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Goodyear and Skechers collaborate on footwear

2/28/2020 - Akron, OH - Global footwear manufacturer Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Select styles across multiple categories for men, women and kids will utilize Goodyear rubber technology in custom Skechers outsoles that will deliver increased grip, stability and durability. “This collaboration is an example of two trusted brands coming together to create a high-tech product that will truly benefit our consumer,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “Through this effort, select products will feature Goodyear performance outsoles, offering that extra edge where it’s needed most, be it enhanced stability on a run, excellent grip over slippery surfaces in the workplace or durability on the playground, for long-lasting wear. We expect this will resonat...

Eastman named Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

2/28/2020 - Hannover, Germany - Eastman was named Tire Industry Supplier of the Year at the 2020 Tire Technology Expo Awards for Innovation and Excellence on February 26. “This validates Eastman’s devotion to our customers,” said Gunes Celik, vice president and general manager for tire additives, who accepted on behalf of the company. “We’re very proud of our commitment to the industry and our investments in people, technology, manufacturing and customer relationships.” Selected by a panel of more than 30 leading industry professionals, the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence recognize the latest advances and developments from across the industry. Eastman is one of the world’s largest producers of specialty chemicals and additives. It opened a new tire technology laboratory in 2019 in Shanghai, China, investing more tha...

VMI wins Tire Mnufacturing Innovation of the Year Award at Tire Technology Expo 2020

2/28/2020 - Hannover, Germany - During the annual gala dinner at the Tire Technology Expo on February 26, VMI was honored with the Tire Manufacturing Innovation of the Year Award. The award was received by Harm Voortman, president and CEO of VMI Group. Each year, the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence are presented to reward the successful companies in the tire design and manufacturing industry. The short list of nominees is compiled based on input from the readers of Tire Technology International and the magazine’s editorial team. An independent panel of international tire industry experts then casts its votes to determine the winners. Some quotes from the judges’ panel include: “The flexibility of VMI's Maxx tire building machine becomes even more attractive with the addition of light truck production,” said Kuninobu...

Arkema board of directors unanimously proposes renewal of the directorship of Thierry Le Hénaff

2/28/2020 - Paris, France - Ahead of the next general meeting of shareholders to be held on May 19, the Arkema board of directors unanimously decided to propose the renewal of the directorship of Thierry Le Hénaff for a period of four years. Provided that the general meeting renews Thierry Le Hénaff’s mandate as director, the board of directors intends to reappoint him as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Arkema. Building on the group’s progress and performance during his last term of office, this decision once again reflects the board of directors’ confidence in Thierry Le Hénaff’s ability to continue the successful development of the group. "I am extremely honored by the confidence that the board of directors has placed in me once again. If the shareholders so decide, I will continue to lead Arkema with great pride, ...

Arburg Technology Days 2020 cancelled

2/28/2020 - Lossburg, Germany - In view of current developments regarding the coronavirus, Arburg management decided on February 26 to cancel the International Technology Days, originally scheduled to take place from March 11-14 in Lossburg, Germany. Arburg takes the developments regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously. The responsible parties at the company have followed the situation with great concern and analyzed it intensively. This is because the health of customers partners and employees has the highest priority at Arburg. On the basis of the information currently available, the decision was made not to take any risks. Cancellation of the Technology Days, attended every year by around 6,000 invited guests from all over the world, is purely preventative. At present, there are no known suspected cases in the direct vicinity of the co...

Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

2/28/2020 - Akron, OH - Rubber Molding Principles, written by Van Walworth. Date release: August 2013. ISBN: 978-616-90836-8-9, hardbound, 150 pages, publisher: TechnoBiz Communications Co., Ltd., book cost: $89.45 plus shipping and handling. Book contents: Chapter 1: Introduction to Rubber Molding; Chapter 2: Rubber Behavior in the Molds; Chapter 3: Rubber Molding Presses; Chapter 4: Compression Molding; Chapter 5: Transfer Molding; Chapter 6: Injection Molding; Chapter 7: Vacuum Molding; Chapter 8: Wasteless/Flashless Molding; Chapter 9: Basic Rubber Mold Design; Chapter 10: Process Troubleshooting; and Chapter 11: Molding Process Selection Guide. Visit Rubber World's book store to purchase at ...

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Global lithopene market forecast with a CAGR of 4 percent through 2027

2/18/2020 - Dublin, Ireland - The global lithopone market is set to rise at a moderate CAGR of 4% between 2019 and 2027, according to the projections of a new study by Fact.MR. Leading manufacturers of lithopone are investing efforts in the commercialization of eco-friendly offerings to gain traction among end-use industries. "Rising demand for novel solutions from plastic and rubber industries has boosted consumption of pigments and additives, which will support the overall performance of lithopone market in the long term," says the Fact.MR report. Key Findings include: Rubber compounding remains the primary application area for lithopone. Demand for lithopone in developed economies has largely stagnated, while displaying steady growth in Asia Pacific. A third of the global lithopone manufacturing industry is concentrated in China. The li... (read more)

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