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Carbon black shortfall rocks India's rubber industry
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NEW DELHI—Antidumping duties combined with increased demand and capacity constraints is causing a shortage of carbon black for the domestic Indian market, according to the All India Rubber...
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BKT, Kultevat collaborate on dandelion rubber development
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BHUJ, India—India's Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) has begun working with U.S. biotechnology company Kultevat Inc. to develop processing methods that would lead to the use of dandelion-...
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BHUJ, India—India's Balkrishna Industries (BKT) has begun working with U.S. biotechnology company Kultevat to develop processing methods that would lead to the use of dandelion-based latex in rubber compounds that could be used in making tires. BHUJ, India—India's Balkrishna Industries (BKT) has begun working with U.S. biotechnology company Kultevat to develop processing methods that would lead to the use of dandelion-based latex in rubber compounds that could be used in making tires. $BHUJ, India—India's Balkrishna Industries (BKT) has begun working with U.S. biotechnology company Kultevat to develop processing methods that would lead to the use of dandelion-based latex in rubber compounds that could be used in making tires.
Analytics firm said LT tires led sluggish 2017 U.S. replacement market
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NEW YORK—Despite a unit sales decline of 3.1 percent last year, light truck tires led a sluggish U.S. consumer tire market in 2017 vs. 2016, according to the latest data issued by analytics...
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NEW YORK—Despite a unit sales decline last year, light truck tires led a sluggish U.S. consumer tire market in 2017 vs. 2016, according to the latest data issued by analytics firm GfK Group. NEW YORK—Despite a unit sales decline last year, light truck tires led a sluggish U.S. consumer tire market in 2017 vs. 2016, according to the latest data issued by analytics firm GfK Group. $NEW YORK—Despite a unit sales decline last year, light truck tires led a sluggish U.S. consumer tire market in 2017 vs. 2016, according to the latest data issued by analytics firm GfK Group.
Surge in business is a boon for commercial vehicle industry
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The commercial vehicle industry is enjoying a surge in business as the U.S. economy grows, construction projects increase and consumers buy more merchandise. For now, "trucking is enjoying a very...
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The commercial vehicle industry is enjoying a surge in business as the U.S. economy grows, construction projects increase and consumers buy more merchandise. The commercial vehicle industry is enjoying a surge in business as the U.S. economy grows, construction projects increase and consumers buy more merchandise. $The commercial vehicle industry is enjoying a surge in business as the U.S. economy grows, construction projects increase and consumers buy more merchandise.
Michelin debuts new high-performance adhesive
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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin will be leaving an old industry standard behind with some of its lines of tires later this year. After more than nine years of research and development,...
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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—After more than nine years of research and development, Michelin is launching a new high-performance resin adhesive designed for bonding textiles. CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—After more than nine years of research and development, Michelin is launching a new high-performance resin adhesive designed for bonding textiles. $CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—After more than nine years of research and development, Michelin is launching a new high-performance resin adhesive designed for bonding textiles.
A. Schulman sets June meeting to vote on merger
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A. Schulman Inc. has set June 14 as the date for a special meeting for shareholders to vote on a merger agreement with global plastics, chemicals and refining company...
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A. Schulman has set June 14 as the date for a special meeting for shareholders to vote on a merger agreement with global plastics, chemicals and refining company LyondellBasell. FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A. Schulman has set June 14 as the date for a special meeting for shareholders to vote on a merger agreement with global plastics, chemicals and refining company LyondellBasell. $FAIRLAWN, Ohio—A. Schulman has set June 14 as the date for a special meeting for shareholders to vote on a merger agreement with global plastics, chemicals and refining company LyondellBasell.
Tekni-Plex expands medical portfolio with Dunn Industries acquisition
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WAYNE, Pa.—Tekni-Plex Inc. is expanding its capabilities in specialty extruded medical tubing by acquiring Dunn Industries Inc. Financial details were not disclosed, but Tekni-Plex said the ...
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WAYNE, Pa.—Tekni-Plex is expanding its capabilities in specialty extruded medical tubing by acquiring Dunn Industries. WAYNE, Pa.—Tekni-Plex is expanding its capabilities in specialty extruded medical tubing by acquiring Dunn Industries. $WAYNE, Pa.—Tekni-Plex is expanding its capabilities in specialty extruded medical tubing by acquiring Dunn Industries.
Raw material prices still volatile
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WASHINGTON—Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts. Tire...
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WASHINGTON—Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts. WASHINGTON—Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts. $WASHINGTON—Volatility in raw materials prices for tires and rubber goods has moderated since last year, but is far from gone, according to manufacturers and industry analysts.
Bridgestone, Goodyear to create 50/50 wholesale venture
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AKRON—Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear are combining their respective wholesale tire distribution assets into a 50/50 joint venture, called TireHub L.L.C., that will operate through 80-...
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AKRON—Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear are combining their respective wholesale tire distribution assets into a 50/50 joint venture, called TireHub, that will operate through 80-plus distribution centers nationwide. AKRON—Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear are combining their respective wholesale tire distribution assets into a 50/50 joint venture, called TireHub, that will operate through 80-plus distribution centers nationwide. $AKRON—Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear are combining their respective wholesale tire distribution assets into a 50/50 joint venture, called TireHub, that will operate through 80-plus distribution centers nationwide.
Impact of steel tariffs looms over industry
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WASHINGTON—Tire manufacturers still are assessing the possible effects of 25 percent tariffs on tire-quality steel wire rod imports to the U.S., but all indications are that the impact...
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WASHINGTON—Tire manufacturers still are assessing the possible effects of 25 percent tariffs on tire-quality steel wire rod imports to the U.S., but all indications are that the impact could be sweeping. WASHINGTON—Tire manufacturers still are assessing the possible effects of 25 percent tariffs on tire-quality steel wire rod imports to the U.S., but all indications are that the impact could be sweeping. $WASHINGTON—Tire manufacturers still are assessing the possible effects of 25 percent tariffs on tire-quality steel wire rod imports to the U.S., but all indications are that the impact could be sweeping.
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Published on January 1, 2002

Protein Allergens from Fresh Latex: Cross-Reactivity and Possible Prevention

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Date Published January 1, 2002
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This Report has been authored by:Rapepun Wititsuwannakul at Prince of Songkla University

Freshly tapped latex was fractionated by ultracentrifugation into rubber layer, C-serum and bottom fractions. The bottom fraction was used for B-serum, bottom membrane protein (BMP) and BM proteolipid (BMPL) preparations. SDS-PAGE immunoblotting revealed the presence of IgE-binding proteins in the C-serum, B-serum, BMP and BMPL fractions but not the rubber layer. The binding of IgE to 33 kD BMPL was observed in all tested sera with positive skin prick test and latex allergy history. An ELISA test was performed to evaluate IgE-binding capacity of the proteins present in C-serum, B-serum and BMP, by using many serum from local latex glove factory workers. The most reactive IgE-binding fraction was identified to be BMP. Similarly, the IgE in serum with high BMP-binding capacity was shown to bind a 33 kD proteolipid isolated from kiwi fruits. Cross-reactivity between 33 kD latex and kiwi proteolipids was revealed from SDS-PAGE immunoblotting inhibition experiment. Moreover, proteins of similar molecular weight around 30 - 33 kD, known as predominantly cross-reactive allergens among banana, latex and avocado, were also isolated as proteolipids in banana, avocado and chestnut. These findings suggest a common presence of (cross-reactive) proteolipid allergens. Hence, a hydrophobic means to eliminate these lipid-soluble allergens seems to be an important solution in preventing latex allergy as well as latex-fruit syndrome.

 
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