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August 2016
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Continental to showcase connected technology at International motor show.

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

German automotive components manufacturer Continental is going to showcase several examples connected technology for commercial vehicles at the upcoming 2016 International Motor Show Commercial Vehicles (IAA Commercial Vehicles) in Hanover. One of them being the ContiPressureCheck system. The ContiPressureCheck uses sensors inside the tyres to monitor the pressure and temperature of all tyres on the […]

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Shriram Rayons get clearance for capacity expansion.

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm   /   National, Tyre Industry

Shriram Rayons has received green clearance for capacity expansion of rayon tyre yarn cord and captive power generation at its Kota unit in Rajasthan, entailing a cost of Rs 163 crore. Rayon tyre yarn cord is used as reinforcement material in high performance tyres. There are only four manufacturers of this product in the world, […]

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In comparison to last year tyre imports from China rise by 40% .

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 12:36 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, National, Tyre Industry

Chinese tyre imports of truck and bus radial (TBR) tyres to India has grown over 40 per cent compared to imports during the June quarter last year. This is at a time when the overall growth in the truck replacement industry during the quarter was in the high single digits. According to the industry, Chinese […]

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Kerala Natural Rubber planters raise concerns over rubber board’s decision.

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm   /   National, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Kerala Natural Rubber planters have raised concerns over the Rubber Board’s decision to encourage block rubber production in India, saying it would hurt the interests of domestic farmers. C Vinayaraghvan, chairman, Association of Planters of Kerala, said that, “farmers currently receive more than 90% of the price as their farm gate price. However, the proposed […]

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From radials to radars; JK Tyre sets eyes on aviation sector.

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 10:36 am   /   Editor's Choice, National, Tyre Industry

In an interview given to a leading news-magazine Raghupati Singhania, chairman and managing director, JK Tyre s spoke about JK’s interest in getting into the civil aviation sector. During the interview Singhania said that, “ JK Tyre & Industries is working towards the aviation direction as it’s a very lucrative segment.” Singhania added, “Though at […]

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Bridgestone launches Firestone brand in India, aims to penetrate rural market.

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 11:56 am   /   Featured, National, Tyre Industry

Bridgestone Corporation, while celebrating its 20th anniversary in India has launched one of the iconic tyre brands of USA, Firestone. The brand which has a history panning 100 years was launched by Bridgestone during an event in Mumbai. Bridgestone will be launching two products under the brand namely Firestone FR500 & Firestones Destination LE02. Firestone […]

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World Wildlife Fund praises Michelin’s “zero deforestation sustainability” policy.

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 10:50 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, Tyre Industry

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has praised Group Michelin for implementing a “zero deforestation sustainability” policy when it comes to natural rubber (NR) and is urging other tyre makers and users of natural rubber to consider similar positions. Michelin’s “zero deforestation sustainability” policy, which was disclosed recently aims at focusing  on eliminating deforestation and addresses […]

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Falken Ziex Ecorun chosen as SEAT Ateca CUV OE.

Posted: August 25, 2016 at 10:56 am   /   International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has begun supplying Falken Zenis FK453CC high-performance tyres and Ziex ZE914A Ecorun tyres as OE fitments for the SEAT Ateca CUV. The vehicle, which debuted at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show and is not sold in North America, will be offered with the FK453CC in size 215/50R18 92W and the […]

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Goodyear Dunlop Tires confirms two million euro investment in oil storage facility.

Posted: August 25, 2016 at 10:27 am   /   International, Tyre Industry

Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations S.A. has confirmed that they will be investing more than two million Euros in the replacement of the oil storage facility and other upgrades at its Colmar-Berg Tyre Plant. The announcement follows two incidents that lead to oil spills of non-hazardous oil into the River Attert in April 2016. John Ries, […]

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TVS Srichakra to increase production capacity.

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm   /   Editor's Choice, National, Tyre Industry

TVS Srichakra has reported that the company is in plans to increase the total production capacity for two-wheeler tyres to 2.5 million tyres per month. TVS Srichakra’s existing production capacity is 2.3 million tyres per month. The Indian two-wheeler tyre maker which is based out of Madurai said that they are planning to reach the […]

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