LabsCubed automated polymer testing system garners top prize at Startup Stadium competition

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An automated polymer testing system and associated software developed by LabsCubed (Kitchener, ON) sufficiently impressed judges to walk away with the top prize at the first Startup Stadium competition today at PLAST-EX and the Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo in Toronto. 

The tabletop CubeOne system accelerates physical testing of polymers and improves consistency by eliminating human error. It accommodates various sample shapes and sizes and tests tensile and tear strength. “Compared with vertical universal testing machines, where the technician runs a test, waits, and runs the next test, the CubeOne automates the process,” explained Ammar Jafar, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company. “The technician loads the tray with 12 samples, loads the tray in the machine and presses start. The technician can now walk away and perform a value-added task rather than wait around.”

 

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Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin earn GM supplier honors

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Michelin North America suppliers of the year for 2018.

The four tire makers are among 133 suppliers to earn the recognition, which GM presented recently in Detroit during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements,” providing customers with the most innovative technologies and delivering quality vehicles.

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Continental wins inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights has named Continental Tyre Group Ltd the inaugural winners of the Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award. The accolade was presented at the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights White Tie Banquet.

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Global and China Natural Rubber Industry Report, 2019-2025

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In 2018, global natural rubber industry continued remained at low ebb, as a result of economic fundamentals. Global natural rubber price presented a choppy downtrend and repeatedly hit a record low in recent two years, in spite of an uptick in the…

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Bridgestone’s Aiken tire plant achieves LEED Green Building Certification

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Bridgestone Americas announced that its Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant (Aiken ORR), located in Trenton, South Carolina, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and human health performance.

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Bridgestone Group Awards 2019 Recognizes the Best Global Projects

Bridgestone Group Awards 2019 Recognizes the Best Global Projects During the ceremony, the Group acknowledges the best Socially Responsible Projects NEWSROOM: Bridgestone Americas
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TOKYO, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation announced the winners of the “Bridgestone Group Awards 2019” at a ceremony held on March 27, 2019. The Bridgestone Group Awards began in 2008 as an annual recognition program open to all employees and organizations of the Bridgestone Group.

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Michelin, Continental Named to Forbes Best Large Employer List

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Named to the No. 1 spot last year, Michelin has been ranked No. 10 this year by the magazine and Continental is listed at No. 67 on Forbes’ list.

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Yokohama Tire Receives Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for 7th Straight Year

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh consecutive year. The award – Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) – went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

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Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje earns Northern Lights Award

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EDMONTON, Alberta — Fountain Tire CEO Brent Hesje recently received the Northern Lights Award of Distinction, awarded by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his corporate, community and industry leadership.

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Continental silicone insulation system wins Hanover Messe 2019 energy award

HANOVER, Germany—Continental’s silicone rubber-based insulation system, Conti Thermo Protect, received the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at the Hanover Messe 2019.

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