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February 2017
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8 Crossings, 192 atoms in tightest knot ever – Hydrogen turned into metal.

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 6:54 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Knots are useful in everyday life – and the same is true on the molecular level, where braided or knotted strings of atoms and molecules can be put together in different patterns with varying characteristic. Everyone knows that Kevlar very strong – impenetrable even to a bullet. But why? Its molecules connect to form long […]

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New Ford vehicles are seen at a parking lot of the Ford factory in Sao Bernardo do Campo February 12, 2015. Automobile sales in Brazil this year are expected to post their biggest drop in 16 years, underscoring the depths of an industry crisis that has triggered layoffs and trade tensions, national dealership association Fenabrave said on March 3, 2015. New registrations are expected to fall 10 percent from a year earlier and could reach their lowest level since 2009, following steep drops in January and February.Sales of cars, trucks and buses tumbled 28 percent in February from January, Fenabrave reported on Tuesday. January sales had plunged 31 percent from December. Brazilian consumer and business confidence is crumbling as rising interest rates and accelerating inflation squeeze household budgets, choking off one of the few sources of economic growth in recent years. Picture taken February 12, 2015. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)

How to impregnate the male mind –A suggestion for Automobile companies on how to increase sales!

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 6:33 am   /   Automotive, Featured, National, NEWS, Reader's Choice

A new automobile is on every man’s mind. You may be a billionaire or a mail room clerk, any information related to buying a new car or a bike is always a mental stimulus that you engage with. The thoughts that follow are full of positivity and time flies by as your thoughts carry you. […]

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Falken to showcase energy efficient tyre for electric & hybrid vehicles at Geneva International Motorshow.

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm   /   International, NEWS

Falken will show its most energy-efficient tyre to date for electric and hybrid vehicles and launch its 2017 race car when the Sumitomo brand exhibits for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show on 7-19 March 2017 (Hall 6, Booth 6238, Palexpo). Falken will outline its 2017 motorsport campaign in a short press […]

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Yokohama forecasts 12% increase in 2017 Operating Profits.

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:59 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd, Japan’s third-biggest tyre maker, on Monday forecast a 12 percent increase in 2017 operating profit despite soaring prices of natural rubber and other raw materials. Asia benchmark rubber futures on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) hit their highest in more than five years late last month, boosted by Chinese speculators. The […]

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Continental wins 2017 tyre manufacturer of the year award at ‘Tire Technology International Awards 2017’

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:52 am   /   Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

AT the “Tire Technology Expo 2017”, staged in Hanover, Germany, from Feb 14-16, Continental was honoured by UK-based trade journal Tire Technology International with its “Tire Manufacturer of the Year award, first presented in 2008. The award saw a panel of 27 judges from Europe, Japan, India and the United States honouring “the investments that […]

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“No intention of using backup tyres for 2017 F1” – Pirelli

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:44 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

2017 is the year of new regulations and new tyre compounds. The longer lasting, slow degrading rubber has been created following the requests of teams. But Pirelli are covering all bases by producing a range of back-up tyres that will display similar characteristics to those used since 2011, most notably their degradation and quick decline […]

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Goodyear recognized as most admired brand by Fortune magazine,

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:28 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Goodyear tyre and rubber brand has been named as the world’s most admired tyre manufacturer by Fortune magazine. Following in the footsteps of Toyota, the car brand named the Most Admired Car Company in the World , Goodyear claimed top spot among tyre brands in the Motor Vehicle Parts category. Remarkably, Goodyear has finished ahead […]

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Reports USD 248M net income for FY-2016.

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:15 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has reported full year 2016 net income of $248 million, or diluted earnings per share of $4.51, compared with $213 million, or $3.69 per share, one year ago. The full year results included non-cash pension settlement charges of $12 million. Excluding these charges, diluted earnings per share for the full […]

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Michelin meets its financial objective in 2016.

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Michelin reports having met its financial objectives in 2016 and its chief executive officer considers the year “a successful milestone in our strategic roadmap.” The tyre maker’s sales volumes increased 2.1 per cent during the year, outperforming the market, and an increase in operating and net income was also recorded. “Our growth, which once again […]

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Michelin planning further price increase.

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 9:49 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Europe’s biggest tyremaker Michelin, is looking at further price increases this year to protect earnings as rubber costs rise after bottoming out in 2016. The company, which announced this month that it will charge some customers more this year, estimates that raw-material costs in 2017 could pose a 900 million-euro (US$956mil) burden on profit, with […]

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