Shifting trends impact truck tire, retread industries

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Despite all of the marketplace challenges, commercial tire dealers and retreaders are very optimistic about the future, as am I.

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2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November

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The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada

This symposium brings 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 our industry’s goals.

 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be. 

When:

November 7-8, 2018

Where:

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada

 

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Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference

Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference Monday, March 26, 2018 Akron, OH – Smithers Rapra announced that Dr. James Popio, vice president, North America, will deliver a presentation on the significant role that tires play in supporting automotive market trends at the Clemson University Global Tire Industry …

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Future Tire Conference 18: Q&A with Cimcorp technology director

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ERJ interviews Jyrki Anttonen technology director, Cimcorp Oy about current trends in the global tire manufacturing industry. The expert will present a paper on autonomous tire plants at the Future Tire Conference 2018, taking place 30-31 May, during the new Tire Cologne international trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Click here for more information about the conference.

ERJ: Please identify one significant development in the tire industry in the last 2-3 years, and explain its importance. …

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New Sailun, Sumitomo Truck Tires at MATS

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The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off March 22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville where Sailun and Sumitomo products, including the brand’s SmartWay Verified tires, will be on display.

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, said that attendees will have a chance to win a choice of premium Sumitomo or Sailun steer, drive or trailer tires through the Commercial Truck Tire Giveaway by registering at the Sumitomo and Sailun booth (#14200).

“We are excited to, once again, participate at MATS and have the opportunity to highlight and unveil even …

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Smithers Rapra Course: Introduction to Silicone Elastomers

This course will take place over one day, commencing at 9.15am and finishing at 4.30pm.

The properties and processing of silicone elastomers are often very different from other Elastomers. 

This course is structured to provide an understanding and overview of the main types of silicone elastomer currently available and will give a comparison of chemical structure; manufacturers; grades; properties; compounding; processing and applications between each type.

Enough basic polymer science is included to understand these topics, and extensive use will be made of samples and other visual aids to assist. Reference is made to the place of silicone rubber relative to other commercial polymers.

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TIA Opens Nominations for Tire Industry Hall of Fame

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TIA has announced that the 2018 nomination period for the Tire Industry Hall of Fame is open, with a deadline of July 2. Nominations can be made at www.tireindustry.org/hall-fame.

The Hall of Fame is open to individuals in the tire industry, including manufacturers, inventors, publishers, equipment suppliers, tire association executives, tire dealers, tire and rubber recyclers and retreaders. The Hall of Fame may be awarded posthumously.

Inductees are chosen based on the following criteria:

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Goodyear Unveils Oxygene Concept Tire

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At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased its new concept tire and the latest advances on its intelligent tire prototype.

The concept tire, named Oxygene, features an open structure with living moss growing within the sidewall. The tire’s smart tread design absorbs and circulates moisture and water from the road surface, allowing photosynthesis to occur and therefore releasing oxygen into the air, Goodyear said in a press release.

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Peter Taylor OBE to chair at Future Tire Conference 2018

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London – Peter Taylor OBE,  secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association is to be chairman for the opening session at this year’s Future Tire Conference, taking place 30-31 May in Cologne, Germany.

Taylor, who has chaired previous Future Tire conferences, will lead discussions about the outlook for the tire industry in the emerging era of  digitalisation, electic vehicles and autonomous driving technologies.

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Italians dominate TTE 2018 awards

Hanover, Germany – Pirelli C & SpA, Versalis SA and start-up firm MegaRide were among the five winners of the Tire Technology International Awards 2018.

In a ceremony on 21 Feb, on the sidelines of Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Pirelli was announced as the tire manufacturer of the year for its strategic focus on high-value premium products.

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