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Ford breaks ground on electric F-150 plant at historic Rouge Center

9/18/2020 - Dearborn, MI - Ford announced an even deeper commitment to American manufacturing, celebrating the production start of the all-new F-150 at the storied Ford Rouge Center and confirming the construction of the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center where it will build the all-electric F-150 by mid-2022. The new manufacturing center at the Dearborn-based Rouge Center, once complete, will add 300 jobs and is part of a $700 million investment in building the all-new F-150 lineup, including the first-ever F-150 PowerBoost hybrid. The new jobs will support battery assembly and production of the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid and fully electric F-150. Including investments for Bronco and Ranger at the Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, MI, announced last year, Ford plans to invest more than $1.45 billion and create approximately 3,000 jobs over the next thre...
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Double Coin expands Houston warehouse and distribution center

9/18/2020 - Monrovia, CA - Double Coin and CMA, a tire manufacturer offering a comprehensive lineup of products, has expanded its warehouse network with the addition of a new warehouse and distribution center in Houston. The new state-of-the-art facility, Double Coin’s largest warehouse in North America, began operations on September 15. It includes office space, 29 dock doors and two drive up ramps. The warehouse will serve the growing demand for Double Coin’s comprehensive range of truck and bus Radial (TBR) and off-the-road (OTR)/individual (IND) tires. “We are thrilled to open the Houston warehouse in such a key location,” said Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for CMA. “Double Coin constantly strives to provide our customers exceptional service, and through this new warehouse, we will have enhanced logistics capabilities t...
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Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026

9/18/2020 - Noida, India - According to Blueweaves Consulting, the global silanes market worth is expected to reach $2.47 billion in 2026 from the $2.19 billion in 2019, at CAGR of 5.83 percent during period 2020-2026. The demand for silanes is dependent on the growth of the automobile, consumer electronics, construction and pharmaceutical industries. Silanes are widely used in the manufacturing of tires and production of paints and coatings, and plastic and rubber items as a coupling agent. The rising use of silanes in paints and coatings, rubber and plastics, fiber treatment, and adhesive and sealants applications triggers the demand for silanes substantially. Also, rapidly expanding construction activities, growing production of plastic, rubber and glass items, and rising use of adhesives in different industries assure the growth of this market. T...
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Trinseo develops post-consumer recycled polystyrene grade

9/18/2020 - Berwyn, PA - Trinseo says it has developed a new grade of post-consumer recycled polystyrene (r-PS) through a partnership with Fernholz, a German packaging manufacturer. According to Trinseo, the latest Form Fill Seal formulations incorporate as much as 40 percent r-PS, depending on the final application, as a result of Trinseo’s technology, which embeds the material into the polymerization process using solvent processes. “With r-PS technology, we have developed a process that will help the plastics industry conserve resources and reduce oil consumption,” says Nicolas Joly, vice president of plastics and feedstocks at Trinseo. “We are very pleased to work with Fernholz as our collaboration partner to jointly respond to consumer and market expectations, offering companies a tangible solution for more sustainable packaging.” Fernholz is wo...
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Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

9/18/2020 - Akron, OH - Rubber Molding Principles, written by Van Walworth. Date release: August 2013. ISBN: 978-616-90836-8-9, hardbound, 150 pages, publisher: TechnoBiz Communications Co., Ltd., book cost: $89.45 plus shipping and handling. Book contents: Chapter 1: Introduction to Rubber Molding; Chapter 2: Rubber Behavior in the Molds; Chapter 3: Rubber Molding Presses; Chapter 4: Compression Molding; Chapter 5: Transfer Molding; Chapter 6: Injection Molding; Chapter 7: Vacuum Molding; Chapter 8: Wasteless/Flashless Molding; Chapter 9: Basic Rubber Mold Design; Chapter 10: Process Troubleshooting; and Chapter 11: Molding Process Selection Guide. Visit Rubber World's book store to purchase at ...
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Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026

9/16/2020 - Noida, India - According to Blueweaves Consulting, the Global Silanes Market worth is expected to reach USD 2.47 billion in 2026 from the USD 2.19 billion in 2019, at CAGR of 5.83% during period 2020-2026. The demand of Silanes is dependent on the growth of the automobile, consumer electronics, construction and pharmaceutical industries. Silanes are widely used in the manufacturing of tires and production of paints & coatings and plastic and rubber items as a coupling agent. The rising use of Silanes in paints and coatings, rubber and plastics, fiber treatment, and adhesive and sealants applications trigger the demand of Silanes substantially. Also, Rapidly expanding construction activities, growing production of plastic, rubber and glass items and rising use of adhesives in different industries assure the growth of this market. The Sil... (read more)

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