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November 2017

Apollo receives patent for special rubber grade.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 9:01 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, National, Reader's Choice

Apollo Tyres Ltd. and the Rubber Research Institute of India have developed a special grade of epoxide natural rubber, a new rubber compound for tyres that recently received a patent from the Indian government. The firm said this special grade ENR will replace the more-expensive styrene butadine rubber widely used in high-performance car tyres, including […]

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Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyre scheduled for 2018 debut.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Pirelli unveiled its new Scorpion All Terrain Plus performance tyre in Las Vegas at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week. Replacing the Scorpion ATR, the new All Terrain Plus delivers maximum performance in demanding conditions, according to the Italian tyre maker. It is ideal for light trucks and SUVs, and uses a […]

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Yokohama Rubber using informatics for tyre design.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:58 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Yokohama Rubber has announced that it is now applying informatics, or information engineering, in rubber development and tyre design. The company is using AI (artificial intelligence or machine learning) to conduct information and knowledge searches and says it expects to significantly increase the speed and precision of its high-performance tyre development. In the past, Yokohama […]

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Stronger Russian market boosts Nokian’s Q3 sales.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:52 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres has reported a Q3 net sales increase of 14.5% to €363.1 million ($421.7 million) compared to €317.2 million in Q3 2016. The company’s operating profit increased by 21.3% to €89.8 million (74.1) for a profit percentage of 24.7% (23.3%). Profit for the period decreased by 82.8% to €10.2 million (59.4) […]

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Trelleborg wraps up acquisition of German tyre operation.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   Editor's Choice, NEWS, Tyre Industry

Trelleborg Wheel Systems has finalized its acquisition of White Baumaschinenreifen of Duisburg, Germany. The company specializes in the service, fitting and repair of pneumatic and solid tyres for construction vehicles in Germany. The acquisition strengthens and enlarges Trelleborg’s European distribution network for tyres for materials handling and construction vehicles. White Baumaschinenreifen had sales of about […]

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Apollo Tyres Q2 net profit dives 46%.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:48 am   /   Editor's Choice, National, NEWS, Tyre Industry

Apollo Tyres has reported a 46% drop in consolidated net profit at Rs.140.17 crore ($21.7 million) for Q2, which ended September 30. The company said it was impacted by higher raw material costs. In comparison, the Indian tyre maker posted a consolidated profit after tax of Rs. 259.52 crore ($40.2 million) in Q2 of the […]

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Global truck tyre market to reach $152.4 billion by 2027 – Smithers Rapra.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Automotive, Featured, International, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Intermediate level growth in demand for truck tyres globally is predicted, even as the market continues to evolve and diversify, according to the latest research from Smithers Rapra. The new market data report, The Future of Global Truck Tyres to 2027, tracks how value in this sector will reach $107.6 billion in 2017. With year-on-year […]

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Kenda launches touring and rough terrain tyres.

Posted: November 15, 2017 at 8:27 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Tyre Industry

Kenda tyre dealers and media in Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show tried out two new Kenda tyres earlier this week. The new Vezda Touring A/S KR205 and the Klever R/T KR601 tyres for the North American market were developed at the company’s R&D center in Green, OH. The Vezda model […]

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LANXESS once again in leading position of Climate protection scoring.

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm   /   Editor's Choice, National, NEWS

PRESS RELEASE: Group among the top five percent of the companies rated worldwide Inclusion in the Climate A List of the non-profit organization CDP Broad contribution to UN sustainable development goals At the United Nations World Development Information Day, the international climate protection initiative CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) honored specialty chemicals company LANXESS. The […]

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LANXESS Tepex for car engine undertrays.

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 11:58 am   /   Automotive, Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS

Hard to beat  Significant weight savings Cost-effective material solution Major potential for protecting batteries in electric vehicles In regions where road surfaces are poor, vehicle underbodies are subjected to tough conditions, having to withstand the impact of stones thrown up from the surface and, in extreme cases, even direct contact with the ground. A major […]

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