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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Continental to present ContiConnect evolution at IAA

A further development of Continental’s ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform will be showcased at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany. The evolution that Continental will show is said to be a “new solution that can be integrated into existing systems,” specifically a solution that will give these systems a digital tyre monitoring capability. Continental says it will announce further details at a press conference on 19 September.

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Smithers Rapra to present at ITEC

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AKRON—Smithers Rapra representatives will provide insights into emerging tire industry trends with a trio of presentations at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference, set for Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

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Rousing start to International Rubber Glove Conference

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The 9th edition of the International Rubber Glove Conference, the world’s biggest glove event, got off to a grand opening with the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad assuring the Malaysian glove industry all support to scale further heights and make more profits.

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now

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Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now!

Historically proven to be a great success, our biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.

Our theme for this year’s Symposium “Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” starts with the premise that we all must all play our part in building a sustainable world for our children’s children and beyond. But examining the idea closer to home, what does “taking sustainability to the next level” actually mean for the tire and rubber industry? Reusing goods and materials over and over to create a virtuous circular economy? Certainly. Creating a market environment that encourages and sustains products without the need for ongoing financial incentives? Absolutely. Producing more goods with fewer and fewer non-renewable inputs? Yes. How about producing fewer goods and doing more with less? Why not?

This year’s Symposium will address all these differing aspects of sustainability and, we hope, demonstrate that the tire and rubber industry continues to be a leader in understanding and being responsive to our environmental imperatives. 

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Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University Launch ‘Beyond Tires’ Innovation Challenge

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AKRON, OhioAug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ : GT ), in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a hackathon-style competition to identify innovative ideas related to future transportation.

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge invites graduate business and design students from across the U.S. to submit a business case by Oct. 12 in response to the challenge, “How does Goodyear make a play beyond tires?” for the chance to compete in a two-day event at the university’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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