Save the Date – Rubber Industry in the Spotlight: Tire and Rubber Summit 2017

About the Tire & Rubber Summit

Save the Date: June 19 & 20, 2017 The Kingbridge Hotel and Conference Centre; 12750 Jane St., King City, ON L7B 1A3, Canada

The precursor of our Tire & Rubber Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day: as a networking aggregator, bring together C-level executives of the tire and rubber industry to collaborate, reveal latest trends and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry, with a spotlight on Canada.

In the Tire & Rubber Summit, TRAC created world-class event that explores the rubber industry’s economic aspects, technology, innovation and regulation. All the expertise put forth at the event comes from executives in rubber companies, non-tire manufacturers, rubber compounders, suppliers, auxiliary businesses, and regulators who together create what we know to be the global rubber industry.

Our event features presentations and speakers who deliver thought-provoking ideas, allows the attendees the opportunity to absorb the latest industry insights, and jumpstarts industry conversations. The Summit’s professional presentations provide latest insights and uncover potential new market directions, while the cooperative and collegial environment creates invaluable networking opportunities, connects new business opportunities, and helps grow market presence and increase business performance.

 

Summit 2017: Industry in the Spotlight

With 200-year history of production, manufacturing and market experience, the rubber industry is the most agile one when it comes to raising up to the challenges and evolving with market demands. Today, the industry faces regulatory challenges brought on by global economic and political changes, need to meet increased demand using limited natural resources, new competition, as well as the ‘elasticity’ of the market—its fragmentation as well as consolidation. But in the face of these challenges, the industry continues to competitively feed the ever-growing demand for this one most strategic of resources.

 

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Falken Tyre Compound Technology Wins Tire Technology of the Year Award

Falken, one of Sumitomo Rubber Industries brands, recently won the Tire Technology of the Year Award at the annual awards for innovation and excellence.

The Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence are the prestigious awards in the world in the field of tire development and manufacturing. The awards are presented in five main categories after judging by a panel of independent international experts in the field.

The brand received the award at the tenth edition of the edition of the awards for its use of Advanced 4D nano Design technology. The winners for the awards were selected by eminent panel of 27 international tire industry experts drawn from different parts of the world. The company received the award on 15 February 2017 at the Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany.

 

Read the source article at tiresandparts.net

Yokohama inks Spartan Race sponsorship

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2017) — Yokohama Tire Corp.’s Geolander light truck tire line will take the sponsorship spotlight as part of a multi-year deal with Spartan Race, an obstacle course and endurance brand.

The new contract makes Yokohama the “Official Tire of the U.S. Spartan Race” and gives the Japanese tire manufacturer branding designation at select obstacle course races across the U.S this year. Among those races are the five Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series events that will air on the NBC Sports Network and the 2017 Reebok World Championship on Sept. 30, which will be televised on NBC.

“Yokohama’s sponsorship of Spartan Race marks the convergence of two like-minded global brands, and illustrates the massive growth and appeal of the obstacle course racing sport and Spartan endurance lifestyle as an integrated sponsorship platform,” Ian Lawson, Spartan Race vice president of sponsorship and media sales, said in a news release. “We are excited about our partnership with Yokohama and look forward to testing our competitors’ strength against the Yokohama tires on the course.”

Read the source article at Tire Business

Titan’s pink tractor tires a charitable statement

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Breast cancer is a hot-button topic. Almost everyone out there has been affected by it in some way — whether they or a member of their family has been touched by it or they know of friends or neighbors who’ve experienced it.

In hopes of raising awareness and money for the cause, Titan International has been making pink tractor tires for charity since 2015.

Jerry Koch’s John Deere tractor in Titan’s special pink tires.

Read the source article at Traction News

IRE 2017 Asia’s jumbo Show

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The 9th edition of India Rubber Expo, the premier international rubber event showcasing India’s rubber power to the world, is back in the south Indian metropolis of Chennai for a second time. Once again, this grand rubber show provides a great a global platform for the rubber industry players across the world, especially those hailing from the most happening Asian region, to come together, interact and exchange their ideas, display their most innovative products and services to the visitors. Major overseas rubber industry players and experts from Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea, the Netherlands, Germany and the US will converge at Chennai during the event, meet face to face with their Indian counterparts and discuss emerging market scenarios, technologies, alliances and other industry-related issues and explore opportunities to work together.

It is also a venue for the Indian players to get to know and imbibe the latest technological trends and happenings taking place in rubber world and make improvements in their own processes. IRE 2017 is particularly relevant in Asia where growth rates for the rubber markets are expected to be higher than any other region in the coming years. IRE is a clear indicator of India’s own position which is currently the fastest growing economy in the world pushing back China to the second slot.

Read the source article at Rubber Asia

ContiTech Sees Increasing Digitalization in the Industrial Sector as a Growth Opportunity

ContiTech will be presenting its strategic solutions and product highlights at a press conference taking place on April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the trade fair stand (Hall 6, Stand F18).

International technology company and industry partner ContiTech is experiencing considerable growth potential thanks to increasing connectivity in the industrial sector. “Digitalization is a major opportunity for us to work with our customers to generate added value on a lasting basis. Because we are part of the overall value chain, we can establish the conditions this requires as a supplier and industry partner, and play a key part in shaping the industrial infrastructure. Intelligently connected systems, machinery and equipment pave the way for this. Which is why we’re working tirelessly to make our products and systems smarter and offer end-to-end solutions,” explains Hans-Jürgen Duensing, member of the Continental Executive Board responsible for the ContiTech division. From April 24 to 28, 2017, in Hall 6, Stand F18, ContiTech will be presenting its smart solutions for industrial applications under the strapline“ContiTech.Smart Solutions Beyond Rubber.”

 

Read the source article at continental-corporation.com

Koppers Holdings Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2016 Conference Call

PITTSBURGHFeb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) intends to release its fourth quarter 2016 financial results before the opening of the markets on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, and discuss its results on a conference call later that day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Presentation materials will be available online at least 15 minutes before the call.

Interested parties may access the live audio broadcast by dialing 866-719-0110 in the United States/Canada, or 719-234-0008 for international, Conference ID number 4441959. Investors are requested to access the call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time in order to complete a brief registration. An audio replay will be available approximately two hours after the completion of the call at 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820, Conference ID number 4441959. The recording will be available for replay through March 24, 2017.

The live broadcast of the Koppers conference call will be available online: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/opof589q. (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your internet browser’s URL address field.)

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on www.koppers.com and www.streetevents.com shortly after the live call and continuing through March 24, 2017.

Read the source article at PR Newswire

Yokohama Partners with Spartan Race

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Yokohama has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement and is now the “Official Tire of the U.S. Spartan Race,” an exclusive branding designation at select obstacle course races across the U.S. in 2017, including the five Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series events that will air on NBC Sports Network and the 2017 Reebok World Championship on NBC.

Read the source article at Autosphere.ca

Camso Displaying Latest Products at CONEXPO

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Camso will showcase its latest severe-duty tire and rubber track solutions at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Formerly known as Camoplast and Solideal, this will be the first time the company attends the show under its new identity – Camso, the Road Free Company.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Pirelli says F1 will see more overtaking, more passing in 2017

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Pirelli tire officials are confident Formula 1 fans will see more overtaking, more speed and fewer pit stops in 2017.

Some are worried that, as downforce increases dramatically this year, the shorter braking distances could mean much less overtaking. But a key criticism of F1 in the past few years is that the overtaking aid Drag Reduction System has ramped up artificial passing to the point that it is hurting the show.

Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “Logic says there will be fewer overtakes, but they will be real. There will be no discussions for hours about whether the move was real or assisted. But also the show is not only in overtaking.”

Indeed, some believe that a big step forward this year will be the simplicity of the racing, helped by tires that degrade less and are less prone to overheating.

Read the source article at autoweek.com