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08. Dez. 2014 | 00:00 Uhr
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Establishing a Validation Method for the Analysis of Parent Rubbers in EPDM/SBR Blend-Vulcanizates in Metrology Laboratories

The aim of this work is to identify qualitatively and quantitatively EPDM/ SBR blend composition simply and speedy. A multi-technique scheme comprising of FT-IR spectroscopy, DSC calorimetry and 1H NMR spectroscopy was used.Weiterlesen...

08. Dez. 2014 | 00:00 Uhr
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Development of an extremely fatigue-resistant Shock Absorber

An extremely fatigue resistant shock absorber was developed from basic mechanics principles using nonlinear elastic material models and finite element analysis. Prototypes were manufactured and tested to confirm the calculations and to find out the fatigue properties.Weiterlesen...

04. Dez. 2014 | 09:54 Uhr
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REP opening new production facility in India

Rubber injection molding machines maker REP International in Corbas, France, has opened its new production facility in Bangalore, India. It will serve the Indian market having a big growth potential for rubber molders, REP says.Weiterlesen...

03. Dez. 2014 | 09:06 Uhr
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Hexpol aquires U.S. rubber compounder Portage Precision Polymers

Hexpol in Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired the business of Portage Precision Polymers, a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market, from the founder Doug Hartley and his family. The company had a turnover of $ 29 million in 2013.Weiterlesen...

17. Nov. 2014 | 09:05 Uhr
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Trelleborg finalized acquisition of coated fabrics businesses in the US

Swedish Trelleborg group, based in Trelleborg, has finalized the acquisition of assets and businesses from the U.S. based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. Total sales of both companies are mainly in North America and amounted to about SEK 480 M (about € 51,9 M) in 2013.Weiterlesen...

13. Nov. 2014 | 07:06 Uhr
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IISRP published World Wide Rubber Statistics 2014

The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) in Houston, USA, has published the 2014 edition of Worldwide Rubber Statistics, a leading source for authoritative data about synthetic rubber, and is making copies available to interested parties.Weiterlesen...

10. Nov. 2014 | 09:11 Uhr
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KBR awarded contract for butadiene expansion project in Saudi Arabia

Engineering company KBR in Houston, USA, has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) for the debottlenecking and expansion of its Petrokemya butadiene extraction plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.Weiterlesen...

04. Nov. 2014 | 07:10 Uhr
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Songwon and UTS to supply Sibur with polymer additives

Korean manufacturer of polymer stabilizers, Songwon Industrial, Ulsan, and its distributor United Trading System (UTS) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to supply the Russian petrochemical company Sibur with additives used in rubbers, thermoplastic rubbers, polypropylene, polyethylene and PVC.Weiterlesen...

31. Okt. 2014 | 11:05 Uhr
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Self-cleaning surfaces from recycled scrap silicone

The British Royal Society of Chemistry reports, that scientists from Zhejiang University in China have made a mechanically stable superhydrophobic material from waste silicone. There is currently no widespread recycling option for silicone products.Weiterlesen...

29. Okt. 2014 | 11:10 Uhr
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Exxonmobil adding halobutyl rubber capacity in Singapore

Exxonmobil Chemical has officially broken ground on the building of production units for halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its Singapore Chemical Plant on Jurong Island, reports channelnewsasia.com. Halobutyl rubber project will add 140,000 tonnes per year of new capacity.Weiterlesen...