Goodyear, rubber industry make parade part of US Thanksgiving traditions

US Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the tradition of the parade would be far different if it weren’t for the rubber industry, which has helped to bring giant cartoon balloons to life for almost 100 years.

 

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Bridgestone begins manufacturing tires using recycled carbon black

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has begun at-scale use of recovered carbon black (rCB) in tire production, beginning with its agricultural tire plant in Des Moines, the company said recently.

Bridgestone has a long-standing partnership with Natchez, Miss.-based Delta-Energy Group L.L.C. and is using Delta-Energy’s proprietary product, D-E Black, as its sole source of rCB in Des Moines, Bridgestone said.

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Pirelli to cut costs, ‘contain’ investment under new plan

Milan, Italy – Pirelli & C SpA is to reduce costs and contain investment under a 2020-2022 industrial plan, to be presented in the first quarter of next year.

As well as a continuing focus on the high-value segment, the plans will “bring significant reinforcement to the competitiveness of [the] business model,” Pirelli said in a third quarter financial report.

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Playground in British Columbia dedicated to industry vet Don Blythe

SURREY, British Columbia — Don Blythe’s legacy as a champion for the tire recycling industry was enhanced recently with the dedication in his honor of a soft-surface playground composed of more than 1,000 recycled tires not far from Mr. Blythe’s home in Surrey.

Mr. Blythe, a former president of OK Tire as well as a Tire Industry Association (TIA) and Western Canada Tire Dealers (WCTD) board member, was instrumental in establishing Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC), one of the original tire recycling programs in the world.

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Motormouth: Don’t worry about tires that have sat in a warehouse

The local car dealer was advertising “buy three get one free” tires. While researching the information on the tires, one listed brand and model had a recall notice posted on their website and another said the model has been discontinued over a year ago. The dealer told me that they wouldn’t be selling a recalled tire. The dealer was offering road hazard service in the package. Should I be concerned my free road hazard program would be useless if the model I bought was discontinued? I was told that tires sitting in warehouses for years is not a good thing.

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Why Financial Markets’ New Exuberance Is Irrational

Owing to a recent easing of both Sino-American tensions and monetary policies, many investors seem to be betting on another era of expansion for the global economy. But they would do well to remember that the fundamental risks to growth remain, and are actually getting worse.

 

 

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Cooper appoints Ben Patel as CTO

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Ben Patel as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). In his new role, Patel is responsible for product planning and development, as well as engineering and technology across all regions. This means he leads a technology organization that includes a global technical centre as well as technical centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

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Yokohama’s Bruce Besancon To Keynote 2020 Off-The-Road Tire Conference

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Bruce Besancon, VP of off-the-road sales for Yokohama Tire Corp., will deliver the keynote address at the 65th annual Tire Industry Association (TIA) Off-the-Road Tire Conference Feb. 19-21 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California.

The topic of his speech, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, will be “Predicting the Future of OTR Tires by Looking at the Past and Present.”

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Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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Mickey Thompson takes home SEMA media awards, Commerce Dept. recognition

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LAS VEGAS — Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels garnered its fair share of accolades at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, taking home a trio of SEMA Global Media Awards and an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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