TRAC Winter Tire Report: Winter Tires Prevent Hazardous Road Situations

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TRAC’s 2018 Canadian Consumer Winter Tire Study shows that 80 per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision. The Study also found that 76 per cent of Canadian motorists now use winter tires.

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USTMA’s Anne Luke says sustainability efforts to continue

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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Pirelli Unveils 2019 Calendar ‘Dreaming’ in Milan

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Pirelli is known for its artistic calendars featuring celebrities and photographed by some of the world’s best at their craft. The 2019 Pirelli Calendar, entitled “Dreaming,” was unveiled at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy. The piece is intended to be a photographic tale of the aspirations of four women and their determination to achieve their goals, each one pursuing her own dreams and passions.

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GM CEO will keep ‘open mind’ on plant closings, acknowledges anger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday vowed to keep an “open mind” about the future of an Ohio plant that will lose vehicle production, but warned the Detroit automaker has excess capacity and did not suggest the company was reconsidering the plan.

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Smithers Rapra introduces rubber compounding webinar series

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AKRON — Smithers Rapra will run a free four-part series on rubber compounding led by Christine Domer, general manager of Smithers’ analytical and physical testing labs.

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It’s boom time for rubber chemicals industry

The global rubber processing chemicals market is witnessing rapid expansion thanks to the increasing demand from the tyre and automotive industries and their application across diverse industries.

The tyre industry is the major consumer of rubber chemicals, holding over 70% of the market share. Use of rubber processing chemicals make tyres durable and provides them strength to withstand harsh environment. The demand from the tyre industry is projected to rise further with the expansion of the automotive industry.

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Toyo Tires US to invest US$138m in Cartersville

Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing is to invest over US$138m in its factory in Cartersville, Georgia, USA, creating more than 150 jobs.

“As the number one state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth,” said Nathan Deal, governor of Georgia.

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Cabot plant celebrates 75 years

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On 25 November, Cabot Corporation’s Ville Platte, Los Angeles carbon black manufacturing facility celebrated 75 years in operation. Established in 1943, Cabot Ville Platte is the oldest plant in Cabot’s network, and today operates four manufacturing units that produce 11 different grades of carbon black, primarily sold to customers throughout North America for rubber reinforcement applications.

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Trelleborg eyes plant in India to make two-wheeler tires

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TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems is looking to expand its business in two-wheeler tires by setting up a venture in India to make the company’s Mitas-brand motorcycle and scooter tires.

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Evonik launches silica production at South Carolina plant

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. — Evonik has launched production of precipitated silicas at its new world scale plant in Goose Creek.

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