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U.S. Department of Commerce levies import duties on truck, bus tires from China
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has handed down final countervailing and antidumping duty orders on truck and bus tires from China, two weeks after the International Trade...
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has handed down final countervailing and antidumping duty orders on truck and bus tires from China, two weeks after the International Trade Commission reversed its original determination on the issue. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has handed down final countervailing and antidumping duty orders on truck and bus tires from China, two weeks after the International Trade Commission reversed its original determination on the issue. $WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has handed down final countervailing and antidumping duty orders on truck and bus tires from China, two weeks after the International Trade Commission reversed its original determination on the issue.
Tenneco spinoff to be named Driv Inc.
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LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The $6 billion-plus spinoff of last year's merger of Tenneco and Federal-Mogul will be called Driv Inc., the company said Feb. 14. Known for the past few months as Spinco, ...
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LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The $6 billion-plus spinoff of last year's merger of Tenneco and Federal-Mogul will be called Driv Inc. LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The $6 billion-plus spinoff of last year's merger of Tenneco and Federal-Mogul will be called Driv Inc. $LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The $6 billion-plus spinoff of last year's merger of Tenneco and Federal-Mogul will be called Driv Inc.
Goodyear, Local Motors partner for autonomous vehicle tire tests
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AKRON—Goodyear has expanded opportunities to gain insight into future tire development now that it has shored up a pair of partnerships with autonomous shuttle makers. Mostly recently, the...
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AKRON—Goodyear has expanded opportunities to gain insight into future tire development now that it has shored up a pair of partnerships with autonomous shuttle makers. AKRON—Goodyear has expanded opportunities to gain insight into future tire development now that it has shored up a pair of partnerships with autonomous shuttle makers. $AKRON—Goodyear has expanded opportunities to gain insight into future tire development now that it has shored up a pair of partnerships with autonomous shuttle makers.
Wacky World of Rubber: Where were these a week earlier?
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Have you ever come upon a product that you wish you had known about earlier? That's was my feeling when I received my Stabil-Icers Walk-brand shoe attachment designed to make walking in wintry...
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Have you ever come upon a product that you wish you had known about earlier? That's was my feeling when I received my Stabil-Icers Walk-brand shoe attachment designed to make walking in wintry conditions safer. Have you ever come upon a product that you wish you had known about earlier? That's was my feeling when I received my Stabil-Icers Walk-brand shoe attachment designed to make walking in wintry conditions safer. $Have you ever come upon a product that you wish you had known about earlier? That's was my feeling when I received my Stabil-Icers Walk-brand shoe attachment designed to make walking in wintry conditions safer.
Commerce issues final orders against Chinese rubber bands
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued final orders establishing countervailing and antidumping duties against rubber bands imported from China. The Feb. 19 Federal Register...
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued final orders establishing countervailing and antidumping duties against rubber bands imported from China. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued final orders establishing countervailing and antidumping duties against rubber bands imported from China. $WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued final orders establishing countervailing and antidumping duties against rubber bands imported from China.
SEC filing: 'In reality, Lucent's actual "secret sauce" was fraud'
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WASHINGTON—The alleged fraud that led to the Feb. 12 arrests of two former Lucent executives is detailed in a colorful filing made that same day by the U.S. Securities and Exchange...
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WASHINGTON—The alleged fraud that led to the Feb. 12 arrests of two former Lucent executives is detailed in a colorful filing made that same day by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. WASHINGTON—The alleged fraud that led to the Feb. 12 arrests of two former Lucent executives is detailed in a colorful filing made that same day by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. $WASHINGTON—The alleged fraud that led to the Feb. 12 arrests of two former Lucent executives is detailed in a colorful filing made that same day by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Preparing for future mobility means staying 'ahead' of the challenges
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NOVI, Mich.—If there is one aspect of the automotive industry that is consistent, it is that "change is unavoidable."That's what Eugenio Toccalino, global marketing director of...
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NOVI, Mich.—If there is one aspect of the automotive industry that is consistent, it is that "change is unavoidable," according to a speaker at the recent Plastics and Rubber in Automotive conference. NOVI, Mich.—If there is one aspect of the automotive industry that is consistent, it is that "change is unavoidable," according to a speaker at the recent Plastics and Rubber in Automotive conference. $NOVI, Mich.—If there is one aspect of the automotive industry that is consistent, it is that "change is unavoidable," according to a speaker at the recent Plastics and Rubber in Automotive conference.
Paper deadline approaching for IRC 2019
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LONDON—The deadline is March 1 to submit an abstract for consideration to be included in the International Rubber Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 3-5 in London. The IRC 2019 International ...
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LONDON—The deadline is March 1 to submit an abstract for consideration to be included in the International Rubber Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 3-5 in London. LONDON—The deadline is March 1 to submit an abstract for consideration to be included in the International Rubber Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 3-5 in London. $LONDON—The deadline is March 1 to submit an abstract for consideration to be included in the International Rubber Conference 2019, to be held Sept. 3-5 in London.
Labor Secretary Acosta visits Continental training center in Mississippi
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CLINTON, Miss.—U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visited Continental Tire the Americas' Clinton employee training center in early February.Secretary Acosta toured the center, which...
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CLINTON, Miss.—U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visited Continental Tire the Americas' Clinton employee training center in early February. CLINTON, Miss.—U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visited Continental Tire the Americas' Clinton employee training center in early February. $CLINTON, Miss.—U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta visited Continental Tire the Americas' Clinton employee training center in early February.
Finzer adds roller capabilities with Carolina deal
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SALISBURY, N.C.—When opportunity came calling, Finzer Roller Inc. moved quickly. The rubber roller producer acquired the business and certain assets of Carolina Rubber Rolls, a subsidiary...
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SALISBURY, N.C.—Finzer Roller has acquired the business and certain assets of Carolina Rubber Rolls, a subsidiary of HBD/Thermoid. SALISBURY, N.C.—Finzer Roller has acquired the business and certain assets of Carolina Rubber Rolls, a subsidiary of HBD/Thermoid. $ SALISBURY, N.C.—Finzer Roller has acquired the business and certain assets of Carolina Rubber Rolls, a subsidiary of HBD/Thermoid.
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Published on January 1, 2007

Continuing Evolution of Fluorosilicone Elastomer Performance in High Temperature Environments for Transportation Hose Applications

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This Report has been authored by:Michael DiPino at Dow Corning Corp. #with# Dave Lawson at Dow Corning Corp. #with# Rob Drake at Dow Corning Corp. #with# Igor Chorvath at Dow Corning Corp.

Today’s automotive hoses are constantly challenged to demonstrate performance improvements. Technology trends result in demands for ever increasing resistance to both heat and chemical exposure. External regulations can also contribute to these trends. Western Europe in particular continues to exhibit significant growth in turbodiesel passenger cars at the expense of their gasoline equivalents. In the U.S., a similar growth has been experienced in the small truck market. Service temperatures are still increasing as are the requirements for oil resistance and interlayer adhesion throughout have extended functional testing. These hoses are typically a multilayer structure consisting of fabric reinforcement encapsulated with silicone rubber (VMQ) and lined internally with a layer of fluoroelastomer (FVMQ or FKM). Selection of this liner material is a critical choice that impacts many aspects of both the hose fabrication process and the performance of the finished part. We continue to innovate in this area and demonstrate ongoing and significant fluorosilicone (FVMQ) improvements in terms of the key requirements for this demanding application, i.e. their heat stability, resistance to aggressive engine oils and FVMQ-VMQ bond strength plus its long term adhesion stability. This presentation will include key data from our recent developments that reinforce the importance of selecting an optimised FVMQ as a high-performance hose liner capable of meeting today’s requirements. We also believe these findings have much wider relevance in a variety of related applications.

 
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