AIA Canada Announces the Cancellation of Canada Night Held During AAPEX 2020

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces that the 2020 edition of Canada Night has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for the health and safety of participants.

Originally scheduled for November 3, 2020, Canada Night was to have taken place during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Michelin moves Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4

Following the earlier cancellation of the Movin’On Summit in Montreal, Michelin has decided to hold the Movin’On Summit online on June 3 and 4.

The spotlight for this online event will be on: the ongoing durable mobility challenges tackled by Movin’On Communities of interest, and the Grand Finale of the Movin’On Startup Challenge.

“In these troubled times, we can all witness how essential mobility is. In this context, Movin’On lives and works on with even more determination to carry on co-innovating and to propose new sustainable mobility solutions and models.

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TRAC Postpones 2020 Events: Rubber Recycling Symposium and 100th Members Meeting

In the wake of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) leadership decided to postpone their 100th Members Meeting & Gala as well as the Rubber Recycling Symposium to 2021.

The tire industry offers a beacon of light for other industrial sectors as they strive for a circular economy, rooted in making the most efficient use of resources—over and over again. The Symposium will embark on finding new and better ways to develop and nurture a circular economy.

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TRAC postpones 2020 centennial, recycling events until 2021

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CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada is postponing a pair of events scheduled for this year— a centennial meeting/gala and rubber recycling symposium — until 2021 because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic

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Hankook Medal award to Mortel

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London – Bill Mortel has been announced as recipient of the 2020 Hancock Medal, the biennial Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3) award for outstanding service to the rubber industry.

Mortel has served the industry through various roles with the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Associated, the National Skills Academy for the Process Industries and the institute’s Rubber in Engineering Group since 1992.

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European tire recyclers postpone annual conference

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Brussels – The European Tyre Recycling Association (ETRA) has postponed its 27th annual conference to early September amid the outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Europe.

Originally planned for 25-27 March, the event will investigate market obstacles and new market partnerships after 2020, the ETRA said in a 9 March statement.

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Bridgestone to Show Tire Management Solutions at ConExpo 2020

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) is showcasing its integrated portfolio of products, technologies and services for the off-the-road (OTR) industry at North Hall booth #N13166 during ConExpo-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas.

At ConExpo 2020, the company says visitors to the Bridgestone booth will experience a variety of integrated technologies that monitor and track tire health to help prevent downtime. Central to this area of the exhibit is a demo of the next generation Bridgestone PressureStat Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) solution.

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Tire Technology Expo 2020: Official show report

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The 20th edition of Tire Technology Expo and Conference, which was staged at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany, February 25-27, 2020, once again welcomed visitors from across the global tire design, development and manufacturing communities, with more than 300 exhibitors presenting their latest innovations and solutions at the free-to-attend exhibition, while delegates at the neighbouring conference discussed the topics and themes set to shape the future of the tire industry.

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Automation experts join J2A judging panel

London – The new Journey to Automation (J2A) Awards programme has been boosted by the addition of a number of top experts in the fields of industrial automation and logistics to the judging panel.

Organised by ERJ magazine, the J2A Awards will recognise progress and achievements in the digital transformation of:

•    Tire manufacture

•    Tire design/technology

•    Tire supply & distribution

•    Industry/product sustainability

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Double whammy for Michelin at Tire Tech awards

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Hanover, Germany – Michelin has won two titles of ‘tire manufacturer of the year’ and ‘tire technology of the year’ at the Tire Technology International Awards 2020 in Hanover.

The company won the award for tire manufacturer of the year for the second year in a row, recognising its “commitment to produce efficient, innovative and sustainable products.”

In addition, the judging panel honoured Michelin’s airless concept tire Uptis as the tire technology of the year.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal