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Toyo Tires Develops “noair” non-Pneumatic Concept Tyre.

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 6:24 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Toyo Tires has announced that the company has developed “noair,”, a neo-futuristic airless concept tire that can support a vehicle without the being filled with air. Researchers at Toyo Tires closely studied the basic structure of pneumatic tires which cushion the impact from the road surface which is filled with air to offset the impact […]

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New Finnish facility will convert waste tyres to oil.

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 6:12 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

Finnish waste-to energy firm Ecomation is opening a tyre recycling facility this month that will recycle end-oflife tyres into oil on an industrial scale, the company said. The new site located in Nokia will have the capacity to process 8,000 tons of scrap tyres per year. More than 50,000 tons of tyres are discarded in […]

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Bridgestone Americas names new president of original equipment.

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 6:10 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Tyre Industry

Bridgestone has announced Shannon Quinn has joined the company as president of original equipment tyre sales, US and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tyre Operations. Quinn succeeds Mike Martini, who recently retired after 40 years with the company. As president, Quinn will provide strategic direction for all OE activities in North America including long-range planning, new business […]

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Hankook Tyre America joins USTMA.

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 6:06 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS, Tyre Industry

The US Tyre Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has announced Hankook Tyre America has joined the organization. Tyre manufacturers that produce tyres in the US are eligible for USTMA membership. Hankook recently began tyre production at its new Clarksville, Tennessee facility and the company’s US headquarters is in Nashville. Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO, said: […]

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USW claims anti-union activities at Kumho’s Georgia plant.

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 6:03 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice, Tyre Industry

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has sent a letter from USW International president Leo Gerard to South Korean president Moon Jae-in raising concerns about what the USW calls Kumho’s “union-busting actions” toward its workers in the US. The USW is asking the South Korean government to intervene and ensure that the workers are free to […]

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Share price fall deflates Pirelli’s market comeback.

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:20 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Shares in Italy’s Pirelli fell on Wednesday on the tyremaker’s return to the Milan stock exchange two years after it was taken over by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina). The stock fell as much as 3.4 percent during the day, with a trader saying that while the IPO price had been cut it was still […]

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Birla Carbon presents scholarships to Kennesaw State University students.

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:17 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, International, NEWS, Uncategorized

Birla Carbon has awarded 10 students from Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Atlanta, Georgia with scholarships for their research in science and mathematics. The presentation took place on August 29, 2017, at a KSU symposium and marked the fourth year in which the college’s 10 Birla Carbon scholars have participated in summer research opportunities. To […]

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Continental combines sport and comfort in PremiumContact 6 tyre.

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:16 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

Continental has released its new PremiumContact 6 tyre that fills the gap between a comfortable tyre and a sporty one, the company said. Burkhard Wies, head of tyre line development for EMEA/Americas OE and replacement at Continental, explained: “The main requirement of the new PremiumContact 6 is to deliver uncompromising safety. Developing a sedan tyre […]

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Goodyear ranks among top US military suppliers.

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:14 am   /   International, NEWS, Reader's Choice

Goodyear Tyre and Rubber were selected as one of the US Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) superior suppliers for fiscal 2017, the tyre maker said. The award recognizes military industry partners who demonstrate exceptional performance supporting DLA, America’s combat logistics support agency, and deliver high-quality products to the US military and its contracted agencies. It is […]

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Natural rubber listed among EU’s critical raw materials.

Posted: October 5, 2017 at 9:12 am   /   Editor's Choice, International, NEWS

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has contributed to revising the Critical Raw Material List, which now includes natural rubber, the association said. The 2017 assessment was carried out for 61 candidate materials (58 individual materials and 3 material groups for a total of 78 materials). Natural rubber is the only biotic raw […]

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