TI Fluid Systems has launched new fluid handling products for thermal coolant and fuel systems on the 2021 Hyundai Santa FE SUV hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). This Hyundai HEV application demonstrates the company’s ability to optimize systems with lightweight solutions for improved EV mode efficiency.Read more
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement after the Biden administration issued its report on supply chain reviews called for in President Joe Biden’s “America’s Supply Chains” executive order: “The USW commends the Biden administration for directly tackling the problem of our nation’s long-neglected supply chains and identifying concrete steps to shore up crucial vulnerabilities.Read more
KnowHow Webinars announces two webinars led by Dr. Brendan Rodgers will be held on July 7 and July 28.
Tire Innerliners and Butyl Rubbers will be held July 7. Natural Rubber : Grades and Selection will be held July 28.
Nexen Tire announced the launch of its new brand identity system (BIS) and “We Got You” corporate slogan, pledging to enhance customer satisfaction in mobility and beyond tire manufacturing. “We Got You” evokes Nexen Tire’s corporate mission and promise to always put people at the center of things and make them more connected to the world while improving their lives. It also reflects the company’s commitment to provide customers with utmost convenience anytime, anywhere.Read more
BASF concluded the sale of its manufacturing site in Kankakee, IL, to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, a U.S. based private equity firm. The agreement also includes the associated businesses of vegetable oil based raw material sterols and natural vitamin E, anionic surfactants and esters produced at the Kankakee site.Read more
The Biesterfeld Group continued its successful track record of business development in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-owned company based in Hamburg saw a decline in sales, but it still generated total revenues in the amount of €1.03 billion. Thanks to its effective cost management system, the distributor achieved an operating result of €42.8 million, which surpassed targets.Read more
Wickert Maschinenbau is changing from a manufacturer of customized presses to an all-around provider for composite manufacturing. The family-run company is thus reacting to the increasing demand for supplementary services revolving around the planning and development of press systems.Read more
Natural Rubber: Grades and Selection will be held July 28 at 10 a.m. CST/5 p.m. CEST/10 p.m. Thailand. Natural rubber is among the most important elastomers used in the manufacturing of products such as tires and conveyor belts. The polymer imparts many unique properties such as high tensile strength, tear strength and resilience. This review will discuss natural rubber, beginning with its biosynthesis through to production, classification and fundamental properties.Read more
Bicycle tires will experience higher sales than ever before as demand for bicycles, especially e-bikes, mountain bikes and road bikes, surges across regions. Tubeless tires will be in particularly high demand, and the need for increased grip and hassle-free riding experience will continue to grow over the coming years.Read more
The combination unites two leading tire companies with complementary product portfolios, services and capabilities to create a stronger U.S.-based leader in the global tire industry. The combined company will offer more options across the value spectrum, making it easier for customers and consumers to choose Goodyear and Cooper branded tires.Read more