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Video: Puskas gives advice to women facing discrimination
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Throughout her career in both industry and academia, Judit Puskas experienced firsthand the discrimination females face in the rubber industry. Even back to university...
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Throughout her career in both industry and academia, Judit Puskas experienced firsthand the discrimination females face in the rubber industry. BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Throughout her career in both industry and academia, Judit Puskas experienced firsthand the discrimination females face in the rubber industry. $BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Throughout her career in both industry and academia, Judit Puskas experienced firsthand the discrimination females face in the rubber industry.
Semperit suspends outlook after tough first half
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VIENNA—With guidance from a new management team, Semperit Group took the first steps in a transition phase intended to restore the profitability of key business segments."We will not leave...
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VIENNAŚWith guidance from a new management team, Semperit Group took the first steps in a transition phase intended to restore the profitability of key business segments. VIENNAŚWith guidance from a new management team, Semperit Group took the first steps in a transition phase intended to restore the profitability of key business segments. $VIENNAŚWith guidance from a new management team, Semperit Group took the first steps in a transition phase intended to restore the profitability of key business segments.
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, AustriaŚElmet, 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, AustriaŚElmet, 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, AustriaŚElmet, 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.
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Published on July 13, 2009

Alignment issues of fabric calender machines in tire making

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The alignment of rolls in web handling machines is critical to the quality of the final product and the life of the components of the machine. Regularly checking the parallelism of the rolls is the only way to guarantee proper alignment. Misalignment stems from the inescapable settling of foundations as well as everyday wear and tear from running machines. The methods used for checking roll alignment vary in form and technique. Selecting a method suited for a particular application is difficult considering the multitude of options. The production of films, laminated and coated materials, and calendered rubber and plastic materials rely on complex systems requiring multiple rolls. Inspecting a machine to target a problem must be done efficiently and reliably for the machine to remain online and up to speed. An alignment service is discussed along with a look at the results after the machine is started up. This example is from a fabric calender machine used to produce the plies or belting used in the buildup of common passenger car tires. This machine is similar to other calendering and laminating machines that manufacture everything from conveyor belts to kitchen flooring. A problem was occurring, evident as wrinkles in the material, resulting in excess scrap and quality issues. The facility tried several methods and configurations but could not fully correct the problem. After a complete alignment check, it became apparent where the trouble was coming from. Adjustments were then made, and the machine began producing a superior product again, as reported by the engineer overseeing the project. 
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