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Rubber Division opens spring meeting
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring...
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BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting. BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting. $BEACHWOOD, Ohio—A keynote address and the 25-Year Club countdown to the person with the most years in the rubber industry highlighted the first day of the ACS Rubber Division's spring technical meeting.
Food waste emerges as possible rubber filler
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WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black....
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WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black. WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black. $WOOSTER, Ohio—Eggshells and other food waste may be the next phase of sustainable manufacturing practices for the tire and rubber product industry, as a replacement for carbon black.
Supreme Court reverses damage award against Goodyear
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WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product...
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WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit. WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit. $WASHINGTON—In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.74 million damage award against Goodyear and two attorneys who represented the tire maker in a product liability lawsuit.
American Biltrite project starts to pay off
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SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite (Canada) Ltd. finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. The...
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SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years. $SAN ANTONIO—It's taken some patience and education, but American Biltrite finally is seeing business growth from a project it's been working on for more than three years.
Cabot invests to upgrade Malaysia facility
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BOSTON—Cabot Corp.'s stake in the elastomer composite market, with a heavy focus on tire and industrial rubber products, is growing. The global specialty chemicals and performance materials ...
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BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia. BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia. $BOSTON—Cabot is making a strategic investment to expand and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities for elastomer composites at its plant in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
NAM honors U.S. senator for his support of manufacturing
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AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, which was presented during an ceremony at ...
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AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. $AKRON—The National Association of Manufacturers recognized U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.
Cheng Shin set to open two tire plants
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CHUNGHWA, Taiwan — Cheng Shin Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.'s new plants in India and Indonesia will start production this year, the Taiwanese tire maker disclosed at its recent investor...
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CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia. CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia. $CHUNGHWA, Taiwan—Cheng Shin, which goes to market under the Maxxis brand, is ready to start up its new plants in India and Indonesia.
USW files complaint regarding China truck, bus tire decision
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative...
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WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China. WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China. $WASHINGTON—The United Steelworkers has filed a complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade seeking judicial review of the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent negative determination in the ITC's investigation of truck and bus tires from China.
Apollo celebrates milestone event
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GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—In a country filled with relics and buildings that date back several centuries, one of the world's most technologically advanced and environmentally efficient...
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GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada. GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada. $GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Now that Apollo has christened its newest tire plant in Gyongyoshalasz, it can turn its attention to bolstering its presence in the North American market, specifically the U.S. and Canada.
Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires
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TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology, the Japanese tire-maker announced...
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TOKYO—Bridgestone, in partnership with Bridgestone Cycle, has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology. TOKYO—Bridgestone, in partnership with Bridgestone Cycle, has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology. $TOKYO—Bridgestone, in partnership with Bridgestone Cycle, has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology.
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Closing the Fluoro Elastomers High-Temperature Gap: New Developments in Fluorosilicone Rubber

Published on October 28, 2015

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As rubber applications continue to evolve and require higher-temperature performance and higher resistance against fuels and oils, many industries – including automotive, aviation, and oil and gas – are looking beyond traditional materials for solutions.

Applications include everything from turbocharger hose lining to blowback preventer seals to gaskets for airplane hydraulic systems. FKM (fluorocarbon rubber) and FVMQ (fluorosilicone rubber) have historically been used in these applications. Many of the applications requiring the highest-temperature resistance have used FKM. Traditionally, the temperature range for FVMQ has been -60 to 220°C. However, recent advancements in FVMQ technology have resulted in higher-service-temperature performance up to 240°C with peak temperatures to 250°C.

This advancement – in addition to greater stability of properties over a wide temperature range compared to FKM – has allowed FVMQ to now be used in higher-temperature applications where it had not previously been considered. In addition, the use of FVMQ provides 25% lower density, allowing for better weight savings and lower material usage.

This paper focuses on the development of improved properties of FVMQ, showing comparisons to traditional FVMQ and FKM materials. We will compare these materials to newly developed FVMQs with higher heat stability, showing test results for physical properties measured at elevated temperature (up to 200°C), aging performance in automotive fluids (fuels and oils), adhesion to VMQ (as it relates to co-extrusion application), and acid-gas resistance. The paper also explains how FVMQ elastomers can be designed to precisely meet specific application requirements while meeting or exceeding FKM performance properties.