Avon lands $25 million deal from U.S. Department of Defense


MELKSHAM, England—The U.S. Department of Defense has placed a $25 million order for 93,000 M50 mask systems with Avon Rubber P.L.C.

The order, Avon said in a news release, will be the first in the book for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins in October.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

ContiTech opens 3D blow moulding plant in China


Changshu, China – ContiTech AG has expanded its footprint in China with the opening of a production plant for 3D blow mould hoses in Changshu.

The company announced 28 Aug that the RMB 70 million (€10 million) production unit will supply hoses for high-performance turbochargers for automotive OEMs.

The hoses, ContiTech confirmed to ERJ, will be made of thermoplastic elastomers, expanding the company’s products and solutions portfolio within the Chinese automotive industry.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Michelin launching 2nd-generation CerexBIB for harvesters


BOONE, Iowa — Michelin North America Inc. is launching a second-generation of its CerexBIB low-ground-pressure combine/harvester tire, the CerexBIB 2, which Michelin claims offers the best load capacity/lowest ground pressure on the market.

Michelin said the launch of the CerexBIB 2 at the Farm Progress Show in Boone is in response to the rising use of larger combines on farms throughout North America. The company is rolling out the new line in nine front-axle sizes and seven rear-axle sizes.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Sears expands tire installation service for Amazon customers nationwide


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Auto Center has expanded its program that provides full-service tire installation and balancing for Amazon.com customers to all its locations nationwide, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Apollo Vredestein scaling back tyre production in Netherlands plant

During a conference call held this month, the chief financial officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd. confirmed that passenger car tyre production at the Apollo Vredestein plant in Enschede, the Netherlands would be reduced as capacity for these products grows in the company’s new, more cost-competitive facility in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

TractorMaster joins Continental agri range


With the arrival of the TractorMaster in its agricultural tyre portfolio, Continental now offers three model lines in this segment. It positions the new arrival as an “advanced radial tyre,” a technological cut above its 2017-launched “standard” Tractor70 and Tractor85 radials.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Apollo Tyres: European truck tyre production starting this quarter


Truck tyre production at Apollo Tyres’ factory in Gyöngyöshalász, Hungary will begin before the end of September. According to Gaurav Kumar, chief financial officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd., production is scheduled to start during the July to September quarter and the ramp-up of truck tyre production will then continue and reach a maximum capacity of 1,200 pieces per day by the end of March next year.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Hankook Tire announces 2018 fall rebate promotion


Hankook Tire is giving drivers a chance to enjoy the thrill of the road with its 2018 Fall Classic Rebate on a wide array of passenger and light truck tires.

The company says it will offer online or mail-in rebate of $50 to consumers who purchase four qualifying Hankook passenger or light truck tires from an authorized Hankook dealer between August 27 and September 21. Consumers can submit their rebate forms online at www.hankooktirerebates.com.

Read the source article at Traction News

Perpetuus Advanced Materials Ltd produces the first graphene-enhanced tires in daily use on UK and Asian roads

Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of Perpetuus Advanced Materials Ltd, announce the completion of a ‘real world’ road testing programme of car tires enhanced with its surface engineered graphenes.

Director Mr. Ian Walters said, “This 6-month competitive testing programme, has definitively demonstrated the economic benefits and advantages of including Perpetuus surface modified graphene fillers within a tire elastomer”.


Read the source article at Material Science

Nokian completes winter truck tire range with Hakkapeliitta Truck T


Nokian announced it has completed its flagship winter product line with the launch of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T, a new tire specially designed for trailer use.

Harsh winter conditions set special demands for trailer tires as well. Particularly lateral and braking grip are needed when hauling a timber trailer on small forest roads or moving heavy loads on curly mountain roads covered with ice. The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T gives you more confidence in these extreme circumstances.

Read the source article at Traction News