DRI makes deal, invests for future growth

COLDWATER, Ohio—Recycled rubber compounder DRI Rubber has grown rapidly in a short span thanks partially to an acquisition and a plant expansion, along with the addition of more machinery and personnel.

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Corrie MacColl details landmark collaboration in Cameroon

Singapore — Natural rubber company Corrie MacColl, a subsidiary of global NR supply chain manager Halcyon Agri, has joined forces with local and international NGOs to strengthen rubber production across its plantations in Cameroon.

Two prominent NGOs, Mighty Earth and the Community Forests Platform, have joined the Cameroon Sustainability Council initiated by Corrie MacColl after a long-running consultation, Corrie MacColl said in a 21 Nov news release.

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ARPM to fund new training program

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NDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.

Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.

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GRI introduces natural oil-based Ultimate XT tire

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Global Rubber Industries is using natural processing oil in the production of an environmentally friendly version of its Ultimate XT solid rubber tire.

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Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Technology: Bridgestone unveils new polymer rubber/resin polymer

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. has unveiled what it describes as the “world’s first” polymer that bonds rubbers and resins on the molecular level. Named Susym, the “next-generation” polymer material is expected to find applications in various fields that exceed the scope of use as a tire material, the Japanese tire & rubber company announced 11 Oc. The product, said Bridgestone, is the next step in the evolution of the company’s “high strength rubber”, unveiled in May 2018.

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Rubber Market to Reach USD 60.38 Billion by 2026; Ongoing Technological Advancements to Propel Growth, Says Fortune Business Insights

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PUNE, India, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The global Rubber Market is anticipated to gain impetus from a rise in the demand from tire and non-tire automotive parts sector. This information is published in a report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Rubber Market Size, Share &…

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LabsCubed robot helps with multi-sample testing

CLEVELAND—Kitchener, Ontario-based LabsCubed Inc. exhibited at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland Oct. 8-10, showcasing its CubeOne limited-production tensile strength testing robot.

The CubeOne allows operators to test up to 12 samples at a time, according to LabsCubed publicity. A robot automatically loads and unloads samples, and smart grips ensure accurate and consistent tests, the company said.

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LANXESS uses AI in product development

LANXESS has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers using artificial intelligence (AI). The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including for entirely new applications with different requirements. The Urethane Systems business unit is using the potential of AI and has brought materials AI company Citrine Informatics on board as a project partner.

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Orion to introduce carbon blacks that improve tire fuel efficiency

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HOUSTON—Orion Engineered Carbons will debut a novel surface-modified carbon blacks for rubber applications at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland on Oct. 9.

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