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7 Dec 2015
ContiTech switching from silicone hose to plastics at US site


ContiTech is restructuring its plant in Somersworth, gradually winding down production of silicone hoses and changing the focus of the site to plastics blow-moulding.


 
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Dow Corning adhesive wins R&D award



The adhesive is based on silicone chemistry that expands design options for automotive electronics and other applications.



 


 
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This week: Lease Leftover



The local tire-making factory has leased a warehouse to stock its products. The original lease was 99 years. In an interview, the site manager was asked how much time was left on the lease. His answer was as follows: two-thirds of the time past is equal to four-fifths of the time to come. How much time was left on the lease?



 



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Crunch time for recycling


Leaders of the main industry associations representing tire recyclers and tire manufacturers in Europe discuss the recycling of end-of-life tires.



 



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People & Skills Tracker


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ERJ Tire Tracker


 



Pirelli/CEAT... Michelin... Doublestar JV OK-ed… Michelin MAN… Conti trailer … F1 miss… Apollo ManU… Schrader job cuts… Michelin letdown?… 



 



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