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Wacker ACEO introduces 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone rubber

11/19/2018 - Burghausen, Germany - Wacker’s ACEO team presents its latest innovation, 3D printing with electrically conductive silicone elastomers. Recognizing the emerging need of electrically conductive elastomers with high temperature resistance, Wacker Chemie AG developed new materials for additive manufacturing based on its well-established ACEO technology. The new silicone rubber products can serve temperatures of up to 200°C and provide excellent electrical resistance of 10 Ω cm or higher. Silicones are used in many applications where electrical conductivity is needed, such as actuators, sensors, generators, heating elements and also advanced applications like cold plasma or printed electronics. 3D printing is the manufacturing method of choice to realize integrated functionalities in only one process step. Freedom of design allows unprece...
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Continental Tire selected as a preferred after-sales partner of Daimler AG for the Asia-Pacific region

11/19/2018 - Tokyo, Japan - Continental Tire Japan Co. Ltd. recently announced that it has been selected as a preferred after-sales partner of Daimler AG for the Asia–Pacific region. This comes as part of the German automaker’s Global Mercedes-Benz Tire Program. The new partnership covers a range of countries across the Asia–Pacific, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and India. It is slated to run for the two years from September 2018 to August 2020. Looking to expand its market share in the after-sales business, Daimler has for some time now been striving to bolster its tire programs as it grows its tire sales on a global scale. This has then given rise to the company’s preferred partner program, which aims to build tighter collaborative relationships in the area of tire after-sales in order to facilitate in-store sa...
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Vredestein to increase prices in North America

11/19/2018 - Gurgaon, India - Apollo Tyres announced that the prices of its Vredestein brand consumer tires will increase from January 1, 2019. The price rise will be in the range of 6 percent and is in line with the rising raw material and logistic costs. The company continues to invest to build the Vredestein brand in North America by providing best in class products from its global manufacturing facilities. Currently, the Vredestein consumer tires are produced in Europe from the company’s manufacturing facilities in The Netherlands and the recently inaugurated plant in Hungary....
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Thailand looks to budget $303 million to help rubber farmers and tappers cope with falling prices

11/19/2018 - Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand's Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry plans to seek a budget of more than THB 10 billion ($303 million) to help rubber growers and tappers cope with the dropping price of rubber. “We intend to compensate them more than we did last year,” Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Grisada Boonrach said. Last year, 140,000 families of rubber growers and tappers received THB 1,500 per rai (0.16 hectares) for a maximum of 15 rai. Those who registered with the Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAT) were eligible for the financial help. “Either the compensation per rai or the number of rai eligible for compensation will increase,” Grisada said. The minister was speaking after holding a meeting with representatives of the country’s five big rubber exporters. According to Grisada, the private sector will be asked to designat...
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Automotive silicone market forecast to reach $3.33 billion by 2023

11/19/2018 - Pune, India - The automotive silicone market is expected to grow from $2.37 billion in 2018 and reach $3.33 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.1 percent from 2018 to 2023, according to The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for automotive silicone in various applications in emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, and others. It is used in airbags, exhaust hangers, exterior trim, headlamps, hoses, grommets, and others. Automotive silicone plays a vital role in bonding and sealing, adding lubricity to weather stripping and side molding, auto paint additives, and others. It helps in improving the processing and efficiency of automotive components, owing to its properties such as high resistance to compression set and excellent electrical insulation. The use of silicone in interior and...
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Market Reports

Farm tires market forecast with 6 percent CAGR through 2028

11/15/2018 - Rockville, MD - Fact.MR reports that the farm tires market will foresee an above-average 6.0% value CAGR between the forecast period 2018 and 2028. Nearly 70,000,000 units of farm tires are envisaged to be sold worldwide by 2028-end. The market turnaround brought about by aging agricultural machinery, and growing emphasis on sustainable agricultural practices for tackling food security, continue to influence demand for farm tires worldwide. With rising pressure on farm fundamentals, OEMs are perceiving demand stoked by the impetus from farmers that seek equipment replacement. Although few farmers still try to squeeze extra work out of their old tractors, a major chunk of the customer base is eyeing to capitalize on the benefits offered by the up-to-date machinery. This further has a great influence on the demand for farm tires. On... (read more)

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