Cooper Tire introduces newest all-terrain tire Discoverer Rugged Trek

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced its new Discoverer® Rugged Trek™ tire is now available for dealer orders. The Discoverer Rugged Trek is an all-season truck and SUV tire made for off-road adventuring while offering outstanding on-road performance for everyday use. Boasting a long-lasting warranty of up to 60,000 miles, the Discoverer Rugged Trek offers the best of both worlds for the off-road hobbyist and daily commuter

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Trelleborg’s new XP800 tire delivers premium reliability in material handling operations

With its advanced tread design, the new XP800 enhances both indoor and outdoor performance to ensure maximum productivity. Its innovative design features an extra wide tread and unique profile for minimized vibrations, enhanced handling and excellent stability in indoor applications, while the lateral block design with deep lugs optimizes traction in outdoor areas. Its extra deep tread increases tire longevity for maximum service life

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Sumitomo Rubber North America announce price increase

Sumitomo Rubber North America will increase prices in the US and Canada on Dunlop, Falken and Ohtsu Brand Passenger, Light Truck and Medium Truck and Dunlop Motorcycle Tires as well as implementing inline adjustments on a per size basis. The price increase of up to 8% will be effective May 1, 2021. Several factors have driven the need for this price increase including increased costs in both transportation and labor, raw materials in addition to other Market factors

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3D printing forecast at $51 billion by 2030

3D printing has the potential to significantly disrupt traditional manufacturing, as it is increasingly being used beyond prototypes, molds, tools, or other one-off parts. The total 3D printing market will reach $51 billion in 2030, driven mainly by growth in production parts, according to new data from Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and innovation advisory services

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ColumbiaPlast re-scheduled for September 2022

The next edition of COLOMBIAPLAST will take place from September 26 – 30, 2022, concurrently with the XXXIII BOGOTA INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR (FIB), at Corferias in Bogota, Colombia. COLOMBIAPLAST was originally scheduled for June 2021 but after talks with exhibitors and partners, the organizers decided to postpone the event due to the worldwide COVID-19 related effects. This measure is taken to ensure the safety of the exhibitors, visitors and staff. The goal is to organize a trade fair that meets everyone’s expectations and provides a safe and comfortable environment to learn about trends and new developments, to do business and to strengthen contacts.

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World Rubber Summit 2021 will be held as a virtual event this June

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) announced that the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2021 will be held as a virtual event on the 8-11 June 2021.
The World Rubber Summit (WRS) is designed as the leading global discussion forum where a platform is given to producers, users, traders, financial institutions, R&D organizations, NGOs and academia to meet, together with Governments’ representatives, and exchange views on the major challenging confronting the rubber economy.

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Global oxidized polyethylene wax market forecast at $1.04 billion by 2028

The global oxidized polyethylene wax market size is expected to reach USD 1.04 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% from 2021 to 2028. The global market is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period owing to the increase in the demand from end-use applications, such as plastics, coatings, hot melt adhesives, rubber processing, and printing. Nontoxic nature, high thermal stability, and excellent dispersion have increased product consumption in the aforementioned segments.

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