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12. Aug. 2014 | 00:00 Uhr
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Influence of Plasticizers on the Properties of Natural Rubber based Compounds

The present paper reports about the effect of the plasticizers on the performance of natural rubber (NR) and epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) used in tyre applications.Weiterlesen...

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Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Natural Rubber/Waste Ethylene-Propylene-Diene Rubber Blends

This article studies the viscoelastic behavior of the blends based on natural rubber (NR) and waste ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (W-EPDM). The respective results were also compared with the blends containing virgin ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM).Weiterlesen...

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Synthesis of Nano-Silica with Cyclohexylamine and Investigation of the Reinforcement Effect on different Rubber Types

In this study, nano-scaled silica was prepared by hydrolysis and condensation reactions of tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) in presence of cyclohexylamine (CHA) as catalyst. Surface treatment of the nano-particles was carried out with a silane coupling agent.Weiterlesen...

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Extraction of Natural Rubber from Alternative Sources 1)

The paper presents the history and nowadays condition of natural rubber, including its changing price, increased consumption and demand, possible shortage of deliveries from plantations located in Asia, as well as present status of conceptions and studies concerning new plants producing natural rubber, alternative to monopolistic status of plantation Hevea brasiliensis trees.Weiterlesen...

31. Jul. 2014 | 07:09 Uhr
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Recyclatech plans a full-scale plant for recycled (devulcanised) rubber

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Wilton, UK, has published this month a case study about a completed project with Recyclatech Group Ltd. concerning the company‘s technology to recycle (devulcanise) waste rubber by microorganisms.Weiterlesen...

23. Jul. 2014 | 10:28 Uhr
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Mitsubishi to build new TPE production facility in Thailand

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), Tokyo, Japan, will expand its performance polymer production capacity at the Amata Nakorn plant in Bangkok, Thailand, by building a new production facility for thermoplastic elastomers. The new production facility is scheduled to go on line in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.Weiterlesen...

21. Jul. 2014 | 07:05 Uhr
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SKF to deliver elastomeric seals for Boeing

SKF in Gothenburg, Sweden, has published it signed a multi-year contract with Boeing for the delivery of a range of sealing solutions for Boeing commercial airplanes. Newspapers report the contract value to be about € 25 or 27 million within four years.Weiterlesen...

17. Jul. 2014 | 07:08 Uhr
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European tyre market first half 2014: positive in all segments

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA), Brussels, published figures concerning its members‘ sales in the first half of 2014. The positive tendency shown by the European market in the first quarter of 2014 was confirmed by data from April to June.Weiterlesen...

15. Jul. 2014 | 07:03 Uhr
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Hexpol acquires U.S. rubber compounder Kardoes Rubber

Hexpol AB based in Malmö, Sweden, has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Kardoes Rubber Co. in LaFayette, Alabama, from the founder Mr. Frank Kardoes and his family. The acquisition price amounts to 31.8 million USD on a cash and debt free basis.Weiterlesen...

11. Jul. 2014 | 07:03 Uhr
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Global rubber market to grow annually about 6 percent

Report Buyer Ltd. in London, UK, has added a new market research report about the Global Rubber Market 2014-2018 from Technavio on its website. Technavio‘s analysts forecast the global rubber market to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 5.89 percent and 6.36 percent on the basis of production and consumption, respectively, over the period 2013-2018.Weiterlesen...