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Endurica announces its first Community Conference

This in-person event, taking place April 8-9 in Endurica’s hometown of Findlay, Ohio, has the theme ‘Delivering Durability Across the Rubber Supply Chain’ and will bring together OEMs, rubber parts manufacturers, and material suppliers to engage at a high level on how durability is evaluated and assured within their specific domains and across the industry.

The conference’s two-day agenda will focus on the latest in simulating rubber durability, materials characterization and testing methodologies, showcasing how these technologies are advancing rubber product and tire durability worldwide. Participants can look forward to a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and user presentations by technology leaders from Endurica, CNH Industrial, Birla Carbon, Rassini Bypasa, General Motors, Tenneco, BASF Corp., Bridgestone Americas, Stellantis, and the Centre for Tire Research (CenTiRe). The conference is free to attend with support from presenting sponsors Axel Products; Coesfeld; Dassault Systemes; and Wolf Star Technologies; and additional sponsors including ACE Laboratories; Akron Rubber Development Laboratory; Rubber Heart; Rubber Division, ACS; and Smithers.

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Freudenberg triples production capacity for its intelligent pressure compensation element

The pressure compensation element DIAvent® HighFlow, known for its exceptional performance, enhances the safety of electric car batteries and is generating considerable interest from the automotive industry. This is proven by multiple major orders Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has received. Substantial increases in order volumes have come particularly from one Asian and one US automotive group.

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Q-Lab acquires Arizona Desert Testing

Q-Lab announced that it has acquired Arizona Desert Testing, LLC (AZTEST). AZTEST performs benchmark outdoor desert exposure testing, with a focus on automotive interior materials. Q-Lab has operated a virtually-identical Arizona testing business to AZTEST for decades, and the two companies share a long history of mutual respect and collaboration. This represents the largest acquisition in Q-Lab’s 68-year history.

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GRI displays its innovations at the FIMA Show in Spain

GRI’s participation at FIMA SHOW 2024 showcased its advancements in tire technology, emphasizing its dedication to meeting the evolving needs of specialty tire customers worldwide. The company unveiled a diverse range of advanced tires for tractors, construction machines and skid steer equipment that are designed to deliver superior performance across various applications and industries.

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Maxam Tire bring VF technology to their Agilxtra series tire line

MAXAM continues to focus its efforts on developing VF technology solutions that can meet the challenge of mixed terrains, loads, applications, and high speeds without compromising performance or endurance. With the ever-increasing demand for more yield and greater food production, the farming market is demanding larger equipment in both size and load capable of operating at higher speeds. Focused on delivering maximum productivity as well as improved performance, MAXAM’s VF technology tires are engineered to meet the most demanding applications without compromising crop yields.

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The Rubber Division’s first WORD Conversation of 2024 to be held March 27th

The Rubber Division, ACS announces the first WOMEN OF OUR INDUSTRY Conversation of the year on March 27, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET with featured guest Tina Darnell and a March Madness theme. This WORD Conversation begins with open networking for approximately 10 minutes followed by a conversation between our featured guest, Tina Darnell, our current Secretary, and Kim Dempsey-Miller, our 2nd woman Chair.

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