Conti VP to keynote Tire Society meeting


AKRON — Juan Botero, a Continental Tire the Americas vice president, and Ron Kennedy, managing director of the Center for Tire Research, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Tire Society annual business meeting.

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TIA announces Board of Directors election deadline


The Tire Industry Association 2017 Board of Directors election deadline is Friday, September 1st. All TIA members that are in good standing and with voting rights are encouraged to vote. Vote online here.

Four individuals will be elected to serve on the TIA Board for a three-year term. The following is a list of the nominees for this year’s election.

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Laos’ rubber exports bounce despite price struggles


VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos’ rubber exports have increased this year even though domestic farmers are still affected by low prices.  In the first six months of the year, Laos earned almost US$45 million from rubber exports, an increase of 40.8 percent compared to the same period last year. The country earned US$40 million from rubber exports.

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Trelleborg to demonstrate ‘excellence in extreme environments’ at Steinexpo


Trelleborg Wheel Systems industrial and construction tyre operation says it will show the ground-breaking quality and reliability of its solid and pneumatic tyres at this year’s Steinexpo. Amongst the products on show on the company’s stand (booth B53) will be the company’s latest radial and diagonal pneumatic tyres for construction loaders and graders, and its solid tyres for extreme environments.

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Goodyear executive to deliver ITEC in Focus keynote


AKRON—Surendra Chawla, senior director of external science and technology programs for Goodyear, will be the keynote speaker for ITEC In Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance.

He will be speaking on tire technology developments and future challenges as they are impacted by industry mega trends.

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Cooper Challenges Young Adults to Advocate Tire Safety


Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) are encouraging teens and young adults across the country to learn how to conduct three basic monthly tire safety checks – tire pressure, tread depth and overall tire condition – and share this information with their peers through the new Tread WiselyTM Challenge. Participating schools, clubs, groups and organizations will compete against one another this year for the chance to win cash prizes.

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A dozen of the biggest Chinese tyre manufacturers exhibiting at Tire+

In order to give an impression of the kind of clientele Tire+ is attracting, it worth looking a little closer at the show’s exhibitor list. With this in mind here are 12 of the biggest tyre manufacturers exhibiting at the events inaugural show:

China National Tire & Rubber Corporation – is a wholly owned subsidiary of ChemChina, with registered capital of 1.6 billion yuan and assets of 16.8 billion yuan. It was formerly the China National Tire & Rubber Corp, and became the China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., in February 2013. The China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. mainly involves in research, development and operations of tires, rubber, and related products.

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Nexen Tire and Mubadala Investment Company Sign Memorandum of Understanding

SEOUL, South KoreaJuly 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi strategic investment fund, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore strategic partnership opportunities. Mubadala has made a direct investment into Nexen as part of the agreement.

Nexen Tire is one of the fastest growing companies in the automotive industry, with a compounded annual growth rate of 15% over the past ten years. The company sells 40 million tires to more than 140 countries annually, with more than 4 million tires sold throughout the Middle East.

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO of Mubadala, and Travis Kang, CEO of Nexen Tire, signed the MOU in Abu Dhabi on July 19th.

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Firestone Ag Hosts Nuffield International Farming Scholars


Firestone Ag, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, hosted 10 Nuffield International Farming Scholars at the Firestone Ag tire plant in Des Moines, Iowa, to provide a glimpse inside the tire manufacturing process.

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars is a global network of farmers that works to provide insight growth to members through leadership.

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Bridgestone Honoured by VW


Bridgestone was recognized by Volkswagen Group Award for Innovation & Technology.

During the 15th edition of the Volkswagen Group Awards, Bridgestone received an award in the category of Innovation & Technology.

“Bridgestone teams worldwide are honoured by this prestigious award for Innovation & Technology,” said Paolo Ferrari, CEO & President of Bridgestone EMEA.

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