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Bridgestone plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park in Kodaira, Japan

12/9/2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Bridgestone Corporation announced plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park, a global center of research, development and wellness that will help the company accelerate its transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility and sustainable solutions for a world in motion. The multi-year project involves a major reconstruction to the company's existing operations in Kodaira, Japan, and will include four new facilities set to open over the next four years. "The world is rapidly evolving and Bridgestone must be ready to meet the needs of the next generation with advanced and sustainable solutions for mobility and beyond," said Masaaki Tsuya, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and representative executive officer, Bridgestone Corporation. "Bridgestone Innovation Park will be the cornerstone of our company's ...

Wacker launches two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters

12/9/2019 - Shanghai, China - At Labelexpo Asia 2019, Wacker launched two anti-misting silicone release coatings for high-speed coaters. Dehesive 982 AMA offers fast curing, stable release properties and allows good coverage. It is a universal product for both paper and filmic substrates. Dehesive 276 AMA which is designed for paper coating features a flat release profile. It cures with low amounts of platinum and therefore provides high cost performance for manufacturers. Another Wacker highlight during the show is Dehesive PSA 845R, a silicone press-sensitive adhesive. With high adhesion, rapid curing properties and good stability, the product is ideal for production of protective films for electronic products and high-temperature tapes. Labelexpo Asia 2019 took place in Shanghai, China, from December 3 to 6. Dehesive 982 AMA and Dehesive 276 AMA a...

Dunlop Sport Maxx tires are factory standard on Subaru S209

12/9/2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. announced that they have begun supplying their high-performance Dunlop SP SPORT Maxx GT600A tires to Subaru Tecnica International (STI) for use as factory standard tires on their new S209, which STI first unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, and now plans to release as a limited-edition model for the North American market. The first model in the S Series built specifically for the North American market, the S209 is a high-performance car based on Subaru's WRX STI, but with a specially designed engine and suspension and also featuring exclusive interior and exterior accoutrements. Developed exclusively for the S209, the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600A tires are the culmination of the advanced technical prowess that has been developed through years of ...

Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies

12/9/2019 - Greenville, SC — Michelin North America announced that Denray Tire will join Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) as a franchisee, manufacturing commercial truck retreads servicing Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Operating since the 1970s, Denray Tire is a family-owned and operated business in western Canada. Formerly a Bandag retread facility, the 25,000 square foot MRT facility employs 13 associates. “We have an excellent 45-year relationship with Michelin, and this new chapter gives us the opportunity to deliver additional service for customers,” said Derek Braun, president of Denray Tire. “Our MRT staff is excited about this new venture. Utilizing Michelin’s new-tire design technology, proven tread designs and new-tire manufacturing standards, the MRT retread process will deliver reliable retreads, designed to maximize tire assets.” For the...

Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market forecast with a CAGR of 15.4 percent

12/9/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - The global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 15.4 percent over the forecast period 2019 to 2026, and reach the market value of over $2,860.1 million by 2026, according to Acumenresearch and Consulting. In 2018, Asia Pacific dominated the nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) latex market with maximum market share. The major economies of the region including Japan, South Korea, China and India are majorly contributing to the regional market growth. The rapid industrialization and high production capacity in the region are supporting the market value. For instance, Zeon has announced the production capacity expansion for hydrogenated nitrile rubber at its Kawasaki, Japan-based manufacturing plant. The plant produces Zetpol HNBR latex, which has applications across the coating glas...

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Global plasticizers market forecast at $16.7 billion by 2024

12/9/2019 - New York, NY - According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, the global plasticizers market share was valued at $13,967.9 million in 2018, and it is expected to reach $16,700.6 million by 2024, witnessing a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2019–2024). Phthalate plasticizers accounted for more than 65.0% revenue share in the global market, in 2018, owing to the high demand for these in various end-use applications, including coatings, home appliances, and flexible machine tools. During the forecast period, the demand for non-phthalate plasticizers is expected to witness the faster growth in the market. The growth of this product category is majorly driven by the increase in the demand for environmental-friendly plasticizers in the North American and European regions. In addition, the APAC plasticizers ma... (read more)

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