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Wacky World of Rubber: Using the rubber industry to fill out my March Madness bracket
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It's the most wonderful time of the year.Christmas? No. March Madness, the time where office productivity screeches to a halt as hardcore hoops fans fill out dozens of brackets only to lose to the ...
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News Editor Chris Sweeney is a huge sports fan and this year he's developed the perfect way to win his bracket pool: Pick teams based on their connection to the rubber industry. News Editor Chris Sweeney is a huge sports fan and this year he's developed the perfect way to win his bracket pool: Pick teams based on their connection to the rubber industry. $News Editor Chris Sweeney is a huge sports fan and this year he's developed the perfect way to win his bracket pool: Pick teams based on their connection to the rubber industry.
Elkem Silicones shows off LSR Select at MD&M West
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—Elkem Silicones USA Corp. has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. The company officially...
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—Elkem Silicones USA has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. ANAHEIM, Calif.—Elkem Silicones USA has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry. $ANAHEIM, Calif.—Elkem Silicones USA has been working on its new process for liquid silicone rubber for a few years, and now it's ready to show the industry.
Natural rubber, latex drive Momentum's growth
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UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Momentum Technologies Laboratories Inc. expanded both its facility and capabilities to handle natural rubber and natural latex requests. The additions, which included new...
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UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Momentum Technologies Laboratories expanded both its facility and capabilities to handle natural rubber and natural latex requests. UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Momentum Technologies Laboratories expanded both its facility and capabilities to handle natural rubber and natural latex requests. $UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Momentum Technologies Laboratories expanded both its facility and capabilities to handle natural rubber and natural latex requests.
Lord to add production in Germany
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HUECKELHOVEN, Germany—Lord Corp. plans to expand operations at its facility in Hueckelhoven in response to what it sees as a fast-growing electric vehicle market. The firm will invest about ...
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HUECKELHOVEN, Germany—Lord plans to expand operations at its facility in Hueckelhoven in response to what it sees as a fast-growing electric vehicle market. HUECKELHOVEN, Germany—Lord plans to expand operations at its facility in Hueckelhoven in response to what it sees as a fast-growing electric vehicle market. $HUECKELHOVEN, Germany—Lord plans to expand operations at its facility in Hueckelhoven in response to what it sees as a fast-growing electric vehicle market.
Kraton considers divestment of Cariflex business
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HOUSTON—Kraton Corp.'s Cariflex polyisoprene products unit is a strong and growing business, the company said in its 2018 financial statement. And that is part of the reason why Kraton is...
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HOUSTON—Kraton's Cariflex polyisoprene products unit is a strong and growing business. That is part of the reason why Kraton is thinking about selling it. HOUSTON—Kraton's Cariflex polyisoprene products unit is a strong and growing business. That is part of the reason why Kraton is thinking about selling it. $HOUSTON—Kraton's Cariflex polyisoprene products unit is a strong and growing business. That is part of the reason why Kraton is thinking about selling it.
Wacky World of Rubber: Goodyear's Aero concept tire takes mobility to new heights
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It takes a visionary with a truly creative mind to look at the world of tomorrow's tomorrow and see the challenges humanity will face. Moreover, it takes a special person to peer into the future...
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Goodyear's newest concept tire is taking mobility to new heights and defying gravity along the way. Goodyear's newest concept tire is taking mobility to new heights and defying gravity along the way. $Goodyear's newest concept tire is taking mobility to new heights and defying gravity along the way.
Freudenberg takes majority stake in Xalt Energy
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MIDLAND, Mich.—Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has upped the ante on its commitment to electrified technologies. Almost one year after acquiring a 31 percent stake in Midland-based Xalt...
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MIDLAND, Mich.—Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has upped the ante on its commitment to electrified technologies. MIDLAND, Mich.—Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has upped the ante on its commitment to electrified technologies. $MIDLAND, Mich.—Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has upped the ante on its commitment to electrified technologies.
Michelin to foster hydrogen fuel-cell development with new joint venture
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PARIS—Michelin and Faurecia Group, a leading French automotive systems supplier, have agreed to form a joint venture that will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel-cell systems for...
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PARIS—Michelin and Faurecia Group have agreed to form a joint venture that will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel-cell systems for light vehicles, utility vehicles, trucks and other applications. PARIS—Michelin and Faurecia Group have agreed to form a joint venture that will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel-cell systems for light vehicles, utility vehicles, trucks and other applications. $PARIS—Michelin and Faurecia Group have agreed to form a joint venture that will develop, produce and market hydrogen fuel-cell systems for light vehicles, utility vehicles, trucks and other applications.
GW Plastics expands in Ireland
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SLIGO, Ireland—GW Plastics Inc. has continually re-invested in its operations during the course of the last five years. Add another investment to the list. The firm recently disclosed a $6....
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SLIGO, Ireland—GW Plastics recently disclosed a $6.8 million investment to increase product development, precision tooling, thermoplastic and liquid silicone injection molding at its site in Sligo. SLIGO, Ireland—GW Plastics recently disclosed a $6.8 million investment to increase product development, precision tooling, thermoplastic and liquid silicone injection molding at its site in Sligo. $SLIGO, Ireland—GW Plastics recently disclosed a $6.8 million investment to increase product development, precision tooling, thermoplastic and liquid silicone injection molding at its site in Sligo.
Tariffs, looming recession could have major impact on auto makers, sales
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When Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive's chief economist, joined the auto industry from the housing market two years ago, there was talk that the return of off-lease vehicles would upend used-vehicle ...
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Economists and analysts predict a downturn in the next year or so, though there's little consensus on the degree. If and when it comes, the downturn could have a significant impact auto makers. Economists and analysts predict a downturn in the next year or so, though there's little consensus on the degree. If and when it comes, the downturn could have a significant impact auto makers. $Economists and analysts predict a downturn in the next year or so, though there's little consensus on the degree. If and when it comes, the downturn could have a significant impact auto makers.
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Published on January 1, 2008

Using Furnace Blacks in Hose Compounds

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This Report has been authored by:Steven Clark at Cabot Corp. #with# Irene Yurovska at Cabot Corp. #with# Gregory Gaudet at Cabot Corp. #with# Ralph Dickinson at Cabot Corp. #with# Dave Novakoski at Cabot Corp.

Historically, thermal carbon black was used in hose compounds as an extender. Because of its low surface area and structure, MT N990 allows achieving high degrees of filler loading. However, because of the current market situation, the price of the thermal carbon black is substantially higher than prices of furnace carbon blacks. Therefore application of N990 to reduce cost of hose compounds became unreasonable. This study presents data to show that it is possible to use Sterling 1120, Spheron 6000A and Spheron 4000 to replace N990 in typical polychloroprene compounds. In addition, substitution of a 50/50 blend N550/MT-N990 with Spheron 6000 in peroxide cured EPDM radiator hose compound is considered. Thus, Cabot offers several distinctive furnace blacks that provide a potential to lower cost, while retaining processing and physical properties of rubber compounds for hose. 
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