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Triangle clears government hurdles for funding of new U.S. tire plants
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group Co. Ltd. is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky...
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FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C. FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C. $FRANKLIN, Tenn.—China's Triangle Group is getting close to breaking ground on its previously announced passenger and light truck tire factory in Edgecombe County, east of Rocky Mount, N.C.
EPA to toughen fluorochemical rules
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WASHINGTON—Calling it a "national priority," Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told a Washington conference May 22 that EPA will develop tougher regulations around...
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Trump orders tariff investigation of imported autos, auto parts (updated)
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WASHINGTON—On the heels of tariffs issued on imported steel and aluminum, President Trump has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation into whether imported...
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Goldsmith & Eggleton celebrates 50 years in business
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WADSWORTH, Ohio—Goldsmith & Eggleton has been a long-standing fixture in the rubber industry. What started as a small family business has continued to grow and expand into new markets,...
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Wacky World of Rubber: Tires made difference in first Indy 500
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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. When watching present-day pit stops where tire/wheel combinations ...
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Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911. $Tires always have been a big part of the Indianapolis 500, but perhaps no more so than they were in the inaugural running in 1911.
TIA, USTMA join forces on tire registration
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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The Tire Industry Association and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association are cooperating to find an effective and equitable way of registering tires in case of a recall,...
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Auto makers tell White House 'climate change is real'
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WASHINGTON—Auto makers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of vehicle efficiency standards, saying "climate change is real." The plea came in a...
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Lord to invest $80 million for Pennsylvania expansion
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SAEGERTOWN, Pa.—Lord Corp. has disclosed plans to expand and upgrade operations at its Saegertown facility. The firm intends to invest $80 million during the next five years to add various...
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3D printed polyurethane footwear makes technological strides
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All of the big sportswear brands have been investigating the possibility of printing high-performance footwear. And they have been supported by the manufacturers of materials and printing...
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Maverix Solutions debuts new mold release coating
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—On the manufacturing floor, efficiency is key. Processes that create a time or cost savings are desired across the board. When one achieves both, with additional benefits...
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SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process. SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process. $SANTA ANA, Calif.—Santa Ana-based Maverix Solutions developed Mavcoat MD-4, a mold release coating for the rubber industry that revolutionizes the molding process.
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Published on May 15, 2018

New Products: Huntsman launches two thermoplastic polyurethanes

Rubber & Plastics News Staff
Huntsman Corp.
Huntsman's new Avalon DB DI range of TPUs is designed for use in footwear.

OSNABRUCK, Germany—Huntsman Corp. has developed two new thermoplastic polyurethanes for the footwear industry.

The Avalon DB DI range of TPUs makes it easy for manufacturers to demold, Huntsman said, and helps footwear makers improve productivity when creating injection-molded parts. The product is designed to improve cycle times and simplify the production of thick-walled parts when compared to standard injection molding materials.

Huntsman also said that cooling time is significantly reduced with Avalon, reaching demold hardness in half the time or better compared to conventional alternatives.

The Avalon 55 AHG is a soft soling material that Huntsman claims will offer improved slip-resistance on both wet and dry surfaces. The TPU has a Shore A hardness of 55 and can be used to make outsoles for a variety of footwear applications. Huntsman said it is ideal for the production of safety footwear due to its oil and petrol resistance and adherence to electro-static requirements.

Huntsman Corp.
The Avalon 55 AHG is a soft soling material for slip-resistance on both wet and dry surfaces.

More information about these and other Huntsman products can be found at huntsman.com or by contacting craig_roberts@huntsman.com.

The New Products blog showcases innovations suppliers are introducing to the rubber industry. It focuses on new materials, machinery, molds, testing equipment, software, and other goods and services that are intended to help manufacturers of finished rubber products. The blog will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To have your product considered for the blog, contact Online Content Editor Erin Pustay Beaven at ebeaven@crain.com or Editor Bruce Meyer at bmeyer@crain.com.

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