Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now!

Historically proven to be a great success, our biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.

Our theme for this year’s Symposium “Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” starts with the premise that we all must all play our part in building a sustainable world for our children’s children and beyond. But examining the idea closer to home, what does “taking sustainability to the next level” actually mean for the tire and rubber industry? Reusing goods and materials over and over to create a virtuous circular economy? Certainly. Creating a market environment that encourages and sustains products without the need for ongoing financial incentives? Absolutely. Producing more goods with fewer and fewer non-renewable inputs? Yes. How about producing fewer goods and doing more with less? Why not?

This year’s Symposium will address all these differing aspects of sustainability and, we hope, demonstrate that the tire and rubber industry continues to be a leader in understanding and being responsive to our environmental imperatives. 

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

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Bridgestone still No. 1, but Michelin-Camso deal could shake up rankings

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AKRON — After nearly a decade of “status quo” among the world’s largest tire makers, the pecking order at the top could be in for a shuffle in the coming year or two, depending on how well Group Michelin’s pending acquisition of OTR/industrial tire…

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Tire makers commit $7.5 billion globally to new plants, capacity expansions

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AKRON — The world’s leading tire makers committed more than $7.5 billion in the past year toward new plants and capacity expansions, representing more than 82 million units of new annual car tire and 7.5 million units of new truck/bus tire capacity.

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Pirelli Joins United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund

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Pirelli has become the first tire company to join the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund, pledging a contribution of $600,000 (2018-’19) to help the fund in its efforts to make a significant impact in global road safety. At the same time, Filippo Bettini, the company’s chief sustainability and risk governance officer, was nominated to have a seat on the fund’s advisory board.

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Global Tire Intelligence Report

New Analysis. The world’s tire industry revenues and profitability in the first half of 2018, and analysis of the global situation.

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Continental named one of Forbes’ ‘Best Employers for Women’

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Continental was recognized one of the best employers for women by Forbes magazine, one of seven automotive companies on the list.

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Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

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Will the agricultural market shift towards wheeled 4WD tractors over their tracked counterparts in the years to come? Titan International believes so. It bases this projection upon feedback from US agricultural equipment dealers and their customers, as well as from testing the tyre maker carried out in North America together with dealer group Van Wall Equipment. This showed that super single tyres offer comparable field performance and reduced soil compaction at a much lower cost than tracks.

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Smithers Rapra upgrades allow for testing of larger tires

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RAVENNA, Ohio—Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at its Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna to handle wheels with rim diameters up to 24 inches.

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Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University Launch ‘Beyond Tires’ Innovation Challenge

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AKRON, OhioAug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ : GT ), in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a hackathon-style competition to identify innovative ideas related to future transportation.

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge invites graduate business and design students from across the U.S. to submit a business case by Oct. 12 in response to the challenge, “How does Goodyear make a play beyond tires?” for the chance to compete in a two-day event at the university’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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BKT launches new range of Lawn & Garden tyres

Balkrishna Industries Ltd (BKT) has launched a range of Lawn & Garden tyres for both gardening and municipality/maintenance works. These tyres –LG Smooth, LG Rib, LG 306, LG 307 and LG 408–are delicate to the ground without compromising the growth of grass and without any negative impact on beauty. Common features of these tyres are their “soft” approach, an extended life cycle, excellent handling and extraordinary puncture resistance.

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