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Column: Automation, data to revolutionize manufacturing process
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Disruption can be defined as a decisive break from the past, a moment in the development of an industry or market in which new methods or technologies give overwhelming advantage to early adopters....
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Do not underestimate the power and potential impact of disruption, it's going to affect us all. At times of rapid and potentially high-impact change the only safe strategy is to move fast yourself. Do not underestimate the power and potential impact of disruption, it's going to affect us all. At times of rapid and potentially high-impact change the only safe strategy is to move fast yourself. $ Do not underestimate the power and potential impact of disruption, it's going to affect us all. At times of rapid and potentially high-impact change the only safe strategy is to move fast yourself.
Digital manufacturing opens doors for tire makers
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While it might not yet be fully apparent, major tire manufacturers and their suppliers now are fully embracing the opportunities being presented by digital manufacturing and smart tire...
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While it might not yet be fully apparent, major tire manufacturers and their suppliers now are fully embracing the opportunities being presented by digital manufacturing and smart tire technologies. While it might not yet be fully apparent, major tire manufacturers and their suppliers now are fully embracing the opportunities being presented by digital manufacturing and smart tire technologies. $While it might not yet be fully apparent, major tire manufacturers and their suppliers now are fully embracing the opportunities being presented by digital manufacturing and smart tire technologies.
Column: RFID is transforming the tire industry
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Radio frequency identification is being adopted rapidly in a growing number of tire industry processes and will deliver more transparency, fewer rejected tires and production failures and better...
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Radio frequency identification is being adopted rapidly in a growing number of tire industry processes and will deliver more transparency, fewer rejected tires and production failures and better control of materials. Radio frequency identification is being adopted rapidly in a growing number of tire industry processes and will deliver more transparency, fewer rejected tires and production failures and better control of materials. $Radio frequency identification is being adopted rapidly in a growing number of tire industry processes and will deliver more transparency, fewer rejected tires and production failures and better control of materials.
ExxonMobil expansion boosts butyl capacity in Singapore
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SINGAPORE—ExxonMobil Corp. has begun production at a newly constructed halobutyl rubber plant at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, adding butyl capacity of 140,000 metric...
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SINGAPORE—ExxonMobil has begun production at a newly constructed halobutyl rubber plant at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, adding butyl capacity of 140,000 metric tons per year. SINGAPORE—ExxonMobil has begun production at a newly constructed halobutyl rubber plant at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, adding butyl capacity of 140,000 metric tons per year. $SINGAPORE—ExxonMobil has begun production at a newly constructed halobutyl rubber plant at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, adding butyl capacity of 140,000 metric tons per year.
Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 2)
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To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of...
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To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design. $To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.
Industry leaders wary of trade war with China
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WASHINGTON—New and retreaded aircraft tires, several types of machinery for molding or processing rubber and plastics, and a long list of motor vehicles are among the $50 billion worth of...
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WASHINGTON—New and retreaded aircraft tires, several types of machinery for molding or processing rubber and plastics, and a long list of motor vehicles are among the $50 billion worth of goods imported from China facing 25 percent tariffs from the U.S. government. WASHINGTON—New and retreaded aircraft tires, several types of machinery for molding or processing rubber and plastics, and a long list of motor vehicles are among the $50 billion worth of goods imported from China facing 25 percent tariffs from the U.S. government. $WASHINGTON—New and retreaded aircraft tires, several types of machinery for molding or processing rubber and plastics, and a long list of motor vehicles are among the $50 billion worth of goods imported from China facing 25 percent tariffs from the U.S. government.
Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)
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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs...
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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design. The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design. $The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.
Data key in developing autonomous technology
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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Technological innovations at major tire companies, especially those dealing with "big data" and tire-vehicle connectivity, are quickly making autonomous vehicles a reality, ...
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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Technological innovations at major tire companies, especially those dealing with "big data" and tire-vehicle connectivity, are quickly making autonomous vehicles a reality, according to speakers at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference. HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Technological innovations at major tire companies, especially those dealing with "big data" and tire-vehicle connectivity, are quickly making autonomous vehicles a reality, according to speakers at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference. $ HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Technological innovations at major tire companies, especially those dealing with "big data" and tire-vehicle connectivity, are quickly making autonomous vehicles a reality, according to speakers at the 34th Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference.
Michelin researchers win patent award for 'auto-regenerate' tire
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PARIS—A pair of Michelin researchers have earned European inventor of the year recognition by the European Patent Office (EPO) for the company's "auto-regenerate" truck tire design, which...
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PARIS—A pair of Michelin researchers have earned European inventor of the year recognition by the European Patent Office for the company's "auto-regenerate" truck tire design, which allows the tire's tread design to evolve as the tire wears. PARIS—A pair of Michelin researchers have earned European inventor of the year recognition by the European Patent Office for the company's "auto-regenerate" truck tire design, which allows the tire's tread design to evolve as the tire wears. $PARIS—A pair of Michelin researchers have earned European inventor of the year recognition by the European Patent Office for the company's "auto-regenerate" truck tire design, which allows the tire's tread design to evolve as the tire wears.
Mold makers: 'We're in uncharted territory' on tariffs
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NOVI, Mich.—Mold makers at the Amerimold trade show said tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising prices for their key raw materials, and they will fuel higher prices for molds. But by how ...
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NOVI, Mich.—Mold makers at the Amerimold trade show said tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising prices for their key raw materials, and they will fuel higher prices for molds. But by how much depends on the size and complexity of the tool. NOVI, Mich.—Mold makers at the Amerimold trade show said tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising prices for their key raw materials, and they will fuel higher prices for molds. But by how much depends on the size and complexity of the tool. $NOVI, Mich.—Mold makers at the Amerimold trade show said tariffs on steel and aluminum are raising prices for their key raw materials, and they will fuel higher prices for molds. But by how much depends on the size and complexity of the tool.
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Published on January 1, 2005

Using Organic Peroxides in Open Air Systems to Cure Latex Articles

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This Report has been authored by:Christopher M. Nola at R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc. #with# Carrie A. Webster at R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc.

Normally, to cure a latex compound, a chemist would add sulfur, a metal oxide such as zinc oxide, and a combination of accelerators. Although this combination works extremely well, the continued use of most common accelerators has led to an increase in delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity also known as a Type IV allergy. This type of allergy occurs when an antigen (residual chemical) interacts with specific T lymphocytes. These lymphocytes release inflammatory and toxic substances that lead to a skin reaction. Type IV allergies can be caused by all the chemicals used in latex product production, but the common accelerators Thiurams, Thiazoles, and Dithiocarbamates tend to cause the biggest problem. Additionally, it has been shown that people with Type IV allergies have an increased risk of developing the far more serious Type I latex allergy. Due to these issues, it is important for latex companies to develop alternative cure systems. This paper will describe one such alternative cure system. This new process uses organic peroxides in place of a common accelerator system, and it is capable of producing films with tensile strengths between 20 and 35 MPa at relatively low curing temperatures. Latex compounds made with this system can be cured in both an open-air environment or in closed systems without exhibiting the tackiness that is often associated with the use of peroxides in an open-air cure. Additionally, this paper will offer recommendations on additional additives that help to maximize the effectiveness of this cure system.

 
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