Struktol - A World of Capabilities

News and week in review on rubberworld.com

Scroll down for more news

Click here to subscribe to the daily news

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 three years in Michigan alone. “We are proud to once again build and innovate for the future here at the Rouge with the debut of our all-new F-150 and the construction of a modern new manufacturing center to build the first-ever all-electric F-150,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “This year’s COVID-19 crisis made it clear why it is so important for companies like Ford to help keep our U.S. manufacturing base strong and help our country get back to work.” A newly released study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found F-Series, America’s best-selling truck since 1977, is among the most valuable consumer goods in America and a key employment driver. Among the specific findings: Up to 14 American jobs are supported by each direct Ford F-Series employee. This equates to about 500,000 total jobs attributable to Ford’s F-Series alone. Overall, Ford supports 1 million American jobs. Of the more than two million full-sized pickup trucks assembled in the U.S. last year, Ford assembled nearly half; twice as many as any other automaker. The best-selling F-Series contributed nearly $50 billion to the U.S. GDP. The F-Series franchise alone generates more revenue than major companies such as McDonalds, Nike, Coca-Cola, Visa and Netflix. The all-new F-150 raises the standard for all light-duty trucks. It targets the most towing and payload of any light-duty full-size pickup; introduces all-new features to increase customer productivity; features new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates that help keep F-150 at the forefront of technology; and offers an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard, an integrated power generator. “The critical launch of the all-new F-150 is now underway, on time and with the Built Ford Tough quality our customers demand to get the job done,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s chief operating officer and incoming CEO. “F-Series pickups are the backbone of work and productivity across the country. And now we are preparing to build a fully electric version of America’s most popular vehicle, and it will be a seriously capable, purpose-built tool for serious truck customers.” The electric F-150, which is undergoing tens of thousands of hours of torture testing and targeting millions of simulated, laboratory and real world test miles, will be more powerful than any F-150 available today and deliver commercial and personal customers the lowest expected lifetime total cost of operation among F-Series trucks.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MonTech’s MCool -40°C chiller option increases range for low temperature RPA testing - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces multi-sample Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter - click to expand

Department of Commerce delays publication of results of anti-dumping investigation into light tires from Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber unifies off-highway tire operations under global entity - click to expand

Davis-Standard presents free webinar on Evolution and Advancements in Technology - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Get Involved session held - click to expand

IMCD U.S. opens headquarters in greater Cleveland area - click to expand

ARDL expands rubber testing capabilities to include SAE J1402 - click to expand

Monday, October 19, 2020

Global silicones market will grow by $5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Tyrata begins IntelliTread Drive-Over System shipments to Japan - click to expand

Nexen updates winter tire line for Europe - click to expand

Nokian's Tennessee tire factory earns LEED v4 Silver certification - click to expand

Solvay inaugurates second bio-based solvent plant in Brazil - click to expand

Desma extends digital exhibition XpertForum until October 30 - click to expand

Friday, October 16, 2020

USTMA finds recycling of end-of-life tires stalled - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release third quarter 2020 financial results October 29 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Trinseo receives Mass Balance certification for three families of products in Europe - click to expand

Bridgestone unveils 'A Layered Journey' sustainability campaign - click to expand

Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10 - click to expand

Endurica software release features aging simulation for elastomers - click to expand

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dow and the Vita Group collaborate on production of flexible polyurethane foams made from recycled content - click to expand

LabsCubed opens new facility - click to expand

Brüggemann invests 32 million euros in Heilbronn headquarters - click to expand

UTH GmbH offers Technology Transfer Webinar on compounds with fine mesh straining - click to expand

Yokohama Tire to increase commercial truck tire prices December 1 - click to expand

Arkema ranks 11th in the Wall Street Journal's ranking of the world's most sustainably managed companies - click to expand

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Ashland solves complex challenges and is recognized as Supplier of the Year by Molded Fiber Glass Companies - click to expand

Brenntag Specialties announces distribution agreement with Interspersal Inc. - click to expand

Barry Arkles resumes position as chief executive officer of Gelest Inc. - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supports Trek Bicycle’s innovative suspension - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference begins Monday - click to expand

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bridgestone supports Nashville school's automotive training center - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for 2021 Nissan Rogue - click to expand

Zochem announces price increases for all grades of zinc oxide - click to expand

Braskem America becomes an Operation Clean Sweep blue member - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Continental wins Tire Technology Award with tire concept for autonomous electric taxis - click to expand

Market Reports

Brazil automotive tire market is projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Silicones Market will grow by$5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast at $3.2 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Electronic Adhesives Market will grow by $3.49 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Subscribe to daily news

Sign up for Daily News Email Update

RubberWorld will now notify you with an email when we update our daily news. Simply enter you email address in the boxes below and click the send button*, and you'll know the news as soon as we do!

email

email (confirm)

Type RUBBER in this field (prove you're human) in CAPS


* be sure to click the send button

By submitting your email address to RubberWorld you agree to allow Rubber World to send you daily email notifications relating to news in the rubber industry. See our privacy terms for more details