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ITC unanimously finds material injury in China rubber band case
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WASHINGTON—By a 5-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final determination of material injury to U.S. rubber band makers because of imports from China.The ITC's Dec....
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WASHINGTON—By a 5-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final determination of material injury to U.S. rubber band makers because of imports from China. WASHINGTON—By a 5-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final determination of material injury to U.S. rubber band makers because of imports from China. $WASHINGTON—By a 5-0 vote, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final determination of material injury to U.S. rubber band makers because of imports from China.
Year in Review: Non-tire firms restructure, expand operations
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Parker Hannifin wasn't the only one restructuring on the non-tire rubber products side. The firm combined its industrial and hydraulic hose businesses into one division, effective July...
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Two of the industry's biggest, non-tire rubber product makers restructured in 2018, while plenty of others embarked on expansions and new deals. We look back at some of the year's key moments. Two of the industry's biggest, non-tire rubber product makers restructured in 2018, while plenty of others embarked on expansions and new deals. We look back at some of the year's key moments. $Two of the industry's biggest, non-tire rubber product makers restructured in 2018, while plenty of others embarked on expansions and new deals. We look back at some of the year's key moments.
As California's autonomous vehicle population doubles, so do crashes
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In the beginning, self-driving vehicles could be spotted only on the streets near Silicon Valley tech companies whose work made them possible. Now they're much more widespread.Autonomous vehicle...
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In the beginning, self-driving vehicles could be spotted only on the streets near Silicon Valley tech companies whose work made them possible. Now they're much more widespread. In the beginning, self-driving vehicles could be spotted only on the streets near Silicon Valley tech companies whose work made them possible. Now they're much more widespread. $In the beginning, self-driving vehicles could be spotted only on the streets near Silicon Valley tech companies whose work made them possible. Now they're much more widespread.
Editorial: Priorities guide William Stockwell's path for family business
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William Stockwell is one who has always had his priorities in order. During his four decades at his family's firm, he often has opted to make the tough choices. It's for that type of leadership...
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William Stockwell is one who has always had his priorities in order. During his four decades at his family's firm, he often has opted to make the tough choices. William Stockwell is one who has always had his priorities in order. During his four decades at his family's firm, he often has opted to make the tough choices. $ William Stockwell is one who has always had his priorities in order. During his four decades at his family's firm, he often has opted to make the tough choices.
Cooper Tire, Sailun to form joint venture, build truck, bus tire plant
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FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and Sailun Vietnam Co. Ltd. have agreed to set up a joint venture to oversee the construction of a radial truck/bus tire plant in Vietnam rated at ...
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FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam have agreed to set up a joint venture to oversee the construction of a radial truck and bus tire plant in Vietnam rated at more than 2 million units annually. FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam have agreed to set up a joint venture to oversee the construction of a radial truck and bus tire plant in Vietnam rated at more than 2 million units annually. $FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam have agreed to set up a joint venture to oversee the construction of a radial truck and bus tire plant in Vietnam rated at more than 2 million units annually.
Executive of the Year: Knowledge of business, industry sets William Stockwell apart
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PHILADELPHIA—When Jerry Krummel attended a trade show meeting with Stockwell Elastomerics Inc., he expected to discuss silicone supply in the upcoming year. What the sales director for...
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PHILADELPHIA—William Stockwell's sense and hands-on attitude are a few of the reasons why he was chosen as the Rubber & Plastics News 2018 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year. PHILADELPHIA—William Stockwell's sense and hands-on attitude are a few of the reasons why he was chosen as the Rubber & Plastics News 2018 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year. $PHILADELPHIA—William Stockwell's sense and hands-on attitude are a few of the reasons why he was chosen as the Rubber & Plastics News 2018 Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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Closing the Fluoro Elastomers High-Temperature Gap: New Developments in Fluorosilicone Rubber

Published on October 28, 2015

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As rubber applications continue to evolve and require higher-temperature performance and higher resistance against fuels and oils, many industries – including automotive, aviation, and oil and gas – are looking beyond traditional materials for solutions.

Applications include everything from turbocharger hose lining to blowback preventer seals to gaskets for airplane hydraulic systems. FKM (fluorocarbon rubber) and FVMQ (fluorosilicone rubber) have historically been used in these applications. Many of the applications requiring the highest-temperature resistance have used FKM. Traditionally, the temperature range for FVMQ has been -60 to 220°C. However, recent advancements in FVMQ technology have resulted in higher-service-temperature performance up to 240°C with peak temperatures to 250°C.

This advancement – in addition to greater stability of properties over a wide temperature range compared to FKM – has allowed FVMQ to now be used in higher-temperature applications where it had not previously been considered. In addition, the use of FVMQ provides 25% lower density, allowing for better weight savings and lower material usage.

This paper focuses on the development of improved properties of FVMQ, showing comparisons to traditional FVMQ and FKM materials. We will compare these materials to newly developed FVMQs with higher heat stability, showing test results for physical properties measured at elevated temperature (up to 200°C), aging performance in automotive fluids (fuels and oils), adhesion to VMQ (as it relates to co-extrusion application), and acid-gas resistance. The paper also explains how FVMQ elastomers can be designed to precisely meet specific application requirements while meeting or exceeding FKM performance properties.