Hauschild announces new SpeedMixer for rubber compounding

Making rubber compounds requires the right mix of materials, and mixing is actually the first step in the manufacturing process. Mixing rubber is a sticky business, and mixing the components is no easy task. German-made Hauschild SpeedMixer® innovates the market of rubber compounds with smart functions: new recipes are made possible by new mixing technology: The new series Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC comes with vacuum-robotic, sensor integration for temperature, gas etc., variable counter rotation, Internet of things compliance, QR-code reader, remote control, and automatic pot cooling system, which is an absolute novelty in the field of laboratory mixers.

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OTECH expands capacity with new facility in Massachusetts

OTECH has secured a 60,000 square foot facility in Auburn, Mass., to include up to three compounding lines, a laboratory, and its New England regional warehouse and offices. Opening a compounding facility in central Massachusetts to serve the thriving manufacturing base in New England and the Northeast has been a long-term goal for the organization. Engineering and site prep work are underway.

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Avient launches new cross-linkable formulations for photovoltaic cables

The new ECCOH™ XL Cross-Linkable Solutions for photovoltaic cables are REACH compliant and rated for permanent outdoor use with good UV and weather resistance, passing Arrhenius lifetime prediction tests as per IEC 60216-1. They also have good electrical performance, are compatible with either DC or AC power supply, and pass flame retardant performance to EN 50618 and IEC 60332-1 standards.

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Lubrizol’s SilSense exhibited at the Auto Expo Components trade show in India

SilSense material is a non‑animal solution which has low volatile organic volatile (VOC) as it is produced through a cleaner, solvent-free process than other products currently used in the market for vegan synthetic leather. The new material has a leather-feel soft touch and comfort, and it can be provided in different textures and colors. The greatest benefit is its high durability and performance, better than genuine leather and much better than PVC. It has a strong resistance to abrasion and tear, combined with an excellent heat and UV resistance.

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