Category: Technology

Lower temperature silicone process

Austrian machine maker Engel has widened the opportunities for multi-component technology with a new process for silicone vulcanisation at low temperatures, which it showcased at a symposium by producing wine bottle stoppers. Whereas conventional silicone rubbers require high temperatures for…

Condom made of NRL

US-based Vystar, the creator of Vytex natural rubber latex, and RitexGummiwarenfabrik, a German condom and lubricant manufacturer, have launched an ultra-thin condom made with Vytex. The latter is a patented, all-natural raw material that is said to reduce the total…

New elastomer coating

US-based NuSil Technology, a specialist in silicone materials for the aerospace, aircraft and automotive industries, has launched R-2183, a low-viscosity silicone elastomer dispersed in xylene. The elastomer is said to retain elasticity at very low temperatures (down to -140°C) as…

Bridgestone to debut top tyre grade

Come October 1, Bridgestone Europa will introduce its A/A rated tyre Ecopia in the United Kingdom. The tyre has top A grades on both fuel efficiency and wet grip and is the first product in the industry to achieve the…

Kumho Tyre to work with Qingdao University

Kumho Tyre China and the Qingdao University of Science and Technology signed a strategic cooperation agreement. According to the university, under the new agreement the two entities will increase their joint work in a number of areas. Graduate students will…