Bridgestone Americas Recognizes Innovators

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Bridgestone Americas recognized leaders in innovation during its 38th annual Inventors Awards Dinner on May 18 in Akron, Ohio.

The ceremony honored 156 Bridgestone inventors, representing 102 patents and 16 trade secrets designated for 2016.

“Research and innovation are at the core of everything we do, and that is why this is such a special event,” said Nizar Trigui, chief technology officer of Bridgestone.

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2017 Environmental Health and Safety Summit

Columbus, Ohio—The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Summit is designed to share best leadership and safety practices with industry professionals hoping to achieve world-class safety within their companies.

This one-of-a-kind learning and networking conference will focus on uniting manufacturing executives from across the United States. Attendees will focus on best practices in environment, health and safety along with becoming a better leader.

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TIA Pre-Show Events Registration is Now Open for 2017 Global Tire Expo

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(Bowie, MD – 5/16/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has announced that registration is now open for all TIA’s special pre-show events. Each event will be held on Monday, October 30 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show – Powered by TIA will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from October 31 – November 3, 2017.

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Drivers want to protect the environment: Survey

TRAC provides ‘Get Fuel Fit Guide’ to help motorists find routes to fuel efficiency during Be Tire Smart Week.

Drivers want to minimize the impact their vehicles have on the environment, but many lack the information on how to achieve that goal.

According to a new Leger national survey of drivers responsible for the maintenance of their vehicles, 87 per cent of Canadian motorists feel drivers have a moral obligation to protect the environment by ensuring their vehicles are as fuel-efficient as possible.

The survey, conducted for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), found that nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of Canadian drivers are not aware of low rolling resistance tires and the fuel efficiency gains these tires provide.

Low rolling resistance (LRR) tires cut fuel consumption by two to four per cent when compared to conventional tires. Motorists driving 25,000 km per year can save between $50 and $100 annually on these technologically advanced tires. Those who log longer distances save more.

When made aware of this fuel saving advantage, 77 per cent of drivers surveyed indicated they would likely purchase a set, provided the fuel savings offset the cost of these fuel saving tires. A similar survey conducted for TRAC in 2016 found that 69 per cent of drivers said they were interested in acquiring LRR tires if the cost was covered by fuel savings.

The 2017 survey, however, also found that only nine per cent of motorists now ride on these fuel-efficient tires.

“The significant uptick in interest in LRR tires reflects the high priority Canadian drivers place on being eco-friendly,” says Glenn Maidment, president of TRAC. “Clearly, we have a major opportunity to lessen the impact vehicles have on the environment and reduce energy consumption simply by raising awareness of this important tire category. The need for consumer education is highlighted by the fact that 41 per cent of motorists don’t even know if their vehicles are equipped with fuel-saving tires.”

Low rolling resistance tires incorporate the latest advances in tire technology. They are designed with specialized tread patterns that keep cars moving more efficiently, rubber compounds that minimize internal movements inside the rubber itself and materials that lower weight, increase rigidity and improve aerodynamics. The result is less energy is required to push them down the road.

Be Tire Smart Week 2017
Making drivers aware of the range of steps they can take to improve fuel economy is a key goal of Be Tire Smart Week, which takes place across Canada from May 15 to 21.

This year, as part of this advocacy campaign, TRAC’s Be Tire Smart (www.betiresmart.ca) is providing motorists with an informative ‘Get Fuel Fit’ Guide – a fun online resource to help motorists improve their fuel saving know-how by offering advice on tire selection, maintenance and driving habits that improve fuel economy and protect the environment.

The Guide has three sections:

  • Gear – vehicle, tire and other relevant product shopping tips to save on fuel
  • Routine – fuel saving driving tips
  • Check-up – tire and auto maintenance advice

This fuel saving resource features expert, eco-friendly advice from Natural Resources Canada, Kal Tire and TRAC.

“Fuel-efficient driving not only saves hundreds of dollars in fuel each year, but it can also improve road safety, prevent unnecessary wear on your vehicle and lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions,” said Steve Akehurst, Chief, Personal Vehicles Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada. “By adopting fuel-efficient driving techniques, the average Canadian can reduce their fuel use by up to 25 per cent.”

 

 

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Register Today – Tire & Rubber Summit 2017: Navigating the New Normal in International Trade

Join us on June 19th and 20th in King City, Ontario, to explore the latest developments in the Canadian tire and rubber industry.

These are tumultuous times for international trade, so it’s no surprise that the Summit 2017 will focus on the questions of trade, as the Canadian rubber manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes.

As NAFTA comes under fire, the Canadian industry is inundated with trade agreements between Canada and E.U., and potential agreements with South America (Mercosur) and a seeming fast-paced pivot to China, with others coming on soon.

With NAFTA renegotiations underway, the U.S. is raising prospects of a border tax on automotive products, and disregarding how deeply integrated the automotive industry is across North America, causing a major concern for the automotive industry, a principal industry for tire and rubber manufacturers.

Tire & Rubber Summit 2017 comes at a critical time and may be the perfect anecdote to make sense of it all with learned colleagues and expert panelists to discuss the major issues and challenges affecting our businesses, our market and our country. 

 

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Federal Wins Red Dot Award

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Federal Tire Corp.’s 595RS-RR UHP tire has won a Red Dot Award for its refined outlook, exceptional steering, and prolonged endurance, the tiremaker said.

“Winning Red Dot Awards is testament to our dedication to tire performance and quality. We are very proud that our 595RS-RR has received such global recognition from the Red Dot Awards and we will continue to enhance our product competitiveness through continuous R&D concentration,” said Da-Wu Chen, global sales and marketing director of Federal Tires.

The Red Dot Design Awards is considered one of the world’s biggest design awards. Evaluations are made based …

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Atlas Tire Hosts ATU

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Atlas Tire Wholesale recently hosted the summer edition of their renowned Atlas Tire University program. Besides hearing about the latest tire technologies and products, guests who attended the event also learned about the most up-to-date online marketing and social media strategies.

ATU invited social media expert, Casey Walter from Optimize Social Media in Oakdale, Minnesota to speak about strategies tire retailers can put into practice today in order to better position their companies online to compete in today’s challenging market.

Besides a host of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Yelp, Google+ and Instagram strategies, Walter also spoke about online reputation management, and how to deal with disgruntled customers who complain about your tire business on social media.

Atlas Tire also invited Michal Majernik, Manager, Communications for the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) to talk about the latest and most pertinent statistics tire statistics. Majernik also discussed the demise of the Ontario Tire Stewardship program, and explained how Ontario’s tire recycling infrastructure is likely to change in the near future.

In addition to a gourmet lunch, guests of Atlas Tire enjoyed giveaways and prizes throughout the day, as well as an opportunity to network with peers along with tire industry representatives and experts.

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What to expect at the ‘Scrap to Profit’ conference

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Innovation to drive new and improved scrap tire markets is a key theme for the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference scheduled for October 25-26, 2017 at The Inn at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Topics to be discussed will be non-commercial and include market discussions of tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, research and education needs for new markets and recent innovations in scrap tire uses will be addressed.

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International Elastomer Conference 2017

The International Elastomer Conference organised by Rubber Division, ACS (American Chemical Society), will take place from October 9-12, 2017 at Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH USA.

The Conference is the premier place where customers, suppliers of materials, equipment, tools and services, and educators come together. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, observations regulatory reforms and emerging scientific technologies, as well as learning, networking, seeing current customers and making new ones. This conference takes place every October.

Conference highlights

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • International Rubber & Advanced Materials In Healthcare Expo
  • 192nd Technical Meeting
  • Educational Symposium
  • 4th Advanced Materials In Healthcare Conference; International Rubber Conference
  • Expo Theater Presentations
  • Student Colloquium & Poster Session
  • Experience Elastomers Student Outreach Programme
  • Career Fair
  • Rubber Division, ACS Committee Meetings
  • Special events including a 5K Walk/Run, 25-Year Club Reception & Luncheon and Business & Awards Meeting
  • Networking Opportunities.

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Goodyear benefitting from tyre industry trends, says Kramer

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During the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday, Richard Kramer stated that trends within the global tyre industry are playing to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s strengths and its strategy to drive profitable growth. This growth, he added, is best represented within the consumer tyre business by the rising demand for tyres with 17-inch and larger rim diameters – the market for this segment has doubled since 2010 and is expected to double again by 2020.

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