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ARP Materials continues commitment to going green

9/25/2020 - Amherst, NY - The rubber industry has long been thought to only produce products that will end up in a landfill, but that is no longer true. As the push for sustainable and green products grows even stronger, ARP has added yet another product to its offerings that fits this bill. ARP Materials has recently introduced recovered carbon black from Delta-Energy. Their DEPolymerization process converts 3 million end-of-life tires each year into recovered carbon black. The product behaves similarly in processing to traditional carbon blacks in both natural and synthetic rubber compounds. Therefore, recovered carbon black can be substituted for virgin carbon black in certain formulations. Emitting 85 percent less greenhouse gases than virgin carbon black production, this unique process also contributes to the preservation of the world’s limited ...

Composites for Europe rescheduled to November 9-11, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany

9/25/2020 - Stuttgart, Germany - Composites for Europe, which was due to take place in Stuttgart November 10-12, has been rescheduled to November 9-11, 2021, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made after numerous discussions with industry and partners, who were in favor of postponing the fair. This was mainly due to the current business situation in the composites industry and the uncertainty regarding existing international travel restrictions. Originally, it was planned to hold the newly conceived Business Summit for composite materials at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center in parallel with Foam Expo Europe. But Smarter Shows, the organizer of Foam Expo Europe, recently decided to postpone its trade fair until next year. "Together with exhibitors and partners, we had hoped for a long time that we would be able to imp...

Global isoprene rubber latex market to exceed $340 million by 2025

9/25/2020 - Wilmington, DE - A research study conducted by Global Market Insights, Inc., suggests that the isoprene rubber latex market will exceed $340 million by 2025. Given the spiraling demand in the medical, industrial and consumer goods sectors, the isoprene rubber latex (IRL) market is likely to witness remarkable growth in the ensuing years. IRL is extensively used in the production of adhesives, medical gloves, medical balloons and catheters, and condoms in the medical industry. Notably, purity and clarity of product have generated lucrative opportunities for the isoprene rubber latex industry over the coming years. The profitable end-user segments, including industrial, consumer goods and medical, has significantly influenced IRL industry growth. The consumer goods segment is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. ...

TIA going online with GTE/SEMA show events

9/25/2020 - Bowie, MD - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is going online with its Annual Membership Meeting, Tire Industry Honors and educational sessions that originally were planned for this fall’s Global Tire Expo (GTE)/SEMA Show. Not only will these events now happen as Zoom events, but they will be held mostly on the same days they were scheduled had the in-person 2020 GTE/SEMA Show taken place. “We’re excited to transition to this new platform and provide our members and the industry the opportunity to take part online in these important TIA events,” said TIA CEO Roy Littlefield. “We had more than 1,000 people pre-registered for the educational sessions alone at GTE/SEMA. I’m pleased we have found a way to allow those interested in our events to still attend them.” Following is the schedule for TIA’s GTE/SEMA Show Zoom events. All times are ...

Cooper Tire recalls CS5 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires

9/25/2020 - Washington, D.C. - Cooper Tire is recalling 1,983 CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 3220. The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and tire failure. Cooper Tire will notify registered owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the tires, free of charge. Cooper Tire has not yet provide a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Cooper Tire customer service at 1-800-854-6288. Cooper Tire's number for this recall is 177. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers

9/25/2020 - Akron, OH - Rubber World magazine has compiled a compendium of thermoplastic elastomers articles from 2008-2017. Beginning with an introduction to TPEs and containing 20 articles from our archives, this softback book gives an overview of the research and development in this field from a material scientific point of view, as well as processing. The compendium provides insight into TPE, its behavior and potential. The book is available for $20 plus shipping and handling in the Rubber World bookstore. ...

Market Reports

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast to reach $7.26 billion by 2025

9/23/2020 - Hyderabad, India - Olefinic Thermoplastic Elastomers Market size is forecast to reach $7.26 Billion by 2025, after growing at a CAGR of 4.42% during 2020-2025. In many different applications such as auto, medical, etc., olefinic thermoplastic elastomers emerge as one of the fastest growing classes of synthetic polymers replacing various traditional polymer compounds like ethylene propylene polymers, ethylene vinyl acetate and polyvine chlorides (PVC). For an alternative to styrene butadiene rubber are widely used the Olefinic thermoplastic elastomers. Olefinic thermoplastic elastomers offer a good resistance to impact and can be recycled (as opposed to rubber). These polymers are also known by alternative names such as alkene based thermoplastic elastomers. These factors will positively influence the Olefinic Thermoplastic Elastomers Mar... (read more)

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