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Experts say electric vehicles put greater emphasis on lightweight parts
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DETROIT—In case you hadn't noticed, what with the steady background thrum of the U.S. auto industry having just wrapped up its fourth-strongest sales year on record—while at the same...
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DETROIT—The global auto industry has taken a big shine to electric vehicles, and the shockwave is hitting auto makers, materials companies and parts suppliers at nearly every tier level. DETROIT—The global auto industry has taken a big shine to electric vehicles, and the shockwave is hitting auto makers, materials companies and parts suppliers at nearly every tier level. $DETROIT—The global auto industry has taken a big shine to electric vehicles, and the shockwave is hitting auto makers, materials companies and parts suppliers at nearly every tier level.
Wacky World of Rubber: Goodbye to Le Grand K
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Deep in a vault just outside of Paris, a hunk of metal sits vacuum-sealed under three jars. This was arguably the most important piece of metal in the world. Now, it's just another rock....
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Deep in a vault just outside of Paris, a hunk of metal sits vacuum-sealed under three jars. This was arguably the most important piece of metal in the world—the universal definition of a kilogram. Now, it's just another rock. Deep in a vault just outside of Paris, a hunk of metal sits vacuum-sealed under three jars. This was arguably the most important piece of metal in the world—the universal definition of a kilogram. Now, it's just another rock. $Deep in a vault just outside of Paris, a hunk of metal sits vacuum-sealed under three jars. This was arguably the most important piece of metal in the world—the universal definition of a kilogram. Now, it's just another rock.
Lord looks to keep pushing past $1 billion sales milestone
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CARY, N.C.—There's always another summit in the business world, but that doesn't mean Lord Corp. can't stop and enjoy the view after reaching a pretty big one. The Cary-based provider of...
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CARY, N.C.—There's always another summit in the business world, but that doesn't mean Lord Corp. can't stop and enjoy the view after reaching a pretty big one. CARY, N.C.—There's always another summit in the business world, but that doesn't mean Lord Corp. can't stop and enjoy the view after reaching a pretty big one. $ CARY, N.C.—There's always another summit in the business world, but that doesn't mean Lord Corp. can't stop and enjoy the view after reaching a pretty big one.
Trump expected to propose legislation to broaden powers to impose tariffs (updated)
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WASHINGTON—Industry officials are waiting to see the details of a Trump administration draft bill that would substantially change the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods. The...
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WASHINGTON—Industry officials are waiting to see the details of a Trump administration draft bill that would substantially change the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods. WASHINGTON—Industry officials are waiting to see the details of a Trump administration draft bill that would substantially change the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods. $WASHINGTON—Industry officials are waiting to see the details of a Trump administration draft bill that would substantially change the imposition of tariffs on foreign goods.
BASF plans major R&D projects to cut carbon emissions
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF S.E. has announced a number of R&D projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of its new corporate strategy, which will see the company becoming CO2-neutral...
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF has announced a number of R&D projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of its new corporate strategy, which will see the company becoming CO2-neutral by 2030. LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF has announced a number of R&D projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of its new corporate strategy, which will see the company becoming CO2-neutral by 2030. $LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF has announced a number of R&D projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of its new corporate strategy, which will see the company becoming CO2-neutral by 2030.
Cooper Standard looking beyond automotive, diversifying with acquisitions
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NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. changed a lot in 2018. After executing five major deals—four acquisitions and a divestiture of one of its primary product...
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NOVI, Mich.—After executing five major deals—four acquisitions and a divestiture of one of its primary product lines—Cooper Standard has reshaped its core product offerings and set the foundation for its non-automotive business. NOVI, Mich.—After executing five major deals—four acquisitions and a divestiture of one of its primary product lines—Cooper Standard has reshaped its core product offerings and set the foundation for its non-automotive business. $ NOVI, Mich.—After executing five major deals—four acquisitions and a divestiture of one of its primary product lines—Cooper Standard has reshaped its core product offerings and set the foundation for its non-automotive business.
Mobile, Alabama, may become export hub
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Alabama officials are optimistic that the Port of Mobile soon will be another arrow in the state's quiver of economic benefits to attract automotive companies. Alabama has become a manufacturing...
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Alabama officials are optimistic that the Port of Mobile soon will be another arrow in the state's quiver of economic benefits to attract automotive companies. Alabama officials are optimistic that the Port of Mobile soon will be another arrow in the state's quiver of economic benefits to attract automotive companies. $Alabama officials are optimistic that the Port of Mobile soon will be another arrow in the state's quiver of economic benefits to attract automotive companies.
Final winter auto show ends an era but also forges a path to the future
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DETROIT—This year's North American International Auto Show is the end of an era, but it also reflects a transition that's already starting to happen. Among the changes? More movement on the ...
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DETROIT—This year's North American International Auto Show is the end of an era, but it also reflects a transition that's already starting to happen. DETROIT—This year's North American International Auto Show is the end of an era, but it also reflects a transition that's already starting to happen. $DETROIT—This year's North American International Auto Show is the end of an era, but it also reflects a transition that's already starting to happen.
Light trucks take a record 69% of U.S. market
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DETROIT—U.S. sales for each of the five largest auto brands—Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda and Nissan—declined in 2018. But the No. 6 brand, Jeep, grew enough to keep the...
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DETROIT—U.S. sales for each of the five largest auto brands—Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda and Nissan—declined in 2018. But the No. 6 brand, Jeep, grew enough to keep the entire industry in the black for the year. DETROIT—U.S. sales for each of the five largest auto brands—Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda and Nissan—declined in 2018. But the No. 6 brand, Jeep, grew enough to keep the entire industry in the black for the year. $DETROIT—U.S. sales for each of the five largest auto brands—Ford, Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda and Nissan—declined in 2018. But the No. 6 brand, Jeep, grew enough to keep the entire industry in the black for the year.
World rubber demand rising, International Rubber Study Group says
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SINGAPORE—Global demand for rubber should rise about 2.5 percent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tons, according to the International Rubber Study Group.The IRSG's...
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SINGAPORE—Global demand for rubber should rise about 2.5 percent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tons, according to the International Rubber Study Group. SINGAPORE—Global demand for rubber should rise about 2.5 percent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tons, according to the International Rubber Study Group. $SINGAPORE—Global demand for rubber should rise about 2.5 percent in 2019 to more than 30 million metric tons, according to the International Rubber Study Group.
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Published on July 2, 2018

Rubber in Transportation and Tire

HEXPOL Sponsored Content

HEXPOL formulation development and mixing capabilities help ensure optimum rubber products for cars, trucks, mass transit, rail, and aircraft. Major transportation manufacturers have their own standards. HEXPOL has the speed and flexibility to stay current with OEM requirements. We provide formulation development to specification for hoses, belts, seals, gaskets, vibration mounts, grommets, and more.

Because of an almost limitless range of properties – whether rubber, silicone, TPE or thermoplastics – HEXPOL compounds deliver easier processing, light-weight parts, increased performance, and durability in extreme environments. Compounds provide seals, reduce vibration, insulate, and protect against the heat generated by smaller engines with more power


As a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-quality compounds, our integrated approach to recipe development and mixing considers customer processes, technical specifications, cost effectiveness, and raw materials. Our family of compounded products includes:

  • Rubber – HEXPOL can mix an assortment of rubber polymer types, including natural rubber, EPDM, SBR, NBR and FKM to name a few.
  • Silicone – We have a line of standard silicone compounds, including HCR, fluorosilicones, and silicone/EPDM compounds.
  • TPE – Our TPE products combine the performance of thermoset rubbers with the processing ease of plastics. TPEs are formulated to have excellent color capabilities and are weather and UV resistant.
  • Performance Additives – HEXPOL has a comprehensive line of custom and standardized productivity enhancing products, including heat additives, UV stabilizers, flame-retardants and friction modifiers, as well as color concentrates.
  • Thermoplastic Olefin (Polyolefin) – Polymers consisting of thermoplastic and filler such as glass or carbon-fiber reinforced. TPO is used extensively in the auto industry.
  • Nylon (polyamide) – These resins are often used to make parts that replace metals in applications that require high temperature resistance, such as automotive powertrains.

Compounded components are used for the body, chassis, and powertrain of every car that comes off the assembly line.

Auto Body – HEXPOL materials are used for both the exterior body and internal passenger cabin of today’s automobiles, contributing to improved style and aesthetics, toughness and safety, as well as driving comfort by reducing vibration and noise.

  • Rubber: Floor mats, windshield washer hose, glass run channel, electrical grommets
  • Silicone: Wiper blades, headlamp seals, electrical components
  • TPE: Cup holder gaskets and mats, wheel-arch liners, trunk liners, soft touch levers and switches
  • TP: Intake manifolds, fan blades, engine covers
  • TPO: Headlamp housings, HVAC components, grille-opening reinforcements, interior trim

Chassis 
– HEXPOL products are excellent for chassis suspension components because of their durability, resistance to grease, performance in a broad temperature range, and flexibility. Example applications include:

  • Rubber: Suspension bushings, CV Joint boots, brake hose
  • Silicone: Muffler hangers, tire pressure sensors, shock absorption components
  • TPE: Brake hose isolators

Powertrain Components 
– HEXPOL formulations are incorporated into many of the rubber parts of an auto’s powertrain system. Our compounds provide properties necessary to perform with higher engine temperatures; resist oil, coolants, and contaminates; contribute to lighter parts for increased fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions.

  • Rubber:Fuel hose, spark plug wires, air induction ducts, engine-sealing gaskets
  • Silicone: Spark plug boots, diaphragms, engine gaskets, turbocharger hose
  • TPE: Air induction seals
  • TP: Engine covers, radiator components, fans, water valves
  • TPO: Fan shrouds, carbon canisters, air induction, battery trays

Another popular rubber application in transportation is in the tire industry. Tires offer a gripping surface for traction on the road and serve as a cushion for the vehicle. Natural Rubber is the main material in manufacturing tires in order to develop the proper characteristics:
Strength

  • Resiliency
  • Wear Resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Tensile

HEXPOL offers a variety of materials for the Transportation and Tire industries, iIf you would like to learn more about the automotive industry, or the products we have to offer, visit our automotive brand portal: www.hexpolauto.com or visit our corporate website:www.hexpolcompounding.com

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