Starlim expansion nears completion

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LONDON, Ontario—Starlim North America Corp. is on pace to complete the first phase of a multi-year expansion project at its liquid silicone rubber molding factory in London by the end of this summer.

The subsidiary of Austria’s Starlim Sterner Group broke ground on the $20 million project in September 2016 as part of a five- to seven-year plan to boost capacity to match the growth projected in the company’s business plan.

“Our company is privately held and the owner has a really long-term horizon in terms of planning,” said John Timmerman, Starlim North America vice president of sales and marketing. “The current construction is based on five to seven years, but we’re actually already planned out construction-wise for an additional five years should that be necessary. We’re planned out to 2025 in terms of capacity and sales.”

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Simtec integrates LSR, metal, thermoplastics production in one cell

Miramar, Fla.-based Simtec Silicone Parts LLC is starting a production process that integrates parts made of three materials — a metal, liquid silicone rubber and a thermoplastic — into one component within one manufacturing cell.

A breakthrough in LSR tooling technology enables the combination of multiple materials in a single production cell and the company is about to use it for a new application, Simtec President Enrique Camacho said in a telephone interview.

“A revolutionary approach for the integration of functions and materials is starting production at Simtec. It’s the first of its kind in the world for this particular application,” Camacho said.

He said he can’t identify the product or customer because of a confidentiality agreement but he could talk about the technology that is moving the company beyond overmolding LSR onto a thermoplastic substrate to also incorporating a metal part.

“We are redefining the LSR two-shot manufacturing process to LSR multi-shot,” Camacho said.

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VRG plants 90,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia so far

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VRG plants 90,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia so far VNA Print Workers at a rubber plantation (Photo: VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) has planted more than 90,000 hectares of rubber trees in Cambodia in the past 10 years, 1,900 hectares of which have been producing latex.

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Global Tire Chemicals Market By Type (Natural Rubber, Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black, etc.), By Tire Category (Passenger Car, Bus and Truck etc.), By Region, Competition Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021

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Tires manufactures in automobile sector use various chemicals such as, natural rubber, synthetic rubber, carbon black, sulphur, fillers and synthetic textile for enhance different properties in tires like tensile strength, tear strength, abrasion resistance, crack growth resistance, rolling strength and strong grip.

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Global Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Industry 2015 Market Research Report

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Industry 2015 Market Research Report” to its database.

The Global Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis …

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