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Cefic welcomes judgement to protect sensitive Reach data

The European chemical industry council Cefic, intervener to the court case Clientearth – a group of ‘green’ activist lawyers – versus European Chemicals Agency (Echa), welcomes the recent ruling on transparency and protection of confidential business information under Reach regulations. more...

October 23. 2015 - News

A tire manufacturing plant in Iran. Under its vision plan, Iran must produce 700,000 metric tons of tires a year. (Source: presstv)

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Iran building rubber plant with assistance of Versalis and Maire Tecnimont

Iran's television network presstv reported on October 13, Italy’s Versalis and Maire Tecnimont are helping Iran to build a plant for production of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR). The plant is built with 255 million euros of investment in 29 months. more...

October 21. 2015 - News

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Footwear is over one-third of the global application of PU elastomers

Research and Markets based in Dublin, Ireland, has announced the addition of the report „Polyurethane Elastomers Market 2014-2020 – Thermoplastic Elastomers & Thermosetting Elastomers Analysis“ report to their offering. more...

October 13. 2015 - News

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Bridgestone reveals first passenger tires made from guayule

Japanese Bridgestone Corporation announced that it built passenger tires with 100 percent of its natural rubber-containing components derived from guayule, a desert shrub that grows in arid regions. By future research the company will evaluate applications in a wider range of tire types and rubber compounds. more...

October 6. 2015 - News

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Trelleborg acquires marine fender systems company in North America

Swedish Trelleborg Group has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement to acquire Maritime International, Inc., a U.S. based privately owned marine fender systems company. The company designs and manufactures marine fender systems and other quay accessories. more...

September 30. 2015 - News

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TPE market projected to grow 8.0% and reach US$ 27.8bn by 2020

The market research store Research and Markets, based in Dublin, Ireland, hat added a new market research study about thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) to it’s website. The study says, that the market for TPE is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% to reach US$27.8 bn by 2020. more...

September 28. 2015 - News

Engine mount made from dandelion rubber. The demands on engine mounts are completely different to those on tires.(Source: Contitech)

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Contitech is testing engine mounts made from dandelion rubber

At the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Contitech presents promising research results for mounting elements based on the so-called „Taraxagum“, a natural rubber extracted from dandelions. more...

September 24. 2015 - News

Producing synthetic rubbers from biomass is a joint research project of Zeon, Yokohama Ruber and RIKEN since 2013. (source: zeon)

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New technology for biomass-derived synthetic polyisoprene rubber

Japanese chemical company Zeon Corp. in joint research with the National Research and Development Agency RIKEN and Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., has succeeded in synthesizing isoprene from biomass (biotic resources). more...

September 18. 2015 - News

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Hexpol reports very strong growth and strong margins

Swedish polymers manufacturer and processor Hexpol Group, Malmö, reports in the first half of 2015 a very strong growth and strong margins. Sales rose 37 per cent to 5,861 MSEK (€ 621m) and operating profit increased 39 per cent to 1,003 MSEK (€ 106m). more...

July 28. 2015 - News

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EU tyre market shows slight upward trend in first semester

European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association (ETRMA) in Brussels reports, the positive demand for new passenger cars in the EU (+14.6 per cent) has had a positive impact on tyre sales: OE demand on in consumer tyres segment raised in June 12%, truck tyres segment 21% compared to June last year.News more...

July 22. 2015 - News

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Penn researchers develop a silicon gripper with tuneable adhesion

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are developing a new kind of gripper, a composite construction consisting of a hard plastic core surrounded by a softer silicone rubber shell, that is perfectly suited for the delicate work involved in semiconductor manufacturing. Like the gecko, the gripper has „tunable adhesion“. more...

June 29. 2015 - News

Elastomer Components

Influence of Gamma Irradiation on low Temperature Properties of Rubber Seal Materials

In many fields the function of seal materials is required at low temperatures. Therefore the understanding of failure mechanisms at low temperatures is of high importance. In some applications elastomeric seals are used in environments with increased irradiation background, as e.g. in containers for radioactive waste. more...

June 19. 2015 - Research news

Additives & Fillers

Elastomer Composites with the Effects of Electromagnetic Shielding

The main goal of the present work is the preparation of rubber composites filled with soft magnetic lithium ferrite and metallic FeSi powder and investigation of filler influence on curing characteristics, selected physical-mechanical properties and shielding characteristics of tested systems. The study is also dedicated to the evaluation of crosslink density of prepared materials. more...

June 19. 2015 - Research news

Simulation & Development

Application of Endochronic Plasticity on Simulation of Technical Rubber Components

„Endochronic plasticity is applied on rubber components to describe quasi-static inelasticity such as MULLINS effect, hysteresis and remaining strains by a FE model. Following [7] many modifications and implementations of that constitutive model are known. For realistic simulations a stable parameter calibration process is required. more...

June 19. 2015 - Research news

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Interview with Boris Engelhardt, Managing Director of the German Rubber Society

Very Welcome to DKT / IRC 2015 in Nuremberg!

DKT / IRC 2015 is opening the doors. The Managing Director of the organizing association DKG gives a preview of the main topcis and what visitors could expect in Nuremberg - The greater the choice, the more the effort! more...

June 17. 2015 - Tires in

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