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29. Okt. 2014 | 07:09 Uhr
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Rosneft and Pirelli seeking synthetic rubber partner

Russian oil, gas and petrochemical company Rosneft and Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli expand their cooperation in the area of developing, producing and shipping of synthetic rubber for so called ‚green tires‘ by means of engagement of a technological partner.Weiterlesen...

27. Okt. 2014 | 11:11 Uhr
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Tigar Tyres opens open a new factory in Serbia

Serbia‘s President Tomislav Nikolic has opened in Pirot a new Serbian plant of the factory Tigar Tyres, that operates as a part of the French Michelin Group. The Pirot site produces car, light commercial vehicle and two-wheeler tyres under the Michelin, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran, Orium, Strial and Taurus brand names.Weiterlesen...

22. Okt. 2014 | 07:06 Uhr
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APS Elastomers to represent TPEs from Allod Werkstoff in the US

APS Elastomers in Romulus, USA, has entered into a service agreement with German company Allod Werkstoff in Burgbernheim to provide commercial and technical support to its North American customers. Allod develops and manufactures customized TPEs under the brand name Allruna.Weiterlesen...

17. Okt. 2014 | 11:05 Uhr
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Biggest Rubber Producers To Avoid Selling Below Current Prices

Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam were among countries which agreed October 14 to refrain from selling natural rubber below current prices, according to the International Rubber Consortium (IRCo) in Bangkok, Thailand.Weiterlesen...

16. Okt. 2014 | 14:41 Uhr
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Sumitomo Rubber to invest $100 million in South Africa tire production

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) has announced an new investment plan for enhancing production capacity and improving product quality of its South African subsidiary. The plan involves approximately $100 million of investments in the factory of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) located in Ladysmith, President Ikeda of SRI said.Weiterlesen...

16. Okt. 2014 | 07:02 Uhr
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Trinseo/Styron re-aligns business divisions into two new groups

US-Polymers producer Trinseo/Styron, Berwyn, will realign its business divisions, creating two new business groups called Performance Materials and Basic Plastics and Feedstocks. Furthermore the company announced executive leadership changes.Weiterlesen...

14. Okt. 2014 | 07:03 Uhr
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Hexpol acquires rubber compounding business from Vigar in Spain

Swedish Hexpol based in Malmö has signed an agreement to acquire the Vigar Rubber Compounding business within Spanish Grupo Vigar from the founders‘ families. Vigar Rubber Compounding has operations in Spain and Germany.Weiterlesen...

07. Okt. 2014 | 06:41 Uhr
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Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Using Silica Nanoparticles as Pickering Solid Stabilizer: Investigation of the Reaction Kinetics

Styrene was initially ultrasonicated in water in the presence of silica nanoparticles as solid particles stabilizer to induce the formation of stable oil in water (o/w) emulsion. The stabilized monomer emulsion was subjected to Pickering emulsion polymerization in the presence of potassium persulfate (PPS) as a water soluble initiator under wide range of conditions including the initiator and monomer concentrations, content of the silica nanoparticles, pH and temperature.Weiterlesen...

07. Okt. 2014 | 00:58 Uhr
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Aging and Resistance Studies of Elastomeric Materials

During their application, elastomeric materials are exposed to different environmental influences, which can be the reason for material changes known as „ageing“. Therefore, beside the general facts of ageing, this publication gives a short overview of a literature study regarding artificial ageing investigations.Weiterlesen...

07. Okt. 2014 | 00:47 Uhr
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Simulation of oxidative Ageing Processes in Elastomeric Components

A chemomechanically coupled model is presented which can realistically predict the effects of oxidative ageing processes in elastomeric components. The chemical model is based on a simple reaction scheme, which considers oxygen, antioxidant, and the elastomer.Weiterlesen...