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New mining tyres from Michelin for extreme conditions

July 13, 2018
New mining tyres from Michelin for extreme conditions

Michelin North America says it is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tyres, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions. Available immediately, the X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line are designed with…

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Sinopec’s China SBR plant uses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for emission control

July 13, 2018
Sinopec’s China SBR plant uses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for emission control

Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe has delivered the catalyst charge for a new regenerative catalytic oxidizer at the Sinopec Qilu styrene-butadiene rubber plant in Zibo – the biggest rubber producer in China and part of Sinopec Group, the world’s largest oil refining,…

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Continental buys Czech machine tool manufacturer

July 13, 2018
Continental buys Czech machine tool manufacturer

Tyre company Continental has taken over the Czech machine tool manufacturer VÚK.  The acquisition of VÚK strengthens Continental’s presence in the city of Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which is also the home to Continental’s largest tyre plant worldwide with 4,500 employees.…

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Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics operation in the US

July 10, 2018
Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics operation in the US

Swedish engineered polymers company Trelleborg has, through its Trelleborg Coated Systems business area, signed an agreement and finalised the acquisition of US-based privately owned company Laminating Coating Technologies, Inc. (Lamcotec). Lamcotec develops and manufactures polyurethane-coated and laminated fabrics primarily used in the…

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Linglong breaks ground on 4th tyre facility in China

July 10, 2018
Linglong breaks ground on 4th tyre facility in China

China’s tyre maker Shandong Linglong Tire recently held a ground breaking ceremony for its fourth facility at its Hubei Linglong Tire site in China. The plant will manufacture truck and bus tyres, passenger tyres and off-the-road (OTR) tyres with a…

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TPVs promote sustainability; feature bio-based EPDM

July 9, 2018
TPVs promote sustainability; feature bio-based EPDM

Netherlands-headquartered synthetic rubber supplier Arlanxeo says its latest thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPVs) combine its Keltan Eco EPDM, said to be the world’s first bio-based EPDM, with green fillers, plasticisers and thermoplastics, resulting in EPDM products with up to 90% sustainable ingredients.…

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Synthetic rubber market for BR/SBR to grow in Asia and in tyre sector

July 9, 2018
Synthetic rubber market for BR/SBR to grow in Asia and in tyre sector

Butadiene rubber (BR) is the second most important rubber after styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). BR is formed by the polymerisation of butadiene. Products made of BR offer very high resilience, good insulation properties, abrasion resistance, and remain flexible at low temperatures.…

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Rubber tracks for defence/security market to reach US$144 mn

July 9, 2018
Rubber tracks for defence/security market to reach US$144 mn

The global rubber tracks for the defence and security market is expected to follow gradual growth over a ten-year forecast period 2017-2027 and is poised for a CAGR of 3.9% over the assessment period and reach US$144.5 million by 2027, up from…

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Dow introduces octylphenol-free rubber-to-metal bonding agent

July 5, 2018
Dow introduces octylphenol-free rubber-to-metal bonding agent

Rubber-to-metal bonding is essential for automotive under-the-hood, powertrain and chassis anti-vibration applications. Part of a product family from US chemicals supplier Dow that includes Megum and other Thixon rubber-to-substrate bonding agents, are new Thixon P-11-F and P-22 primer systems that…

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Achieving plastic/rubber bonding without adhesives

July 5, 2018
Achieving plastic/rubber bonding without adhesives

German machinery company LWB Steinl and chemical firm Evonik Industries say they are combining their experience to manufacture a rotation-symmetrical plastic/rubber composite part. Evonik supplies its polyamide 612 Vestamid DX9325 for adhesive-free bonding with EPDM, and LWB Steinl supplies its…

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(Last Updated: 16 Jul 2018)

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