Conti introduces IceContact 3 with improved stud technology

Continental has introduced its ContiFlexStud technology to a mass production product. The studs, which are said to greatly improve the active safety and performance of winter tires, are now being produced exclusively for the company’s IceContact 3 winter tire in sizes from 17in upward.

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Continental Announces 10-Year Agriculture Tire Warranty

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Continental has announced a new agricultural tire warranty in the United States and Canada offering customers up to 10 years of coverage from the date of purchase.

The warranty applies to all Continental brand radial agriculture tires including the Tractor70, Tractor85, TractorMaster and CombineMaster. General Tire brand agriculture tires, owned by Continental, are also included in the warranty with coverage up to five years from the date of purchase.

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Michelin develops winter tires for the Porsche Cayenne

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Engineers explain how they developed a bespoke version of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV tire for the Porsche Cayenne. In any typical original equipment project, Porsche first provides a design brief, then Michelin builds prototype tires. These are tested internally at Michelin’s test grounds on wet, dry and icy surfaces. The final result is a tire that hopefully meets and exceeds the expectations.

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Conti adds to North American winter tire portfolio

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MONTREAL – Continental Tire the Americas has developed a directional winter tire, the VikingContact7, that it claims offers a balance of flexibility for slippery road conditions and stiffness for longer life.

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New passenger car tire offering from Maxxis

Maxxis is celebrating the successful launch of two new passenger car tire lines in 2018.

“Last year was a great year for everyone involved at Maxxis, particularly in the car tire segment where we launched our high-performance sports tire the Victra Sport 5,” said managing director Derek McMartin.

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Goodyear unveils Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire for light trucks

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Goodyear unveils its newest addition to its light truck portfolio, the Vector 4Seasons Cargo tire. The new tire is a fuel-efficient, all-season tire, offering excellent performance and extended mileage compared to the previous model.

Drivers will feel safer on both dry and wet roads, thanks to shorter stopping distances and the improved stability and handling of the new Vector 4Seasons Cargo.

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Pirelli Strengthens Motorsport Commitment in North America for 2019

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Pirelli has committed to being involved in 10 major motorsport championships in North America this year.

In addition to supplying thousands of tires to several races and rallies every weekend, Pirelli has also committed to 40 personnel to be a part of them.

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Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing produces 50 millionth tire

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Toyo Tire Corporation’s US subsidiary, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing (TNA), has manufactured its 50 millionth tire. The tire that rolled off the production line was a Ridge Grappler for light trucks, sold under the Nitto brand, in size 35 x 12.50 R20 LT 125Q 12PR.

TNA is currently in the fifth stage of a production capacity expansion. New equipment that will come online in April will boost the factory’s annual capacity by 1.2 million tires (converted for passenger vehicle tires).

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Vredestein Traxion tires introduced to French market

The latest Traxion tractor tires from Vredestein are now available on the French market. This includes the new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors, along with additional sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors.

These tires are designed to have a long service life, outstanding self-cleaning capacity, low noise and low rolling resistance.

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Goodyear’s SoundComfort voted Product of the Year in Belgium, Netherlands

Goodyear’s SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 in a consumer research survey conducted by Nielsen in Belgium and the Netherlands. The noise reduction technology aims to address consumer and market needs as a result of the decreasing noise of car engines, especially since the arrival of electric and hybrid vehicles. With less noise coming from the engine, the noise caused by tyres is becoming more noticeable.

Read the source article at Tyrepress