Tyres International Founder TC Johnson Dies


Thomas C. “TC” Johnson, founder of Tyres International Inc., died Sept. 15, 2016. He was 93 years old.

Johnson began his tire career in 1946 with Pennsylvania Rubber after serving as a First Lieutenant in World War II. From there he was employed by Mohawk Rubber Co. for 12 years as vice president of sales.

He founded Tyres International in 1970 and continued there until his retirement in 2000.

Under Johnson’s leadership, Tyres International introduced Ceat, Barum, Matador, Mitas, Tiber, MRF, Belshina Apollo, Matech, Melbourne, and BKT brand passenger, truck, and specialty tire brands to the U.S. market. Its headquarters are in Stow, Ohio, and today the company has three warehouses in Stow; Columbus, Ohio; and Sparks, Nev., delivering tires throughout the U.S. 

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Carbon Thermoplastic Market in Automotive Sector to 2021

The market size of carbon thermoplastics is estimated to reach USD 549.4 million by 2021, registering a CAGR of 29.65% between 2016 and 2021. Increase in production of automobile and growing middle-class population is expected to drive the carbon thermoplastics market in the next five years. 

“Polyamide resin segment driving the carbon thermoplastics market” 

“Rising demand in Asia-Pacific is the major driver of the global carbon thermoplastics market” 

The key companies profiled in this report are BASF SE (Germany), Celanese Corporation (U.S.), Cytec Solvay (U.S.), Du Pont (U.S.), Gurit Holding Ag (Switzerland), Quickstep Holdings Limited (Australia), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia), SGL Group (Germany), Teijin Ltd. (Japan), Tencate (Netherlands), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Toray Industries Inc. (Japan). 

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Pirelli To Supply Tires for Macau Grand Prix


Pirelli supplies around 170 car championships all over the world, approximately 100 of which are exclusive supply agreements.

Pirelli has been named the exclusive tire supplier for the Macau Grand Prix, equipping both the FIA Formula 3 World Cup and the FIA GT World Cup.

The races will take place at the famous Macau Guia Circuit in the Far East. Pirelli succeeds the previous tire supplier for the Formula 3 World Cup at Macau that held the FIA-sanctioned contract since 1983.

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Cooper Connecting with Students Throughout October


Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. will connect with more than 10,000 students during Manufacturing Day events hosted throughout October. This is the second year the tiremaker will be involved with the events, which are part of the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) Dream It. Do It. Program.

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Michelin slams ‘unacceptable’ lobbying for tougher tread-depth rules


Group Michelin has expressed strong opposition to what it calls lobbying for tires to be replaced as soon as the tread depth reaches 3 to 4 millimeters, arguing that to do so would impact consumers negatively and create an environmental problem with no improvement in safety.

In a statement released at the Paris Auto Salon Sept. 29, the French tire-maker said the current legal limit of 1.6 mm (1/16th inch) was “perfectly suited to the challenges of modern motoring.”

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Uptrend in rubber production in India continues


Increasing trend in rubber production in India continues and the production of natural rubber (NR) during the months of July and August 2016 shows an increase of 10 and 20 % respectively as compared to the production in the last year during the same period, according to Rubber Board, India.

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OARA Tire Take Back hits incredible milestone this year!


Ontarians can now proudly say they have helped to raise more than $1 million to support The Sunshine Foundation of Canada through the annual OARA Tire Take Back event. In its seventh year, the event organized by the dream tire collecting team – Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) and OTS, in association with Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) – encouraged Ontarians to drop off their used tires at participating collectors across the province.

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Global Mica Market Estimated to Reach Us$ 669.3 Mn by 2024 : Transparency Market Research

Mica Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024
Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled “Mica Market for Paints & Coatings, Electronics, Construction, Cosmetics, and Other End-users – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2016–2024.” According to the report, the global mica market was valued at US$ 478.1 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to reach US$ 669.3 Mn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 3.8% between 2016 and 2024.

Mica is widely used as insulator, pigment extender, and filler in various end-use industries. It is available in different forms such as natural and synthetic mica. It is also available in different grades such as ground mica, sheet mica, and built-up mica. Under natural form, mica is available as muscovite, phlogopite, lepidolite, and biotite. Under synthetic form, mica is available as fluorophlogopite. Mica is extensively employed in the electronics industry due to its insulating property. It is used in paints & coatings, construction, and cosmetics as a filler to improve shelf life of products. Mica is used to increase the flexibility and elasticity of products in plastics and rubber industries.

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Trinseo Reaches Milestone as Fully Public Company

Bain Capital divested ownership with fourth successful secondary offering Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, today issued a statement welcoming Bain Capital’s successful sale of its remaining stake in the company.

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RMA reports progress in reducing scrap tire piles


WASHINGTON — The number of stockpiled scrap tires in the U.S. has fallen 93 percent in the past 25 years, to 70 million in 2015 from 1 billion in 1990, according to a new report from the Rubber Manufacturers Association.

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