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Celebrating 134 years of service to the world-wide rubber industry
The demand for performance and consistency of elastomer based compounds is growing quickly in all fields (tire, technical rubber goods, cables). Specifications regarding physical, mechanical and chemical properties, as well as “visual aspects” properties of the finished products are becoming more and more strict.
During compound production, all operations are involved, from the weighing to the storage of the semi-finished mixed compounds. The mixing operation plays a very important role, since it is the step where all ingredients are incorporated, dispersed and distributed.
In today’s ever competitive and challenging business environment, it is essential that all manufacturing businesses have their production efficiencies and costs under control. This holds especially true for rubber molding companies that do cryogenic deflashing. Two of the primary cost drivers in a cryogenic deflashing operation are cryogen (liquid nitrogen) and deflashing media consumption.Read more
Comerio Ercole recently introduced, within its products portfolio, a digital platform named Hercules40 which is aimed at supplying its clients with a data driven analysis tool for continuous improvement of the production process, including energy consumption optimization, as well as value added after sales service.
Due to the advanced techniques of big data analysis and machine learning, process and instrumentation, the raw data present within Comerio Ercole machines and plants are transformed into smart data that become part of the strategic information available to plant operation and maintenance management through a simple and intuitive application.
Properties of elastomers can be measured and computed by the DMYO-V oscillograph.Read more
The editors of Rubber World Magazine have compiled a classified list of rubber machinery and equipment with supplier companies is followed by directories of the companies that supply process machinery to the rubber industry, including both new and used/rebuilt equipment. Company listings include addresses and complete contact information.Read more
Patents as compiled by the editors of Rubber World Magazine for July 2022Read more
The federal government, particularly the Defense Logistics Agency, recently indicated that its objective is to support the annual U.S. production of 50 billion nitrile gloves to satisfy the most critical U.S. medical PPE requirement. This quantity, while seemingly significant, represents about 11% of the examination gloves produced globally, and 30% of the gloves used in the U.S.
There are more than a handful of glove companies intending to contribute to the satisfaction of this government objective. The polymer designated for the gloves will be acrylonitrile butadiene latex, or nitrile latex. To produce 50 billion gloves, it will take approximately 1.1 billion pounds of nitrile latex. The U.S. presently has limited capability to manufacture nitrile latex. Most of this latex would be manufactured in Korea, Malaysia, Italy and Brazil
Bridgestone Americas and Dow have partnered to develop BSeals, a recyclable, silicone based tire sealant technology. The extended mobility solution was introduced at the 2022 Silicone Expo in Detroit, MI, in June, and represents more than four years of joint research and development between the two companies.Read more