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Executive of the Year: Philadelphia group seeks to provide road for ex-offenders
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Often times, the people who need a second chance don't get it. Fortunately, William Stockwell believes in second chances. The president of Philadelphia-based Stockwell Elastomerics Inc....
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Often times, the people who need a second chance don't get it. Fortunately, William Stockwell believes in second chances. Often times, the people who need a second chance don't get it. Fortunately, William Stockwell believes in second chances. $Often times, the people who need a second chance don't get it. Fortunately, William Stockwell believes in second chances.
NIBA president looks to keep the course
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PHOENIX—Brian Schachner, NIBA's new president, wants to help the association stay steady on a path of growth established by prior leadership. "My goal is mainly to maintain the direction...
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PHOENIX—Brian Schachner, NIBA's new president, wants to help the association stay steady on a path of growth established by prior leadership. PHOENIX—Brian Schachner, NIBA's new president, wants to help the association stay steady on a path of growth established by prior leadership. $ PHOENIX—Brian Schachner, NIBA's new president, wants to help the association stay steady on a path of growth established by prior leadership.
Executive of the Year: William Stockwell makes lasting impact on his family's company, employees
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William Stockwell always wanted to follow his own path. Oddly enough, embracing the same family legacy he initially felt would prevent him from forging his own identity has allowed him to do just...
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William Stockwell always wanted to follow his own path. Oddly enough, embracing the same family legacy he initially felt would prevent him from forging his own identity has allowed him to do just that. William Stockwell always wanted to follow his own path. Oddly enough, embracing the same family legacy he initially felt would prevent him from forging his own identity has allowed him to do just that. $ William Stockwell always wanted to follow his own path. Oddly enough, embracing the same family legacy he initially felt would prevent him from forging his own identity has allowed him to do just that.
Editorial: Trade dispute over rubber bands has big implications
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Much of the talk regarding international trade wars, tariffs and duties revolves around what impact those activities will have on the automobile industry and, closer to our readership, the tire...
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Much of the talk regarding international trade wars, tariffs and duties revolves around what impact those activities will have on the automobile industry and, closer to our readership, the tire sector. Much of the talk regarding international trade wars, tariffs and duties revolves around what impact those activities will have on the automobile industry and, closer to our readership, the tire sector. $ Much of the talk regarding international trade wars, tariffs and duties revolves around what impact those activities will have on the automobile industry and, closer to our readership, the tire sector.
Nokian opens North American headquarters in Nashville
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian Tyres P.L.C. has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. As...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams. $NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nokian has opened its North American headquarters office in Nashville, housing the company's sales, customer service, IT, logistics and marketing teams.
Auto sales volume dips as cars sputter, still on pace for 17 million sold this year
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U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some auto makers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars. But the seasonally adjusted annualized...
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U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some auto makers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars. U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some auto makers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars. $U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some auto makers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars.
Mary Barra pressed by Ohio senators to keep GM's Lordstown plant open
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WASHINGTON—Ohio's Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so...
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WASHINGTON—Ohio's Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so the state's Lordstown plant can continue operating. WASHINGTON—Ohio's Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so the state's Lordstown plant can continue operating. $WASHINGTON—Ohio's Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman urged General Motors CEO Mary Barra to accelerate contract talks with union officials and decisions on where to build new products so the state's Lordstown plant can continue operating.
Wacky World of Rubber: Nectar bets on science, humor in new ad campaign
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Nectar Sleep gets it. Science sells. Late last month, Nectar launched a YouTube ad featuring Mayim Bialik, who probably is best known for her portrayal of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler in the...
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Nectar Sleep gets it. Science sells. That's why the company launched a new ad featuring actress and real-life scientist Mayim Bialik, best known for her portrayal of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." Nectar Sleep gets it. Science sells. That's why the company launched a new ad featuring actress and real-life scientist Mayim Bialik, best known for her portrayal of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." $Nectar Sleep gets it. Science sells. That's why the company launched a new ad featuring actress and real-life scientist Mayim Bialik, best known for her portrayal of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory."
Evonik launches silica production at South Carolina plant
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik Industries A.G. has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek.Construction of the facility, located near Charleston, S....
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek. GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek. $GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Evonik has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek.
Diversification will help suppliers weather storm from GM plant shutdown in Lordstown
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Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO, is concerned about the workers who soon could be losing their jobs due to General Motors Co.'s decision to not give the Lordstown, Ohio, plant any new products next...
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Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO, is concerned about the workers who soon could be losing their jobs due to General Motors' decision to close its Lordstown, Ohio, plant. But when it comes to the region overall, he has fewer worries. Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO, is concerned about the workers who soon could be losing their jobs due to General Motors' decision to close its Lordstown, Ohio, plant. But when it comes to the region overall, he has fewer worries. $Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO, is concerned about the workers who soon could be losing their jobs due to General Motors' decision to close its Lordstown, Ohio, plant. But when it comes to the region overall, he has fewer worries.
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Published on January 1, 2008

The Single Test Solution for Rubber Mixing in the Hose Industry

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This Report has been authored by:Jerry Saxion at Excel-Polymers

Traditional rubber test methods, such as tensile stress strain testing, Mooney viscosity and scorch, curemeter testing, hardness, density, etc. have been used for monitoring the quality of mixed batches for the last 40 years and earlier. These tests do detect some quality problems that result from the mixing of rubber in the factory; however, because of the time required to perform each of these tests and the sheer number of tests, they are more costly to perform compared to modern day alternatives. Moreover, with the implementation of Six Sigma quality programs, these traditional test methods have been shown not to have the gage sensitivity required to solve today's factory problems. These traditional methods were the best tests possible at the time of their development; however, through the use of new technologies, the functions of these traditional tests can now be replaced with a faster, more sensitive single test using the RPA and PPA technologies that have been developed for this purpose. Not only is this single test more discerning in distinguishing between good vs. bad batches, but it also reduces the total cost of testing. This paper will present how these new testing technologies are effectively being implemented by Excel Polymers to improve their quality assurance of mixed batches as well as reducing the total test costs which benefits everyone.

 
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