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Firestone launches iPhone tyre-pressure service for farmers

September 26, 2011
Firestone launches iPhone tyre-pressure service for farmers

FIRESTONE has introduced a free Europe-wide iPhone application to help farmers maintain their tractor tyres at the right pressure. When the “Tyre Pressure Calculator” app is downloaded, users simply select their tyre size and then see the correct tyre pressure…

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Recycled tyres and seatbelts for laptop

September 25, 2011
Recycled tyres and seatbelts for laptop

PKG, an Indian company manufacturing bags innovates used truck tyres and inner tyre tubes to make laptop sleeves. the straps are made from seat belts. The hand-made sleeves come in two sizes: the smaller size can fit a 13-inch notebook…

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Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

September 20, 2011
Goodyear unveils self-inflatable tyres

AUTOMAKERS have made modern-day vehicles safer, more comfortable, fuel-efficient and yet, fun to drive. However, tyres have always received step-motherly treatment, forcing vehicle owners to carry an extra tyre to avert a flat tyre situation. But carrying a spare tyre…

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Recycling of tyres into oil in the US

August 29, 2011
Recycling of tyres into oil in the US

US-based plastics recycling company Green EnviroTech Holdings (GETH) will set up two tyre recycling plants in the country using the latest technology from East Asia. The technology, which is currently in operation in nine locations in East Asia, has been…

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Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

August 29, 2011
Wacker’s LSRs for the medical and solar sectors

GERMANY-based chemicals supplier Wacker has introduced two new liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs): one for radiation-sterilisable silicone valves used in medical devices and the other for the solar industry, for flexible thin-film modules to be laminated using roll-to-roll processing. The LSR,…

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New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

August 28, 2011
New Goodyear innovation could make tyre pumps obsolete

AKRON, Ohio – The days of manually adding air to under-inflated tyres could be a distant memory thanks to a new innovation under development in laboratories at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Keeping tyres properly inflated doesn’t just eliminate…

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Burning rubber to forge steel

August 28, 2011
Burning rubber to forge steel

NSW, Australia – “We have started doing all sorts of crazy things,” Veena Sahajwalla told the group of fresh faced scientists and exhausted chemists gathered at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia last Friday. A materials scientist at the University…

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Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

August 28, 2011
Improved flexion radials changing the AG tyre landscape

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America, the pioneer of improved flexion (IF) technology for agricultural tires, showed top agricultural journalists attending the 2011 Agricultural Media Summit how IF radials help farmers reduce soil compaction, improve fuel economy, help the environment…

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Alliance Rubber Company announces latest version of Gear and Cable Wrapz

July 18, 2011
Alliance Rubber Company announces latest version of Gear and Cable Wrapz

ALLIANCE Rubber Company announced it released new version of their Gear and Cable Wrapz products. Alliance’s Wrapz and Strapz products are designed for fastening up ropes, cords, hoses, or tarps. The company offers flexible options for customers’ bundling and tie…

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Maag’s gear pump for EPDM films for building industry

June 23, 2011
Maag’s gear pump for EPDM films for building industry

FOR technical requirements in particular, plastics are being used more and more and undergoing constant development in order to satisfy ever-growing demands. In the construction sector, because EPDM sealing films especially need to deliver excellent protection against leakage over the…

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