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Technologies for Polymeric Cord/ Rubber Adhesion in Applications

A good adhesion between the rubber of a tire and the reinforcing polymeric cord is crucial for the overall tire performance and safety. Polymeric cords are commonly treated by a resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL) coating to obtain the desired adhesion, often in combination with an epoxy coating in order to make the cord surface and the RFL coating compatible. more...

February 26. 2016 - Research news


Elastomers in Oil- and Gas-Applications

Oilfield Requirements and Drilling Fluid Influence on Elastomers

Operating environments during oil and gas applications compromise elastomer exposure to hydrocarbons and aqueous solutions at temperatures exceeding 150 °C at high pressure. Besides static seals like O-rings oilfield applications of elastomers contain dynamically strained bellows and Moineau motors. Elastomers show physical as well as chemical interaction with drilling liquids, which result in positive or in negative volume swelling caused by elution processes. Furthermore the elastomer network may be attacked chemically. Contact to acids results in embrittlement of hydrated nitrile rubber (HNBR) whereas alkaline solutions cause degradation of fluoro rubbers. This article describes the main functions of additives and reveals some information on the composition of drilling liquids and the effects on elastomer stability. more...

February 24. 2016 - Research news

The functional fillers are established products in fluoroelastomer applications such as seals. Source: HPF Minerals


Tire Technology Expo 2016: Innovative Filler Concepts

Raw material mining and processing specialists Quarzwerke Group and its HPF Mineral Engineers division will showcase its development of high performance mineralogical and synthetic fillers. Functional fillers play a crucial role in setting special properties to advanced polymer systems with MICA muscovite and phlogopite reducing mechanical and thermal distortion in polymer systems and finished parts. more...

February 19. 2016 - Product Review

On a highway trucks and cars driving side by side. Source: Petra

Lorry – Periodic Report Summary 1

Development of an innovative Low Rolling Resistance Truck Tyre Concept

Transport sector depends on oil for about 96% of its energy needs; it accounts for 58% of the global oil consumption and 20% of GHG emissions. Latest projections on global oil use predict another increase in transportation activity of almost 90% in the next decade. Transport system will remain an essential vector for a strong economic growth: a mutation from a classical transport system to an intelligent transport system appears to be an absolute necessity: greener, safer and smarter. more...

February 9. 2016 - Tires in


The Tyre Industry

More than a Century of Innovation and still not Slowing Down

The Tyre Industry Industry would not be where it is today, if it was not for tyres. Mass transportation – except for trains and ships, perhaps – would not be possible. Personal transportation would not allow for the speeds we drive today. Trucks would not be able to carry the load they carry, if it was not for tyres. Planes could not lift off or land without these black donuts. more...

February 8. 2016 - Tires in

Tire Technology Expo 2016: Meeting Point for the Tire Industry Source:

Tire Technology Expo 2016

Tire Technology Expo 2016 – Meeting Point of the Tire Industry

Now in its sixteenth year, Tire Technology Expo is one of the world‘s most important tire manufacturing technology exhibition and conference. It offers the visitor a technology showcase, with exhibits of equipment and materials covering the complete spectrum of the tire manufacturing process. With an overall increase of nearly 25 percent in the exhibits area and more exhibitors than ever before Exhibition this year will deliver more of everything, announced the organizers. more...

February 5. 2016 - Tires in


Tire Technology Expo 2016: Carbon black with narrow aggregate size distribution

Orion Engineered Carbons will highlight its newly developed carbon black EB 262 with tailored narrow aggregate size distribution. The company says that the new EB 262 improves wear performance in comparison to the widely used ASTM benchmark grade N134 by approximately 10%. Furthermore, the increase in dynamic stiffness while maintaining both elongation at break and loss factor on a comparable level, is unique and a good basis for the use of this carbon black in truck and bus tread compounds. more...

February 2. 2016 - Product Review

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Simulation of Tire-Road static Interaction of all-Steel Pneumatic Truck Tire

A source of the specific properties of the cord-rubber tire composite and difficulties encountered in the analysis of deformation of a pneumatic tire are pointed out. A method is proposed for modeling of deformation of the tire that provides valuable results from the tire designer’s point of view. As a result of simulation of the […] more...

February 1. 2016 - Research news


Countries on the Danube: 4th Rubber Symposium in October

The Hungarian Chemical Society and MAGUSZ Hungarian Rubber Association invite to participate at the 4th Rubber Symposium of the Countries on the Danube to be held in Hungary, at Szeged, 24-26 October 2016. The organizers also call for papers. more...

January 27. 2016 - News

Freudenberg Medical, formerly Helix Medical and Medventure, is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of medical device technologies. (Source: Freudenberg Medical)


Freudenberg Medical expands cleanroom capabilities for silicone processing

Freudenberg Medical in Carpinteria, USA, will expand and enhance its extrusion and molding cleanrooms for silicone operations. The company is a global developer and manufacturer of specialty components and minimally invasive solutions for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. more...

January 15. 2016 - News


Avon Rubber awarded the Prince Philip Award by IOM3

British rubber processor Avon Rubber in Wiltshire was presented with the Price Philip Award by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), U.K., on the 10th November 2015 at the new IOM3 Euston Road premises in London. more...

December 17. 2015 - News

Handshake for a big deal: Edward D. Breen, Chairman and CEO of DuPont, and Andrew N. Liveris, President Chairman and CEO of Dow, agreed to a merger of equals. (Source: Dow)


Dupont and Dow to combine in merger of equals

The two US-American chemical giants, DuPont and Dow Chemical have announced on Friday, December 11, that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. more...

December 14. 2015 - News

The 12th Fall Rubber Colloquium (KHK) organized by the German Institute of Rubber Technology takes place from 22th to 24th of November 2016 in Hanover (Germany). Picture is taken from the last KHK 2014 (Source: KGK)

News / KHK 2016

German Fall Rubber Colloquium: Invitation and Call for Papers

The 12th Fall Rubber Colloquium organized by the German Institute of Rubber Technology (Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie, DIK) takes place from 22th to 24th of November 2016 in Hanover (Germany). Delegates are encouraged to register both from outside and within Germany. more...

December 7. 2015 - News


Industry calls for minimum requirements for EPR schemes

Major manufacturing industry sectors in Europe that fall under the legal obligations of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), call for common binding EU minimum performance requirements for EPR schemes in the legislative part of the Circular Economy Package due to be published by end 2015. more...

November 5. 2015 - News


ETRA and ASTM drive for recycled rubber standards

The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) have come together to establish globally recognised ASTM standards for recycled tyre materials, from crumbs and powders through to recovered Carbon Black (rCB), ETRA said. more...

October 30. 2015 - News