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  • Bluestar Silicones unveils line of tire release agents

    Oct 06, 2014

    AKRON—Bluestar Silicones USA Corp. exhibited its new Lyndcoat line of tire release agents at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Akron Sept. 9-11.

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  • Giti selects Ohio for new R&D center

    Oct 06, 2014

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Giti Tire Group has settled on Uniontown, south of Akron, as the site for its North American research and development center, which the company announced a year ago.

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  • TRAC, three other groups to host recycling symposium

    Oct 06, 2014

    MONTREAL—Driving Innovation to Drive Markets will be the topic of discussion at the 2014 Rubber Recycling Symposium, set for Oct. 22-24 in Montreal.

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  • Butadiene shortage could cause SR prices to increase

    Oct 06, 2014

    The synthetic rubber industry isn't hurting today for the vital feedstock butadiene. Tomorrow might be another story.

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  • Dunlop's first U.S. retread plant planned

    Oct 06, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, England—Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. will establish its first retreading facility in the U.S., according to the Birmingham-based company. The firm said it is evaluating several sites in the Southeast, and that it plans to open the facility early in 2016. It claims the new site will ...

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  • Parker opens Polymer Innovation Center in Ohio

    By: Rachel Abbey McCafferty, Crain's Cleveland Business Oct 06, 2014

    RAVENNA, Ohio—Parker Hannifin Corp. has officially opened its Donald E. Washkewicz Polymer Innovation Center at the company's Parflex Division headquarters in Ravenna.

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  • Lanxess completes capacity expansion for Tepex

    Oct 06, 2014

    BRILON, Germany—Lanxess A.G.'s Bond-Laminates subsidiary, part of its High Performance Materials business unit, has completed a capacity expansion for its high-performance composite Tepex at its site in Brilon.

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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Oct 06, 2014

    In our weekly online feature, we take a look at some of the newest products and innovations in the rubber industry.

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  • Huntsman to expand MDI production

    Oct 06, 2014

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Huntsman Corp. plans to add a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate production plant on its present 760-acre site in Geismar, La., to expand its capacity.

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  • Canada, South Korea sign free trade pact

    Oct 06, 2014

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—The governments of Canada and South Korea have signed a free trade agreement, which if ratified by the countries' respective parliaments will phase out import duties on rubber products in both countries over five years, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada said.

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  • Freudenberg-NOK's Walker to talk at COMVEC

    Oct 06, 2014

    ROSEMONT, Ill.—Joseph Walker, global director, advanced materials development for Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co., will give a presentation at the SAE 2014 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress in Rosemont on Oct. 7.

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  • SR prices, overcapacity pose challenge for industry

    Oct 06, 2014

    The world's synthetic rubber industry has slipped into production overcapacity fairly often during its 70-some year history. This time, the reasons behind the phenomenon, and its future ramifications, are different.

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  • Goodyear uses rice husk ash to produce silica

    Oct 06, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear is producing fuel-efficient tires through the use of rice husk waste once destined for landfills.

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  • Avery Dennison earns award for tire labeling

    Oct 06, 2014

    Avery Dennison Corp.'s Materials Group's portfolio of tire labeling recently won the Innovation Award for companies with more than 300 employees at the Label Industry Global Awards. The company said the award recognizes the portfolio's ability to boost brand image, ensure tracking ability...

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  • Deadline News

    Oct 06, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio—Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a $26 million fine for its alleged role in an international conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for parts sold to Japanese auto makers, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. The DOJ filed the two-count felony ...

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  • New products

    Oct 06, 2014

    Beckhoff Automation L.L.C. has released its TwinCAT 3 automation software that the company said enables remote control of TwinCAT engineering systems and the automatic generation of programs and configurations. Depending on the degree of automation, manual processing of...

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  • Executive action

    Oct 06, 2014

    AdvantaPure hires eastern regional sales manager SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.— NewAge Industries Inc.'s AdvantaPure Division has hired Lawrence Morano III as its eastern regional sales manager. AdvantaPure said Morano brings experience ranging from outside sales in bioprocess and laboratory products...

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  • Creditors fail to halt Momentive reorganization

    By: Chris Dolmetsch Oct 06, 2014

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Creditors opposed to Momentive Performance Materials Inc.'s bankruptcy reorganization lost a bid to keep the plan from being implemented while they challenge it. On Sept. 22, U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti denied the creditors' request for a stay and refused to let...

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  • Giti selects Ohio for new R&D center

    Oct 06, 2014

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Giti Tire Group has settled on Uniontown, south of Akron, as the site for its North American research and development center, which the company announced a year ago. The North American facility is one of five R&D centers for Giti Tire, the Singapore-headquartered tire maker ...

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  • Conti testing dandelion rubber

    Oct 06, 2014

    HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. has begun building test tires made with rubber derived from the latex of dandelions and projects serial production using the rubber could start as soon as in 10 years. Continental displayed the first test tires made from the dandelion-derived rubber at the...

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