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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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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Trinseo presents new synthetic rubber solution

Trinseo, the global plastics, latex binder, and synthetic rubber manufacturer, is introducing a new grade of multifunctionalized S-SBR called Sprintan 918S, at the Tire Technology Expo from March 5-7 in Hanover, Germany.

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Rubber chemical traders converge for RCMA Silver Jubilee fete

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The Rubber Chemical Merchants Association (RCMA) celebrated its Silver Jubilee (25th anniversary) in Mumbai recently by organising an event styled Optima 6, a platform for rubber chemical traders across the country for networking and knowledge-sharing.

The theme of the networking event was: ‘Trade Openness, Boosting Competitiveness.’ Dr Parimal Merchant, Director – Global FMB Program at S. P. Jain School of Global Management, delivered a talk on current issues in family business.

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Global Synthetic Rubber Market Segments (BR, Sbr, Epr, Iir, Nbr, Butadiene, Styrene, Rubber Additive), Growth, Demands, Revenue and Forecasts 2018-2023

PUNE, India, January 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ReportsnReports adds Global and China Synthetic Rubber Market (BR, SBR, EPR, IIR, NBR, Butadiene, Styrene, Rubber Additive) Report, 2018-2023 to its online research database. In 2018, China boasted a total synthetic rubber capacity of roughly…

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Sumitomo claims breakthrough in rubber failure study

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TOKYO – Sumitomo Rubber Industries says it has cracked the mystery surrounding rubber failure, in a joint study with the Dresden, Germany-based Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research.

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2018 Top 10: Raw material volatility

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Prices for raw materials continued to increase in 2018, causing a widespread impact throughout the tire and rubber industries in our No. 3 story of the year.

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Arlanxeo starts online service for Saudi-made EPDM

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Maastricht – Arlanxeo has launched a ‘self-service’ online platform for customers using EPDM produced at Saudi Aramco’s Petro Rabigh joint venture with Sumitomo Chemical.

Under an agreement reached with Aramco in February, Arlanxeo markets the EPDM under its Keltan trademark with the extension ‘KSA’ – standing for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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