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Rubber & Plastics News to honor rubber industry's best places to work
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AKRON—Rubber & Plastics News is launching a search to identify the Best Places to Work in the rubber industry. The publication, working with the Best Companies Group, is inviting U.S....
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AKRON—Rubber & Plastics News is launching a search to identify the Best Places to Work in the rubber industry. AKRON—Rubber & Plastics News is launching a search to identify the Best Places to Work in the rubber industry. $AKRON—Rubber & Plastics News is launching a search to identify the Best Places to Work in the rubber industry.
ZF acquires 60 percent of mobility provider 2getthere
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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—ZF Friedrichshafen A.G. has acquired a majority stake in European mobility provider 2getthere.The world's fifth-largest auto supplier said March 19 that it acquired ...
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FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in European mobility provider 2getthere. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in European mobility provider 2getthere. $FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in European mobility provider 2getthere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Published on September 23, 2010

Commercial Vehicle Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

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Maintaining proper tire inflation pressure has been a problem for commercial fleets ever since the invention of the pneumatic truck tire. While tires are usually the third highest cost in a fleet after labor and fuel, they are also the most difficult asset to control and maintain. The reasons for this are that although drivers are required to perform pre-trip inspections, they are not required to use a gauge to check the tires on their trucks, tractors, trailers, or buses. For the most part they believe their job is to drive the truck and deliver the freight, not maintain the vehicle. As a result, tire pressures are checked only at preventive maintenance inspections (PMs) and during scheduled trailer updates which can occur between 30 and 365 days depending upon the fleet’s maintenance practices. In between these scheduled updates, mechanics usually only bump check tires to find and remove totally flat tires. Add to this that many fleets do not see their equipment regularly since they have long distance operations that prevent them from giving their tires the attention they need. 
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