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Smithers Rapra announces four-part series on rubber compounding starting December 12

  12/6/2018 - Akron, OH - Smithers Rapra announced a four-part series on rubber compounding led by Christine Domer, general manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing Laboratories. The first installment, titled, “Compounding 101: Polymers,” will take place on Wednesday, December 12. Those interested in viewing the first of the webinar sessions can register at www.smithersrapra.com. For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors to consider when formulating compound options. Service environment and performance specifications must be reviewed carefully in order to design an effective product. This process starts with choosing the right polymer. “Compounding 101” will dive into general discussion of polymers, including a beginner overview of: polymer structures; polymer mechanisms; performance characteristics; chemical structure and properties; unique characteristics; compounding considerations; and applications. “Rubber compounding is a complex process, and people in various roles in many different industries can benefit from learning the basics,” said Domer. “We designed this webinar series to deliver a better understanding of compounding fundamentals to beginning compounders, technicians, and anyone interested in understanding the basics of the world of rubber compounding. Experienced compounders could also benefit from the series, as a refresh.” Each session, including “Compounding 101,” is free and will last roughly an hour. Webinar topics to follow in this series include “Compounding 102: Fillers and Process Aids,” “Compounding 103: Cure Systems and Anti-Degradants,” and “Compounding 104: Testing.” Dates will be released shortly before the first installment. “Smithers Rapra is headquartered in the rubber capital of the world, and we have been in service to the industry for nearly 100 years,” said Dr. Jim Popio, vice president, Smithers Rapra. “We hope this series will give our industry peers an opportunity to expand their technical knowledge, so they can thrive in any role. Christine has many years of experience in this area, and our webinar attendees will learn a lot from her.” Domer manages lab operations at the analytical chemistry and physical testing laboratories in Akron, OH. She has over 30 years of material science experience in the tire and rubber industries, with special expertise in raw materials, cure development engineering, compounding, reinforcements, and processing in both tire and non-tire applications. For those who are unable to make the live versions, Smithers will publish recordings available for download at www.smithersrapra.com/resources.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tire Industry Association appoints David Zielasko as vice president of marketing and communications - click to expand

Specialty tapes market forecast to reach $59.3 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Continental begins construction of motorcycle tire factory in Thailand - click to expand

Maxxis to open distribution facility near Indianapolis, Indiana - click to expand

Lubrizol Corporation announces acquisition of Bavaria Medizin Technologie GmbH - click to expand

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wacker to showcase novel silicone laminate with electroactive properties at K2019 - click to expand

German RepRap launches 3D printing platform that can print liquid silicone rubber - click to expand

NBR latex market size is forecast to exceed $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Career fair to be held during the Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference - click to expand

Rep International names Jim Wirtz president - click to expand

Goodyear to invest $180 million in North Carolina tire plant - click to expand

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Goodyear declares quarterly dividend - click to expand

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) announces a call for rubber-related economic research papers - click to expand

Hillenbrand to acquire Milacron in cash-and-stock trade valued at $2 billion - click to expand

Toyo Tire to increase capacity at U.S. tire production facility in Bartow County, Georgia - click to expand

Global green tire market forecast with a 20.63 percent CAGR through 2023 - click to expand

Nitrile butadiene rubber production in North America anticipated to reach 50,000 tons in 2023 - click to expand

Monday, July 15, 2019

Wacker sets benchmarks in multimaterial printing and precision with ACEO technology - click to expand

GRI hires senior industry executive as head of global sales - click to expand

Tokai Carbon CB to increase prices in North America - click to expand

Bridgestone to launch new Blizzak studless winter tire - click to expand

Goodyear sends silica science package to the International Space Station - click to expand

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nokian Tyres produces first test tire at its factory in Dayton, TN - click to expand

Global silicone solutions for leather and textiles market to expand to $760 million by 2025 - click to expand

ZC Rubber America hires Chan Phothisane as OTR national sales director - click to expand

Arlanxeo announces strategic collaboration with Dhahran Techno Valley - click to expand

Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes - click to expand

Thursday, July 11, 2019

R.E. Carroll Inc. launches brand promise to the rubber industry - click to expand

HAGL Agrico set to sell rubber firm to Thadi - click to expand

Global aircraft pressure-sensitive tape market forecast at $354 million by 2024 - click to expand

Vystar contracts rubber expert Ranjit Matthan for deproteinized dry rubber and latex research and development - click to expand

Ashland amends agreement with Ineos for its composites business and butanediol facility in Marl, Germany - click to expand

Market Reports

Global farm tire market size is expected to reach $7.01 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global silicone gel industry forecast at $2 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Asian and Pacific nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast at 820 thousand tons By 2023 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market is forecast to reach $3.83 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Specialty tapes market forecast to reach $59.3 billion by 2024 - click to expand

NBR Latex Market size is forecast to exceed $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global green tire market forecast with a 20.63% CAGR through 2023 - click to expand

Nitrile Butadiene Rubber production in North America anticipated to teach 50 thousand tons in 2023 - click to expand

Global silicone solutions for leather & textiles market to expand to $760 million by 2025 - click to expand

Global isoprene market is expected to reach $3.97 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global aircraft pressure-sensitive tape market forecast at $354 million by 2024 - click to expand

Shape memory polymer market forecast with at a CAGR of more than 25% through 2025. - click to expand

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