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NewAge goes green with zero waste
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries recently celebrated a significant green achievement: It's now a zero-waste organization. All waste is reused, recycled or disposed of by combustion at a...
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries recently celebrated a significant green achievement: It's now a zero-waste organization. SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries recently celebrated a significant green achievement: It's now a zero-waste organization. $SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—NewAge Industries recently celebrated a significant green achievement: It's now a zero-waste organization.
Santoprene still growing after 40 years
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HOUSTON—Forty years after its introduction, Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate is growing faster than ever, claiming about 45 percent of the world's TPV market. There are many reasons for ...
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HOUSTON—Forty years after its introduction, Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate is growing faster than ever, claiming about 45 percent of the world's TPV market. HOUSTON—Forty years after its introduction, Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate is growing faster than ever, claiming about 45 percent of the world's TPV market. $ HOUSTON—Forty years after its introduction, Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate is growing faster than ever, claiming about 45 percent of the world's TPV market.
Nexen breaks ground on Ohio technical center
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RICHFIELD, Ohio—Nexen Tire Corp.'s technical presence in the U.S. is about to get significantly bigger.The firm broke ground on its 34,000-sq.-ft. technical center in Richfield on Oct. 17,...
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RICHFIELD, Ohio—Nexen Tire's technical presence in the U.S. is about to get significantly bigger. RICHFIELD, Ohio—Nexen Tire's technical presence in the U.S. is about to get significantly bigger. $RICHFIELD, Ohio—Nexen Tire's technical presence in the U.S. is about to get significantly bigger.
Wacky World of Rubber: Follow the bouncing ball
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The science of rubber can take a lot of shapes. Sometimes, it can be a ball, both figuratively and literally. Alliance Rubber Co. in Hot Springs, Ark., is partnering with the Mid-America Science...
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The science of rubber can take a lot of shapes. Sometimes, it can be a ball, both figuratively and literally. The science of rubber can take a lot of shapes. Sometimes, it can be a ball, both figuratively and literally. $The science of rubber can take a lot of shapes. Sometimes, it can be a ball, both figuratively and literally.
Roembke sees growth from LSR specialization
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OSSIAN, Ind.—Roembke Manufacturing & Design Inc. is seeing growth thanks to its specialization in tooling for liquid silicone rubber injection molders.In September, Roembke opened a 9,...
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OSSIAN, Ind.—Roembke Manufacturing & Design is seeing growth thanks to its specialization in tooling for liquid silicone rubber injection molders. OSSIAN, Ind.—Roembke Manufacturing & Design is seeing growth thanks to its specialization in tooling for liquid silicone rubber injection molders. $OSSIAN, Ind.—Roembke Manufacturing & Design is seeing growth thanks to its specialization in tooling for liquid silicone rubber injection molders.
Hankook opens first U.S. manufacturing plant
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America Corp. held a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17 for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The $800 million plant in Clarksville is expected to bring 1,...
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America held the grand opening ceremony for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, an $800 million plant in Clarksville. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America held the grand opening ceremony for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, an $800 million plant in Clarksville. $CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Hankook Tire America held the grand opening ceremony for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, an $800 million plant in Clarksville.
Thermoid strives to build off long history
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DUBLIN, Ohio—The Thermoid brand has been around since 1883, and the team at HBD/Thermoid Inc. is working hard to ensure the venerable name remains a force in today's competitive industrial...
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DUBLIN, Ohio—The Thermoid brand has been around since 1883, and the team at HBD/Thermoid Inc. is working hard to ensure the venerable name remains a force in today's competitive industrial rubber goods business. DUBLIN, Ohio—The Thermoid brand has been around since 1883, and the team at HBD/Thermoid Inc. is working hard to ensure the venerable name remains a force in today's competitive industrial rubber goods business. $ DUBLIN, Ohio—The Thermoid brand has been around since 1883, and the team at HBD/Thermoid Inc. is working hard to ensure the venerable name remains a force in today's competitive industrial rubber goods business.
NAFTA briefing offers little reassurance to business community
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ARLINGTON, Va.—U.S. trade negotiators offered no reassurances during a recent invitation-only briefing for industry and public interest stakeholders that the North American Free Trade...
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ARLINGTON, Va.—U.S. trade negotiators offered no reassurances during a recent invitation-only briefing for industry and public interest stakeholders that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive increasingly contentious talks. ARLINGTON, Va.—U.S. trade negotiators offered no reassurances during a recent invitation-only briefing for industry and public interest stakeholders that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive increasingly contentious talks. $ARLINGTON, Va.—U.S. trade negotiators offered no reassurances during a recent invitation-only briefing for industry and public interest stakeholders that the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive increasingly contentious talks.
Continental's U.S. tire plant on schedule for 2019
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CLINTON, Miss.—Site clearing for Continental A.G.'s $1.4 billion commercial truck/bus tire plant near Clinton is nearly finished, which according to the firm keeps the project on schedule to ...
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CLINTON, Miss.—Site clearing for Continental's $1.4 billion commercial truck/bus tire plant near Clinton is nearly finished, which according to the firm keeps the project on schedule to begin tire production by year-end 2019. CLINTON, Miss.—Site clearing for Continental's $1.4 billion commercial truck/bus tire plant near Clinton is nearly finished, which according to the firm keeps the project on schedule to begin tire production by year-end 2019. $CLINTON, Miss.—Site clearing for Continental's $1.4 billion commercial truck/bus tire plant near Clinton is nearly finished, which according to the firm keeps the project on schedule to begin tire production by year-end 2019.
Michelin to double capacity at India manufacturing plant
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CHENNAI, India—Michelin has inaugurated a new production line at its Chennai plant that will help double the current capacity of the facility by 2018, the company said on Oct. 11. The plant ...
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CHENNAI, India—Michelin has inaugurated a new production line at its Chennai plant that will help double the current capacity of the facility by 2018, the company said on Oct. 11. CHENNAI, India—Michelin has inaugurated a new production line at its Chennai plant that will help double the current capacity of the facility by 2018, the company said on Oct. 11. $CHENNAI, India—Michelin has inaugurated a new production line at its Chennai plant that will help double the current capacity of the facility by 2018, the company said on Oct. 11.
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Published on August 20, 2012

SBR latex polymers with improved auto-adhesion

Continuously decreasing availability and increasing costs create incentives to identify suitable alternatives to natural rubber.Adhesive formulators have blended natural rubber latex with small amounts of styrene-butadiene latex, albeit with a negative impact on adhesive performance.For some pressure sensitive adhesive applications natural rubber has been hard to replace because of its superior auto-adhesion characteristics, low tack and good compatibility with tackifiers. Newly engineered SBR latexes might enable adhesive formulators to substantially substitute SBR for NR.Such latexes offer improved auto-adhesion through molecular architecture and polymer characteristics.These new SBRs are fully miscible up to 20 percent with NR, and the homogeneous blends show the same or better autohesion properties as natural rubber in a certain ratio.The autohesion characteristics are gradually changing with increasing SBR concentration higher than 20 percent.This paper discusses the design of new synthetic SBR which can be blended in with NR at high concentrations without sacrificing adhesive performance for cold seal, tamper evidence and similar applications.The SBR latexes are fully miscible up to 20 percent with NR and the homogeneous blends showing the same or better (90/10 NR/SBR) autohesion properties as natural rubber.Autohesion gradually deteriorates with an increasing SBR concentration over 20 percent. However, natural rubber’s low tack is preserved over a wide range of SBR.

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