Tristone adds new US production plant

Mooresville, North Carolina – German hose manufacturer Tristone Flowtech Group has officially opened a new production plant in Mooresville to improve its service to the automotive industry in the US and Canada.

Tristone broke ground on the €21-million manufacturing unit in May last year and is now preparing for start of operations to serve its first US automotive customer, the company said 23 April.

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Video: Rubber: It’s Not Just Tires

This exciting video demonstrates the significance of rubber in everyday life and was designed to introduce the next generation of workers to this extraordinary industry. Learn more at

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Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season


Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press 12:50 PM Jan 25, 2019 at 12:50 PM Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California. The league is partnering with German company Jogmo World Corp. to put microchips on player jerseys and inside game pucks. Real-time data will be gathered by antennas in all 31 NHL arenas.

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A Short History of Newburyport’s Shoe Industry


John Shoe manufacturing was the main industry in Newburyport for the better part of a century, employing thousands, sustaining the local economy and populating the downtown with four and five story factories. My Dodge forebears commenced manufacturing boots and shoes on a truly industrial and increasingly mechanized scale in 1867, but that is hardly when shoe making began in Newburyport. Elisha Perkins Dodge Or should I say boot making?

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Hankook and Peaches in creative partnership

Hankook Tire has announced it will partner with Peaches, the California lifestyle and fashion brand known for translating street car culture into modern-day street fashion clothing. The next step “in the near future” is for Hankook Tire’s design team and Peaches to unveil several projects, including a series of experimental sports tyre designs to appeal to up and coming generations of drivers.

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Bridgestone, Cooper raising aftermarket P/LT tire prices Oct. 1 in U.S.


AKRON — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plan to increase replacement market prices Oct. 1 on passenger and light truck tires sold in the U.S.

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Commerce rules against China, Thailand in rubber band duty case


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce has levied antidumping duties of 5.86 percent against most rubber band imports from Thailand.

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Rousing start to International Rubber Glove Conference


The 9th edition of the International Rubber Glove Conference, the world’s biggest glove event, got off to a grand opening with the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad assuring the Malaysian glove industry all support to scale further heights and make more profits.

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Wacky World of Rubber: Santa Anna’s tie to chewing gum


This week’s Wacky World of Rubber blog will give you a little bit of history that you may not be acquainted with. While many know that rubber is the basis for chewing gum, far fewer likely are aware of the role Santa Anna played in the formation of the chewing gum industry.

There is a good chance you know Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna—his formal name—as the long-time leader of Mexico (he served 11 terms as president). He was the general whose forces killed 189 at the Battle for the Alamo in 1836.

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NHL Aims to Debut ‘Smart Puck’ Tech in 2019


NHL’s “smart puck” technology will allow it to track movement on the ice at 200 times a second (via NHL) Stay on target UK Launches Space Strategy to Fend Off ‘Intensifying Threats’ 10 Movies that Helped Create Real Technology I enjoy a good hockey game: the screaming crowds, the player fights, the overpriced food and merchandise. But I’ll admit to sometimes losing sight of the action.

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