USTMA’s Anne Luke says sustainability efforts to continue

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario—Economic development, social development and environmental protection are all key elements of sustainability for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.

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ANRPC meet stresses need to tackle emerging challenges

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The 11th Annual Rubber Conference of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), hosted by the Government of Thailand, was held in Chiang Rai on October 8, 2018 with the theme “Adapting for the emerging mega trends”. There were 187 participants from 11 countries, including 93 from Thailand. The inaugural session started with a welcome address by Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province.

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World Rubber Summit 2019 Registration is now live!

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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and SingEx Exhibitions, together with Enterprise Singapore as Strategic Partner, organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2019, to be held on 18-19 March 2019 in Singapore.

‘’From Evolution to Revolution: New Paths for the Rubber Economy” will be the theme of the WRS 2019. Rubber is omnipresent in our everyday life, moving our lives and our world and it is a very important source of living for many people around the globe. Innovation and technology transfer have always played a crucial role in developing a sector that has constantly evolved adapting to fast changing economic, social and environmental conditions worldwide. Today new challenges are ahead: industrialisation and urbanisation in emerging economies, changing demographics and consumer preferences, rise of new technologies and climate changes. They have the potential to trigger trends that require new approaches through the whole rubber value chain.

The two-day World Rubber Summit (WRS) is a unique and exclusive opportunity for global leaders to meet, share best practices and lay the foundations for future collaborations.

 

Registration:

https://wrs2019.rubberstudy.com/register 

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TIA Honors Hall of Fame Recipients, Ed Wagner Leadership Award Winners

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Members of the tire industry gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel Monday night to recognize the industry’s top tire dealers and honor the Tire Industry Association (TIA) 2018 Hall of Fame honorees and Ed Wagner Leadership Award recipients.

Arvind Poddar, chairman and managing director of Balkrishna Industries, Ltd. (BKT), and Bob Majewski, president of Sumerel Tire Service, Inc. were inducted into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame.

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TCT showcases many capabilities for recycled rubber

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Tire Conversion Technologies, a Latham, N.Y.-based manufacturer of custom OEM recycled rubber products, was a first-time exhibitor at the International Elastomer Conference, held Oct. 9-11 in Louisville.

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Synthetic rubber prices likely to remain volatile

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AKRON—Prices for synthetic rubber and petrochemical feedstocks have been “incredibly volatile” and are likely to remain so for a while, according to a speaker at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Akron Sept. 11-13.

“Energy- and economy-related fundamentals in the synthetic rubber market are encouraging, but risks abound,” said Bill Hyde, executive director-olefins and elastomers at IHS Markit.

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Hankook Tire Design Insight Forum

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Hankook Tire held its annual  Design Insight Forum at Hankook’s Technodome in Daejeon, South Korea, on September 20th, 2018, to discuss the future of the mobility and the tire industry.

“Hankook Tire is glad to have paved a path for the bright young minds to propose a whole new experience for future driving,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire.

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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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North Carolina Tire Dealers in Recovery After Hurricane Florence

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Days after Hurricane Florence touched down on the east coast of the U.S., some tire dealers in North Carolina are in the process of getting their shops up and running again after sustaining damage from the storm.

North Carolina Tire Dealers Association Executive Director Reece Hester said eastern North Carolina has already had its rainiest year to date and has received eight months worth of rain in three days from Hurricane Florence. …

 

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BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

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BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.

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