Sumitomo Rubber technician wins 2022 Industry Mentor of the Year from the US Tire Technology Consortium

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. announced that one of their technicians has won the “2022 Industry Mentor of the Year” from CenTiRe, a major tire technology consortium in the United States. Given in recognition of the mentor who has contributed the most when it comes to providing guidance and support for academic researchers, the “Industry Mentor of the Year” was just established by CenTiRe this year. In other words, our own Dr. Toshio Tada (a General Manager in the Material Planning Department of our Material Research and Development HQ) has the distinct honor of being the very first person chosen to receive this prestigious award.

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Global low rolling resistance tire market forecast with CAGR of 11 percent through 2030

Surging carbon footprint attributed to heavy automotive usage has led manufacturers to improve existing vehicle tire designs has significantly heightened demand for low rolling resistance tires, according to ESOMAR-certified Future Market Insights’ (FMI) latest research report. As per the study, the global low rolling resistance market is slated to surpass a staggering CAGR of 11% across the forthcoming decade.

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Global nitrile gloves market to reach $57.1 billion by 2026

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Nitrile Gloves estimated at US$14.1 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$57.1 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 23.3% over the analysis period. Powder-Free, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 24.8% CAGR to reach US$59.9 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Powdered segment is readjusted to a revised -2.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 9.6% share of the global Nitrile Gloves market.
The U.S. Market is Estimated at $11.4 Billion in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $13.6 Billion by 2026

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LANXESS will be showcasing its additives for the rubber processing industry at the International Rubber Conference

At the International Rubber Conference, which will take place in Nuremberg on June 27 to 30, 2022, the specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be showcasing its broad range of additives for the rubber processing industry (Hall 9, Stand 133). These will include pre-dispersed chemicals, processing promoters as well as vulcanization and filler activators. In the spirit of advancing sustainability, the focus will be on not only rubber production but also the manufacture of high-quality, long-lasting rubber products designed for a whole range of applications such as tires, hoses, seals, profiles, and drive belts.

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Illinois bans latex glove use in healthcare and food services

overnor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 209 into law on Tuesday, restricting the use of latex gloves in food preparation and medical services to prevent adverse allergic reactions.

HB209 specifies that all emergency medical service providers must use other gloves, as well as any healthcare worker providing care to a patient who is unconscious or otherwise unable to communicate a medical history. The governor says signing this bill prevents avoidable allergic reactions and hospitalizations, and helps create a more accessible Illinois.

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The legislation includes provisions for food service unable to source non-latex gloves. If other gloves can’t be obtained, latex gloves can be used providing prominent signage warns customers of the change. The same exception applies for medical workers, with specific instructions to prioritize available non-latex gloves for use on patients with latex allergies or patients unable to provide medical history.

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Global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach $13.5 billion in 2027

Silicone elastomers are mainly used in the manufacturing of electrical insulation materials. They are also used in the aircraft industry for the development of insulating layers and high-temperature air ducts. Some silicone elastomers are also used in the manufacturing of sealants. Their physiological inertness makes them suitable for use in healthcare, especially for blood transfusions and artificial heart valves & various prosthetic devices.

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Michelin revitalizes their Bamberg tire facility in Germany

Michelin’s Bamberg tire-manufacturing facility in the city of Hallstadt (Bamberg District), inaugurated almost 50 years ago, will be transformed into a novel facility dedicated to innovation. Totally re-invented, the 8,000m2 site will house specialized companies focusing on artificial intelligence, digitalization and sustainable mobility (hydrogen and electro-mobility).

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