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August 2017

Yokohama Advan Sport V105 selected for Subaru WRX STI

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:57 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Rubber has begun deliveries of its Advan Sport V105 tyre for use as original equipment on Subaru’s latest WRX STI sports sedan. The all-wheel-drive vehicle was released in June after a major redesign. The WRX STI is being fitted with 245/35R19 89W size tyres in Japan and international markets. The Advan Sport V105 was […]

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New rubber compounding unit planned for Pirelli Deutschland.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:57 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Pirelli is investing an undisclosed sum to set up a new facility and rubber compound processing equipment at its ultra-high performance tyre plant in Breuberg, Germany. The upgrades will be completed within the next five months, according to industry news reports. Michael Wendt, CEO and chairman of the board at Pirelli Deutschland, said: “Following the […]

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Continental partners with COPA90 to launch MLS campaign.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:57 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

International fan soccer website COPA90 is working with Major League Soccer (MLS) official sponsor, Continental Tyre, on a new campaign to position the brand at the heart of the soccer fan community. A new #OdetoSoccer series of branded content films is being used to build on Continental’s existing #OdetoSoccer campaign by adding COPA90’s unique style […]

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ExxonMobil purchases Lion SBR plant in Louisiana

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:53 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

US chemical company ExxonMobil has acquired the Lion Copolymers facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for $5.6 million. The deal, which closed August 15, includes the styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant and three tracts of land that account for 94 acres. The facility is next to ExxonMobil’s chemical site, which includes a cracker and butadiene (BD) […]

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Goodyear’s latest performance SUV tyre debuts in Asia-Pacific.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:52 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

To meet increasing demand for SUVs in the Asia-Pacific, Goodyear launched its EfficientGrip Performance SUV tyre last month at a regional event in Buriram, Thailand. The new luxury on-road SUV tyre promises a quieter driving experience with maximized comfort and excellent wet braking performance, according to the tyre maker. The tyre is aimed at premium […]

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Alliance featuring new agricultural tyres at Farm Progress Show.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:51 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

High-performance VF sprayer tyres and a new IF radial implement tyre will be featured by Alliance Tyre at the Farm Progress Show running August 29-31 in Decatur, Illinois. The Alliance Agriflex 363 VF 380/90R46 sprayer tyre will be on hand mounted on a John Deere R4038 for review by attendees. The row crop tyre is […]

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Porsche debuts braided carbon wheels.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:47 am   /   Automotive, Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Porsche is now offering lightweight wheels made with advanced technology and braided carbon fiber.  Available as an option for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, the wheels are 20% lighter than standard alloys with a set of four wheels weighing only 8.5 kilograms. To bring out their unique construction, they are protected by a […]

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United Steelworkers members approve Goodyear contract.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:41 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union locals 2L, 12L, 307L, 831L and 959L have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Goodyear Tyre and Rubber on behalf of about 7,200 workers, the USW said. The agreement applies to tyre plants in Akron, Ohio; Danville, Virginia; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Gadsden, Alabama; and Topeka, Kansas. It […]

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Birla Carbon awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for second consecutive year.

Posted: August 30, 2017 at 6:19 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, National, NEWS

PRESS RELEASE Birla Carbon was once again recognized by EcoVadis with a Gold rating for Advanced Sustainable practice. The rating was provided after a review of Birla Carbon’s Sustainability practices post the release of its fifth Sustainability report titled ‘Our Progress on the Path to Sustainable Business’. The score achieved by Birla Carbon places it in the […]

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Harvard researchers develop self-healing rubber

Posted: August 23, 2017 at 9:24 am   /   Featured, International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

A team of engineering researchers at Harvard University has produced a new type of rubber that it says is tough like natural rubber and self-healing, creating potential for more durable tyres, wearable electronics and medical devices. Developing self-healing properties in dry materials, such as rubber, has proven challenging because rubber is made of polymers often […]

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