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Zochem improved safety, wellness and giving during 2020

  1/13/2021 - Dickson, TN - Zochem has taken the initiative to strengthen and fortify its place within its community, as both a valued employer and contributor to local business and causes in 2020. With manufacturing facilities in Dickson, TN, and Brampton, Ontario, Canada, this multinational zinc oxide manufacturer has worked to continuously improve its health, safety and environmental compliance. The company was recently named to the top ten “Best Places to Work for 2020” by Rubber and Plastics News. Employee feedback was a key indicator of the high levels of engagement in health and safety improvements at both company plants. These efforts needed to be further amplified in 2020 with the added challenges of the CV-19 pandemic, and results have been positive. Both facilities were recognized for the past two consecutive years by the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) with its “Gold Safety Award,” presented to an organization exemplifying above and beyond safety programs and results within the rubber manufacturing industry. President and CEO Mohit Sharma outlined: “We want to have every employee healthy, and ready to play an important role in helping us to produce industry-leading zinc oxide products that exceed customer expectations. Each employee is critical to maintaining support for team members, customers, and even their communities.” Sharma went on to add: “In this year where the economic and mental strain has been so great on our communities, Zochem has stepped up to contribute more than ever to local charities in both the Dickson, TN, and Brampton, Ontario areas. At the same time, and in a down-economic market, we have rewarded plant employees with CV-19 bonuses for their day-to-day safety measures since the pandemic began. These essential workers have followed safety protocols and maintained a welcoming and trustworthy environment for their peers.” Vice President of Sales Ed Smith remarked: “The holiday season is always a time for giving, but we felt that it was even important this year. We selected local charities and foundations that were especially in need because of the heightened challenges that have come along with CV-19.” Zochem has built its sustainability story on safety and environmental compliance, supported directly by the board of directors and employees, and shown through years of commitment. The foundation of this philosophy is a focus on people, community, and being the standard for all things zinc oxide. Brampton Plant Manager Shahram Mehdian closed with: “When we provided a CV-19 bonus to our staff, one employee advised immediately that they will be paying it forward to charity. That employee is what Zochem is all about.”

Friday, January 22, 2021

Guill Tool & Engineering rolls out new website - click to expand

NovationSi and Zeon develop novel electrically conductive silicone compounds - click to expand

Hankook Tire selected as original equipment for Audi RS Q8 - click to expand

North America tire market forecast at $90 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires announces price increase for U.S. and Canada - click to expand

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Bostik invests in joint venture with Cartell Chemical for development of engineering adhesives - click to expand

Bridgestone and NRGene announce sequence and assembly of guayule genome - click to expand

Freudenberg Medical expands U.S. molding operations - click to expand

Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan further extends partnership with Arkema molecular sieves - click to expand

Cabot Corporation receives platinum rating for its sustainability efforts from EcoVadis - click to expand

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

GRI initiates phase 2 for the largest specialty tire plant in Sri Lanka - click to expand

Call for abstracts issued for 2021 International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

ExxonMobil introduces new Santoprene integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate - click to expand

Henkel expands collaboration with InterPRO for 3D application development - click to expand

Greenergy invests in advanced biofuels project - click to expand

German and International Rubber Conference 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 - click to expand

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wallace Instruments partners with ACE Products & Consulting LLC - click to expand

Lux Research names top five technologies disrupting the chemicals and materials industry - click to expand

Endurica named winner of the 2020 Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration - click to expand

Polyurethanes Technical Conference set to resume in Denver, CO, October 4 - click to expand

BKT renews its sponsorship for all competitions organized by Curling Canada - click to expand

Greenergy opts for Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology - click to expand

Monday, January 18, 2021

General Silicones announces solution for using hot-melt adhesives with silicone rubber - click to expand

Biesterfeld receives distribution rights for Denka acrylate rubbers - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, promotes rubber groups and technical organizations - click to expand

Apollo inaugurates specialized service center for tires in India - click to expand

TechnoBiz announces research webinar on Future Applications of Natural Rubber - click to expand

Harwick Standard announces retirement of Daniel Davis - click to expand

Market Reports

Rubber-internal mixer market will register a 0.3% CAGR through 2025 - click to expand

North America tire market forecast at $90 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global silicone surfactants market forecast at $3.3 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global Off the Road (OTR) Tire Market is expected to be around 4 percent through 2025 - click to expand

Global Automotive Tires Market to reach $575 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global carbon black market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

Global rubber gloves market size is expected to reach $22.1 billion by 2027 - click to expand

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