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Wacker expands silicone production in Brazil
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JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie A.G. is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones.The 236,800-sq.-ft....
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JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones. JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones. $JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones.
Hella uses LSR for first time in serial production headlamps
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LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. Back to a presentation at the VDI...
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LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. $LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago.
Goodyear scholarships, grants support STEM learning
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AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high...
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AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools. AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools. $AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools.
Avantor, NuSil complete merger
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies L.L.C. and Avantor Performance Materials L.L.C. have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high...
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes. ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes. $ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes.
Trelleborg unit appealing OTR tire import duties
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NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) Co. Ltd. has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of...
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NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce. NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce. $NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
ContiTech expanding one hose plant, closing another
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Continental A.G.'s ContiTech business is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory.ContiTech...
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory. FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory. $FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory.
Momentive opens R&D lab at Charlotte facility
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WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials Inc. opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. research and development laboratory in Charlotte, N.C., to test and develop advanced compounds used in tire...
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WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance. WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance. $ WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance.
Passaic acquires belting firm to facilitate growth
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WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic Rubber Co. has purchased the assets of Belting Industries Co. in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. Passaic is in the process of making several...
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WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. $WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range.
GM to drive industry toward sustainable natural rubber tires
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DETROIT—General Motors Co. is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production....
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DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production. DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production. $DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production.
Flexan subsidiary expands into bigger Chicago-area building
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI L.L.C. continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. The firm has relocated into a new 70,000-sq.-ft. building in...
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. $ LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market.
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Published on September 12, 2006

TRANSVERSE TOP BELT AND IMPROVED DIP TANK BELTS

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Intralox L.L.C. manufactures Modular Plastic Conveyor Belts used in a variety of industries. These industries range from food processing to heavy industrial applications such as vehicle carriers in automotive assembly plants. The tire and rubber manufacturing industry material conveyance applications are difficult and very different as we move from the Mill Room through the various Extrusion processes to Green and Finished tire. Much of the conveyor geometry is complex, requiring special analysis and products. Intralox recognized early on that to be successful in this industry would require specialized industry expertise. To develop this expertise Intralox committed a commercial and technical team dedicated to this single industry. Over the last ten years that dedicated team has used the resulting industry knowledge to bring innovative products and services to the industry that has significantly changed the tire manufacturing process. In this paper we will review several examples of past innovation by major work area. We will then discuss one current new product that will further optimize conveyor performance in the Mill Room. We will conclude by discussing areas where we see near future product and process innovation happening.

 
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