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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 September 9, 2014

ITEC 2014 Paper 37: Retarding the Cure Kinetics of Next Generation Mercapto Silanes

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The tire industry is looking for ways to push the current generation of tires to the next level.  An area that has gotten a lot of attention lately is how to improve fuel economy of tires.  One way that tire companies are able to do this is by loading high amounts of silica into the tread compound, which requires larger amounts of silane coupling agents so that the silica can react with the polymer as a reinforcing filler.  The old generation of silanes released ethanol when mixing the tire compound; this release of ethanol is classified as a volatile organic compound. For this reason, the tire industry is moving to the next generation of mercapto silanes which release low to no ethanol.  In addition, these new silanes can act as an accelerator within a typical sulfur cure system.  This paper will look at ways to slow down the cure kinetics of the next generation silanes so that the rheology can better match up with the old generation of silanes.  This, in turn, will allow for tire companies to reduce the amount of volotaile organic compounds released from their plant and process with the same processing equipment.  Presented by Jon Neinaber, Ph.D., Technical Service Manager, Rhein Chemie Corp.

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