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Guizhou Tyre to build new plant in Vietnam
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GUIYANG, China—Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd., producer of the Advance and Samson brands, is planning to build a truck and bus tire plant in Vietnam valued at $245 million, according to a regulatory ...
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GUIYANG, China—Guizhou Tyre, producer of the Advance and Samson brands, is planning to build a truck and bus tire plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. GUIYANG, China—Guizhou Tyre, producer of the Advance and Samson brands, is planning to build a truck and bus tire plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. $GUIYANG, China—Guizhou Tyre, producer of the Advance and Samson brands, is planning to build a truck and bus tire plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Rubber Division opens spring meeting
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring...
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting. BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting. $BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting.
Food waste emerges as possible rubber filler
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WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black....
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WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black. WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black. $WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black.
Supreme Court reverses damage award against Goodyear
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WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product...
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WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit. WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit. $WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit.
American Biltrite project starts to pay off
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SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite (Canada) Ltd. finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. The...
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SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. $SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years.
Cabot invests to upgrade Malaysia facility
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BOSTON—Cabot Corp.'s stake in the elastomer composite market, with a heavy focus on tire and industrial rubber products, is growing. The global specialty chemicals and performance materials ...
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BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia. BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia. $BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
NAM honors U.S. senator for his support of manufacturing
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AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, which was presented during an ceremony at ...
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AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. $AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.
Cheng Shin set to open two tire plants
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CHUNGHWA, Taiwan — Cheng Shin Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.'s new plants in India and Indonesia will start production this year, the Taiwanese tire maker disclosed at its recent investor...
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CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia. CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia. $CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia.
USW files complaint regarding China truck, bus tire decision
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative...
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China. WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China. $WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China.
Apollo celebrates milestone event
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GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—In a country filled with relics and buildings that date back several centuries, one of the world's most technologically advanced and environmentally efficient...
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GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada. GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada. $GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada.
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Published on July 30, 2002

Medical Glove Materials and Their Uses

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This paper is to discuss commercially available materials, current technology, and practiced art for the manufacturing of examination and surgical gloves. The discussion covers natural rubber latex and synthetic materials. Natural rubber latex (NRL) gloves continue to hold a dominant share in the glove market. However, this share is diminishing due to the growing concern of latex allergy. Low cost, low protein allergen, and powder free are the key added features for the NRL gloves. Meanwhile, synthetic gloves are enjoying a double-digit growth rate in recent years. Neoprene is a preferred material for synthetic surgical gloves. Polyisoprene is emerging, and it has the closest tactile sensitivity, flexibility, and durability to natural rubber. Nitrile, polyruethane, and thermoplastic rubbers hold their respective areas. For examination gloves, vinyl gloves are more flexible and stronger, but have gained no more share in the market. Nitrile gloves are accepted at a much faster pace. Polyurethane gloves without accelerators and plasticizers have found a niche market. 
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