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    1. Zochem keeps furnaces lit amidst uncertainty

      Zochem keeps furnaces lit amidst uncertainty

      BRAMPTON, Ontario—While many companies in non-essential rubber and associated industries have been temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the largest suppliers of zinc oxide in North America, Zochem, continues its operations amidst market uncertainty and concern for the health of its 130 employees.

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    2. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions making silicone parts for face shields

      Trelleborg Sealing Solutions making silicone parts for face shields

      NORTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is supplying an elastomeric component to Boeing Co. for the manufacture of its 3D-printed face shields.

      Boeing, at the end of March, asked Trelleborg to produce and supply an elastomer strap for the adjustable headband of the face shields.

      TSS dedicated its aerospace facility in Northborough for the manufacture of the parts which are made from an aerospace grade silicone. Within 48 hours, TSS had prepared a prototype using a number of methodologies, including 3D printing.

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    3. Rubber firms doing best to remain essential

      At a time when some businesses deemed non-essential by federal and state governments are trying to skirt the rules and guidelines, those in the rubber industry have a mandate to continue churning out products or providing services.

      Automotive and transportation sectors remain a key component to keeping the country operating, and the medical and industrial segments use rubber in a wide variety of applications. But the essential uses of rubber are wide and deep.

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