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Private equity firm KKR set to acquire Minnesota Rubber & Plastics
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MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion L.L.C., which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR & Co. L.P. Terms of the...
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MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR. MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR. $ MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has agreed to sell Quadion, which does business as Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, to global investment firm KKR.
Video: Miller calls Louisville Rubber Division meeting a success LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—This week's ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference has been a success on all levels, according to Executive Director Ed Miller.
Video: Chair Jerry McCall holds court during International Elastomer Conference LOUISVILLE, Ky.—For every chair of the ACS Rubber Division, all the years of moving up through the ranks culminates by playing host during the fall International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—For every chair of the ACS Rubber Division, all the years of moving up through the ranks culminates by playing host during the fall International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—For every chair of the ACS Rubber Division, all the years of moving up through the ranks culminates by playing host during the fall International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo.
Bourbon Trail rubber group thrives in second year
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When the ACS Rubber Division converged on Louisville for its latest International Elastomer Conference Oct. 9-11, it did so in the territory of its newest rubber group, the...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When the ACS Rubber Division converged on Louisville for its latest International Elastomer Conference Oct. 9-11, it did so in the territory of its newest rubber group, the Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When the ACS Rubber Division converged on Louisville for its latest International Elastomer Conference Oct. 9-11, it did so in the territory of its newest rubber group, the Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When the ACS Rubber Division converged on Louisville for its latest International Elastomer Conference Oct. 9-11, it did so in the territory of its newest rubber group, the Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group.
University of Akron professor emeritus to receive 2019 Charles Goodyear Medal
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—A professor emeritus at the University of Akron will be the next recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal, the highest honor given by the ACS Rubber Division. Roderic Quirk,...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Roderic Quirk, a professor emeritus at the University of Akron, will be the next recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal, the highest honor given by the ACS Rubber Division. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Roderic Quirk, a professor emeritus at the University of Akron, will be the next recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal, the highest honor given by the ACS Rubber Division. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Roderic Quirk, a professor emeritus at the University of Akron, will be the next recipient of the Charles Goodyear Medal, the highest honor given by the ACS Rubber Division.
Video: Auto industry, global population are driving elastomer industry innovation
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Techniques such as high-throughput catalyst research, enhanced analytical science and 3D imaging are accelerating innovation in the elastomer industry, according to the...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Techniques such as high-throughput catalyst research, enhanced analytical science and 3D imaging are accelerating innovation in the elastomer industry, according to the keynote speaker at the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville. LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Techniques such as high-throughput catalyst research, enhanced analytical science and 3D imaging are accelerating innovation in the elastomer industry, according to the keynote speaker at the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville. $LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Techniques such as high-throughput catalyst research, enhanced analytical science and 3D imaging are accelerating innovation in the elastomer industry, according to the keynote speaker at the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville.
Video: Keynoter Schattenmann talks innovations in polymer development Florian Schattenmann, vice president of performance materials & coatings R&D at Dow Chemical Co., delivered the keynote address at the ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference in Louisville Oct. 9. Schattenmann spoke of the innovations in polymer development at Dow that were dictated by the needs of auto makers and a growing world population. Florian Schattenmann, vice president of performance materials & coatings R&D at Dow Chemical Co., delivered the keynote address at the ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference in Louisville Oct. 9. Schattenmann spoke of the innovations in polymer development at Dow that were dictated by the needs of auto makers and a growing world population. $Florian Schattenmann, vice president of performance materials & coatings R&D at Dow Chemical Co., delivered the keynote address at the ACS Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference in Louisville Oct. 9. Schattenmann spoke of the innovations in polymer development at Dow that were dictated by the needs of auto makers and a growing world population.
ITEC speakers urge companies to think green
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AKRON—Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the...
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AKRON—Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference. AKRON—Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference. $AKRON—Green business and economic practices, encompassing both manufacturing and recycling, are crucial to the continuing health and viability of the tire industry, speakers said at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference.
Tire industry should prepare to adapt to automotive trends
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AKRON—The tire industry needs to continue to adapt as autonomous and electric vehicles become more popular, said Jim Popio, vice president of operations in North America for Smithers Rapra....
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AKRON—The tire industry needs to continue to adapt as autonomous and electric vehicles become more popular, said Jim Popio, vice president of operations in North America for Smithers Rapra. AKRON—The tire industry needs to continue to adapt as autonomous and electric vehicles become more popular, said Jim Popio, vice president of operations in North America for Smithers Rapra. $AKRON—The tire industry needs to continue to adapt as autonomous and electric vehicles become more popular, said Jim Popio, vice president of operations in North America for Smithers Rapra.
Photos: Smithers Rapra expands Ohio tire testing facility
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RAVENNA, Ohio—Smithers Rapra took another step toward expanding its global effort to work with tire producers with the grand opening of an expansion at its Ravenna facility. The company...
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RAVENNA, Ohio—Smithers Rapra took another step toward expanding its global effort to work with tire producers with the grand opening of an expansion at its Ravenna facility. RAVENNA, Ohio—Smithers Rapra took another step toward expanding its global effort to work with tire producers with the grand opening of an expansion at its Ravenna facility. $ RAVENNA, Ohio—Smithers Rapra took another step toward expanding its global effort to work with tire producers with the grand opening of an expansion at its Ravenna facility.
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Published on February 25, 2013

Optimizing mix quality and productivity

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Date Published February 25, 2013
Category Technical Papers

By Bryan A. Crawford, Nanomechanics Inc., Harold J. Herzlich, Herzlich Consulting Inc., and Erik G. Herbert, University of Tennessee. In 1916 Fernley H. Banbury patented the first "Banbury" tangential mixer. Based on the principles of the two-roll rubber mill it was intended to remove the influence of the operator and significantly reduce the time taken to mix a batch of rubber. Some 16 years later the first intermix intermeshing mixer was patented, employing the same basic principles as the "Banbury." So, what's the difference?● Both types of mixer perform the same fundamental task of mixing rubbercompounds;● Both employ the same basic principles to achieve this aim; and● Both styles of mixer are market leaders in the increasingly complex businessof mixing increasingly complex rubber formulations.It is the differences between the mixer types that provide specific advantages to specific markets, and it is important to understand these differences to choose the right style of mixer for the right application, which is detailed in this paper.

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