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Pittsburgh Penguins, Covestro and Carnegie Mellon collaborate on “Rethink the Rink”

  3/10/2020 - Pittsburgh, PA – Covestro, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU’s) College of Engineering will reunite for the third annual Make-a-thon, as they continue to “Rethink the Rink” in a unique collaboration to make hockey safer. With a strong performance record and two innovative concepts already in the net, the Rethink the Rink team is setting up for a hat trick in its third year. The 2020 Make-a-thon will explore a new aspect of hockey innovation – protective padding. “Over the last two years, we developed safer solutions for rink dasher boards as well as goalie helmets,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “This year, we’re going to shift our focus to shoulder pads and elbow pads, which have as much impact on player performance as they do on protection. With bigger players, faster pucks and stronger shots, we have a real opportunity to drive safety through innovation.” Make-a-thon 2020 will bring together diverse teams of CMU students for a weeklong ideation event at the school’s Tech Spark facility, starting today. The students will have access to advanced materials and technical expertise from Covestro, as they explore ways to further improve upon shoulder and elbow pads. Their engineering challenge is to uncover material solutions that will provide players with a greater range of motion and flexibility without compromising protection. “The Make-a-thon not only gives students an opportunity to apply their problem-solving and analytic skills to a real-world challenge, but also to expand their professional networks beyond the academic setting through collaboration with industry experts,” said William Sanders, dean of CMU’s College of Engineering. The passionate student innovators are giving up their spring break to develop, design and build basic prototypes. The intense week culminates with a presentation and awards ceremony March 13 at the Covestro Innovation Rink in the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, which serves as a testing ground for the innovative concepts and ideas coming out of Rethink the Rink. “We’ve already seen promising results from this collaboration, so we’re looking forward to seeing how the students approach this year’s challenge,” said Haakan Jonsson, chairman and president, Covestro LLC. “I have no doubt they’ll continue to raise the bar a little higher – and push the boundaries a little farther.”

Friday, August 7, 2020

Lubrizol Corporation acquires Avid Product Development - click to expand

Michelin X One Line Energy T2 tire launches for the North American line-haul market - click to expand

Titan International reports second quarter decrease in sales - click to expand

Global automotive rubber molding components market forecast at $57 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Yokohama Tire celebrates tenth year as sponsor of the Los Angeles Angels - click to expand

Brenntag opens full-line distribution center in Ohio - click to expand

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Cooper Tire announces 194th consecutive quarterly dividend - click to expand

Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo postponed until 2021 - click to expand

Continental expands research and development operations in northeast Indiana - click to expand

Right Lane Industries acquires Belt Concepts from Contitech - click to expand

Apollo Tyres reports record June sales for replacement tires in India - click to expand

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

USTMA projects U.S. tire shipments will decrease to 279.4 million units in 2020 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market to reach $3.5 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Morgan Polymer Seals designs capless refueling seal for General Motors Cadillac CT6 - click to expand

Davis-Standard markets elastomer solutions at RubberTech China - click to expand

Magna Tyres opens Czech Republic office - click to expand

Bridgestone names Charlie Rule president of Latin America operations - click to expand

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sterling Systems & Controls introduces customized system for rubber compounding applications - click to expand

BASF opens distribution center for Colors & Effects brand in Germany - click to expand

Shin-Etsu Chemical develops improved silicone emulsions - click to expand

Global automotive aftermarket forecast at $638 billion by 2027 - click to expand

TBC Corporation donates 200 computers to local schools - click to expand

Cooper Tire reports $6 million loss for second quarter - click to expand

Monday, August 3, 2020

Siempelkamp adds two executives to management team - click to expand

Continental partners with CoxReels to provide hose management solutions - click to expand

Arkema reports second quarter 2020 results - click to expand

Goodyear reports second quarter sales results - click to expand

Electronic adhesives market size projected at $4.9 billion by 2025 - click to expand

ACE Products & Consulting acquires GEOAnalytical - click to expand

Friday, July 31, 2020

Top Glove petitions against U.S. import ban - click to expand

Impressio and MedShape awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop liquid crystal elastomer - click to expand

Orion Engineered Carbons to present at Jefferies Virtual Industrials Conference - click to expand

Dow honored with two awards at 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards - click to expand

Global agricultural tire market projected to reach $15 billion by 2030 - click to expand

Global fluorine silicone rubber market forecast at $232 million by 2027 - click to expand

Market Reports

Global automotive rubber molding components market forecast at $57 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global Liquid Silicone Rubber Market to Reach $3.5 Billion by 2027 - click to expand

USTMA projects U.S. tire shipments will decrease to 279.4 million units in 2020 - click to expand

Global automotive aftermarket forecast at $638 billion by 2027 - click to expand

International Rubber Studies Group estimates sharp decline in global rubber demand - click to expand

Global agriculture tire market is projected to reach $15 billion by 2030 - click to expand

Global silicone market forecast with a CAGR of 6 percent through 2024 - click to expand

Electronic Adhesives Market size for electronics is projected at $4.9 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global OTR tire market size is projected to reach $26 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global fluorine silicone rubber market forecast at $232 million by 2027 - click to expand

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