Category: Technology

Recycled tyre-to-oil meets standards

US firm Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) says its recycled tyre and plastic to oil samples surpassed all of the required specifications and qualifications required by refineries enabling the oil produced to be sold commercially as crude oil. The last round…

Actuator simplifies replacement

Hanover-based ContiTech, a division of Continental, has added the D-type series to its actuator product range, designed to simplify and speed up replacement of every single component up to the rubber bellows. Made of aluminium The aluminium connecting plates for…

Higher productivity from new press

French maker of rubber injection moulding machines REP has launched a new machine in its RT9 series, said to match the Japanese standard and compatibility, according to Export Manager Pascal Consolaro. The so-called J model is made in conjunction with…

Updated ozone test cabinets

German ozone technology specialist Anseros Klaus Nonnenmacher has revised its ozone test chambers. The machines comply with the latest local and international standards and help determine the resistance of elastomers to cracking under ozone exposure.Previously ozone cabinets had been designed…

US phasing out rubber fittings

The US government and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intend to phase out rubber boots used on petrol pump handles that capture harmful vapours while refuelling cars. EPA says the removal is necessary because more than 70% of cars on the…

Okin Rubber ties up with university

Seal maker Qingdao Okin Rubber Industry is working with the Rubber Professional Research Institution of Qingdao University to research new technologies and materials for rubber and plastic sealing. The R&D project will focus on new TPVs and TPEs. With the…

Substitutes for NR

Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone together with its collaborators says that the Russian dandelion could be a viable alternative for natural rubber (NR) and can be turned into a renewable source of high-quality, tyre-grade rubber. Bridgestone scrutinised the performance levels using…

Lanxess to use Evocatal Biotechnology

LANXESS announced that it will cooperate with biotechnology expert Evocatal in the development of biotechnological methods for the synthesis of precursors for the rubber production. The project will utilise local renewable materials in the manufacture of rubber upstream products. Until…