Bridgestone introduces new digital solution for retreadingbusiness

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Bridgestone Corporation today announced the expansion of its global deployment of BASys. Following its successful implementation in Europe last year, BASys is now being implemented in other regions, starting with Latin America from April 2017.

BASys is a collection of digital applications designed to track tires throughout every steps of the retreading process: from the point of collection at the customer’s yard, all the way through manufacturing at the retread shop and final delivery.

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Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

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Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.

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Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires

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Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its “air free concept” technology, the Japanese tire-maker announced 17 April.

The two companies will advance feasibility studies and seek to make this new tire available in the market by 2019.

Bridgestone’s “air free concept” uses a structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires, eliminating the need to inflate tires with air to support the…

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YRC to add Alliance passenger tire brand

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TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to launch a line of Alliance-branded passenger tires in Europe in a move designed to compete with other major tire makers’ associate brands.

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Toyo Adds F-Load Range to Open Country Line

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is expanding its Open Country Line to include F-load range tires.

“At Toyo Tires we are committed to creating innovative products and solutions to address the needs and expectations of the off-road community and specialty dealers,” said Conrad Galamgam, senior director of product planning at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “These new F-load range tires enable truck owners to get the tire performance and look they desire, while meeting or exceeding the load-carrying requirements of their trucks.”

The new higher carrying capacity tires are available in the Open Country M/T, Open Country …

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Hankook Wins Red Dot Design Award 2017

Hankook Tire Co. has earned a Red Dot Design Award 2017 for its Laufenn I FIT the studless winter tire.

“Following last year’s multiple wins from Red Dot Design, this award once again solidifies Hankook Tire’s commitment and determination to lead future driving through progressive innovation and creative design,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO of Hankook Tire. “We will continue to contribute to advancement in driving with aspiration for innovative technology, both through Hankook and Laufenn’s dedicated technology leadership.”

The Red Dot Design Award is an international design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.

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Industry Trends May Positively Impact Goodyear

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Global trends within the tire industry play to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s strengths, the tiremaker said during a recent shareholder’s meeting.

“The accelerating shift to high-value-added tires for both consumer vehicles and commercial trucks is the main product trend shaping the future of the tire industry,” said Rich Kramer, CEO and president of Goodyear.

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ZC Rubber making industrial tyres in Thailand; OTR, port tyre production to follow

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The ZC Rubber factory in Thailand is gaining a new line for the production of industrial tyres. The Chinese manufacturer shares that skid steer, telehandler, backhoe and pneumatic cross-ply forklift tyres will join the plant’s production portfolio when the new line enters operation next month.

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Goodyear benefitting from tyre industry trends, says Kramer

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During the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday, Richard Kramer stated that trends within the global tyre industry are playing to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s strengths and its strategy to drive profitable growth. This growth, he added, is best represented within the consumer tyre business by the rising demand for tyres with 17-inch and larger rim diameters – the market for this segment has doubled since 2010 and is expected to double again by 2020.

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Yokohama Adds New UHP Tire to Advan Line

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Yokohama Tire Corp. has rolled out a new ultra high performance tire for its Advan line –the Advan A052.

Designed for sports car, track day and race enthusiasts, the A052 offers extreme grip for street and track use.

The tire features an all-new asymmetric tread pattern and special compound derived from Yokohama’s racing heritage, the tiremaker said. A stable outer compound rib with a notched micro groove helps with enhanced heat dissipation.

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