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


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

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

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 Types

Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California manufactures rubber for all types of projects using several types of rubber. We have discussed some of these in prior blogs. Here are some others: Natural Rubber While about 70% of the rubber used is synthetic, rubber made synthetically tries to replicate natural rubber qualities. Natural rubber oozes from … Continued

Silicon custom rubber

Silicone Rubber

Goodyear Rubber Silicone Rubber parts which are known for their resistance to weather, acids, ozone, oxidation, staining, water and sunlight. Silicone rubber is different for other elastomers in that it is built on inorganic silicon and oxygen atoms. Silicone is inorganic. It does not occur as a single element in nature. All other elastomer types … Continued