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Work starting on Continental’s Russian dandelion rubber lab

Friday 10th November 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past six years, Continental has worked with partners on projects to source rubber from Russian dandelions for its tyre production. In 2016, the company announced plans to establish a new facility for industrialising this process. A seven-acre site in Anklam, not far from Germany’s Baltic coast, was selected for this research laboratory. The tyre maker now reports that groundbreaking for the 35 million-euro initial phase of its Taraxagum Lab Anklam will take place this coming Monday.

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Apollo Tyres & research partner obtain ENR patent

Apollo Tyres & research partner obtain ENR patent

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A patent has been granted in India for a special grade of epoxidised natural rubber (ENR) jointly developed by the research and development team at Apollo Tyres and the Rubber Research Institute of India. The tyre rubber compound was granted patent no. 287630 by the Government of India’s Patent Office on 21 September.

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Materials informatics providing Yokohama Rubber with new possibilities for rubber materials

Materials informatics providing Yokohama Rubber with new possibilities for rubber materials

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to developing a new, informatics-based tyre design technology, Yokohama Rubber says it has established a development technology for rubber materials based on materials informatics. The company expects this new technology will “dramatically raise the accuracy and speed of the development of rubber materials with unprecedented high-performance characteristics.”

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DowDuPont raises polymer prices

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

As soon as contracts allow, but generally effective 16 October, DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a business segment of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, will increase prices for all DuPont Zytel and DuPont Delrin products.

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China starts anti-dumping probe into EU rubber imports

Tuesday 5th September 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of August China’s Ministry of Commerce began a year-long anti-dumping investigations into imported hydrogenated butyl rubber from the European Union, the United Sates and Singapore.

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‘Hybrid’ rubber offers hope of self-healing tyres

‘Hybrid’ rubber offers hope of self-healing tyres

Thursday 24th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) encourages us to “imagine a tyre that could heal after being punctured,” and a team from the school has done more than just imagine – according to SEAS, its researchers have “developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.”

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Chemspec celebrates one year in México’s “automotive/rubber triangle”

Wednesday 28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Ohio-based ChemSpec, Ltd., a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, formed a subsidiary, Chemspec México, S. DE RL DE C.V., in August 2016 to serve the rapid growth of automotive manufacturing in México, specifically in the central states−often referred to as the “automotive/rubber triangle” region. ChemSpec México is strategically based in Querétaro, with additional warehousing and logistics business support in nearby Laredo, TX. 12 months on the company is celebrating its first year of success.

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Evonik and Wacker back German technology fund

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Evonik and Wacker Chemie are among the investors in a $335 million fund intended to finance young start-up firms in Germany, both companies announced. The country’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German state-run KfW Development Bank are the main investors in the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) III, which will also help the start-ups put their business concepts into practice.

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Pyrolyx signs US plant construction deals

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Munich-based recovered carbon black (rCB) manufacturer Pyrolyx has signed two agreements that will advance plans to construct a rCB plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. The company has signed a multi-year supply agreement in the US with an unnamed masterbatch manufacturer that calls for Pyrolyx to supply rCB sourced from end-of-life tyres for use in colourants, special effects and additives that go into masterbatch. The deal involves securing long-term supply with a price advantage, Pyrolyx said.

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ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

ANRPC: High demand for natural rubber doesn’t necessarily mean high prices

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Global demand for natural rubber (NR) is expected to outstrip supply this year, however the body representing 11 key producing countries cautions that strong demand doesn’t guarantee that the prices seen of late will be maintained.

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Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

Monday 24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Life imitates art? In 2010, Tyrepress.com reported the Cannes Film Festival screening of Rubber, a French dark comedy horror about Robert, a tyre that acquires a taste for killing. Fast forward seven years, and we’ve come across fresh footage – but this time the tyre terror is for real.

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Hexpol buys Valley Processing for $44 million

Monday 3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Just three days after buying Trelleborg’s Czech compounding operation, on 3 April Hexpol announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Valley Processing from Ted Ballou and his family. The acquisition price amounts to approximately US$44 million on a cash and debt free basis. There will also be an additional product transfer fee, which will be paid later.

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Hexpol buys Trelleborg’s Czech compounding unit for 65 million euros

Friday 31st March 2017 | 0 Comments

Hexpol has today acquired 100 per cent of Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina s.r.o from the Trelleborg Group. The divested operation develops, produces and supplies polymer compounds. The majority of its sales are to external customers and a minor share to a small number of Trelleborg facilities in Europe.

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Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Graphene – the tyre filler of the future?

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Shangdong Hengyu making graphene tyres

Monday 17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Shangdong Hengyu Technology has become the latest tyre manufacturer to announce that it is making tyres based on the Nobel Prize-winning material graphene. Other firms using graphene in tyres include bicycle tyremaker Vitorria and fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Sentury Tire. According to the company supplying Hengyu with Graphene (The Sixth Element Materials Technology), Shangdong Hengyu has developed “tyre formulations” that the companies say demonstrates the positive impact of graphene on the performance of tyres.

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