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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, 2006

Advantages of Nylon Co-Polymers for Hose Mandrels

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This Report has been authored by:Christopher Coco at Nylon Corp. of America

During the production of high-pressure hoses, a mandrel is needed to provide a foundation from which a good quality hose can be produced. Nylon copolymer resins provide the mandrel with: • Excellent flexibility, particularly in diameter over 1” • Dimensional stability, to maintain a consistent diameter • Thermal stability, to maintain mechanical properties during the vulcanization process • Durability, for increasing the number of production cycles per single mandrel • Self-lubricating, for ease of hose extraction • Chemical resistance to various rubber compounds • Weldability, for attaching various lengths • The ability to be recycled repeatedly. These batch polymerized, nylon random block copolymers are available in a range of flexibility and stiffness, as well as plasticized and non-plasticized grades. The flexural modulus ranges from 13,000 to 90,000 psi and hardness from 45 to 70 Shore D. These co-polymers possess excellent melt strength, as well as a very wide processing window, making them very easy to extrude into various mandrel diameters and lengths. The mandrels are easy to butt-weld, which increases the service life of the mandrel and provides increased manufacturing flexibility. Once the mandrel has reached the end of its service life, it can be recycled and added back into the extrusion process with virgin copolymer resin for further cost savings. The copolymer’s mechanical properties do not deteriorate over time, number of mandrel cycles, or as a function of regrind addition because the flexibility is achieved from nylon copolymer chemistry and not on plasticizers alone. Nylon copolymers also retain all of the thermal advantages associated with nylons, making them resistant to the very high heat and steam requirements of the hose vulcanization cycle. Nylon copolymer chemistry is also available to help avoid or eliminate sticking between the mandrel and the hose, making mandrel extraction safe, efficient, and easy.

 
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