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Sumitomo's Richard Smallwood testifies against proposed auto parts tariffs
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WASHINGTON—Imposing tariffs on imported auto parts would harm rather than help the U.S. auto industry and American consumers, according to Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo...
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WASHINGTON—Imposing tariffs on imported auto parts would harm rather than help the U.S. auto industry and American consumers, according to Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo Rubber North America. WASHINGTON—Imposing tariffs on imported auto parts would harm rather than help the U.S. auto industry and American consumers, according to Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo Rubber North America. $WASHINGTON—Imposing tariffs on imported auto parts would harm rather than help the U.S. auto industry and American consumers, according to Richard Smallwood, CEO and president of Sumitomo Rubber North America.
USTMA ambassadors showcase industry in D.C.
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WASHINGTON—Anthony Jackson, a technical leader at the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville, N.C., was hard at work one day recently when he received a call to go to the manufacturing director's...
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WASHINGTON—Twelve tire industry production line and middle management workers were chosen from the member companies of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association to represent the industry in meetings in Washington. WASHINGTON—Twelve tire industry production line and middle management workers were chosen from the member companies of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association to represent the industry in meetings in Washington. $WASHINGTON—Twelve tire industry production line and middle management workers were chosen from the member companies of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association to represent the industry in meetings in Washington.
Auto industry to tell Commerce Department to ditch tariff proposal
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WASHINGTON—A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, will warn at a Commerce Department hearing July 19 that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the...
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WASHINGTON—A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, warned at a Commerce Department hearing July 19 that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the industry and consumers. WASHINGTON—A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, warned at a Commerce Department hearing July 19 that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the industry and consumers. $WASHINGTON—A wide spectrum of auto interests, armed with the latest impact studies, warned at a Commerce Department hearing July 19 that raising auto tariffs would severely harm the industry and consumers.
No one injured at Emerald plant following blast, fire
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AKRON—Those living and working within a half-mile radius of Emerald Performance Materials' Akron plant were evacuated shortly after 1 p.m. July 18 in response to an explosion and subsequent...
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AKRON—Those living and working within a half-mile radius of Emerald Performance Materials' Akron plant were evacuated shortly after 1 p.m. July 18 in response to an explosion and subsequent blaze that filled the air with thick plumes of smoke. AKRON—Those living and working within a half-mile radius of Emerald Performance Materials' Akron plant were evacuated shortly after 1 p.m. July 18 in response to an explosion and subsequent blaze that filled the air with thick plumes of smoke. $AKRON—Those living and working within a half-mile radius of Emerald Performance Materials' Akron plant were evacuated shortly after 1 p.m. July 18 in response to an explosion and subsequent blaze that filled the air with thick plumes of smoke.
Bridgestone to invest $12 million in Illinois tire plant
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Bridgestone Americas Inc. is investing $12 million to expand off-the-road tire production at its plant in Bloomington, adding multiple sizes and patterns for 29-, 33- and...
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand off-the-road tire production at its plant in Bloomington, adding multiple sizes and patterns for 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires. BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand off-the-road tire production at its plant in Bloomington, adding multiple sizes and patterns for 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires. $BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Bridgestone Americas is investing $12 million to expand off-the-road tire production at its plant in Bloomington, adding multiple sizes and patterns for 29-, 33- and 35-inch OTR tires.
Conti to revamp as holding company; eyes IPO for powertrain business
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HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. is planning to reorganize by 2020 into a holding company with three business sectors—rubber, automotive and powertrain—with the powertrain...
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HANOVER, Germany—Continental is planning to reorganize by 2020 into a holding company with three business sectors—rubber, automotive and powertrain—with the powertrain business being set up as an independent, publicly held company. HANOVER, Germany—Continental is planning to reorganize by 2020 into a holding company with three business sectors—rubber, automotive and powertrain—with the powertrain business being set up as an independent, publicly held company. $HANOVER, Germany—Continental is planning to reorganize by 2020 into a holding company with three business sectors—rubber, automotive and powertrain—with the powertrain business being set up as an independent, publicly held company.
Jason adds to hose program's support team
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial Inc. said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical...
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team. MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team. $MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—Jason Industrial said it is having success thus far with the hydraulic hose program it introduced in mid-2017, especially because it has beefed up its technical support team.
Self-driving bill critics oppose maneuver to clear Senate
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WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a...
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WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration. $WASHINGTON—Safety and consumer advocates are urging senators to reject a parliamentary maneuver to secure passage for stalled legislation governing self-driving cars by attaching it to a must-pass reauthorization for the Federal Aviation Administration.
SUVs, CUVs may be curtailing growth of OE V-, Z-rated tires
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AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires—defined as H-rated and higher—has risen for eight straight years,...
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AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled. AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled. $AKRON—The share of the U.S. original equipment and replacement tire markets held by high-performance tires has risen for eight straight years, according to U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association data, but growth for two classifications seems to be stalled.
HS continues growth in North America
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DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A Co. Ltd. has come a long way since it first established operations in North America.The firm said it's doubled its automotive revenue since 2013, thanks largely to...
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DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America. DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America. $DETROIT—Hwaseung R&A has come a long way since it first established operations in North America.
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Published on September 10, 2014

ITEC 2014 Paper 51: Naphthenic Process Oils--Meeting the Ever Changing Challenges for Non-Aromatic Process Oils for Tires

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The tire industry has seen significant changes in the last few years, especially in the European Union and by extension to the world.  The banning of Distillate Aromatic Extracts (DAE) in tires in January, 2010 required the reformulation and the introduction of process oils to replace the DAE.  These process oils include Heavy Naphthenics Oil (HNO), Treated Distillate Aromatic Extracts (TDAE), Residual Aromatic Extracts (RAE), Treated Residual Aromatic Extracts (TRAE), Mildly Extracted Solvate (MES), and Heavy Naphthenic Black Oil (HNBO).  In addition, it imposed new analytical testing (Bay Protons and 8-marker PAH's) to demonstrate compliance with the regulations.  The new testing required process oil manufacturers to develop test procedures to ensure that their particular manufacturing process was robust and consistent in meeting these requirements.  These process oil substitutions have occurred against the backdrop of change within the petroleum refining industry.  Over the past few decades, petroleum processing has been converting from a solvent extraction process to relatively new technology, severe hydroprocessing, which has had a severe impact on the physical and chemical properties of the process oils and their suitability in tire formulations.  This paper will describe the global refining processing changes and how that affects the overall supply of process oils available for the tire industry.  In addition, in November 2012, the introduction of performance labeling of tires introduced new constraints on the tire manufacturers.  Tires are graded on rolling resistance (improved fuel economy, lower CO2 emissions), wet braking (safety performance) and either noise (environmental) in the EU or wear (performance) in the USA.  The process oil is but one variable which impacts these criteria.  At best, the oil can improve the performance, at worst, it should have no effect.  A comparison of two model passenger car tire tread formulations, using several different process oils, will be presented.  The rubber compounds were evaluated by various physical and mechanical testing.  This paper will discuss how state-of-the-art severely hydroprocessed  naphthenic oils meet the various challenges to the petroleum refinery industry and the tire industry as they comply with these environmental and performance legislation, with a look at possible future changes.  Presented by Ed Casserly, Ph.D., Director--Refinery R & D, Ergon Refining, Inc.

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