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Barcode system eliminates drum mix-ups during LSR molding
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OFTERING, Austria—Elmet GmbH, an Austrian operating system supplier for the injection molding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers, introduced a standardized barcode system for drum...
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OFTERING, Austria—Elmet, an operating system supplier for the injection molding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers, introduced a standardized barcode system for drum labeling and recognition. OFTERING, Austria—Elmet, an operating system supplier for the injection molding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers, introduced a standardized barcode system for drum labeling and recognition. $OFTERING, Austria—Elmet, an operating system supplier for the injection molding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers, introduced a standardized barcode system for drum labeling and recognition.
NR supply, demand doesn't square with price trends
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Some things in life just don't make sense. Take the current state of natural rubber pricing supply and demand. According to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, there's a current ...
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Some things in life just don't make sense. Take the current state of natural rubber pricing supply and demand. Some things in life just don't make sense. Take the current state of natural rubber pricing supply and demand. $Some things in life just don't make sense. Take the current state of natural rubber pricing supply and demand.
Jobs, supply chain, growth: Why auto is an important part of NAFTA
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TORONTO—The future of Canada's more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what's at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington after the U.S. chief...
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TORONTO—The future of Canada's more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what's at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington. TORONTO—The future of Canada's more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what's at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington. $TORONTO—The future of Canada's more than one million automotive jobs has emerged as a critical part of what's at stake at the NAFTA renegotiation table in Washington.
Continental, Kordsa partner on adhesion system development
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HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G.'s tire division is partnering with Kordsa Inc., an international supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, to develop a sustainable...
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HANOVER, Germany—Continental's tire division is partnering with Kordsa to develop a sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds. HANOVER, Germany—Continental's tire division is partnering with Kordsa to develop a sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds. $HANOVER, Germany—Continental's tire division is partnering with Kordsa to develop a sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber-based compounds.
Funding leads Fluence Analytics to new phase
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NEW ORLEANS—Back in May, Fluence Analytics said it had raised a Series A round of funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in growing companies in energy ...
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NEW ORLEANS—With a Series A round of funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, Fluence Analytics has set a course for growth. NEW ORLEANS—With a Series A round of funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, Fluence Analytics has set a course for growth. $NEW ORLEANS—With a Series A round of funding led by Energy Innovation Capital, Fluence Analytics has set a course for growth.
Barco opens new Georgia plant
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TALLAPOOSA, Ga.—British American Rubber Co., a subsidiary of Montague Investments L.L.C., invested about $10 million to build a specialty rubber compounding facility in Tallapoosa, according ...
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TALLAPOOSA, Ga.—British American Rubber, a subsidiary of Montague Investments, invested about $10 million to build a specialty rubber compounding facility in Tallapoosa, according to President Mike Cash. TALLAPOOSA, Ga.—British American Rubber, a subsidiary of Montague Investments, invested about $10 million to build a specialty rubber compounding facility in Tallapoosa, according to President Mike Cash. $TALLAPOOSA, Ga.—British American Rubber, a subsidiary of Montague Investments, invested about $10 million to build a specialty rubber compounding facility in Tallapoosa, according to President Mike Cash.
Decentralized approach works for Singer
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SAN ANTONIO—For SBP Holdings, parent of rubber goods distributor Singer Equities Inc., it was a big deal when it boosted the size of its corporate staff by 33 percent. That's right, it went ...
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SAN ANTONIO—SBP, parent of rubber goods distributor Singer Equities, has stuck to a decentralized business approach as it has grown significantly, aided by 19 acquisitions made since 1999. SAN ANTONIO—SBP, parent of rubber goods distributor Singer Equities, has stuck to a decentralized business approach as it has grown significantly, aided by 19 acquisitions made since 1999. $SAN ANTONIO—SBP, parent of rubber goods distributor Singer Equities, has stuck to a decentralized business approach as it has grown significantly, aided by 19 acquisitions made since 1999.
Katz sees growth opportunities for polyurethanes
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Linda Katz, the Polyurethanes Manufacturers Association's new president, is very familiar with the plastics world. Her father ran an injection molding company in Wisconsin and she worked there as ...
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Linda Katz discusses the potential of polyurethanes in a variety of industries. Linda Katz discusses the potential of polyurethanes in a variety of industries. $Linda Katz discusses the potential of polyurethanes in a variety of industries.
Cooper Tire completes guayule grant
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FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and its consortium partners have completed their five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant on guayule rubber....
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FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and its consortium partners have completed their five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant on guayule rubber. FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and its consortium partners have completed their five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant on guayule rubber. $FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and its consortium partners have completed their five-year, $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant on guayule rubber.
Texarkana backing potential Cooper Tire project
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TEXARKANA, Ark.—The city of Texarkana authorized the issuance of industrial development bonds valued at up to $250 million to be used to support investment by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co....
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TEXARKANA, Ark.—The city of Texarkana authorized the issuance of industrial development bonds valued at up to $250 million to be used to support investment by Cooper Tire in its car and light truck tire plant in the Arkansas city. TEXARKANA, Ark.—The city of Texarkana authorized the issuance of industrial development bonds valued at up to $250 million to be used to support investment by Cooper Tire in its car and light truck tire plant in the Arkansas city. $TEXARKANA, Ark.—The city of Texarkana authorized the issuance of industrial development bonds valued at up to $250 million to be used to support investment by Cooper Tire in its car and light truck tire plant in the Arkansas city.
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Published on January 1, 2006

Energy Efficient, Accelerator-Free, Cold Vulcanization of Latex Articles

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This Report has been authored by:Whitney A. Williams at Apex Medical Technologies Inc. #with# Scott W. Herrick at Apex Medical Technologies Inc.

The rapidly increasing cost of energy needed to produce high-volume dip-molded or cast latex products, such as medical gloves and other dip-molded or cast rubber film products of natural rubber or synthetic polyisoprene, is of concern to the latex industry. The use of rubber accelerators, the formation or presence of Type IV latex allergens, nitrosamine formation, and excessive energy usage are still of concern to the industry. The method of latex film vulcanization discussed in this paper reveals how a specific class of curing agents can effectively address these issues. These curing agents, known as polynitrile oxides, can rapidly vulcanize latex films at only modestly elevated temperatures, or even at room temperature or below. It is only necessary to dry the latex films on the production line, eliminating or greatly reducing the need for an in process heated curing step. This can save much energy and can increase production capacity. No post-stripping cure is needed, as full cure occurs at room temperature over time without concern for under-curing or over-curing. The cured articles are clear, free of sulfur, activators, accelerators, nitrosamines, nitrosatables, and odors. As compared to alternative accelerator-free methods, they have superior physical properties, including improved tear and tensile strengths and ultimate elongation. Tear strength of up to 70 kN/m, tensile strengths of up to about 6000 psi, and ultimate elongations in the range of about 550 % to about 1200 % have been achieved. It is not necessary or desirable to prevulcanize. It is also not necessary to use any specialized production equipment. 
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