TIA 2019 Off-the-Road Conference – Early Online Registration is Now Open

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, has announced that registration is now open for the 64th Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference. The event will take place at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida from February 20– 23, 2019.

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Conti sees trend to faster product development

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The breakneck speed at which self-driving and connected-car technology is evolving is forcing the industry to change how products will be developed, says Tamara Snow, head of systems and technology for Continental North America’s interiors division.

“New technology is coming at a faster and faster rate, and for this reason we need to be able to harness disruption and change what we innovate and how we innovate,” Snow told an audience Monday at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars.

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Smithers Rapra discusses the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling

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Smithers Rapra recently provided insight at the Global Tire Tech Forum, which was organized by China Rubber Industry Association. Henry He (above), general manager at Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory, spoke about the application of force and moment data in relation to tire modeling.

“Our testing services span the globe, and we are proud to have Henry represent our laboratory in China and the advances we have made,” said Derek Read, VP for global development – Asia.

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TIA announce 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner leadership awardees

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), is pleased to announce the names of the honorees for the 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Award. The inductions will take place at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

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Hankook Tire Hosts DAV Honorees at 2018 MLB All-Star Game

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Master Sergeant Jeff Johnson and Captain Jonathan Moak have at least two things in common: First, they’re avid baseball fans. Second – and more importantly – they serve in the United States military.

Hankook Tire America Corp., the Official Tire of Major League Baseball, thanked Johnson and Moak for their service by hosting them as honored guests at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Sustainable rubber, autonomous vehicles on industry agenda

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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The tire industry has seen big changes in the last decade witnessed by how the aftermarket is split up, and will see even bigger changes in the future brought on by new automotive technologies, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. Speaking at the recent Clemson Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, he said of 209 million replacement passenger tires shipped in the U.S. in 2017, 144 million were imported.

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What to expect at the TRAC Rubber Recycling Symposium

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium is set for November 7 to 8, 2018 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada.

With the theme for this year ‘Taking Sustainability to the Next Level’, the symposium will bring together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting …

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Tyromer Wins 2018 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 – Tyromer Inc.  has won a 2018 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group (BIG). Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, BIG Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals with persistence, vision, and creativity. 

“We are proud to recognize Tyromer Inc. for their socially responsible and environmentally sustainable effort on waste tire recycling,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “Our judges felt that their vision and strategy make a significant impact in driving the circular economy in the tire industry, and gave Tyromer the highest rating as reflected by the Sustainability Leadership Award. Congratulations!”

The BIG Award for Sustainability Leadership continues the company’s upwards trajectory. Earlier this year Tyromer won an Edison Award Gold Medal, considered the “Oscars of Innovation,” in the category of Resource Re-use. Additionally, the Company was named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by Silicon Review Magazine.

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Hankook Tire Expands Partnership with DAV

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Hankook Tire America Corp. continues to support the veteran community, expanding its commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans). DAV provides free services to veterans of all generations where they live. In the fourth year of its partnership with DAV, Hankook is donating $175,000 to increase its support of DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) program and award a new vehicle to help veterans in the company’s hometown of Nashville get to and from their medical appointments.

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Tire Dealers Association Canada Show and Conference

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TDA Canada announces plans to hold its 2018 National Convention and Trade Show at the Delta Marriott Airport Hotel and Conference Centre September 13th- 15th Mississauga Ontario.

The 2018 Trade Show is being hosted by Ontario Tire Dealers Association and to date has attracted over 60 industry exhibitors. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business,’ and will include a forum and open discussion on new scrap tires regulations.

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