Sur-Seal unifies recent acquisitions into one brand name

Sur-Seal can now offer our customers custom rubber and silicone molded and extruded parts. The company does business in 25 countries, with over 200 original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers, including 15 Fortune 500 partners. Sur-Seal is ISO-9001 and AS9100 certified and offers many MilSpec and ASTM-certified raw materials. Customers will appreciate the expansion of our supply chain services that will include storage, kitting, and parts assembly. “We are thrilled about the unified brand, showcasing our new logo and new website,” explains Dana Waterman, Chief Executive Officer of Sur- Seal. “The rebranding work provides clarity to our mission and expertise with advanced engineering solutions which create distinct manufacturing advantages for our customers.”

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GRI appoints Michael Connor as US Director of Sales

GRI announced the appointment of Michael Connor as Director of Sales for its US operations. A seasoned professional with in-depth experience in specialty tires, Michael will oversee the Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Service efforts in North America, covering its Material Handling, Agriculture and Construction product portfolios. The appointment comes as GRI steps up its efforts and its resource portfolio to significantly ramp up capacity building and aggressively capture greater potential in the market.

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MAXAM Tire continues to prioritize the needs of modern agricultural machinery by completing the core size range for 4-wheel drive self-propelled nutrient applicators. The addition of these sizes to the AGRIXTRA H product offering allows MAXAM to further improve farmers’ and growers’ productivity for fertilizing seasons to come.

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Vipal Rubber and Crowley partner to retread 50,000 since 2015

The companies renewed their tire management and retread agreement until 2023, supporting both companies’ ongoing commitment for high performance with sustainability, including for environmental protection. Renewal of the partnership will continue to support effective and efficient fleet usage by relying on Vipal to manage of its fleet tires, primarily in operations in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

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Covestro starts up new production line for Vulkollan raw materials in Thailand

Covestro recently started up the production of Naphthylen-Diisocyanate (NDI) for the Vulkollan® raw material at a newly built plant in its Map Ta Phut site in Thailand. The groundbreaking of the plant happened almost exactly two years ago, in late 2020. The investment was in the high mid double-digit million Euro range and is part of several investments of the company into cast polyurethane raw materials, for example at its Spanish site near Barcelona or at its site in Caojing near Shanghai in China.

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Tenneco to supply intelligent suspension, anti-vibration performance materials solutions for Rivian vehicles

Tenneco has been selected to provide intelligent suspension and anti-vibration performance materials solutions for U.S.-based electric-vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive. Tenneco’s CVSA2/Kinetic® H2 semi-active suspension technology part of the Monroe® Intelligent Suspension product portfolio and NVH performance materials Clevite® elastomers, will be featured in the all-electric Rivian R1T five-passenger pickup and R1S seven-passenger sport utility vehicle.

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Global medical tubing market forecast at $19.5 billion by 2030

The global medical tubing market size is expected to reach USD 19.50 billion by 2030. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2022 to 2030. The rising respiratory diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, and lung cancer are expected to increase the demand for medical tubing as it is a significant component of respiratory devices such as ventilators that facilitate breathing.

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