Dyson to Spend £1 Billion Making ‘Radical’ Electric Car

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Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said Tuesday. The company is investing one billion pounds ($1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, Dyson said. These investments will dwarf money the company is spending on research and development for its vacuums and air filters.

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HF Mixing Group undergoes organisational changes

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HF Mixing Group has announced a strategic co-operation with B&K Wäge- & Anlagentechnik, Germany with a focus on weighing, storage, feeding, dosing of raw materials and liquids that are tailored to system requirements. Based on the know-how of company Steimel-Fix (1925), B&K was founded in 2002. This longtime experience of B&K, allows the HF Mixing Group to further expand its product portfolio and in the future have access to their upstream

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Ontario students use recycled tires in OTS-sponsored design project

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TORONTO—Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires to redesign a community space as part of Ontario Tire Stewardship’s third Student Design Challenge.

Dubbed the “Shaw Bench,” the installation on Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace includes a sustainable, integrated bench and bike rack, according to the OTS.

The bench’s modular design makes the bench highly adaptable, allowing for a variety of configurations, it said.

The OTS held a competition in June 2016, with 32 students from five post-secondary schools participating, the stewardship organization said.

OTS Student Design Challenge participants attended a three-day “Design Jam,” working alongside industry professionals to develop recycled rubber-based design concepts and present them to judges, it said.

The winners, who went on to design the “Shaw Bench,” included:

  • From University of Toronto Landscape Design, Andrey Chernykh, Leonard Flot and Tim Kwok, and;
  • From Sheridan College Industrial Design, Alexandra D’Oliviera, Michael Mofina, Patrick Marchent and Neil Smith.

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Daimler to test truck convoy ‘platooning’ technology on U.S. roads – Autoblog

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German automaker Daimler AG’s trucks division said it would test a new technology called “platooning” on U.S. roads, allowing large digitally-connected trucks to save fuel by driving closely together, with one vehicle following the other. Daimler’s announcement, and promises on Monday by rivals Navistar International Corp and Volkswagen AG to field a medium duty electric truck by 2019, highlight a race among global commercial truck makers to deploy new technology both to anticipate regulatory mandates and influence policy debates. Trucking industry executives are gathering this week at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta as the …

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Grand finale to RubberTech China & Tire+ Expo 2017

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The 17th International Exhibition of Rubber Technology (RubberTech China 2017) and the concurrent International Exhibition on Tire and Aftermarket 2017 Expo (Tire+ Expo) which concluded at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, on September 22, 2017, were a resounding success, with over 600 exhibitors, 30,000 plus visitors and an exhibiting area of 40,000 sqm.

The International Exhibition on Tire and Aftermarket 2017 Expo (Tire+ Expo), the new version of Reifen China, took place concurrently with RubberTech China at the same venue. Reifen China had been organised previously by Messe Essen in partnership with China United Rubber Company (CURC); but after Messe Essen licensed the Reifen China name to Messe Frankfurt, who in turn have opted to use the brand on a tyre pavilion within the large Automechanika Shanghai event, CURC decided to go it alone and produce a new show – Tire+ Expo.

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RIP, Harvey Brodsky

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Harvey Brodsky, founder of Retread Tire Association (RTA), committed champion and campaigner for tyre retreading industry, and a great friend and supporter of ABM publications Tyre Asia and Rubber Asia, has succumbed to cancer on Sunday, September 17. He was diagnosed in March and given two to three weeks to live. But with his strength and will, he kept fighting and was determined to overcome his illness.

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Triangle to increase U.S. tire prices

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FRANKLIN, Tenn.–Citing increasing raw material costs, Triangle Tire USA said it will raise prices on all products sold in the U.S., beginning Oct. 1.

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CEAT bringing radial ag lines to the U.S.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Ltd., India’s No. 4 tire maker, is establishing a U.S. business unit in Charlotte to handle the launch of CEAT-branded radial agricultural and specialty tires in the U.S.

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Yokohama releases “most silent” tire

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Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) has released what it describes as its “most silent tire ever” as it upgraded its flagship Advan brand.

In a 26 Sept, Yokohama said it would start d the marketting of “Advan dB V552”, in November in 24 sizes, ranging from 265/35R18 97W XL to 155/65R14 75H. The Company plans to gradually expand the lineup of available tire sizes.

The tire, said Yokohama, is the latest edition of premium tire “Advan dB” which was launched in 2009 and was developed…

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Tire Review Announces Winner of 2017 Top Shop Awards

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Tire Review revealed the winner of its prestigious Top Shop Award, presented by Coats, now in its 11th year, during a special 3-day event in Nashville, Tenn. The event celebrates the success of the winners and finalists in achieving Top Shop honors and is attended by the Top Shop “final four” as well as past award recipients.

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