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Veteran takes flight with Goodyear, Earnhardt Jr.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—U.S. military veteran Paul Siverson took flight Feb. 22 aboard one of Goodyear's iconic airships with a very special guest pilot. Goodyear teamed up Dale Earnhardt Jr.,...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—U.S. military veteran Paul Siverson took flight Feb. 22 aboard one of Goodyear's iconic airships with a very special guest pilot. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—U.S. military veteran Paul Siverson took flight Feb. 22 aboard one of Goodyear's iconic airships with a very special guest pilot. $DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—U.S. military veteran Paul Siverson took flight Feb. 22 aboard one of Goodyear's iconic airships with a very special guest pilot.
Conti aims to capitalize on retreads acquisition
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LONDON—Continental Tire Group officials rolled into London Feb. 22 to show off the recent acquisition Bandvulc and explain some of parent company Continental A.G.'s plans for the retread...
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LONDONóContinental Tire Group officials rolled into London Feb. 22 to show off the recent acquisition Bandvulc and explain some of parent company Continental A.G.'s plans for the retread tire sector. LONDONóContinental Tire Group officials rolled into London Feb. 22 to show off the recent acquisition Bandvulc and explain some of parent company Continental A.G.'s plans for the retread tire sector. $LONDONóContinental Tire Group officials rolled into London Feb. 22 to show off the recent acquisition Bandvulc and explain some of parent company Continental A.G.'s plans for the retread tire sector.
Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western
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INDIANAPOLIS—Firestone Building Products Co. L.L.C. reached a definitive agreement Feb. 15 to acquire Gaco Western. Gaco produces silicone roofing systems and provides waterproofing and...
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INDIANAPOLIS—Firestone Building Products reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western. INDIANAPOLIS—Firestone Building Products reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western. $INDIANAPOLIS—Firestone Building Products reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaco Western.
Editorial: Auto groups make case for NAFTA
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Fighting back against free trade was one of the rallying cries that candidate Donald Trump used to fire up his base on the campaign trail.But now it seems the U.S. automotive industry will do its...
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The U.S. automotive industry will do its best to give President Donald Trump an education on why withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a mistake. The U.S. automotive industry will do its best to give President Donald Trump an education on why withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a mistake. $The U.S. automotive industry will do its best to give President Donald Trump an education on why withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement would be a mistake.
Momentive strike ends, new contract ratified
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WATERFORD, N.Y.—Three union locals representing workers at two Momentive Performance Materials Inc. facilities have ratified a new contract, ending a more than three-month strike at the...
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WATERFORD, N.Y.óThree union locals representing workers at two Momentive facilities have ratified a new contract, ending a more than three-month strike at the Waterford plant. WATERFORD, N.Y.óThree union locals representing workers at two Momentive facilities have ratified a new contract, ending a more than three-month strike at the Waterford plant. $WATERFORD, N.Y.óThree union locals representing workers at two Momentive facilities have ratified a new contract, ending a more than three-month strike at the Waterford plant.
Bridgestone focusing efforts around consumers
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LOS ANGELES—In 2017 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is going to focus on the boss.No, not the rocker Bruce Springsteen, the consumer—specifically the tire consumer. Gordon Knapp,...
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LOS ANGELESóIn 2017 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is going to focus on the boss, specifically the tire consumer. LOS ANGELESóIn 2017 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is going to focus on the boss, specifically the tire consumer. $LOS ANGELESóIn 2017 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is going to focus on the boss, specifically the tire consumer.
Semperit, Shaw establish entity in U.S.
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ATLANTA—Semperit A.G.'s Sempertrans conveyor belt business and Shaw Almex Industries Ltd. have stepped up their activities in North America with the addition of a new entity, Sempertrans USA ...
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ATLANTA—Semperit's Sempertrans conveyor belt business and Shaw Almex Industries have stepped up their activities in North America. ATLANTA—Semperit's Sempertrans conveyor belt business and Shaw Almex Industries have stepped up their activities in North America. $ ATLANTA—Semperit's Sempertrans conveyor belt business and Shaw Almex Industries have stepped up their activities in North America.
Carbon black firm gets bold new name, facility
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BOULDER, Colo.—Boulder-based Waste to Energy Partners, a waste conversion company that specializes in converting end-of-life tires into carbon black, has changed its name to Bolder...
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BOULDER, Colo.óBoulder-based Waste to Energy Partners, a waste conversion company that specializes in converting end-of-life tires into carbon black, has changed its name. BOULDER, Colo.óBoulder-based Waste to Energy Partners, a waste conversion company that specializes in converting end-of-life tires into carbon black, has changed its name. $BOULDER, Colo.óBoulder-based Waste to Energy Partners, a waste conversion company that specializes in converting end-of-life tires into carbon black, has changed its name.
Hankook plans to grow in North America
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SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico—Hankook Tire America Corp. plans to step up its North American marketing efforts in 2017 as part of a strategy to grow in a marketplace that looks to remain...
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SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico—Hankook plans to step up its North American marketing efforts in 2017 as part of a strategy to grow in a marketplace that looks to remain relatively flat. SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico—Hankook plans to step up its North American marketing efforts in 2017 as part of a strategy to grow in a marketplace that looks to remain relatively flat. $SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico—Hankook plans to step up its North American marketing efforts in 2017 as part of a strategy to grow in a marketplace that looks to remain relatively flat.
Conti picks Thailand for facility
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RAYONG, Thailand—Continental A.G. has chosen a site in Rayong to construct a car and light truck tire manufacturing plant.The operation is projected to be operational by 2019. Continental...
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RAYONG, ThailandóContinental has chosen a site in Rayong to construct a car and light truck tire manufacturing plant. RAYONG, ThailandóContinental has chosen a site in Rayong to construct a car and light truck tire manufacturing plant. $RAYONG, ThailandóContinental has chosen a site in Rayong to construct a car and light truck tire manufacturing plant.
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Published on September 10, 2014

ITEC 2014 Bio-Elastomer Challenge, Paper 28: Cultivation and Processing of Taraxacum Kok-Saghyz in British Columbia, Canada

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Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) is an important industrial rubber-producing plant that can be grown annually in Canada.  TKS has already been proven to be the promising commercial source of natural rubber and inulin. TKS was previously grown in Former Soviet Union, USA and Canada in 1930 and 1940s during rubber crisis.  In order to achieve high yields, it is necessary to study the growth progress of TKS in various climate zones of Canada. This preliminary study was focused on the cultivation activities of TKS in the climate zone of Lower Mainland, British Columbia in Canada.  Our agricultural activities included 1) germination, 2) cultivation and 3) seed production activities. These activities were carried out in both greenhouse and on raised beds.   The accumulation of rubber in TKS roots was the main indicator of success.  In addition, several processes for production of rubber from TKS were proposed: 1) Water-milling 2) Solvent-based extraction and 3) Dry-milling.  Particular attention will be paid to the main steps of solvent-based process considering economic and environmental factors.  The critical process stages such as rubber purification, recovery of solvent from rubber and de-solventizing of the meal will be emphasized.   Process parameters such as solubility of rubber, solvent loss, solvent/feed ratio, and rate-limiting stage will also be discussed. Production cost for solvent-based technology will be estimated. The impact of chemical solvents to the environment and human health will be considered.   Presented by Anvar Buranov, MSc PhD, Postdoc, inventor and Founder, NovaBiorubber Green Technologies Inc.