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Starlim expansion nears completion
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LONDON, Ontario—Starlim North America Corp. is on pace to complete the first phase of a multi-year expansion project at its liquid silicone rubber molding factory in London by the end of...
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LONDON, Ontario—Starlim North America is on pace to complete the first phase of a multi-year expansion project at its liquid silicone rubber molding factory in London by the end of this summer. LONDON, Ontario—Starlim North America is on pace to complete the first phase of a multi-year expansion project at its liquid silicone rubber molding factory in London by the end of this summer. $LONDON, Ontario—Starlim North America is on pace to complete the first phase of a multi-year expansion project at its liquid silicone rubber molding factory in London by the end of this summer.
Goodyear, Stratim partner for tire maintenance pilot program
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AKRON—Goodyear is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with Stratim Systems Inc., a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet ...
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AKRON—Goodyear is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with Stratim, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America. AKRON—Goodyear is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with Stratim, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America. $AKRON—Goodyear is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with Stratim, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America.
New AirBoss COO will head compounding unit
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NEWMARKET, Ontario—Chris Bitsakakis has long been fascinated by the science behind making a high quality and consistent batch of rubber. That's one of the many reasons he accepted the...
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NEWMARKET, Ontario—Chris Bitsakakis has long been fascinated by the science behind making a high quality and consistent batch of rubber. That's one of the many reasons he accepted the positions of chief operating officer of AirBoss and its Rubber Solutions division. NEWMARKET, Ontario—Chris Bitsakakis has long been fascinated by the science behind making a high quality and consistent batch of rubber. That's one of the many reasons he accepted the positions of chief operating officer of AirBoss and its Rubber Solutions division. $ NEWMARKET, Ontario—Chris Bitsakakis has long been fascinated by the science behind making a high quality and consistent batch of rubber. That's one of the many reasons he accepted the positions of chief operating officer of AirBoss and its Rubber Solutions division.
ContiTech takes dynamic mindset into new year
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Continental A.G.'s ContiTech business is continuing a growth trend by optimizing its manufacturing footprint and building smarter products, according to Jim Hill, CEO of North ...
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is continuing a growth trend by optimizing its manufacturing footprint and building smarter products. FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is continuing a growth trend by optimizing its manufacturing footprint and building smarter products. $FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is continuing a growth trend by optimizing its manufacturing footprint and building smarter products.
Wacky World of Rubber: A rubber industry love story
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For this week's Wacky World post, I'm going to tell you the tale of a rubber industry love story. It's one I know a lot about because, well, it's my love story. I met my wife Megan 25 years ago...
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For this week's Wacky World post, I'm going to tell you the tale of a rubber industry love story. It's one I know a lot about because, well, it's my love story. For this week's Wacky World post, I'm going to tell you the tale of a rubber industry love story. It's one I know a lot about because, well, it's my love story. $For this week's Wacky World post, I'm going to tell you the tale of a rubber industry love story. It's one I know a lot about because, well, it's my love story.
Continental CEO: Free, open international trade critical to auto industry
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DETROIT—Continental A.G. CEO Elmar Degenhart stressed the importance of free and open international trade at a media briefing Jan. 15 during the North American International Auto Show....
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DETROIT—Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart stressed the importance of free and open international trade at a media briefing during the North American International Auto Show. DETROIT—Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart stressed the importance of free and open international trade at a media briefing during the North American International Auto Show. $DETROIT—Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart stressed the importance of free and open international trade at a media briefing during the North American International Auto Show.
Aeolus-Pirelli deal terminated; Prometeon integration continues (updated)
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JIAOZUO, China—Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd. has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90-percent stake in Pirelli & C. S.p.A.'s former commercial tire unit after failing to gain approval in...
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JIAOZUO, China—Aeolus has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90-percent stake in Pirelli's former commercial tire unit after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition. JIAOZUO, China—Aeolus has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90-percent stake in Pirelli's former commercial tire unit after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition. $JIAOZUO, China—Aeolus has terminated its pending acquisition of a 90-percent stake in Pirelli's former commercial tire unit after failing to gain approval in time from Chinese authorities for an overseas acquisition.
Gates IPO filing gives rare insight into plans, finances
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DENVER—Gates Industrial Corp. P.L.C. has filed for an initial public offering that could bring in about $500 million and will be used to pay down the debt of its private equity owner,...
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DENVER—Gates Industrial has filed for an initial public offering that will be used to pay down the debt of its private equity owner, according to a market analyst. DENVER—Gates Industrial has filed for an initial public offering that will be used to pay down the debt of its private equity owner, according to a market analyst. $DENVER—Gates Industrial has filed for an initial public offering that will be used to pay down the debt of its private equity owner, according to a market analyst.
Wacky World of Rubber: A symbol of love
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When you find a love that lasts a lifetime, shouldn't your wedding ring—at the very least—fit your lifestyle? For the founders of Fixate, it was a very simple question, one that came...
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When you find a love that lasts a lifetime, shouldn't your wedding ring—at the very least—fit your lifestyle? For the founders of Fixate, it was a very simple question, one that came with a very simple answer. When you find a love that lasts a lifetime, shouldn't your wedding ring—at the very least—fit your lifestyle? For the founders of Fixate, it was a very simple question, one that came with a very simple answer. $When you find a love that lasts a lifetime, shouldn't your wedding ring—at the very least—fit your lifestyle? For the founders of Fixate, it was a very simple question, one that came with a very simple answer.
Global expansions set firm foundation for Boge Rubber
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DAMME, Germany—Boge Rubber & Plastics Group had a busy 2017, expanding in all regions of the world. The automotive supplier of rubber and plastic parts opened its first production...
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DAMME, Germany—Boge Rubber & Plastics Group had a busy 2017, expanding in all regions of the world. DAMME, Germany—Boge Rubber & Plastics Group had a busy 2017, expanding in all regions of the world. $DAMME, Germany—Boge Rubber & Plastics Group had a busy 2017, expanding in all regions of the world.
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Published on September 9, 2014

ITEC 2014 Paper 2: Calendering Practice and Technology: Staying Current--Building In-house Expertise

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Knowledge of calendering machinery and technology within an organization is often dependent on the experience and know-how of key personnel.   In larger organizations, such knowledge is often compartmentalized among the maintenance, engineering, and production departments.   Personnel turn-over, reductions in non-productive staffing levels, broad-spectrum responsibilities, and weak record keeping practices combine to limit the development of expertise and knowledge to crisis resolution events.  The contraction in the number of suppliers of calender and related machinery, and the loss of technical expertise and historical data in those organizations that remain, contribute to the need to insure that in-house personnel are knowledgeable and competent in both the technology of employing the equipment and its mechanical capabilities and limitations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Suggested methods for developing cross-departmental expertise and knowledge are presented.   Recent developments and the opportunity to modify or upgrade existing equipment and practices are reviewed.   Sources of expertise and know how external to the organization and the employment of those sources to strengthen and develop internal resources are outlined.  Presented by Lawrence Gooch, P.E., Gooch Engineering Associates.

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