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Automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $58.8 billion by 2022  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pune, India - The report, "Automotive Elastomers Market by Type (Natural Rubber, SBR, Nitrile Elastomer, EPDM, Silicone Rubber, Fluoroelastomer, Styrene Block Copolymers, TPU, TPO, TPV, TPC), Application (Tire and Non-Tire), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022," published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to grow from an estimated $46.13 billion in 2017 to $58.82 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.0 percent from 2017 to 2022. Globally, people are opting for products that deliver superior automotive performance and have a long life cycle. Automotive elastomers are used as replacement for traditional rubber due to their unique set of properties such as heat resistance, weathering and ozone resistance, flexibility, durability, aging resistance, variety, chemical resistance, and oil and gas resistance. These factors are leading to an increase in the demand for automotive elastomers globally. Automotive elastomers are used in tire and non-tire applications. Among these two, the tire application is expected to lead the automotive elastomers market between 2017 and 2022, followed by the non-tire application. Because of the implementation of stringent environmental regulations regarding emission levels, the design of vehicles has changed drastically over the past few decades. Manufacturers are designing compact, lightweight, and more efficient vehicles. This requires that various under-the-hood components should be in close proximity to each other, resulting in increased heat levels. Vehicle manufacturers require an automotive elastomer that can operate under such tough conditions. Among various types, the natural rubber segment is expected to lead the automotive elastomers market during the forecast period. Natural rubber is known for its excellent properties, such as outstanding resistance to weathering and ozone, good compression set, high physiological inertness, resistance to bacteria and fungi, and high temperature stability. Owing to these properties and ease of handling, natural rubber is used in a wide variety of applications such as tires, air filters, fan couplings and radiator hoses. Asia Pacific is projected to be the largest market for automotive elastomers, to reach $29.87 billion by 2022. China is projected to be the largest market for automotive elastomers, whereas, India is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for automotive elastomers in the Asia Pacific region, between 2017 and 2022. Low manufacturing costs, high economic growth rate, and large population with enhanced middle class lifestyles are the major factors that have led to the growth of the automotive elastomers market in this region. The demand for automotive elastomers from the automotive and transportation industry is expected to grow in the Asia Pacific due to rapid industrialization and the increasing number of application industries in the region. Major players in the global Automotive Elastomers Market are Arlanxeo (Netherlands), Dow (U.S.), ExxonMobil (U.S.), JSR Corporation (Japan), DuPont (U.S.), BASF (Germany), LG Chem (South Korea), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Teknor Apex (U.S.) and Zeon Corporation (Japan). - * Email

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AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tires  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Tires that have reached the end of the road are being harvested for carbon black and used to produce powder coatings in a new cooperation between AkzoNobel and Dutch company Black Bear. The Cradle-to-Cradle certified carbon black supplied by Black Bear, which is obtained from end-of-life tires, is being used as pigment in the eco-premium products developed by AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. With this cooperation, AkzoNobel not only uses carbon black, traditionally obtained from fossil fuels, with a vastly lower CO2 footprint, but also helps to solve the global waste tire problem. “This partnership is a great example of how the supply chain can contribute to CO2 savings,” said André Veneman, AkzoNobel’s director of sustainability. “We encourage more suppliers to work with us and collectively contribute to developing more sustainable product solutions.” Added CEO of Black Bear, Martijn Lopes Cardozo: “We are proud to have partnered with AkzoNobel, who are clearly recognized as the leader in sustainable paints and coatings.” Powder coatings are an inherently sustainable product as they contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and produce virtually no waste. The majority of products supplied through AkzoNobel’s market-leading Interpon brand also qualify as eco-premium. “We are pleased to have partnered with an innovative company like Black Bear,” said Klaas Kruithof, AkzoNobel’s chief technology officer for paints and coatings. “We selected their product based on technical performance and environmental footprint, in line with our own Planet Possible agenda of doing more with less.” In addition to announcing the agreement, the two companies will also work together to find additional applications for Black Bear’s certified carbon black. - * Email

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Freudenberg-NOK introduces high-temperature fluorinated rubber seals  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Plymouth, MA - Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has introduced a new family of proprietary fluorinated rubber to meet static seal challenges. The materials offer excellent sealing capabilities under very high temperatures and pressures, ease installation challenges and are cost competitive against more expensive perfluorinated material options. The new rubber can also be custom mixed to meet specific powertrain engineering requirements. Freudenberg-NOK, which runs the business operations for global seal manufacturer Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas, has had the new fluorinated materials under development for the past four years. Unlike traditional fluorocarbon rubber, which effectively handles temperatures ranging from -40° to+235°C, the new formulas effectively seal at temperatures ranging as high as 270°C. In addition, compression stress relaxation (CSR) testing performed by Freudenberg-NOK on the high temperature fluorinated materials demonstrated exceptional sealing capability. The elasticity of these materials is maintained along with their flexibility after prolonged high temperature air exposure. Extensive laboratory analysis shows that the chemical resistance for which fluorinated rubber is known and used remains uncompromised. “We know our customers are being challenged on multiple fronts to develop innovative vehicle system solutions, and we are working with them to meet these challenges through the development of new materials and compounds,” said F. Joseph Walker, global technology director, materials and laboratory services for Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. “This new family of fluorinated rubber materials, for example, is especially suitable to the high heat, high pressure, static seal environment associated with turbocharging.” Elastomeric seals are essential to the efficiency of all powertrain technologies. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is focused on developing effective sealing solutions for new technologies like electric vehicle systems and fuel cells as well as new internal combustion engine designs. During a recent industry conference, the company introduced a portfolio of unique smart materials that combine different properties to achieve sensor and actuator functions in seals. The company’s state-of-the-art material testing and analysis further assures customers that its component solutions function in real world systems where fluids, pressures, temperatures and designs vary widely by model, manufacturer and region. - * Email

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Yokohama Tire launches the TY577 MC² fuel efficient, SmartWay verified long-haul tire  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tokyo, Japan - Yokohama Tire Corporation has launched the TY577 MC² fuel efficient, SmartWay verified long-haul drive tire. Now available in the U.S., the TY577 MC² comes in sizes 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5, 285/75R24.5 and 11R24.5, and is also offered in 16-ply construction. The tire is designed for long tread life is achieved by a 30/32-inch deep groove depth that delivers a firm and stable road grip while maximizing run-out mileage. It also features a closed shoulder rib that enables more rubber-to-road contact for long, even wear. Additionally, the stress wear control groove redistributes more load to the outside rib, reducing the chance of shoulder step-down wear. Yokohama’s Stem-2 technology improves durability and retreadability by redirecting destructive casing flex. Additionally, the funnel-shaped groove reduces stone retention and increases block rigidity for improved traction and wear rate. “The TY577 MC² delivers it all: exceptional traction, long even wear, superior durability, low rolling resistance and incredible fuel efficiency,” said Tom Clauer, Yokohama Tire’s manager of commercial and OTR product planning. - * Email

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Guill Tool & Engineering receives AS9100:2016 Aerospace and ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration  

Monday, December 11, 2017

West Warwick, RI - Guill Tool & Engineering, a tool and die and precision machining company for the extrusion and defense industries, announced it has been certified by NQA for AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015. AS9100:2016 is the quality management standard specific to the aerospace industry. For Guill, ISO 9001:2015 applies specifically to the design and manufacture of single and multi-layer extrusion heads and tooling, as well as to the manufacture of valves, fittings and components for submarines. The AS9100:2016 applies to commercial contract manufacturing and machining for aviation, space and defense (ASD). As Guill Tool & Engineering continues to seek machining excellence, the pursuit and realization of registration to the AS9100:2016 and to the ISO9001:2015 quality management standards will allow Guill access to new markets, increased internal operational efficiency, lower production costs obtained through improved product reliability, better process control, and greater employee quality awareness. Guill Extrusion has supplied tooling to many industries since 1962, beginning with wire and cable and expanding to medical, automotive, hose and pipe, compounding, packaging and wood composite. Guill specializes in multi-layer tube and hose, having developed patented features for controlling layer tolerances and concentricity, leading to material cost savings. Guill Defense is a preferred supplier of Level 1/Subsafe nuclear and non-level fittings, valves, flanges, components and assemblies for the naval submarine industry. As an established government supplier and leader in precision CNC machining, Guill is capable of handling a broad variety of manufacturing projects. With a wide network of approved suppliers, Guill is able to meet the rigorous standards of complex aviation, space and defense (ASD) industry specifications. - * Email

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