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Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10

  10/16/2020 - Akron, OH - Neil X. McHale died October 10, just six days before his 86th birthday. He was surrounded by his family. McHale was born October 16, 1934, in New York City to Michael and Ann McHale. He was the seventh of nine children. After graduating from John Adams High School, he entered the U.S. Army for two years, based in Germany. In 1956, he was appointed to the New York City Police Department. After three years, he transferred to the New York City Fire Department. He met his wife, Vertina (Tina) Ashling, in 1961, and they were married in 1963. After finishing two years with the Fire Department, he decided to go to Tri State University in Angola, IN, majoring in chemical engineering, and received his degree in 1965. McHale accepted a position with General Tire International after graduation. For the next 15 years, the family, by then consisting of two sons, Regan and Liam, moved to Venezuela, Portugal, where their third son, Neil, was born; subsequently moving to Iran, and finally Tanzania. He was grateful for this opportunity and thoroughly enjoyed each assignment. In 1980, the family returned to the U.S. to a flat job market. After an unsuccessful job search, he took the plunge with three other investors and started Eagle Elastomer in 1983. He was extremely proud of the company, which is now being run by Regan and Neil McHale. Love of family was McHale’s main source of enjoyment. He was also an avid tennis player and enjoyed skiing, golf and long walks. On a quieter side, movies, music and reading were favorite pastimes. His devotion and pride in his family was constant; McHale was always willing to encourage and advise or help out when needed. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 57 years, Tina, and sons, Regan (Roma), Liam, and Neil (Elena), and nine grandchildren; Tyler, Trayton, Dylon, Gavin, Kayla, Chloe, Rachel, Celia and Laura. They will all miss him very much, especially his humor and encouragement. Also left to mourn his passing is sister Helen Hickey and brother Michael (Cathy) McHale; sisters-in-law Cynthia (Jim) Carol and Susan Ashling, many nieces and nephews, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider Tunnels to Towers: 2361 Hylan Blvd. Ste. 3, Staten Island, NY 10306, or Salvation Army, 190 South Maple St., Akron, OH 44302.

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

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