Great Lakes Rubber thrives on tackling extreme environments

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WIXOM, Mich.—Great Lakes Rubber Co. Inc. has probably encountered every demanding application imaginable.

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Nycoa debuts a nylon-based TPE

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ORLANDO, Fla.—Nylon Corp. of America (Nycoa) will commercialize a new line of nylon-based thermoplastic elastomers by the end of the year.

The materials, to be sold under the Ny-Flex trade name, are in pilot-scale production, Pratik Shah, vice president of new business development and research and development, said in a May 9 interview at NPE2018 in Orlando.

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BKT Partners with Kultevat to Create Dandelion Rubber Compound for Tires

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Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), has entered into a joint research agreement with Kultevat, Inc., to create a dandelion rubber compound for its tires.

Kultevat, a U.S. biotechnology company, specializes in the cultivation and processing of TKS Dandelion as a renewable and sustainable alternative for natural rubber. BKT will work with the company to develop new compounding methods and tire manufacturing technologies to create more sustainable and renewable tires in the future.

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Technology focus: Arlanxeo’s new self-sealing tire compound

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Hanover, Germany – Arlanxeo has developed a special compound for use in self-sealing tires, the synthetic rubber maker recently announced

The material, which is applied on the interior of a vehicle tire, enables punctures to be automatically sealed, said a 19 Feb company statement.

The development is in line with the requirements of future vehicles, according Frank Lückgen, global marketing director, tire, at Arlanxeo’s Tire & Specialty Rubbers business unit (BU TSR).

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Goodyear Reveals Tires Designed to Withstand EV Instant Torque Better

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Goodyear Reveals Tires Designed to Withstand EV Instant Torque Better 9 Mar 2018, 11:28 UTC · Browse through any Tesla forum and one of the main topics you’ll come across – usually started by people who bought their vehicles more recently without doing proper research – is the speed at which the cars devour the tires. 4 photos With 20-inch wheels and a performance-oriented nature, satisfying this quench can get very expensive, very soon.

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Smithers Rapra Course: Introduction to Silicone Elastomers

This course will take place over one day, commencing at 9.15am and finishing at 4.30pm.

The properties and processing of silicone elastomers are often very different from other Elastomers. 

This course is structured to provide an understanding and overview of the main types of silicone elastomer currently available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processing and applications between each type.

Enough basic polymer science is included to understand these topics, and extensive use will be made of samples and other visual aids to assist. Reference is made to the place of silicone rubber relative to other commercial polymers.

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Goodyear Unveils Oxygene Concept Tire

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At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased its new concept tire and the latest advances on its intelligent tire prototype.

The concept tire, named Oxygene, features an open structure with living moss growing within the sidewall. The tire’s smart tread design absorbs and circulates moisture and water from the road surface, allowing photosynthesis to occur and therefore releasing oxygen into the air, Goodyear said in a press release.

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New Products: Evonik presents Ultrasil 7800 GR for green tire production

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ESSEN, Germany—Evonik’s Ultrasil 7800 GR, a silica with a customized surface area that meets the demands of SUV and all-season tires, is the next step in innovation for green tires, according to an Evonik release.

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The Versalis BDSPs awarded in Hannover

Versalis’ breakthrough technology for new butadiene-based di-block stereoregular polymers for the development of innovative compounds (BDSP), has been awarded “Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” at the Tire Technology International Awards 2018, the independent European award program for the tire industry. The awards were judged by a panel of international tire industry experts, analysts, business members and academia.

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Goodyear awarded for soybean oil innovation

After what has been described as the “tightest race” at the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the winner in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category. The tyre maker was awarded for its work in applying soybean oil in tyre tread compound as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Goodyear narrowly beat fellow shortlistee PPG/US DOE, which had been nominated for its work to combine silica with natural rubber to reduce rolling resistance in truck tyres. The shortlist also included Apollo Tyres/RRI and JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

 

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