Michelin and Maxion Wheels Receive 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award for Cooperation

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Michelin, one of the world’s largest tire makers and Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, received a 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award at this year’s European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Award program. The jury recognized the two companies’ joint innovation efforts that resulted in the latest wheel invention, the ACORUS Flexible Wheel, with third place in the “Cooperation” category during the June 13, 2018 award ceremony.

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Maitech Tire’s new MT111 loader, dumper tyre the star of The Tire Cologne stand

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Verona-based supplier of large OTR tyres, Maitech Tire was one of the 530 exhibitors at the recent The Tire Cologne exhibition, held between 29 May and 1 June. Stars of the 84 square metre Maitech stand were two examples of the company’s new range of premium, all-steel radial OTR tyres; the MT111, making their exhibition debuts.

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Executive Interview: Michelin North America’s Joanie Martin, Chief Administrative Officer

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Tire Review Editor Patti Renner Hoying sat down with Joanie Martin of Michelin North America at the 2018 Movin’ On conference in Montreal to talk about the company’s goals, structural and distribution changes and her new role within the organization. Earlier this year, …

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Nokian to focus on sustainability at new test facility

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Santa Cruz De La Zarza, Spain — Nokian Tyres PLC has said stepped up its focus on sustainability with the construction of a new technology centre in the Spanish town of Santa Cruz De La Zarza.

In addition to allowing for year-round testing of summer, all-season and winter tires, the tech centre—Nokian’s third globally—will focus on the cultivation of the guayule plant and its and utilization in the manufacturing of tires that demonstration environmentally friendly characteristics.

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Firestone introduces new IndyCar rain tire

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Firestone introduces new IndyCar rain tire 3,992 views By: David Malsher , US Editor 01/06/2018 06:17 Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today at Belle Isle, Detroit, launched a new IndyCar Firestone Firehawk rain tire for the first time in three years and it features an all-new tread pattern.

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NHL Aims to Debut ‘Smart Puck’ Tech in 2019

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NHL’s “smart puck” technology will allow it to track movement on the ice at 200 times a second (via NHL) Stay on target UK Launches Space Strategy to Fend Off ‘Intensifying Threats’ 10 Movies that Helped Create Real Technology I enjoy a good hockey game: the screaming crowds, the player fights, the overpriced food and merchandise. But I’ll admit to sometimes losing sight of the action.

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Continental Announces Recall

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Continental Tire is voluntarily initiating a safety recall for 655 commercial vehicle tires.

The tires involved in the recall are 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3, Load Range G, produced during DOT weeks 9, 10, and 11 of 2018, and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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Bridgestone expands flagship fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line

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Bridgestone Americas announced the expansion of its flagship Ecopia tire line with the release of the next-generation Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire for crossovers, SUVs and minivans. Engineered for long-lasting performance and improved fuel-efficiency*, the all-new Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tire offers a comfortable ride, backed by a 70,000 mile limited treadwear warranty.**

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Hankook Tire Partners with ARLANXEO

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Hankook Tire and ARLANXEO agree on R&D partnership to develop new synthetic rubber grades and technologies for premium-performance tires.

Hankook Tire signed a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ARLANXEO, the world’s largest synthetic rubber producer, to co-develop synthetic rubber technologies for high-performance tires.

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Pirelli considering simplified F1 tyre name changes for 2019

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Pirelli considering introducing simplified F1 tyre names for 2019 Lewis Larkam 24 May 2018 F1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its compounds for next season, in a bid to make its tyre range “more understandable” for fans. Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is considering simplifying the names of its tyre compounds to Hard, Medium and Soft for each of its three available choices per race next season.

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