August 24, 2021

Apple Rubber Offers Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) Technology for High Quality Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) Parts and Seals

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, has added Liquid Injection Molding (LIM) technology to its wide range of capabilities, enabling the company to deliver high quality silicone parts and seals with fast turnaround and competitive prices, depending on the complexity of the part. Silicone seals produced by Apple Rubber's LIM process provide consistency and cost-effectiveness for a wide variety of applications in industries from medical and electronics to automotive and appliances.

As a microprocessor-based, closed-loop system, the LIM process is highly repeatable from cycle to cycle and set-up to set-up. Apple Rubber's LIM presses provide the capability of monitoring SPC functions and producing printouts to further assure consistency and quality.

The LIM process minimizes raw material contamination by eliminating exposure to the environment. At the same time, Apple Rubber's silicone parts and seals are cost competitive due to savings associated with the LIM process. The process results in less scrap/material waste, and with the capability of fully automating the presses, it reduces labor costs. In addition, advanced molds and equipment maximize efficiency of the process.

Virtually any type of silicone part or seal is available from Apple Rubber, in a durometer range of 30-80 Shore A, including O-rings, gaskets, face seals, housing seals, and custom shapes. Apple Rubber's long-standing relationships with leading suppliers of silicone materials enable the company to tap supplier expertise and assure that customers have what they need, when they need it.

Apple Rubber can create and produce tooling for a wide range of O-rings sizes for fast response to prototype needs. Sophisticated equipment at AppleLab™, the company's full QC laboratory, allows Apple Rubber to offer both material and dimensional certification to meet customer requirements. Apple Rubber can provide standard and custom testing with full documentation.

For more information on Apple Rubber's silicone parts and seals produced with LIM technology, call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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August 21, 2021

Filter Seal® from Apple Rubber Seals and Filters in one Part

Apple Rubber Products offers Filter Seal®, a custom designed combination of elastomer and fabric that operates as both a seal and a filter in one device. Apple Rubber pioneered the Filter Seal� more than a decade ago and since then has produced more than 10 million parts for numerous applications from various industries.

Filter Seal is designed to meet the unique specifications of an application with a variety of elastomers and filter materials available. It simplifies component design, allowing it to seal and filter with one part instead of two, three or more. Cost- and time-savings are realized with only one part to purchase and install.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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August 18, 2021

Murfitts Rubber purchases Tire Shredding System

Aug 18, 2021

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Operations is proud to announce the sale of a tire shredding system to Murfitts Rubber Industries Ltd. of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

The two-machine system is one of the first of its kind to be delivered in England. The system consists of CM`s new Primary Tire Shredder that was specifically designed for the European market. It is capable of processing European steel belted super single and light off road tires at the rate of 20 plus tons per hour.

Tires that are pre-shredded with the Primary Shredder are then conveyed to second CM Tire Shredder that is capable of processing the shreds into 2 inch/50MM cleanly cut chips at the rate of 12 plus tons per hour.

Both machines are configured with CM`s proprietary MULTI-STACK™ knife configuration. This resharpenable knife system allows knives to be resharpened multiple times, therefore, reducing knife replacement costs by 75%.

The system was designed as an integral part of a crumb rubber processing system. Columbus McKinnon engineers worked very closely with the Murfitt Design Team to insure that the CM Shredding System fit seamlessly into the project. One important customer requirement was that all electrical motors and components be sourced in Europe.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the worlds leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires. With this installation, CM now has six shredders operating in the UK and eleven in the EU.

For more information on these systems you can contact CM toll free in the US and Canada at 1-800-848-1071 or 001-941-2621 out side the US
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 09, 2021

Goodyear Completes Sale of Indonesian Rubber Plantation

AKRON, Ohio, August 9, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has completed the previously announced sale of its stake in Goodyear Sumatra Plantations (GSP) to Bridgestone Corporation for approximately $62 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
Goodyear said the decision to sell its 95 percent stake in GSP is consistent with its strategy to focus on core business activities.

Goodyear is one of the largest users of natural rubber in the world and supports agricultural and economic initiatives that encourage its development. This transaction is not expected to significantly impact the company’s ability to acquire natural rubber for its operations.

GSP, which began operations in North Sumatra, Indonesia in 1917, has approximately 5,000 employees.

Goodyear recorded a non-cash after-tax charge of $15.6 million (8 cents per share) in the fourth quarter of 2004 in connection with the transaction due primarily to the write-off of cumulative foreign currency translation.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs about 80,000 people worldwide.

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the completion of post-closing adjustments associated with this transaction. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are discussed in the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

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August 07, 2021

Energy Power Resources

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida Operations, is pleased to announce the sale of its first new Primary Shredder. The machine has been sold to Energy Power Resources located in Bristol, England and will be operated by Tyre Collection Services Ltd in West Midlands, England. The machine is the first of its kind to be used in the United Kingdom marketplace.

The new Primary Shredder has been under design for the past two years and was first introduced at the ITRA Trade Show and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2001. This larger, more robust machine is capable of processing steel belted passenger car, truck, super single, farm implement and light off-road tires. The system can be configured either to process whole tire for disposal or as a pre-processor to pre-cut larger tires for further processing. Unlike many pre-shredders, it has also been design to work as a stand-alone unit in conjunction with a screen to produce chips of multiple sizes for TDF, Civil Engineering or Crumb Rubber applications.

The machine is capable of processing 100% truck and super single tires at a rate of 14 tons per hour on a single pass or 5 tons per hour when producing 2"/50MM chips. The machine's unique twin drive system utilizes dual 100 hp motors and is extremely efficient.

The machine's knife system utilizes the patented CM "Double Stack" ™ knife arrangement that allows users the ability to re-use knives multiple times, therefore, drastically reducing the operational costs of the machine.

Michael Playdon, International Sales Manager, for CM was quoted as saying "This installation is particularly significant to CM due to the fact that the machine was specifically designed for processing European type super single tires. It demonstrates CM's commitment and dedication to providing our European customers with a robust and reliable alternative to processing these heavier type of tires".

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes.

For more information on this or any of CM's tire shredding systems, please contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 05, 2021

Cimpor Cement

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida Operations, is pleased to announce the sale of two stationary tire-shredding systems in Brazil. The two systems where sold to Cia. DE Cimentos DO Brazil, or more commonly referred to as Cimpor Cement, one of the leading manufactures of Portland Cement in Brazil.

Cimpor Cement will be working very closely with the tire manufactures in Brazil who will be supplying the tires for the system. The tires will be shredded into 2-inch chips and used as a supplemental fuel, along with coal, in their rotary kilns.

The project is one of the first of its kind that will be addressing the new legislation that will take effect in Brazil on January 1, 2002. This legislation makes the tire manufactures responsible for the proper disposal and recycling of the tires.

Michael Playdon, International Sales Manager for CM, was quoted as saying that the "Columbus McKinnon's Tire Shredding System was the system of choice due to its ability to process steel belted passenger car and truck tires to a consistently sized chip, as well as, provide chips that were cut cleanly with little to no protruding or exposed steel".

Chips, that are cut cleanly with very little exposed steel, do not cling together and, therefore, do not adversely affect material handling systems that feed the tire chips to the kilns. It also allows the kilns to be feed more evenly allowing the temperatures to be held within the operations specifications.

The first system will be shipped in November with the second system shipping in December and will be commissioned soon thereafter. Columbus McKinnon reports that these are the first systems of their kind to be shipped to South America. Currently, CM has tire-shredding systems operating in 12 foreign countries.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed and manufactured for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes.

For more information on these systems you may contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada at 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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August 04, 2021

Lakin Tire

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, Sarasota Florida is pleased to announce the sale of a CM Tire Shredding System to Lakin Tire West in Santa Fe Springs, California. This is the fourth CM unit sold to Lakin and the first for their California operations.

"Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" are very familiar words for Lakin Tire West. Collecting and processing in excess of 10 million tires a year seems like a large enough undertaking by itself, however, finding a home for all of those tires is even more incredible. But that's exactly where the people at Lakin Tire West excel. The majority of their yearly tires are sorted and inspected with good used tires destined for either retread or the global used tire market. The tires that are scrap are either disposed of whole as Tire Derived Fuel (TDF) or shredded and marketed as TDF or into Civil Engineering applications.

Known in the industry for producing high volume tire shredding equipment, capable of producing specifically sized chips, CM designed a custom system with a special footprint that would integrate with existing conveyor and screening equipment already in place at the Lakin facility.

According to Rick Colyar, National Sales Manager for CM Sarasota Operations, "The Columbus McKinnon Tire Shredder was chosen because its reliability and for its ability to process tires that are cleanly cut with very little exposed wire, which were specific requirements for Lakin's TDF and Civil Engineering Markets."

Columbus McKinnon Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer of systems that are specifically designed and manufactured for the reduction of scrap tires of all sizes and has systems operating in 12 foreign countries.

For more information on these systems you may contact CM toll free in the United States and Canada at 800-848-1071 or outside the United States at 001-941-755-2621
http://www.cmshredders.com

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July 29, 2021

Goodyear SilentArmor Tires Supported by New Web Sites

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2021 - With the introduction of new tire technology, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also has introduced a pair of Internet sites dedicated to new tires bearing the SilentArmor name.
The tires – Fortera® featuring SilentArmor TechnologyTM and Wrangler® featuring SilentArmor Technology – are drawing heavy interest from tire retailers and consumers.

The Fortera tire, with SUV drivers in mind, offers a blend of utility, toughness and style. Tire shoppers looking for more information about the new Fortera featuring SilentArmor Technology, can visit www.goodyearfortera.com.

A complementary Wrangler featuring SilentArmor Technology is an on/off-road truck tire that offers toughness and comfort. For more information, consumers can visit www.goodyearwrangler.com.

Both of the SilentArmor tires feature an Armor Zone that is made of a layer with DuPont KEVLAR® , a DurawallTM sidewall that helps resist punctures and cuts, and a rugged Rim Guard that helps protect wheels from curb damage. On the comfort side, the tires feature technology that helps soak up road noise for a smooth and quiet ride.

The dedicated Web sites provide a host of features to educate consumers both before and after a SilentArmor tire purchase.

Included are sections such as:

"Find a Tire" – Allows the site visitor to match up a vehicle with possible SilentArmor fitments by specific tire size.
"Find a Retailer" – Typing in a zip code lets consumers find their nearest outlet for SilentArmor tires.
"Technology" – Overview of technical innovations associated with the SilentArmor tires.
"Goodyear Garage" – Consumers can register to receive periodic service reminders, product news and exclusive savings offers.
"Fun Stuff" – Downloadable SilentArmor computer wallpaper and screen savers.
"Consumers in the market for new tires often seek out information about products prior to visiting a tire outlet. These dedicated sites work as another kind of cyber-salesperson, providing product details, fitment information and other premium services designed to complete the overall SilentArmor experience," said Todd Hershberger, Goodyear’s marketing manager, light-truck tires.

"We continue to add more features to the site, including a way for customers to give feedback on how the tires have performed for them."

For other details about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com

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Goodyear SilentArmor Tires Supported by New Web Sites

AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2021 - With the introduction of new tire technology, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also has introduced a pair of Internet sites dedicated to new tires bearing the SilentArmor name.
The tires – Fortera® featuring SilentArmor TechnologyTM and Wrangler® featuring SilentArmor Technology – are drawing heavy interest from tire retailers and consumers.

The Fortera tire, with SUV drivers in mind, offers a blend of utility, toughness and style. Tire shoppers looking for more information about the new Fortera featuring SilentArmor Technology, can visit www.goodyearfortera.com.

A complementary Wrangler featuring SilentArmor Technology is an on/off-road truck tire that offers toughness and comfort. For more information, consumers can visit www.goodyearwrangler.com.

Both of the SilentArmor tires feature an Armor Zone that is made of a layer with DuPont KEVLAR® , a DurawallTM sidewall that helps resist punctures and cuts, and a rugged Rim Guard that helps protect wheels from curb damage. On the comfort side, the tires feature technology that helps soak up road noise for a smooth and quiet ride.

The dedicated Web sites provide a host of features to educate consumers both before and after a SilentArmor tire purchase.

Included are sections such as:

"Find a Tire" – Allows the site visitor to match up a vehicle with possible SilentArmor fitments by specific tire size.
"Find a Retailer" – Typing in a zip code lets consumers find their nearest outlet for SilentArmor tires.
"Technology" – Overview of technical innovations associated with the SilentArmor tires.
"Goodyear Garage" – Consumers can register to receive periodic service reminders, product news and exclusive savings offers.
"Fun Stuff" – Downloadable SilentArmor computer wallpaper and screen savers.
"Consumers in the market for new tires often seek out information about products prior to visiting a tire outlet. These dedicated sites work as another kind of cyber-salesperson, providing product details, fitment information and other premium services designed to complete the overall SilentArmor experience," said Todd Hershberger, Goodyear’s marketing manager, light-truck tires.

"We continue to add more features to the site, including a way for customers to give feedback on how the tires have performed for them."

For other details about Goodyear, go to www.goodyear.com

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July 26, 2021

Apple Rubber's Silicone Housing (Face) Seals Offer Superior Sealing Performance Over Flat Gaskets

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, offers silicone housing (face) seals that outperform flat gaskets and other gasketing methods for a wide variety of housing applications. Custom designed to exact specifications, Apple Rubber's silicone housing seals feature a round cross-section and are molded to hold superior tolerances to die-cut, flat gaskets. Unlike flat gaskets, the round cross section of silicone housing seals ensures sealing of any potential leak paths. Typical applications range from appliances and electronic component housings to aerospace and medical products.

The silicone housing seals are available in a 20-80 durometer range and can be made even softer to match compression set requirements of plastic or metal housing applications. Apple Rubber can produce the seals in even the most complex shapes and the silicone material can be color-matched to customer specifications.

Apple Rubbers LIM silicone molding systems provide consistent, high performance and cost-effective housing seals that are virtually flash-free. Complete design engineering assistance and prototyping are available. Furthermore, the housing seals are made in the U.S.A. and Apple Rubber sells direct, enabling direct communication with a knowledgeable sales team and design engineers and full accountability from the company.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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June 29, 2021

Goodyear Names GM for Global Off-the-Road Tires

AKRON, Ohio, June 29, 2021 - A leader in Goodyear chemical operations has been named general manager for global off-the-road tires, effective June 24.
John Sweeney, former general manager for chemical since November 2004, said he seeks to improve OTR operations and financial performance. The business has faced an industry-wide product shortage since last year.

"We must refocus on customer and end-user needs. In these challenging times, demand has risen dramatically, and we must take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of this shortage on their operations," Sweeney said.

"Long term, we must develop a model that allows Goodyear and its customers to profit at both low-demand and high-demand levels in this cyclical business."

Sweeney’s career has been spent in finance assignments at Goodyear Engineered Products facilities in Nebraska and Iowa. He transferred to the Chemical Division in 1999. Prior to being named general manager of Chemical, he served in various positions in that business, including director of tire polymers and division controller.

He joined Goodyear in 1982 as an accountant in the Tire Division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron in 1981.

Tom Grolemund, former director of chemical product supply, has been named director of chemical operations, succeeding Sweeney.

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June 27, 2021

Goodyear’s Assurance Featuring TripleTred Technology Wins IDEA Design Award

AKRON, Ohio, June 27, 2021 – Goodyear’s popular "any condition" tire, Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology, won a Silver IDEA in the 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards, North America’s leading tiremaker announced today.
The competition, co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and BusinessWeek magazine, evaluates designs for five areas of excellence: innovation, aesthetics, user benefits, business impact and ecological responsibility. Products from companies such as Apple, Nike, BMW and Microsoft were awarded IDEAs in the competition. Goodyear’s Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology was the only tire honored.

"Winning an IDEA award for Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology is a tremendous distinction for our design team," said Joseph M. Gingo, Goodyear’s executive vice president, Quality Systems and chief technology officer. "The award indicates a design is one of the very best in the world."

Goodyear’s Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology was designed to be visually arresting, and its eye-catching sinuous and sculpted directional tread pattern is as attractive as it is functional. The aggressive appearance also helps retailers explain the tire’s benefits and technology to consumers.

The tire incorporates three unique tread zones for superior traction in any kind of weather. A unique Water Zone consisting of deeply carved Aquachutes propel water away from the tire’s tread to assure more tire contact with the road when the surface is rain-drenched. An interlocking tread pattern creates an Ice Zone which translates into more gripping power on icy or snow-covered roads. A Dry Zone rounds out the three tread element areas, enhanced by reinforced tire shoulders for confident maneuvering around curves, potholes and unexpected road debris on dry pavement.

Assurance featuring TripleTred technology also incorporates scientific advances in rubber compounding, including the use of fiberglass fibers and volcanic sand in the tire’s winter formulated compound, which allows the tire to maintain flexibility in cold weather.

The extremely popular tire is one of Goodyear’s most-awarded products ever, including recent recognition from Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines and a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Award. The critical praise has translated into tremendous commercial success, as the Assurance line is the most successful new product launch in Goodyear’s history.

The Industrial Design Excellence Awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 80 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. Goodyear employs more than 80,000 people worldwide. More information about Assurance can be found at www.goodyearassurance.com

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Goodyear to Sell Wingtack Adhesives Resins Business to Sartomer

AKRON, Ohio, June 27, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has agreed to sell its Wingtack adhesives resins business to Sartomer Company Inc., a unit of the French energy firm Total S.A., pending government and regulatory approvals. The transaction is also subject to customary closing conditions.

Goodyear will receive approximately $65 million for the business, which includes a manufacturing operation in Beaumont, Texas. The operation is adjacent to Goodyear’s synthetic rubber production facility there, which will continue to supply raw materials for Wingtack production.

A profitable business with high quality products, adhesives resins are not core to our chemicals operation, which is increasingly focused on supplying our tire businesses with synthetic rubber," said Robert J. Keegan, Goodyear chairman and chief executive officer.

"We thank our Wingtack associates for their contributions to Goodyear over the years and anticipate this will continue with Sartomer, which is part of one of the largest resins manufacturers in the world."

Goodyear’s adhesives resins business produces Wingtack brand hydrocarbon resins that are used in a variety of pressure-sensitive and hot melt applications. The business has approximately 115 associates.

Sartomer, headquartered in Exton, Pa., has operations in West Chester, Pa.; Channelview, Texas; Stratford, Conn.; Chatham, Va.; Chatom, Ala.; and Grand Junction, Colo.

Goodyear is the world’s largest tire company. The company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries around the world. Goodyear employs approximately 80,000 people worldwide.

Certain information contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals and satisfy other contingencies with respect to the above referenced transaction. Additional factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are discussed in the company’s Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent our estimates only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our estimates as of any subsequent date. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if our estimates change.

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June 24, 2021

Apple Rubber Products Offers O-Rings and Seals for Propane Gas Valve Applications

Apple Rubber Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of seals and sealing devices, offers seals specifically for propane gas valve applications such as O-rings, U-cups and rubber bonded to metal or plastic seals. Apple Rubber has a broad range of experience in solving propane gas sealing problems and has worked with leading propane valve manufacturers for over 20 years in developing custom solutions. The company offers a range of seal materials (UL listed compounds) suited for propane gas applications with low extraction characteristics, low compression set and low temperature capabilities.

Apple Rubber has comprehensive capabilities at its Lancaster, NY USA headquarters to produce propane gas seals. The company offers expert design engineering assistance from technical staff with years of experience, and can produce seals utilizing compression, transfer or computer-controlled liquid injection molding.

Virtually any type of seal is available from Apple Rubber, including O-rings, face seals, housing seals, and custom shapes. The company also offers innovative composite seals including rubber bonded to metal, plastic or nylon material. Apple Rubber can also create and produce custom tooling for fast response to prototype needs. Furthermore, Apple Rubber sells direct, enabling complete traceability and accountability.

Sophisticated equipment at the company's QC laboratory allows Apple Rubber to offer process, material and dimensional certification of seals to meet customer requirements. Apple Rubber can provide standard and custom testing with full documentation.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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June 22, 2021

Apple Rubber Offers Microring™ Seals for Wide Variety of Microminiature Sealing Applications

Apple Rubber Products offers MicrOring™ seals for microminiature applications in more than 2,000 sizes, ranging from the largest, with an inside diameter or cross section of .039 in. (1.0 mm), down to .008 in. (.20 mm) inside diameter and cross section -- the smallest size O-ring in the world. As a general definition, a MicrOring seal is any O-ring less than 1 mm in either inside diameter or cross section.

Apple Rubber offers the largest selection of microminiature O-ring sizes available anywhere, many from stock for immediate delivery. The company is also a leader in custom-engineered microminiature sealing solutions, including composite MicrOring seals which incorporate the seal and another component in one part instead of two. MicrOring seals are available in a range of materials including Buna-N, EPDM, silicone, Neoprene, Viton® and fluorosilicone. Special compounds and materials are also available. Apple Rubber's quality assurance program offers both material and dimensional validation, even on the smallest seals.

For information call 1-800-828-7745, FAX (716) 684-8302, email: [email protected] Or write Apple Rubber Products, 310 Erie Street, Lancaster, NY 14086-9908

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June 20, 2021

ExpresSeal® Offers Fast Sealing Solutions from Design to the Line

ExpresSeal®, a division of Apple Rubber Products, offers turnkey capabilities to provide fast sealing solutions, including hydraulic and pneumatic seals in virtually every profile, from the design stage to the customer's production line. ExpresSeal's integrated capabilities include off-the-shelf solutions from an extensive inventory of standard seal profiles to machined seals provided within 24 hours for emergency replacement or fast prototypes. ExpresSeal is also equipped to handle shaft seal requirements, either off the shelf or custom made.

ExpresSeal can produce and ship out seals, including metric sizes, in virtually any standard profile according to customer specifications from .250" I.D. (6.35 mm) up to 10" O.D. (254 mm), for testing and limited runs, within 24 hours. Larger sizes from 10" to 60" O.D. can also be accommodated by ExpresSeal. A variety of profiles are available including O-ring, wiper, shaft, back-up, guide, piston and rod seals.

ExpresSeal's extensive inventory of standard seal profiles includes heavy duty U-seals, piston cups, vee packing seals, T-seals, piston seals with energizer, wiper rings, back-up rings and wear rings. In addition, ExpresSeal offers seals in a wide variety of materials such as polyurethane, Teflon�, Filled Teflon�, Viton�, Buna N, Ethylene-Propylene, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and others.

ExpressSeal's complete capabilities include design engineering, manufacturing, quality, R&D;, custom prototyping, custom machined seals and custom molding.

For more information, including a copy of ExpresSeal's brochure, call 1-800-446-4773, FAX (716) 684-1678, email: [email protected] Or write ExpresSeal, a Division of Apple Rubber Products, 204 Cemetery Road, Lancaster, NY 14086-9504

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June 07, 2021

Goodyear Names Werner Vice President of Manufacturing, North American Tire

AKRON, Ohio, June 7, 2021 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Christopher T. (Chris) Werner Vice President of Manufacturing for its North American Tire (NAT) business unit. Werner was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Operations for GST AutoLeather, Inc., a supplier of automotive leather for luxury vehicles from Toyota/Lexus, Acura, Ford, Chrysler and others.

Werner, 42, will report to Jon Rich, President of North American Tire, and Chris Clark, Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing.

Prior to joining GST AutoLeather, in 2003, Werner held senior positions with Hubbell Corp. and Black & Decker. He was with Black & Decker from 1993 through 2000, rising to the position of Director of Manufacturing. He started his 11-year career at General Electric (GE) in 1982 as an engineer in the company’s Lighting Division. He went on to hold several management positions at GE, culminating with his role as Operations Manager at its Circleville, Ohio, plant.

Werner is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has a strong background in Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement and total quality management.

"Chris brings a wealth of experience at world-class companies that are leaders in continuous improvement and operational excellence," said Rich. "Goodyear’s North American manufacturing organization will greatly benefit from his background and expertise. We believe the keys to our success in North America will be innovation, productivity and speed and we expect Chris will have a positive impact in all of these areas."

Werner was raised in Arkansas where he earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Werner and his wife Lorraine have two children, Kellyn and Peyton, ages six and two.

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May 24, 2021

Goodyear Expands Aviation Tire Evaluation into South Africa

AKRON, Ohio, May 24, 2021 - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) announced today that it has selected its second aviation tire evaluation center, the 43 Air School in Port Alfred, South Africa. This is Goodyear’s first center in the Southern Hemisphere.

The South African air school has 40 registered aircraft logging the hours of future commercial pilots. The academy also has an impeccable safety record.

Goodyear’s other evaluation facility is the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Similar to the Florida center, the 43 Air School will evaluate Goodyear and competitor tires based on their durability and safe landings. The school’s test results will be recorded and sent to the United States to measure Goodyear’s overall tire performance.

"Goodyear Proving Grounds around the world test passenger car, light truck, agriculture, medium truck and earthmover tires. But when it comes to aviation tires, we don’t have a fleet of airplanes landing and taking off," said Richard Brown, general aviation sales and marketing manager.

"For about 25 years, we’ve relied on Embry-Riddle to provide a controlled environment with many planes and many flights that generate landings. To evaluate aircraft tire performance, we need aircraft and we need landings to provide data quickly," Brown said.

Four years ago, the company used Embry-Riddle to develop the Flight Custom III tire for general aviation. Goodyear’s marketing agreement with the aeronautical university includes evaluations, promotions and testimonials on aviation tire performance, he said.

The 43 Air School will be used to evaluate tires on aircraft built and flown in the Southern Hemisphere. "The facility will make us more competitive in that part of the world," Brown said.

The company also is looking at other flight training schools to expand its evaluation capability, he added.

Goodyear is the world’s largest supplier of tires for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft. The company manufactures aviation tires in Danville, Va.; Bangkok, Thailand; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information on Goodyear aviation tires, retreading, and services, go to www.goodyearaviation.com

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March 24, 2022

Jefferson Rubber Works Offers Free Prototype Design Service

Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. (JRW) announces its free prototyping services for customers who need engineered rubber products manufactured with unparalleled accuracy.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2022 -- Jefferson Rubber Works, Inc. (JRW) announces its free prototyping services for customers who need engineered rubber products manufactured with unparalleled accuracy. Their prototyping capabilities permit them to provide customers with product samples demonstrating JRW's rubber molding expertise.

John Pike, JRW sales manager, invites customers to let the experienced JRW team design your next prototype: “The free prototyping service is a way for us to get involved with our customers' projects from the start. It also helps show our commitment to their success.”

Jefferson Rubber Works has a modern facility that uses state-of-the-art methods for molding custom rubber parts. JRW employs applicable plastic technology to replace aging compression and transfer molding methods. Its "Real-time" computerized process monitoring system can monitor up to 8 molding parameters, which allows JRW to produce superior parts while reducing cost.

Jefferson Rubber Works molds custom rubber parts for OEM and large volume customers in a wide variety of markets including auto manufacturers, the medical industry, the US military and many more. JRW has made many custom projects including window closeouts for automobiles, laproscopic seals for medical tools, and skins for gas masks.

Let Jefferson Rubber Works create a free prototype to your specs. Visit this link to submit your contact information: http://www.webdex1.com/page/jeffersonrubber/std.html

Jefferson Rubber Works was incorporated in June, 1975, to provide a source of high precision, cost efficient rubber molded parts for large volume rubber consumers. Their staff brings a broad spectrum of knowledge and keen insight to the operation, with years of experience in the rubber molding industry. If you need reliable parts for your demanding applications, contact Jefferson Rubber Works http://www.jeffersonrubber.com - the precision molding specialists.

For complete information on Jefferson Rubber Works' free prototyping and injection molding capabilities, please contact:
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February 23, 2022

NuSil Technology Acquires Certain Assets Related to the Ingestible Simethicone Business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones

NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare industry today announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the ingestible Simethicone business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones. After the transaction is completed NuSil will begin manufacturing – Simethicone USP, Simethicone GS and Simethicone Emulsion USP, three key products used in ingestible applications.

(PRWEB) February 23, 2022 -- NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare industry today announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets related to the ingestible Simethicone business from GE Advanced Materials-- Silicones. After the transaction is completed NuSil will begin manufacturing – Simethicone USP, Simethicone GS and Simethicone Emulsion USP, three key products used in ingestible applications. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

NuSil has more than 25 years experience working with healthcare-related materials, including silicones for drug delivery systems. In June 2003, with the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones, the company strengthened its position in long-term implantable silicones serving the medical device industry.

“Strategically, the Simethicone products are a natural addition to the NuSil product line. We have historically engaged in business with regulatory sensitivities, and customers that approach us for unique silicone materials and technologies for healthcare directly benefit from our regulatory knowledge,” said Dick Compton, CEO and co-founder of NuSil. “This acquisition, when considered with our Rhodia acquisition last year and our leadership in the drug delivery industry, positions NuSil Technology as a premier diversified healthcare silicone provider.”

A trusted component in pharmaceutical formulations for more than 30 years, the Simethicone products have expanded into endoscopic examinations and dermatological formulations. Simethicone USP (100% silicone), Simethicone GS (granular solid containing 30% silicone), and Simethicone Emulsion USP (30% silicone) are each cited in FDA regulations 21 CFR 332.10 and 21 CFR 332.15 as safe and effective over-the-counter drugs for use as an antiflatulant to alleviate the symptoms of gas associated with heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion and post operative gas pain. Additionally, Simethicone USP is cited in FDA regulation 21 CFR 332.31 for use in endoscopic examinations and is also used in dermatological ointments, creams, and lotions.

NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the company’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.

About NuSil Silicone Technology
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for aerospace, healthcare, electronics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www.nusil.com

Stephen Bruner
NuSil Technology
805-566-4130 x234

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February 03, 2022

NuSil Technology Introduces Pigmented Masterbatches For Liquid Silicone Rubber Formulations

NuSil Technology, a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently launched its pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers

(PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- NuSil Technology, (www.nusil.com) a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics and photonics, recently announced the launch of it’s pigmented masterbatches for liquid silicone rubbers. www.nusil.com/tradenews/index.aspx

Targeted for companies serving the healthcare markets, these masterbatches meet Class VI biological testing requirements and are available as unrestricted (may be considered for use in long term implantable applications) and restricted (may be considered for short term implantable less than 30 days or for external applications) versions. “We realized that adding powder-based pigments (for example, titanium dioxide or barium sulfate) to silicone systems can be a messy and inaccurate process”, said Brian Nash, VP Marketing & Sales for NuSil Technology (www.nusil.com). “NuSil’s solution is to add pigment to vinyl functional polymers, creating an easy-to-use “solid/liquid” mass that can be added to elastomer systems”. www.nusil.com

The liquid silicone rubber pigmented masterbatches have a consistency similar to many liquid silicone rubbers. MED2-4800 (unrestricted) and MED2-4900 (restricted) contain 50% barium sulfate and MED3-4800 (unrestricted) and MED3-4900 (restricted) contain 50% titanium dioxide by weight. NuSil designed these products to be pumped by a third line into the dynamic mixing chamber in liquid injection molding equipment. This material can also be easily added by hand to other liquid silicone systems for compression molding (with a de-airing step after mixing).

NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of properties the material provides. Product quality is assured by the company’s Quality System, which begins with an effective design protocol and continues up the supply chain from vendor qualification through re-inspection of finished product inventories.

About NuSil Technology www.nusil.com/aboutNuSil.aspx
NuSil is a leading formulator of silicone compounds for healthcare, aerospace, electronics, photonics and other applications requiring precise, predictable, cost-effective materials performance. ISO-9001 certified since 1994, NuSil operates state-of-the-art laboratories and processing facilities in North America and Europe and provides on-site, in-person application engineering support worldwide. More information about NuSil Technology can be found at www.nusil.com

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January 22, 2022

MOCAP Announces New Division

MOCAP Inc., St. Louis MO, is announcing its Rubber Products Group has been re-named MOCAP Custom Molding Group (MOCAP CMG). In addition to Rubber Compression and Injection Molding the new division will now be manufacturing precision plastic injection molded components.

(PRWEB) January 22, 2022 -- A wide range of materials are available including HDPE, LDPE, PVC, TPE, TEEE, Polypropylene, Nylon, Fasal, DuraStar® and Santoprene®.

MOCAP CMG’s experienced Design, Engineering and Production teams will develop the most cost effective process to produce quality parts at competitive prices. They offer in-house mold department services or can use one of their allied mold makers to provide the lowest tooling costs possible.

Other services include cryogenic deflashing, punching and slicing, post-curing, assembly, RF sealing and special packaging.

Company History
MOCAP Inc., the parent company to MOCAP CMG, started manufacturing plastic caps, plugs and custom moldings in St. Louis, MO in 1982. They continue to provide solutions for companies worldwide from their locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

MOCAP is one of the largest dip molders in the world with a cumulative experience second to none. They also have vast experience with plastic extrusions and rubber and plastic injection molding.

MOCAP has grown faster than their competition for one reason only---their customers. Leading manufacturers around the world choose MOCAP because of their confidence in MOCAP to provide superior products, competitive pricing and timely delivery. MOCAP also takes pride in investing in it’s employees, which gives the consumer the most experienced Sales, Engineering and Production staff in the industry.

MOCAP offers a wide variety of plastic and rubber products manufactured in many materials such as vinyl plastic, polyethylene, polypropylene and numerous rubber compounds. Their production facilities use the latest in injection, compression, extrusion, transfer and vinyl dip molding technology. Their manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards demonstrating MOCAP’s commitment to exceeding it’s customers expectations.

There are many options when it comes to choosing a plastic and rubber parts supplier. MOCAP’s competitive prices, professional service and exceptional quality will prove that MOCAP is the brand you should choose for your plastic and rubber parts.

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