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Trelleborg opens new combined manufacturing site
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AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. Inc. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. The new site brings three manufacturing...
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AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora. $AURORA, Ohio—Trelleborg Sealing Profiles U.S. welcomed visitors to a grand opening of its new 156,250-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Aurora.
Pirelli sees demand for noise canceling tire system
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NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli C. & S.p.A.'s noise canceling tire system have gotten louder.The Pirelli Noise Canceling System, meant to reduce noise between...
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NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder. NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder. $NEW YORK—As cars have gotten quieter, calls for Pirelli's noise canceling tire system have gotten louder.
Giti planning to reinvigorate GT Radial brand in North America
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RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. Since...
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RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market. $RICHBURG, S.C.—As the new kid in the North American manufacturing neighborhood, Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) Ltd. has ambitious plans to make its mark in the regional tire market.
Dana becomes lead investor in Hyliion
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MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. Electrification is driving the automotive suppliers to partner with new...
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MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon. $MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc., like many automotive suppliers, is being proactive about the change it sees on the horizon.
Will import duties cause shortage of TBR tires?
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AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? That scenario seems to be...
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AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices? $AKRON—Will the newly imposed countervailing and antidumping import duty orders on truck and bus tires from China lead to shortages of tires and/or rising prices?
Manufacturing 4.0 brings opportunities, challenges for automotive suppliers
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NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. Automation, machine...
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NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can. $ NOVI, Mich.—As manufacturers move toward a more automated future, there are plenty of questions to work through, and a plethora of opportunities for those that can.
Bridgestone wins design intellectual property case in China
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TOKYO—Bridgestone Corp. is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. The lawsuit claimed that Shengtai Group used a truck...
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TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group. $TOKYO—Bridgestone is claiming a win in a 3-year-old design-rights infringement lawsuit against Chinese tire maker Shengtai Group.
Evenflo Feeding creates strategic partnership with GoSili
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WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding Inc., an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity...
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WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement. WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement. $WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Evenflo Feeding, an infant and juvenile feeding products brand, and GoSili, a manufacturer of sustainable silicone tablewear, have entered into an equity agreement.
Steelastic completes puzzle with new system
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HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic Co. L.L.C. has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based producer of equipment used in tire...
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HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks. $HANOVER, Germany—Machinery maker Steelastic has been a bit cryptic in its marketing efforts in recent weeks.
Photos: Students dive into science, math careers at Goodyear STEM Career Day event
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AKRON—Sometimes, lesson plans burst into flame and go up in smoke. But that's a good thing. At least, it was on April 6, when Goodyear and the University of Akron partnered to present the...
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AKRON—Sometimes, lesson plans burst into flame and go up in smoke. But that's a good thing. At least, it was on April 6, when Goodyear and the University of Akron partnered to present the 20th annual STEM Career Day. AKRON—Sometimes, lesson plans burst into flame and go up in smoke. But that's a good thing. At least, it was on April 6, when Goodyear and the University of Akron partnered to present the 20th annual STEM Career Day. $AKRON—Sometimes, lesson plans burst into flame and go up in smoke. But that's a good thing. At least, it was on April 6, when Goodyear and the University of Akron partnered to present the 20th annual STEM Career Day.
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Published on September 23, 2010

Development of a Bio-Based Process for Isoprene

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Genencor, A Danisco Division, and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company are developing a revolutionary BioIsoprene™ alternative for petroleum derived isoprene. Isoprene is a key chemical required to produce a diverse range of industrial products including a wide variety of specialty elastomers used in surgical gloves, motor mounts and fittings, rubber bands, golf balls, and shoes. Styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymers form an essential part of hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive formulations, and cis-polyisoprene is used in tire manufacture. All of the world’s isoprene is produced from petroleum-derived feedstocks and is subject to volatility in pricing and supply linked to oil. The development of BioIsoprene™ monomer could make the tire and rubber industry less dependent on petroleum through utilization of renewable feedstocks. This paper describes our approach for developing a scalable and commercially relevant bioprocess for isoprene production (BioIsoprene™). 
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