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Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service centers remain open nationwide

3/27/2020 - Akron, OH - In response to the economic impact from COVID-19 and to help keep fleets on the road to deliver needed products like medical supplies and groceries, Goodyear CTSC Truck Care Centers are offering free Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections, a value up to $120. These government-mandated inspections include a full review of the tractor and trailer, including brake systems, tires and wheels, exhaust systems, lighting and more. Additionally, in states that have issued “stay-at-home” or similar non-essential business closure orders in response to the pandemic, Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers (CTSC) locations nationwide are expected to remain open to meet critical tire and service needs. “Goodyear is dedicated to meeting tire and service needs for the many hardworking professional drivers, first responders and othe...

KraussMaffei Group announces resignation of CEO Dr. Frank Stieler

3/27/2020 - Munich, Germany - Dr. Frank Stieler will resign from his office as CEO of KraussMaffei Group GmbH on March 31, and Dr. Michael Ruf, present COO of the company, will take over the position from April 1. The COO position will not be taken again. Since 2018, KraussMaffei Group GmbH is part of KraussMaffei Company Limited, a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Dr. Stieler has been CEO of KraussMaffei Group GmbH since July 2015, and of KraussMaffei Company Limited since May 2019. Under the leadership of Ruf, the company will streamline its organization. This allows further rationalization to deal with the challenges from the current complicated and volatile economic situation and the impact from the corona crisis. Ruf commented, “We are ready to face such challenges. I enjoyed working with Dr. Frank Stieler, thereby creating ...

Starrett to remain open as essential business

3/27/2020 - Athol, MA - Starrett and all of its divisions, by several definitions required by the COVID-19 Essential Service Exhibit, as well as criteria outlined in the CISA Guidance, Department of Homeland Security, is deemed an essential business to the local and global economy. In furthering their efforts to “flatten the curve,” they continue to move as many employees and departments as possible to a “work from home” status until the emergency order expires. For placing orders and requesting customer support, emailing will yield the quickest response. Customer service requests can also be communicated by messaging their Facebook page, @Starretttools, or calling (978) 249-3551, ext. 400. Any faxed order will still be processed, but may be subject to delay....

Flexicon granted waiver as supplier to essential industries

3/27/2020 - Bethlehem, PA - Flexicon Corporation has been granted a waiver by the State of Pennsylvania to continue operating during the COVID-19 outbreak due to its role in the supply chain for life-sustaining businesses, it was announced by David Gill, president. “We successfully demonstrated that numerous Flexicon U.S. customers operate in essential industries, and rely on our equipment and parts to continue manufacturing vital products,” explains Gill. Flexicon customers producing essential products operate in the food, spice, beverage, pharmaceutical, soap/cleanser, paper, plastics/rubber and chemical industries. “We remain in close contact with our supply chain to ensure prompt delivery of components needed to complete orders, and with our logistics partners to deliver those orders on time,” says Gill. The company is safeguarding the health of ...

Global structural adhesives market forecast at $28 billion by 2026

3/27/2020 - Shanghai, China - The global structural adhesives market in 2019 was approximately $18 billion. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent, and is anticipated to reach around $28 billion by 2026. The structural adhesive is a strengthening agent that holds two bodies together. The rise in demand from furniture, transportation and consumer appliances is expected to propel the growth of structural adhesives in the forecasted period. The rise in demand for lightweight material by the automotive industry is likely to become a major driver of structural adhesives. For manufacturing, lightweight parts plastic and aluminum are used in the automotive industry. According to one researcher, reducing the vehicle weight by 10 percent, increases the fuel economy by 6 percent to 8 percent. Structural adhesives join the aluminum and plastic pa...

Book of the day: Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV

3/27/2020 - Akron, OH - The Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV is a concise guide to the chemical and environmental resistance of rubber and elastomeric compounds when exposed to various hostile media. This directory contains more than 100,000 combinations with corrodents, including 3,060 liquid or dry chemicals, gases, lubricants, household fluids, foods, atmospheres and other environments. All data are compiled in an easy to find matrix format, with corrodents listed in alphabetical order. More than 500 chemical trade names are covered, with synonyms listed for more than 1,000 chemicals, gases, etc., and indexed to corresponding page numbers....

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Global elastomeric foam market forecast at $4 billion by 2026

3/18/2020 - Shanghai, China - The global elastomeric foam market in 2019 was approximately USD 2.6 Billion. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% and is anticipated to reach around USD 4 Billion by 2026 according to Facts and Factors Research. Elastomeric foam is used as an alternative for natural insulating materials. It is used in refrigeration systems, plumbing, and HVAC systems to restrain vapor and moisture from entering the system. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are not involved in their production. Hence it makes them ideal also for use in harsh environments. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) content is very low level in elastomeric foam and is thus safe from the environmental standpoint. Increased demand for HVAC is expected to drive the market for elastomeric foams. Du... (read more)

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