Goodyear Purchases Poly Seal Industries

Bay Area Technical Rubber Goods Company snapped up by not so ‘Little’ Goodyear. Goodyear Rubber Co of So Ca is proud to announce the purchase of Berkeley California’s Poly Seal Industries from Dan Baker. Poly Seal had been manufacturing high quality rubber molded products for various industries since 1974. The purchase is effective January 1, … Continued

Rubber Molding: Compression Molding

Hi everyone, I get a lot of lot of molding requests from perspective customers. These prospects are almost never experts in rubber molding. Sometimes they will have had a plastic part molded in the past so the request often comes as something like this: ‘Do you do that injection molding?’. We do have injection molding … Continued

Rubber Bonding: adhesive Selector

Below is a list of single coat adhesive selectors for different polymer types: [wpdatatable id=4] I will write a subsequent blog making a more comprehensive list including 2 coat systems. Hope it helps.

ITAR

Goodyear Receives ITAR Registration Good-West Rubber Corp DBA Goodyear Rubber Co of So Ca received the approval letter from The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Compliance and Registration Division that stated Goodyear is now ITAR Registered. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export … Continued

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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