Falling Natural Rubber Prices

Goodyear Rubber in California noticed that natural rubber prices across key markets have experienced further losses even though there is a deficit in the world supply. In fact, from January to May 2017, a deficit of about 600,000 metric tons was recorded. The shortfall is expected to widen in the short term before it drops … Continued

Goodyear Rubber, Rubber Roofing Materials

Economical Rubber Mixing and Compounding

Goodyear Rubber knows the value of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) as a durable synthetic rubber used in a variety of application needed strong heat resistance and excellent weathering properties. That’s one reason it is used for roofing. Its two primary ingredients, ethylene and propylene, come from oil and natural gas. Factors that impact economics … Continued

Silicone Growth and the High Temperature Elastomer Market

The Silicone Growth and High Temperature Elastomer Makert was valued at $15 billion in 2015, the global silicone market is expected to leap to $20 billion by 2021 due to high demand of products.   The market is separated into five categories: Resins Elastomers Gels Fluids Other products The largest segment in 2015 was elastomers … Continued

Additive Choices

There are many material components you can discuss with your Goodyear Rubber representative that will match your rubber application needs including:       Fillers help performance and provide durability. Several types are available including carbon black reinforcing, hard clay semi-reinforcers and non-reinforcers such as calcium carbonate. Internal lubricants get mixed into the compound to … Continued

Manufacturing Concerns about Additives

As you might suspect, there are manufacturing concerns and proposed solutions to them when compounding rubber with additives. Inconsistent weighing caused by high scrap: Think about using pre-mixed, oil treated powders. They are easier to weigh and cleaner to handle. They are delivered to the compounding plant surface wetted for faster mixing and multi-ingredient for … Continued

Performance Additives to Rubber

The best scientists and technicians work at Goodyear Rubber, involved in calculating the parts per hundred of the right additives to add to a rubber compound to make it work well with a rubber application. While additives should not be used unless their value can be demonstrated, nearly 78% of rubber formations need some type … Continued

American Manufacturing Revival Led by Rubber and Tire Industry

At long last, US manufacturing appears to lie on the precipice of a pretty serious resurgence, propelled mostly by innovation and technology, a trend noticed by Goodyear Rubber in Southern California. A good example of this is carbon black, a key component of the rubber and tire industry, coming back to the US in a … Continued

Reducing CO2 Emissions with New Seal Technology

Every transmission manufacturer works at minimizing frictional losses to maximize the efficiency of a vehicle’s powertrain. Recently, a new generation of low friction transmission seals was presented at the 15th International CTI Symposium. These seals are made for any type of automated transmissions. What makes this better than prior material is that the seal has … Continued

Strong Projected Growth in Silicon Production

As a rubber manufacturer, Goodyear Rubber in Southern California formulates silicon for various applications because it is a very popular material. For example, silicon used for purposes in the automobile industry grew to $2.6 billion dollars in sales in 2015 and is projected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025. Use in Automobile Production The growing … Continued

Rubber FAQs

Goodyear Rubber in Southern California molds rubber for commercial applications. Rubber is such an important aspect of all of our lives that we would like to touch on it in an FAQ format: Who first used rubber? Central and South American Indians appear to have understood and used the properties of rubber first. An early … Continued