Michelin Wins ‘Best In Corporate Social Responsibility’ Recognition At 2019 PRWeek Awards

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Research shows that improperly maintained tires are contributing to the No. 1 cause of teen deaths in the U.S. – car accidents. To ensure teens take tire safety seriously, Michelin North America connected the dots between sneakers and tires to ignite kids’ awareness about how proper air pressure and tread depth can save lives.

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Registration for the Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is Now Open

Registration for TRAC’s Tire and Rubber Summit 2019 is now open.

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This Year’s Summit Drives to the Future

When it comes to technology, industries across the globe are living through exciting times: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics… these represent only the technological tip of the iceberg that’s moving through the industries’ waters worldwide. It’s a perpetual technology race and, as ever, tire and rubber manufacturers are staying atop of these trends and raising the bar when it comes to banking on technology, whether it be in the product development, manufacturing processes, supply chain management and all other business aspects.

This world-class event will explore the rubber industry’s technology, innovation, regulation and economy. All the expertise put forth at the event will come from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together will discuss rubber industry issues from uniquely Canadian perspective. 

Pirelli P Zero Tire Named ‘Best Sporting Tire’ According To German Magazine Auto Bild

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Pirelli’s flagship tire has claimed first place in a test organized by German magazine Auto Bild. The magazine carried out a comparative test of 11 tires for its Auto Bild Sportscars publication – all of which were vying for the accolade of best summer tire. The size chosen by the German journalists to test was 245/45 R18, the fitment from which Pirelli identifies top of the range equipment. This is the market sector that the Italian firm is focusing on most.

Read the source article at Aftermarket News

Goodyear, Bridgestone continue building TireHub joint venture

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ATLANTA — Combining two legacy brands, such as Goodyear and Bridgestone, into a cohesive joint operation is a challenge that requires collaboration and logistics.

Read the source article at Tire Business

ContiLogger: Consultancy using OTR tyre & vehicle telemetry

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A new service concept from Continental is expected to act as a step forward towards greater servitisation, the development of revenues from services. The concept is called ContiLogger, and it incorporates tyres, hardware, software and data. Continental will present ContiLogger at next month’s Bauma show.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Yokohama’s Tire Specs App Wins iF Design Award

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Yokohama Tire’s new tire specs app for dealers is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 iF Design award.

The app received this recognition in the iF Design service design category. Yokohama has designed the app to help empower its consumer, commercial and OTR dealers to demo and showcase its products to customers as per their specific needs.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Scrap Tire Conference set for Dec. 4-5

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation will host its 8th Biennial Scrap Tire Conference for Dec. 4-5 in Greenville.

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Toyo Tires releases its new all-weather mixed service commercial tire

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Toyo Tires announces the new Toyo M655 all-weather tire for local and regional service applications is coming to the U.S.

This tough, mixed service commercial tire is built for year-round use in the most demanding conditions. Suitable for both drive and steer applications, it includes the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on its sidewall indicating its ability to perform even in snow and ice.

Read the source article at Traction News

U.S. and China Got Into a Trade War and Mexico Won

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Bloomberg) — The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has turned out to be a windfall for another country the president frequently berates: Mexico.

Consider Fuling Global Inc., a Chinese maker of plastic utensils that developed a lucrative business making paper cups and straws for U.S. restaurants. But President Trump upended all that with tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports, including paper products. So the company found an alternative, opening a $4 million factory in Monterrey, Mexico, that will soon begin shipping millions of paper straws across the border.“We had to look for other ways to do business,’” said Fuling Chief Financial Officer Gilbert Lee. The move means the Wenling, China-based company will avoid the tariffs and make up for pricier Mexican labor with lower shipping costs. “Mexico is a very logical and advantageous location for us.”

Read the source article at Global Rubber Markets News

Lehigh making headway under Michelin ownership

HANOVER, Germany—Despite the fact that Michelin has owned Lehigh Technologies since October 2017, the majority of the other tire manufacturers remain comfortable doing business with the producer of micronized rubber powders, according to a company…

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News