Pirelli Creates $1,525 Hand-Crafted Skis with Italian manufacturer

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Everyone knows the iconic Pirelli logo in the tire industry, but recently, the tiremaker debuted a limited-edition product in the winter sports market.

The tiremaker’s engineers partnered with Blossom Skis, a small Italian manufacturer of alpine sports equipment, to create limited-edition skis, which feature a layer of vibration-damping rubber inserted by the tiremaker.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Yokohama to Supply Racing Tires for FIA World Touring Car Cup

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The Yokohama Rubber Co., announced that its Advan racing tires were adopted as the control tire for WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup races, which will run through 2019.

Under the two-year contract, Yokohama will supply Advan A005 as the dry-surface tire and Advan A006 as the wet-surface tire for the races. The size of both tires supplied will be 250/660R18.

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Cooper Tire Announces Offtake Agreement With Sailun Vietnam For Production Of TBR Tires

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has entered into a multi-year manufacturing offtake agreement with Sailun Vietnam Co. Ltd. for the production of truck and bus radial (TBR) tires for global markets. The offtake agreement gives Cooper a third global source of TBR tire production to meet growing customer needs. Tires will be manufactured under the Roadmaster, Dean and Starfire brands.

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The Past 50 Years of the Us Tire Industry A Bumpy Road

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The last five decades of the US Tire Industry was quite eventful and marked by a series of mergers and acquisitions involving mostly foreign players who were far ahead in adopting advanced tyre manufacturing technologies. Today, the tire industry in USA is the largest of any in the world and its future will be similar to what will be seen in the rest of the world, since world tires are now similar in construction and operation and depend more upon vehicle use than nationality.

Read the source article at Rubber Asia

Walmart honors Giti Tire with U.S. manufacturing award

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has honored Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. with a U.S. Manufacturing Award that recognizes offshore suppliers that have initiated production in the U.S.

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Yokohama picked as Original Equipment tire for new BMW X3

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Yokohama announced today that is supplying its global flagship “Advan Sport V105” tires to BMW Group for use as original equipment on the automaker’s new X3 model. The new BMW X3, which debuted in November 2017 in North America and will be released gradually in markets around the world, will come equipped with tires in one of two sizes—225/60R18 104W or 245/50R19 105W, the latter of which features Yokohama Rubber’s run-flat technology.

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Continental unveils first summer UHP, updated all-terrain tires

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NEW ORLEANS—Continental Tire the Americas has introduced two General-brand tires for two kinds of driving enthusiasts its first summer ultra-high performance tire, the G-Max RS, and a next generation, all-terrain tire, the Grabber A/TX, replacing the…

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Bridgestone unveils new TPMS solution for OTR Tire Customers

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Bridgestone Americas announced it is expanding its portfolio of technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis.

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Hyundai, Michelin developing tires for electric vehicles

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France—Hyundai Motor Co. has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin to develop tires for electric and luxury vehicles.

The co-operative deal links the companies’ research and development work and will enable Hyundai to strengthen its capabilities in tire performance technology, the South Korea car maker said.

Hyundai representatives visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand to sign the agreement.

“Within the partnership, Hyundai Motor and Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tire for electric vehicles,” Hyundai said.

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Tyre supply: Hankook Tire in talks with US car makers

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Hankook Tire reports that it is currently discussing original equipment tyre supply opportunities with “several top-tier US auto manufacturers,” with a view to becoming the original equipment supplier for a “handful of popular 2019 models.” The tyre maker says it is also negotiating “notable partnerships” in the USA for this year.

Read the source article at Tyrepress