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 www.notjusttires.org

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Synthetic rubber development could yield improved truck tires

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POTSDAM, Germany — Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research in Germany have developed a polyisoprene synthetic rubber they claim can exceed the treadwear performance of natural rubber in truck tires.

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Registration for the Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is Now Open

Registration for TRAC’s Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is now open.

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This Year’s Summit Drives to the Future

When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through exciting times: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics… these represent only the technological tip of the iceberg that’s moving through the industries’ waters worldwide. It’s a perpetual technology race and, as ever, tire and rubber manufacturers are staying atop of these trends and raising the bar when it comes to banking on technology, whether it be in the product development, manufacturing processes, supply chain management and all other business aspects.

This world-class event will explore the rubber industry’s technology, innovation, regulation and economy. All the expertise put forth at the event will come from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective. 

Rubber fell 70% in 7 years. Will the bear market last for 10 years?

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Rubber prices experienced a surge in the period from 2009 to 2011, during which the increase was as high as 240%, which in turn led to a large expansion of the planting area in the producing countries, resulting in a serious oversupply. Although the international rubber futures price has risen by 16% this year, it […]

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Trinseo presents new SSBR grade at Tire Tech Show

Hanover, Germany – Trinseo SA has presented a new grade of multi-functionalised S-SBR, Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo, held 5-7 March in Hanover.

The new grade, the company said in a statement, achieves “an optimum balance of low rolling resistance, high grip, and a good mechanical property profile.”

The new oil extended grade offers easy processability while addressing challenges such as physical stability, safety and high fuel efficiency, the company said.

The rubber…

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Ravago buys rubber distributor HB Chemical

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Twinsburg, Ohio – Ravago Holdings America Inc has acquired  HB Chemical Inc for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, HB Chemical is a North American distributor for the rubber industry.

The company’s product portfolio includes synthetic rubber, accelerators, plasticisers and antioxidants required by manufacturers of rubber and elastomer products.

“HB represents a unique combination of Ravago’s core businesses: polymers and chemicals,” Ravago America CEO Jim Duffy said in a statement.

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Tire & Rubber Summit 2019 Will Focus on New Technologies

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada; March 7, 2019 — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (www.tracanada.ca ) announces dates for its upcoming Tire & Rubber Summit 2019. This unique and important event will take place on June 11 & 12, 2019 in Toronto.

This Summit will explore the tire and rubber industry’s advances in technology, innovation, regulation and economics through the insights from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

Driving to the Future

The focus of the Summit will be on the speed of technological advancements in the tire and automotive industries and their effect on product development, manufacturing processes, and other business aspects.

“This is a unique event in the tire and rubber industry,” says Glenn Maidment, President, TRAC. “When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through some very exciting times; and our 2019 Summit will discuss the technologies that are changing how rubber manufacturers do business today and tomorrow: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning and others.” 

The event will bring together industry professionals and expert panelists to discuss the technologies that reverberate throughout the industry. All the expertise comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective.

Find out more about this distinctive industry event @: http://bit.ly/TRS-2019.

About the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

Founded in 1920, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is a cornerstone of the national rubber manufacturing industry, serving tire makers, rubber products manufacturers and importers as well as rubber recyclers and suppliers of goods and services related to the industry. Over the past century, TRAC has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and became one of the most respected industry organizations worldwide.

 

Media Contact: Michal Majernik, Email: mmajernik@tracanada.ca, Phone: 519.249.0366

TRAC: www.tracanada.ca; www.betiresmart.ca;Twitter: @TRAC_News

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Dandelion rubber startup American Sustainable Rubber appoints president

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CHICAGO – American Sustainable Rubber, a new, wholly owned subsidiary of United American Healthcare, has appointed Timothy Madden as president.

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Elite Elastomers finds its niche in rubber industry

RIPLEY, Miss.—After spending more than 15 years in the rubber industry, Steve Glidewell got the entrepreneurial urge. So he formed Elite Elastomers and things have grown from there.

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Zeppelin hopes to stand out with new technology

HOUSTON—Zeppelin Systems GmbH has what it claims is the most complete range of technology for those needing turnkey mixing systems in the tire and rubber product industries, and that breadth of offerings has helped the group increase growth during the last decade in the U.S. and abroad.

The Zeppelin Systems business is part of Germany’s Zeppelin GmbH, and is part of the Plant Engineering Group, said Christian Tittensor, director of sales and marketing for plastics and rubber plants at Houston-based Zeppelin Systems USA Inc.

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