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Jason adds to hose program's support team
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial Inc. said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical...
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team. MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team. $MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team.
Self-driving bill critics oppose maneuver to clear Senate
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WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a...
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WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. $WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration.
HS continues growth in North America
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DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A Co. Ltd. has come a long way since it first established operations in North America.The firm said it's doubled its automotive revenue since 2013, thanks largely to...
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DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America. DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America. $DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America.
SUVs, CUVs may be curtailing growth of OE V-, Z-rated tires
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AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires—defined as H-rated and higher—has risen for eight straight years,...
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AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled. AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled. $AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled.
Tires, rubber products, polymers hit heavily in new Trump China tariffs
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WASHINGTON—Nearly all tires imported from China, as well as a long list of rubber products, polymers and other raw materials important to the rubber industry, are subject to a 10 percent...
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WASHINGTON—Nearly all tires imported from China, as well as a long list of rubber products, polymers and other raw materials important to the rubber industry, are subject to a 10 percent tariff proposed by the Trump administration. WASHINGTON—Nearly all tires imported from China, as well as a long list of rubber products, polymers and other raw materials important to the rubber industry, are subject to a 10 percent tariff proposed by the Trump administration. $WASHINGTON—Nearly all tires imported from China, as well as a long list of rubber products, polymers and other raw materials important to the rubber industry, are subject to a 10 percent tariff proposed by the Trump administration.
Michelin to acquire Camso in $1.45 billion deal
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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin has struck a deal to buy Camso Group, the Magog, Quebec-based off-road tire and rubber track producer, and plans to combine the business with its own OTR...
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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin has struck a deal to buy Camso, the Magog, Quebec-based off-road tire and rubber track producer, and plans to combine the business with its own OTR tire activities into a new division to be based in Quebec. CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin has struck a deal to buy Camso, the Magog, Quebec-based off-road tire and rubber track producer, and plans to combine the business with its own OTR tire activities into a new division to be based in Quebec. $CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Michelin has struck a deal to buy Camso, the Magog, Quebec-based off-road tire and rubber track producer, and plans to combine the business with its own OTR tire activities into a new division to be based in Quebec.
Wacky World of Rubber: Hollywood gives tires no respect!
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"First Reformed" is the most critically praised movie of the summer. In one of its most striking scenes, stars Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, playing radical environmentalists, have an out-of-...
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When it comes to Hollywood, tires deserve something more. They deserve to be movie heroes in their own right. When it comes to Hollywood, tires deserve something more. They deserve to be movie heroes in their own right. $When it comes to Hollywood, tires deserve something more. They deserve to be movie heroes in their own right.
BASF studying $10 billion project in China
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BERLIN—Chemical giant BASF S.E. has signed a memorandum of understanding to build its third largest chemicals complex, in the Chinese southern province of Guangdong. The MoU, signed in the...
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BERLIN—Chemical giant BASF has signed a memorandum of understanding to build its third largest chemicals complex, in the Chinese southern province of Guangdong. BERLIN—Chemical giant BASF has signed a memorandum of understanding to build its third largest chemicals complex, in the Chinese southern province of Guangdong. $BERLIN—Chemical giant BASF has signed a memorandum of understanding to build its third largest chemicals complex, in the Chinese southern province of Guangdong.
Commerce levies countervailing duties on rubber bands from China
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied stiff preliminary countervailing duties against imports of rubber bands from China, but found that subsidies on rubber bands from...
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied stiff preliminary countervailing duties against imports of rubber bands from China, but found that subsidies on rubber bands from Thailand were too low to be actionable. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied stiff preliminary countervailing duties against imports of rubber bands from China, but found that subsidies on rubber bands from Thailand were too low to be actionable. $WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied stiff preliminary countervailing duties against imports of rubber bands from China, but found that subsidies on rubber bands from Thailand were too low to be actionable.
Mexico's president-elect leans into NAFTA
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Supporters and detractors alike gave Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a variety of labels during his campaign, including nationalist, populist, protectionist, the Mexican Trump...
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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wasted no time in showing his more pragmatic side by reaching out to his enemies in the business community, even as the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be hanging by a thread. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wasted no time in showing his more pragmatic side by reaching out to his enemies in the business community, even as the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be hanging by a thread. $Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wasted no time in showing his more pragmatic side by reaching out to his enemies in the business community, even as the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be hanging by a thread.
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Published on January 1, 2007

Strategies for the Reduction of Production Cost Molding Rubber Products

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Date Published January 1, 2007
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This Report has been authored by:Manfred Arning at LWB-Steinl

An increasing pressure on product prices and profit is forcing the rubber industry to be creative, also under the aspect of competition from low cost countries. Increasing material and energy cost as well as increasing wages for skilled labour is another factor, which forces the industry to consider different production methods. The rubber industry in general uses quite old production methods and equipment but still has to cope with increasing demands from customers. The paper discusses the various different approaches to maximize the productivity and profit, increase the quality and reduce rejects. One aspect is the reduction of waste by using cold runner systems. Another approach may be the automation of the molding process, which calls for investments in modern equipment, precision molds, automation and skilled labour to handle automated work cells. The third aspect discussed is the employment of expert systems and equipment, which provides the possibility for reduced cycle times to maximize the output of the machinery respectively allowing the use of smaller, less expensive machines and molds for the required production quantities. Based on a rubber-to-metal bonded bush the various options are discussed. 
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