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Kobe Steel takes over L&T jv in India

April 19, 2019
Kobe Steel takes over L&T jv in India

Japanese rubber machinery maker Kobe Steel has taken full control ofits Indian tyre/rubber machinery joint venture, L&T Kobelco Machinery (LTKM). LTKM began as a joint venture in 2010 with 51% held by Indian firm Larsen & Toubro and the remaining…

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TARRC’s world-first seismic testing machine for rubber bearings

April 16, 2019
TARRC’s world-first seismic testing machine for rubber bearings

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), the UK-based laboratory of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) has opened a new US$2.8 million Engineering Laboratory in Hertford, UK, that will provide and support the global earthquake community with a research and…

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Continental develops new tyre tech against aquaplaning

April 16, 2019
Continental develops new tyre tech against aquaplaning

A sudden, heavy cloud cover preluding heavy rain is a frequent weather phenomenon which according to a recent analysis by the German Meteorological Society could be common in future Europe – torrential rain. Dramatic consequences include overwhelmed drains, saturated soil…

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Continental recommends checking tyre pressures regularly

April 11, 2019
Continental recommends checking tyre pressures regularly

The tyre manufacturer advises thorough tyre inspections when refueling or every two weeks to avoid any unprecedented outcomes even when driving at moderate speeds. A sudden, undetected or gradual loss of tyre pressure can cause tyre failure, wear and rolling…

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Enviro develops technology to recover carbon fibre from composites

April 11, 2019
Enviro develops technology to recover carbon fibre from composites

Scandinavian tyre recycler Enviro’s pyrolysis technology is now able to successfully extract carbon fibres from composite material, and it seems possible to utilise the material commercially within the automotive industry. This is demonstrated by the test results from a research…

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Akrochem launches new silica fillers for rubber products

April 3, 2019
Akrochem launches new silica fillers for rubber products

Akrochem Corporation has introduced new mineral fillers Mansil 175G high-dispersing silica, a reinforcing filler for use in synthetic and natural rubber compounding. Mansil 175G can be used as the primary or combination filler for mechanical rubber goods – in tyre…

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Goodyear/ Envoy partner for EV fleets

March 29, 2019
Goodyear/ Envoy partner for EV fleets

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a new pilot program with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot was launched in early 2019 and is primarily testing services that minimise operational downtime…

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Wacker sets up first LSR 3D printing lab in US

March 26, 2019
Wacker sets up first LSR 3D printing lab in US

German chemical firm Wacker is launching its first US-based Aceo open print lab. Aceo is said to be the world’s first industrial-scale technology for the additive manufacturing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) components. The new facility, located at Wacker’s Silicone…

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New C-Check measuring system for tyre production

March 25, 2019
New C-Check measuring system for tyre production

A new non-contact C-Check system has been introduced designed for in-line conductivity measurement of chimney strips directly after the extrusion process. Available from Germany machinery firm KraussMaffei Berstorff, it enables in-process detection of material defects and transmits a warning signal…

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Enviro’s pyrolysis technology finds a market in North America

March 13, 2019
Enviro’s pyrolysis technology finds a market in North America

Scandinavian firm Enviro’s pyrolysis technology has found a market in the North American market. The company currently has active MOUs with three different tyre recyclers, Treadcraft Ltd and EE-TDF Cleveland respectively, and one in Canada with ArticCan. It also has…

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