Working with RMIT University, researchers say they have demonstrated that crumb rubber concrete is a safe, green alternative for residential construction in Australia, proving a much-needed new market for end-of-life tires. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Professor Julie Mills, says that this research is the first to practically demonstrate and construct the new crumb rubber concrete mix
Smithers Rapra is hosting an introductory one-hour webinar on rubber compounding as part of its free webinar series from company experts.
Smithers Rapra will host a four-part series on rubber compounding starting with“Compounding 101: Polymers,” which will take place Dec. 12.
To mark International Women’s Day, Apollo Tyres established its rubber sheet making unit, for rubber tapper’s wives, run at Vellavoor Panchayat in Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, will highlight its latest products and technologies from February 20-22, 2018 at the Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hannover, Germany.
Smithers Rapra, a leader in rubber, plastics, and composites testing expertise, has announced the expansion of the company’s tire testing capabilities at their Suzhou, China lab.
Continental Tire AG, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Julius Kuehn-Institute, and EKUSA, has produced and tested the first tires with tread made completely out of natural rubber derived from dandelions. “In agricultural terms, dandelions are an undemanding plant, growing in moderate climates, even in the northern hemisphere, and can
Pirelli has constructed its first ultra high performance tire containing natural rubber from the guayule plant. The prototype tire was recently tested on the Italian tiremaker’s Vizzola and Balocco test tracks on a Maserati. The tire took two years to develop from primary materials research to testing, Pirelli said. On the test track, the tires
PanAridus LLC, a producer of the natural rubber alternative guayule, has earned the first patent for guayule harvesting. This is the company’s 10th patent, with nine other patents for guayule plants. The new patent covers the company’s near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) machine, which measures the rubber content in a guayule plant while it is still
A team of German and Finnish scientists have developed a new kind of rubber that self-heals after it is punctured, according to the thestatesman.com. Amit Das, the lead author of the study, and his fellow scientists published their findings in the latest issue of “Applied Materials & Interfaces,” a journal of the American Chemical Society.