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Triangle clears government hurdles for funding of new U.S. tire plants
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group Co. Ltd. is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky...
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C. FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C. $FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C.
EPA to toughen fluorochemical rules
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WASHINGTON—Calling it a "national priority," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Washington conference May 22 that EPA will develop tougher regulations around...
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WASHINGTON—Calling it a "national priority," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Washington conference May 22 that EPA will develop tougher regulations around chemicals widely used in making fluoropolymers and other products. WASHINGTON—Calling it a "national priority," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Washington conference May 22 that EPA will develop tougher regulations around chemicals widely used in making fluoropolymers and other products. $WASHINGTON—Calling it a "national priority," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Washington conference May 22 that EPA will develop tougher regulations around chemicals widely used in making fluoropolymers and other products.
Trump orders tariff investigation of imported autos, auto parts (updated)
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WASHINGTON—On the heels of tariffs issued on imported steel and aluminum, President Trump has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported...
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WASHINGTON—President Trump has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported vehicles and vehicle parts constitute a threat to national security. WASHINGTON—President Trump has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported vehicles and vehicle parts constitute a threat to national security. $WASHINGTON—President Trump has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported vehicles and vehicle parts constitute a threat to national security.
Goldsmith & Eggleton celebrates 50 years in business
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WADSWORTH, Ohio—Goldsmith & Eggleton has been a long-standing fixture in the rubber industry. What started as a small family business has continued to grow and expand into new markets,...
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WADSWORTH, Ohio—Goldsmith & Eggleton has existed in many spaces, but it started off with just an idea. What started as a small family business has continued to grow and expand into new markets, and in 2018 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. WADSWORTH, Ohio—Goldsmith & Eggleton has existed in many spaces, but it started off with just an idea. What started as a small family business has continued to grow and expand into new markets, and in 2018 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. $WADSWORTH, Ohio—Goldsmith & Eggleton has existed in many spaces, but it started off with just an idea. What started as a small family business has continued to grow and expand into new markets, and in 2018 will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Wacky World of Rubber: Tires made difference in first Indy 500
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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. When watching present-day pit stops where tire/wheel combinations ...
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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. $Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911.
TIA, USTMA join forces on tire registration
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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The Tire Industry Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association are cooperating to find an effective and equitable way of registering tires in case of a recall,...
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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The Tire Industry Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association are cooperating to find an effective and equitable way of registering tires in case of a recall. HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The Tire Industry Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association are cooperating to find an effective and equitable way of registering tires in case of a recall. $HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The Tire Industry Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association are cooperating to find an effective and equitable way of registering tires in case of a recall.
Auto makers tell White House 'climate change is real'
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WASHINGTON—Auto makers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real." The plea came in a...
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WASHINGTON—Auto makers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real." WASHINGTON—Auto makers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real." $WASHINGTON—Auto makers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real."
Lord to invest $80 million for Pennsylvania expansion
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SAEGERTOWN, Pa.—Lord Corp. has disclosed plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown facility. The firm intends to invest $80 million during the next five years to add various...
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SAEGERTOWN, Pa.—Lord has disclosed plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown facility. SAEGERTOWN, Pa.—Lord has disclosed plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown facility. $SAEGERTOWN, Pa.—Lord has disclosed plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown facility.
3D printed polyurethane footwear makes technological strides
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All of the big sportswear brands have been investigating the possibility of printing high-performance footwear. And they have been supported by the manufacturers of materials and printing...
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All of the big sportswear brands have been investigating the possibility of printing high-performance footwear. And they have been supported by the manufacturers of materials and printing equipment. All of the big sportswear brands have been investigating the possibility of printing high-performance footwear. And they have been supported by the manufacturers of materials and printing equipment. $All of the big sportswear brands have been investigating the possibility of printing high-performance footwear. And they have been supported by the manufacturers of materials and printing equipment.
Maverix Solutions debuts new mold release coating
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—On the manufacturing floor, efficiency is key. Processes that create a time or cost savings are desired across the board. When one achieves both, with additional benefits...
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process. SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process. $SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process.
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Published on February 8, 2013

Using bio-based plasticizers, alternative rubber

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Date Published February 8, 2013
Category Technical Papers

William Blythe and Debra E. Seguin, William Blythe Inc. This study shows that use of bio-based materials provides a promising alternative to standard oil and rubber matrices, as supported by comparable mechanical properties and performance predictors. Key technical challenges and the potential future outlook for using sustainable raw materials in tread compounds are discussed. Plasticizers such as treated distillate aromatic extracts and aromatic oils commonly are used in tread compounds because of their chemical compatibility and ability to improve rubber processing. Alternative sources to these petroleum- derived plasticizers, such as oils extracted from crops, were evaluated in model tread compounds. Select bio-based oils with varying fatty acid compositions and functionality were used to replace part of the petroleum oil and compounded into silica-based tread formulations. These bio-based plasticizers were evaluated in rubber compositions with 80/20 blends of solution styrene-butadiene rubber and natural rubber, as well as blends with an alternative bio-derived rubber, guayule. Effects of these bio-based plasticizers and rubber on the material's cure kinetics and key physical properties are discussed. Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis results are correlated to on-vehicle performance predictors for rolling resistance and traction by assessing tangent delta in various temperature regions.

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