CEAT unveils Row Crop ag tire

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CEAT Specialty Tires Ltd. is adding a radial to its North American portfolio that the tire maker said provides farmers and ranchers with low compaction, high traction and exceptional performance.

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LANXESS rated among best 10% of global companies

Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS is to be represented in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices again this year. Starting from September 24, 2018, LANXESS will be listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World for the eighth time in a row. The group will also be included in the DJSI Europe again. Only the best 10% of the global companies analyzed in each sector are included in the DJSI World, while the best 20 % of companies headquartered in Europe are included in the DJSI Europe.

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Bridgestone recalls 2,700 tires from four commercial truck tire models

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Bridgestone Americas and Bridgestone Canada announced the voluntary noncompliance recall of 2,700 tires from four commercial truck tire models. The tires are all-position, wide-base radials in size 425/65R22.5.

—Firestone FS818 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418;

—Bridgestone M854 tires with date codes 2418 and 2518;

—Bridgestone M860A tires with date code 2518; and

—Bridgestone M864 tires with date codes 2318 and 2418.

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Hankook expands SmartWork tyre line

The range of Hankook tyres for construction site applications has been expanded through the addition of new mixed on/off-road patterns to the SmartWork line. These are the SmartWork AM11 steer axle tyre, DM11 drive axle fitment and TM11 trailer tyre.

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Traction Summit Reminder: Standard Rate Expires Today

The Standard Rate for the 2018 Traction Summit expires today. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the latest opportunities and challenges for the tire industry, in this new, disruptive age; build relationships, learn about next steps, and much more. 

 

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Nexen Tire America Adds New Features to Website

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Nexen Tire America, Inc., has debuted several new features to its website – www.nexentireusa.com. These new features were designed to make finding the right world-class tire easy and informative, Nexen says.

Updates include:

A new feature that lets users text tire and dealer information to a mobile phone for easy reference at a tire shop

Ability to send user’s tire selection to an email address to find the car’s fitment whenever – and wherever

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Nokian TMS shows 13% of Finnish motorists drive on tires with dangerously low tread depth

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This summer drivers in Finland have been using SnapSkin, a digital tire monitoring service (TMS) from Nokian Tyres, to measure their car tires. Worryingly, results have shown that up to 13% of the vehicles examined are equipped with poor summer tires. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tires is invaluable for safety.

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ATD’s TireBuyer launches new identity, enhanced site

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — TireBuyer.com, American Tire Distributor Inc.’s (ATD) online tire sales platform, has unveiled a new brand identity that it says features several improvements that will enhance the shopping experience for consumers.

The enhancements include a new product recommendation engine, easy search tools, proprietary fitments, seasonal updates and deals and enhanced mobile compatibility for shoppers in a hurry.

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Online Tire Market Business Growth Statistics and Key Players Insights: Michelin, Bridgestone, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Hankook

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Online tire sale platform
The online retailing helps in reaching out too many consumers without launching stores and this results in cost benefits which are ultimately passed on to the customers. Moreover, increasing spending on e-commerce platform by OEM’s due to high internet penetration rate will drive the online tire market during the forecast period as well.

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Conti expecting shorter time to market through simulation technologies

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Germany: Simulation technology as well as other efficiency measures are to help Continental AG achieve a 25% improved product performance by 2025, compared to a baseline of 2010.

In a keynote presentation at this year’s Future Tire Conference, held at the end of May in Cologne, Philipp Struck, head of Conti tire line development EMEA OE, said the 25:25:25 approach envisages 25% higher product performance compared to the 2010 baseline, while weight will be 25% lower, and delivery to market 25% faster.

“A performance feature that is…

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