Traction Summit Reminder: Standard Rate Expires Today

The Standard Rate for the 2018 Traction Summit expires today. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the latest opportunities and challenges for the tire industry, in this new, disruptive age; build relationships, learn about next steps, and much more. 

 

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Smithers Rapra to present at ITEC

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AKRON—Smithers Rapra representatives will provide insights into emerging tire industry trends with a trio of presentations at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference, set for Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

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Smithers Rapra upgrades allow for testing of larger tires

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RAVENNA, Ohio—Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at its Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna to handle wheels with rim diameters up to 24 inches.

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Webinar – Considerations for Compound Development

For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors that must be taken into account when formulating compound options. Service environment, performance specifications, and material selection must be reviewed carefully to ensure that you can not only design an effective product, but also do so with as few iterations in the development process as possible. In this webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing labs, will cover the various formulation and processing considerations that rubber product manufacturers must use when developing compounds. An overview of material properties, processing techniques, and how they relate to various end use applications will be covered.

 

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Smithers Rapra discusses the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling

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Smithers Rapra recently provided insight at the Global Tire Tech Forum, which was organized by China Rubber Industry Association. Henry He (above), general manager at Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory, spoke about the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling.

“Our testing services span the globe, and we are proud to have Henry represent our laboratory in China and the advances we have made,” said Derek Read, VP for global development – Asia.

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Traction Summit 2018: Driving The Tire Industry Into The Future

Shifting the focus for 2018, Traction Summit will take a closer look at tire sensor technology, how the pursuit of autonomous vehicles are affecting the tire industry, considerations for autonomous vehicles tire data, as well as first-hand perspectives from OEMs, tire manufacturers and more. 

Specifically, this year’s program will feature sessions and topics on:

  • The Industry Now and Tomorrow: An overview of the current tire market, trends and future considerations.
  • Regulations: What regulations does the tire industry need to be aware of? From safety to environmental considerations
  • Sensing a Change: A look at the past present and future of sensors in tires
  • Smart Tires: Reinventing The Wheel
  • Autonomy: How does the quest for autonomous vehicles affect the tire industry?
 

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Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference

Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Monday, March 26, 2018 Akron, OH – Smithers Rapra announced that Dr. James Popio, vice president, North America, will deliver a presentation on the significant role that tires play in supporting automotive market trends at the Clemson University Global Tire Industry …

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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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Smithers Rapra: The Future of Rubber Belts and Hoses to 2022

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TRAC Members receive 15 per cent discount on all rubber industry market reports produced by Smithers Rapra.

This new exclusive study assesses the consumption of rubber for the various diverse applications for rubber belts and hoses.

Automotive applications dominate the market, although rail, aerospace and marine are making increasing demands on belts and hoses. Other applications such as oil and gas exploration, food processing, general fluid transfer and conveyor belts are also covered.

The trend towards automated manufacturing is driving the development of sophisticated robots, both belt and/or hydraulically driven.

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Smithers Rapra Report: The Future of Green Tires to 2023

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TRAC Members receive 15 per cent discount on all rubber industry market reports produced by Smithers Rapra.

A “green tire” is defined as a tire optimised for low rolling resistance, using materials – especially elastomers – that are from renewable (sustainable) materials.

What methodology is used?

The data and information for this report were gathered using a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with specialists, including fuel companies, tire fillers, raw material suppliers and additive suppliers. Secondary research consisted of a review of published material, conference proceedings and information from organisations and companies involved in the production, supply and use of tires and their ingredients. These data were analysed to provide estimates and forecasts for the tire markets by end-use sector, type and region.

What will you discover?

  • Identify and examine current and emerging sustainable technologies for tires, including materials used, production processes and recycling or disposing of end-of-life tires
  • Learn about commercial and automotive vehicle tires, as well as other niche markets
  • Understand global trends, and factors that may affect the industry
  • Find out about cutting-edge technology developments

 

 

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