ITEC In Focus conference set for Sept. 25-26

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Experts from around the world will explore emerging tire sustainability trends during the ITEC In Focus: Green Tire conference, set for Sept. 25-26 in Cuyahoga Falls.

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Trinseo SR business’ earnings more than halved in second quarter

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BERWYN, Pa.—Lower sales volumes and weak market conditions have contributed to a drop in second quarter earnings within Trinseo’s synthetic rubber unit.

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Great opportunities for SR in advanced materials

The global SR industry continues to drive on growth of the automotive and tyre industries which are undergoing major transformations towards autonomous, electrical, connected, and shared mobility, which means more opportunities for advanced materials. Also in the medical sector, design of high-tech materials is also opening up, challenging opportunities for the SR industry.

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Tire & Rubber Summit 2019: Suppliers ready to overcome tire industry challenges

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TORONTO—Raw material suppliers face various challenges in providing tire makers with the quality and quantity of materials they need. But they are more than prepared to meet those challenges.

This was the message representatives from three raw materials sectors—carbon black, natural rubber and synthetic rubber—had for attendees at “Driving to the Future,” the 2019 Tire & Rubber Summit sponsored by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada.

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Asahi Kasei still mulling SR plant in Europe

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LONDON—Japanese materials supplier Asahi Kasei is continuing to assess plans to build a synthetic rubber plant in Europe, the company said.

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Future Tire: Tires could give new life to packaging waste

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Cologne, Germany – Recycled styrene from plastic waste streams has the capability to be “upcycled” in tires, according to Sandra Hofmann, global technology & innovation director, synthetic rubber, Trinseo.

“The question is, how to transform from a linear production model to something which enables the circular economy,” said Hofmann, during a presentation to Future Tire Conference 2019, held in Cologne, 11-12 June.

Polystyrene, according to Hofmann, has “a very unique feature” in that it…

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Kumho’s Jong-Hoon Baek elected president of the IISRP

SEATTLE— Jong-Hoon Baek, an executive vice president for Kumho Petrochemicals, was elected president of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers for 2019-20.He will succeed Brian Chapman, who will become the institute’s past–president international.

Baek, who was elected at the association’s 60th annual general meeting on May 15, has a range of experience in the polymer industry from roles he has had in technical, marketing and sales areas, in addition to senior management positions he has held.

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Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber for the first time

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Initial testing of tires made from the nature-identical, biomimetic synthetic rubber (BISYKA) shows that they achieve around 30 to 50 percent less abrasion compared to natural rubber tires. … 

On April 4, 2019, the researchers present their results at a transfer workshop at the annual conference of the German Rubber Society, East (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft Ost) in Merseburg, Germany.

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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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Continental Introduces New Compound for RDT-Master for Rigid Dump Trucks

Continental is further extending its tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry with the launch of a new compound for its RDT-Master for use on rigid dump trucks.

The cut-resistant compound was developed for rough and abrasive applications where tires have to withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.

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