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Ansell completes acquisition of Kimberly-Clark’s Personal Protective Equipment

Ansell Limited has successfully completed the acquisition of Kimberly-Clark’s Personal Protective Equipment (KCPPE) business. This strategic acquisition strengthens Ansell’s position as a global leader in personal protection solutions, expands its product portfolio, and enhances its service capabilities to meet customer needs across industries and geographic markets.

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SUNY researchers claim super-lubricity achieved with near zero friction

The president of SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), Dr. Winston “Wole” Soboyejo, and postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Tabiri Kwayie Asumadu, have published a revolutionary new paper titled, “Robust Macroscale Superlubricity on Carbon-Coated Metallic Surfaces.” This paper explores an innovative approach to reducing friction on metallic surfaces – a significant advancement that could have major real-world impacts.
These findings are significant for a number of practical reasons. In the automotive industry, more than 30 percent of fuel in passenger vehicles is used to overcome friction, so these novel coatings can help to drastically improve fuel efficiency. In manufacturing and industrial machinery, they could help to reduce wear and tear, leading to massive cost savings and decreasing the 1-4% of countries’ GDP that is spent on friction-related equipment issues. In electronic devices, friction at a minute scale can present large-scale challenges that coatings could help to alleviate.

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Bredel expands product line with NR Transfer hose for general fluid transfer

Bredel hose pumps has expanded its range of hoses by releasing the new and versatile Bredel NR Transfer hose for general fluid transfer applications at pressures up to 12 bar (174 psi). The Bredel NR (Natural Rubber) Transfer hose can be used for handling sludge with a high solid content, food and beverage waste and abrasive slurries. This solution complements the Bredel NR Metering hose, which is designed for heavier duties with pressure capability up to 16 bar (232 psi), already available from Bredel hose pumps.

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Global rubber tire market forecast to reach $208 billion by 2031

The global rubber tire market is characterized by steady growth driven by several factors, including increased vehicle production, expanding transportation infrastructure, and rising consumer demand for high-performance and durable tires. Major players in the industry include Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, and Pirelli, among others.
The global rubber tire market size was USD 149.4 Billion in 2022 and is likely to reach USD 208.99 Billion by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2023 – 2031 according to Growth Market Reports.

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Continental Tire launches size extension of Conti Hybrid HT3

Continental Tire has released a size extension of its Conti Hybrid HT3 in size 255/70R22.5 in load range H. It features a 16/32nds tread depth to perform better in a wide variety of applications including high scrub situations. This product will replace the Conti EcoPlus HT3.
The size extension is intended to be used on car haulers, van trailers, beverage haulers, as well as long haul and regional light construction vehicles such as cement mixers and over the road dump trucks.

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H.B. Fuller Company releases its 2023 Sustainability Report

H.B. Fuller Company released its 2023 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s progress toward meeting its global sustainability goals.
In 2023, H.B. Fuller initiated work to set new sustainability targets in line with Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) standards. To support these new standards, the company took several meaningful steps to improve data collection and analysis while also responding to customers’ sustainability needs.

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