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Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Technologies, a leading provider of silicone prototyping and low-volume production molding solutions, announced today a restructuring of its organization following a comprehensive evaluation of its workforce. The restructuring will pose the company to be better suited to the needs of the current silicone molding market. [More]
Prickly Lettuce Holds Promise for Rubber Production

Prickly Lettuce Holds Promise for Rubber Production

Scientists from Washington State University (WSU) claim that the common prickly lettuce demonstrates potential as a raw material for producing rubber. The prickly lettuce is a common weed and is a wild relative of cultivated lettuce. [More]
Trinseo Makes its Debut at MD&M West 2015

Trinseo Makes its Debut at MD&M West 2015

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, formerly known as Styron, will make its debut today at MD&M West 2015 in Booth #824 Hall E at the Anaheim Convention Center from February 10-12, 2015. [More]
HEXPOL Compounding Now Provides Full-Service, Dedicated Silicone Resources and Recipe Development

HEXPOL Compounding Now Provides Full-Service, Dedicated Silicone Resources and Recipe Development

HEXPOL Compounding, a leading global provider of elastomer compounds, is dramatically increasing its silicone processing capabilities. The company now provides full-service, dedicated silicone resources and recipe development. [More]
Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Dow Corning Witnesses Growing Demand for LSR Materials in Medical Applications

Healthcare OEMs and fabricators are constantly looking for advanced and versatile material technologies to address increasing medical expenses, rising demand for both complicated and disposable medical devices, and the requirements of rigorous healthcare standards. Dow Corning says that these converging trends are the growth drivers for its extensive range of high-performance liquid silicone rubber (LSR) solutions. [More]
Soft, Slithering Robotic Arm Made of Silicone Rubber

Soft, Slithering Robotic Arm Made of Silicone Rubber

Scientists from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of MIT have designed a soft robotic arm capable of slithering through pipe-like structures similar to a snake. The arm design is similar to that of octopus tentacles. [More]
Kardoes Rubber Acquired by HEXPOL

Kardoes Rubber Acquired by HEXPOL

HEXPOL has acquired the business of Kardoes Rubber Co. from the founder Mr. Frank Kardoes and his family. Frank Kardoes started Kardoes Rubber in 1988 and Kardoes is today a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market. [More]
Dow Corning’s TPSiV Elastomers Proven Safe for Skin Contact Applications

Dow Corning’s TPSiV Elastomers Proven Safe for Skin Contact Applications

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, announced today that its TPSiV® 4000 and TPSiV® 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols. [More]
In-Depth Report on Global and Chinese Spray Polyurea Elastomer Industry

In-Depth Report on Global and Chinese Spray Polyurea Elastomer Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Spray Polyurea Elastomer (SPUA) Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. [More]
Kardoes Rubber Acquired by HEXPOL

Kardoes Rubber Acquired by HEXPOL

HEXPOL has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Kardoes Rubber Co. from the founder Mr. Frank Kardoes and his family. Frank Kardoes started Kardoes Rubber in 1988 and Kardoes is today a well-known Rubber Compounder in the US market. [More]