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    Vehicles with electric drives need special tires

    7/27/2020 - Hanover, Germany - Vehicles with electric and hybrid drives are heavier than their conventional counterparts, they put more torque onto the road when moving off, and they should ideally be barely audible for the occupants. Then, of course, there are the properties traditionally expected of tires: safety on wet and dry roads, precision steering, short braking distances, aquaplaning prevention, maximum mileage and, particularly important for electric cars, very low rolling resistance. The tire developers at Continental in Hanover are said to have squared up to the challenge and designed tires specifically for electric cars, buses and trucks. The higher weight of these vehicles is down to their batteries, which weigh more than a full tank of fuel for an internal combustion engine. Hybrids have not just an engine but an electric motor as well...

    Global automotive tire market forecast to reach $154.4 billion by 2027

    7/27/2020 - Dublin, Ireland - The global automotive tire market was valued at $112.16 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $154.4 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 4.1 percent from 2020 to 2027, according to Researchandmarkets.com. The rapid growth of the automobile sector across all segments fuels the growth of the automotive tire market. There are prominent key factors that drive the growth of the automotive tire market such as rise in the competition among global tire manufacturers and an increase in the operating life of automobiles. The market economy is also responsible for the growth of the automotive tire market. Countries such as China, India, Brazil and South Africa are growing economies. Thus, the manufacturing sector is witnessing prominent growth in these countries, which is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the ...

    Evonik opens technology center in Texas for 3D printing

    7/27/2020 - Essen, Germany - Evonik is further expanding its business in the area of additive manufacturing. The specialty chemicals company has opened a technology center for 3D printing in Austin, TX. The U.S. site will play a key role within Evonik's global innovation network in the development of new, ready-to-use materials for powder bed fusion manufactured by the Structured Polymers technology. Evonik's new Center for Structured Polymers Technology comprises an application technology laboratory with 3D printers and a processing area, a research and development laboratory, production rooms and associated office areas, as well as meeting rooms. The building complex has modern air extraction systems, meets the highest safety standards and complies with applicable workplace ergonomics standards. "The new technology center continues the success stor...

    Arkema announces proposed acquisition of Fixatti

    7/27/2020 - Paris, France - Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. This acquisition will enable Bostik to strengthen its global offering of hotmelt adhesive solutions for niche industrial applications in the construction, technical coating, battery, automotive, and textile printing markets. This project is part of Bostik's targeted growth strategy in high value-added technologies, and is perfectly in line with the group's road map to become a pure specialty materials player by 2024 centered around adhesive solutions, advanced materials and coating solutions. Fixatti is an internationally renowned company, which operates two sites in Europe and one in China, employs 180 people, and reports sales of some 55 million. Thanks to its grinding, polymerization and compo...

    DuPont releases 2020 sustainability report

    7/27/2020 - Wilmington, DE ?DuPont announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report, which is the first for DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (following its separation from DowDuPont), and covers integrated activities during the calendar year 2019. DuPont抯 innovation culture and diverse portfolio position the company to deliver science-based solutions that create sustainable, positive societal change and competitive advantages in essential areas such as clean water, health and safety, high-speed connectivity and automotive electrification. Among the many ways the company抯 competitive differentiators are being harnessed to create social and environmental advantage are its investment in advanced technologies for 5G networks to support more connected, sustainable communities, and DuPont抯 Ahead automotive program, which will help accelerate the transpor...

    Lubrizol surpasses $2 million in donations to support COVID-19 needs

    7/27/2020 - Cleveland, OH - Lubrizol announced it has surpassed its $2 million donation commitment to support COVID-19 needs. In alignment with its community affairs strategy of supporting global needs with local actions, the company and its employees have supported communities, medical providers and neighbors across the world. 揑n true Lubrizol style, the organization mobilized to support those who are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic every day,?said Elizabeth Grove, president of The Lubrizol Foundation and global lead for public affairs. 揥e are grateful to our healthcare workers and first responders working tirelessly to keep us all safe and the organizations meeting the unprecedented needs caused by the pandemic. I am very proud of the Lubrizol teams who quickly identified the unique needs of the communities where we work and li...

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    Global OTR tire market size is projected to reach $26 billion by 2027

    7/27/2020 - Pune, India - The global OTR tire market size is projected to reach US$ 26 Bn by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027, primarily driven by an increased use of tractors globally according to visionresearchreports.com Some of the leading factors that are anticipated to influence market growth include soaring demand from different industrial verticals such as agricultural, industrial, and mining & construction. Market players should align their product development activities with modern-day industrial applications. Companies should also focus on the development of new OTR tires with improved design, load capacity, and quality. Manufacturers should focus on the production of new OTR tires made from sustainable materials to shrug off mounting environmental concerns. Asia Pacific holds a leading share o... (read more)

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