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: 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

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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