. Rising construction activities, increasing use of silicone coatings in automotive manufacturing, and growing popularity of the features of silicone coatings are expected to favor market growth. However, high costs of production and increased availability of low-cost alternatives are anticipated to have a hindering effect on the demand growth of silicone coatings over the coming years.

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BASF reports increased sales but lower earnings for 2022

Net income of BASF Group is expected to amount to –€1,376 million in 2022. This is considerably below the prior-year figure (2021: €5,523 million) and the average analyst estimates for 2022 (Vara: €4,768 million). Net income contains non-cash-effective impairments on the shareholding in Wintershall Dea AG in the amount of about €7.3 billion, of which €5.4 billion in Q4 2022

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