Lanxess expands Trixene Aqua product family

Trixene Aqua BI 120 expands the outstanding performance as adhesion promoter of Aqua BI 220, enabling formulators to use it in a wide pH range and further enhancing soft handle. This is beneficial in textile processing where the products can be used e.g. for hydrophobic resins applied in the water proof treatment, for breathable fabrics, and for silk screen printing to improve the prints’ resistance to wash cycles

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Cooper Tire joins Alice Cooper to host nationwide “Driven to Perform” garage band contest

The “Coopers” are ready to rock as Cooper Tire kicked off Driven to Perform – a nationwide garage band contest in partnership with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper. Cooper Tire and Alice Cooper, credited as the “godfather of shock rock,” teamed up to scour the nation and identify three talented American garage bands. Alice Cooper, who recently released his 28th album, “Detroit Stories,” will provide advice and feedback to the bands, and call on fans to cast their votes to crown the Driven to Perform winner at www.DrivenToPerformConcert.com. The victorious band will get the opportunity of a lifetime to open for Evanescence in a livestream performance on May 13

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Rhino Health to open rubber glove factory in Fort Worth, TX

– Rhino Health Inc., the only domestic manufacturer of nitrile rubber gloves, announced plans to expand operations and open its largest manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, TX. The facility is a 400,000 square foot property in Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park, and will house approximately 10,000 square feet of office space for corporate functions as well as serve as a corporate office location.

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Adaptive3D partners with EnvisionTEC to deliver additive manufacturing elastomer solutions at scale

EnvisionTEC and Adaptive3D announced that they have executed a materials distribution agreement to pair ToughRubber™ photoresins with Xtreme 8K digital light processing (DLP) printers. Adaptive3D’s tough photoelastomers printed on Xtreme 8K printers will expedite the adoption of additively manufactured solutions for functional end-use elastomeric parts and products

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Sumitomo Chemical receives gold medal in EcoVadis sustainability assessment for the second year in a row

In this year’s assessment, Sumitomo Chemical has marked a high score in the area of Environment for the second consecutive year, and has also attained a score increase in Sustainable Procurement. Specifically, the Company has been highly rated in Environment for its established medium- to long-term climate action targets and its steady implementation of measures to achieve these targets. In addition, the assessment has recognized the Company’s efforts to put sustainable procurement into action more extensively, emphasizing the respect for the environment and human rights

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Continental and Amazon Web Services create platform for automotive software

– Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be working together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of the long-term collaboration with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) – a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features a virtual workbench offering numerous options to develop, supply and maintain software-intensive system functions. This will allow drivers to integrate the functions they want going forward during the entire service life of their vehicle by downloading quick and convenient software updates

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Nexen Tires manufactures 500 million tires without a single recall

Nexen Tire America announced since 2000, the company has manufactured more than 500 million tires without a single recall. Nexen Tire has implemented precision tire-manufacturing guidelines throughout its four tire manufacturing plants across the globe – two in the South Korean cities of Yangsan and Changnyeong, one in Qingdao, China, and its newest plant in Zatech, Czech Republic — ensuring all tires meet the company’s strict global manufacturing standards.

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