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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Evonik becomes a member of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab to accelerate innovation with AI

As part of the partnership, Evonik and IBM have already investigated new possibilities to create a collaborative intelligence between humans and machines, in pilot projects. Experts no longer have to search for valuable information like for a needle in a haystack. Instead, decades of knowledge are now easy to search and to analyze intuitively. New connections between data can now be found. Chemist can intuitively explore and compare formulations and their related properties to come up with ideas for new products. Evonik and IBM have also succeeded in building Artificial Intelligence that will further accelerate the research for new materials. In close collaboration with IBM Research a Deep Neural Network was developed and trained that predicts properties or new formulations for high-performance polymers. These predictions help researchers like a compass pointing them in promising directions for new products and customer solution

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Asahi Kasei Europe uniting sales, marketing and R&D activities at Düsseldorf Harbour

Asahi Kasei Europe started office operation at its new location at Düsseldorf Harbour, Germany. In March 2021, the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center relocated from Dormagen to the new location. By uniting European sales, marketing and R&D activities, the Japanese technology company further enhances its business approach towards the European automotive industry

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RPM International reported record third quarter results

Fiscal 2021 third-quarter net sales were $1.27 billion, an increase of 8.1% over the $1.17 billion reported a year ago. Third-quarter net income increased 222.6% to $38.2 million compared to $11.9 million reported in the year-ago period, and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.29, an increase of 222.2% compared to $0.09 in the year-ago quarter. Income before income taxes (IBT) was $55.9 million compared to $16.3 million reported in the fiscal 2020 third quarter. RPM’s consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were up 48.2% to $65.4 million compared to $44.1 million reported in the fiscal 2020 third quarter

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Circular Rubber Technologies and Entex announce joint program devulcanizing end of life mining tires

Through a joint testing program, CRT and ENTEX have proven that devulcanizing end of life mining tires with the PRE is possible and provides a high end reclaim material suitable for reuse by the tire manufacturers.Recycling of end of life tires has been on the agenda for a long time. Focus to date has been on applications which downgrade the material, either for the use of rubber products or through energy recovery and pyrolysis. To reuse the rubber polymers from vulcanized rubber products requires the conversion of vulcanized rubber back into a devulcanized elastomer. The properties of reclaim devulcanized with the Planetary Roller Extruder are expected to exceed those of reclaim devulcanized by other methods.

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BKT’s Product Manager Denis Piccolo appointed Chairman of E.T.R.T.O.’s agriculture sub-committee

Denis Piccolo, BKT’s Product Manager, has been appointed Chairman of E.T.R.T.O.’s agriculture sub-committee.

The E.T.R.T.O. (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation) is an organization consisting of manufacturers of tires, rims and valves for vehicles of all kinds. It aims to harmonize the sizes and dimensions of tires, thus avoiding any ambiguity.
The organization has the key role of establishing common technical sizes, load and pressure characteristics, and a single set of operational guidelines to help end users choose the right product for their needs.

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Yokohama’s ADVAN Sport V107 receives technical certification for Mercedes-AMG’s new GLB 35 4MATIC SUV

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that its “ADVAN Sport V107” has received technical certification as original equipment on Mercedes-AMG’s new SUV, the GLB 35 4MATIC, which went on sale in Europe in December 2019. The GLB 35 can be outfitted with 21-inch 255/35ZR21 98Y size “ADVAN Sport V107” tires.

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Arlanxeo extends foothold in India with launch of legal entity

ARLANXEO continues its growth journey in the India subcontinent with the launch of its legal entity ARLANXEO India Private Limited, which has commenced operations from the 1st of January this year. To cement the establishment of its legal entity, ARLANXEO will be inaugurating a new office space in Mumbai, India, slated for completion by May 2021. Both are significant milestones in ARLANXEO’s growth strategy and will enhance ARLANXEO’s presence in one of the most important strategic growth regions.

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