Michelin launches new agricultural tires

Michelin has announced the launch of its latest range of tires aimed at the agricultural market. The Agribib Row Crop IF (Improved Flexion) tires will be manufactured at the company’s Troyes plant in France and have been specifically designed for use on self-propelled and trailered sprayers, as well as on low- to medium-horsepower row crop tractors ranging from 70ps to 182ps.

All of the tires in the range use Michelin’s Ultraflex technology, which creates a larger tire footprint to help protect soil against compaction and improves traction at the same time. They also feature strengthened sidewalls to enable them to operate at lower air pressures. The design aims to protect soil and improve crop yield and productivity.

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Bridgestone Investing in Japanese OTR Tire Plant

Bridgestone Corporation is investing ¥10.2 billion (approx. $94.3 million) to install new equipment for certain facilities at its Shimonoseki, Japan plant, the company’s flagship production base for tires made for mining and construction vehicles (OTR tires).

Installation of the equipment is set to begin in 2022 and be completed by the end of 2025, the company says. Bridgestone says the new equipment will enhance the company’s production system in terms of safety, disaster preparedness, eco-friendliness, quality and productivity.

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ETRMA Members’ Tyre Sales in Europe: A positive move in Q1-2021

Brussels, 19 th April 2021 – Today the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association published its members’ replacement sales for the first quarter 2021. 

In this first quarter 2021, we are assisting to a positive recovery, after the deep negative year 2020, strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with several lockdowns all around Europe. 

All the segments have registered a positive evolution compared to the first quarter 2020 and this is an encouraging factor. In this first quarter, the Truck segment is driving the growth with 18% increase, followed by the Moto and Scooter segment (17%), and the Consumer Tyres market (12%). The car-all seasons Tyres reached a 39% increase, followed by a 17% in the car winter tyres, where the summer tyres only recorded a 6% increase.

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Video: Is Long-Lasting Tire Tread Most Important?

So, you’ve sold the customer a new set of tires with the longest-lasting tread life available. That means satisfaction is guaranteed because that’s what they wanted! Right?

Well, most customers think they want all the tread life they can get, but this might not be what’s best for them.

Tire Review’s David Sickels explains how matching tires to the right application can help the customer the most, from the Tire Review Continental Tire Garage Studio at Babcox Media.

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Goodyear Rolls Out Digital Customer Service with eGain

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eGain (NASDAQ: EGAN), the leading cloud platform for customer engagement automation, today announced that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has deployed eGain for digital-first, omnichannel customer engagement.  

True to its goal of making the tire buying process easy for consumers, Goodyear wanted to deliver a cutting-edge customer service experience through virtual assistance and multimedia chat to help seamlessly match consumers with answers to their questions. The company also wanted to control costs and enable a seamless experience for contact center agents.

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Yokohama claims world’s first technology that enables production of butadiene from biomass

Yokohama claims to have developed the world’s first technology to enable the efficient production of butadiene from biomass. The breakthrough is said to have been achieved at the Bio-monomer Production Laboratory, a facility jointly established by Yokohama, Riken and Zeon. Butadiene is one of the core raw materials needed to produce synthetic rubber for automotive tires.

At present, industrial butadiene is produced as a by-product of naphtha pyrolysis. Thus, the development of a butadiene production technology will help reduce dependence on petroleum and cut COemissions.

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ETRMA appoints new members for 2022

Following a meeting of the board of directors, the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has agreed that from 2022 it will welcome Nexen Tire Europe and the Czech Republic and Slovakia Tire Producers’ Associations as members. Following these additions, ETRMA will represent 15 international tire manufacturers and 11 national sector associations.

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Cooper Tire Joins Alice Cooper to Host Nationwide “Driven to Perform” Garage Band Contest

FINDLAY, Ohio, April 16, 2021 – The “Coopers” are ready to rock as Cooper Tire today kicked off Driven to Perform – a nationwide garage band contest in partnership with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper. Cooper Tire and Alice Cooper, credited as the “godfather of shock rock,” teamed up to scour the nation and identify three talented American garage bands. Alice Cooper, who recently released his 28th album, “Detroit Stories,” will provide advice and feedback to the bands, and call on fans to cast their votes to crown the Driven to Perform winner at www.DrivenToPerformConcert.com. The victorious band will get the opportunity of a lifetime to open for Evanescence in a livestream performance on May 13.

 

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Ontario Supporting Business Investment and Prosperity during COVID-19

TORONTO April 15, 2021 — The Ontario government is proposing new red tape and burden reduction measures intended to minimize existing barriers on businesses and support a long-term recovery plan. Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Spring Red Tape Reduction Package and introduced the Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act.

The proposed legislation is the latest in a series of actions that will help businesses and government deliver clear, modern and effective rules that promote public health, safeguard the environment and create jobs. If passed, the act will help more individuals, families and small businesses recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 and prepare them for future opportunities.

The details from the backgrounder pertaining to tires, Resource Productive and Recovery Authority (RPRA), and administrative penalties are as follows:

  • Increase transparency and accountability for the RPRA

  • Reduce burdens and duplicative regulations for the tire industry

  • Strengthen enforcement penalties for polluters

For more information, read the press release & backgrounder.

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Yokohama Tire introduces the new Galaxy LHD 510 SDS traction tire

Yokohama Tire has released the new Galaxy LHD 510 SDS (Severe Duty Solid) tire, a new solid galaxy traction tire that combines grip and endurance on transfer station loaders.

The Galaxy LHD 510 SDS is a true traction tire, designed to provide substantially more grip in varying conditions than smooth tires can deliver. The deep grooves on the shoulder define massive tread blocks that bite through water or mud, while continuous S-lug channels create a horizontal pattern across the entire tread surface to ensure maximum traction, preventing the tire from spinning on wet surfaces.

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