Kraton expands line with pine-based alternatives

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CLEVELAND—Kraton Corp.’s newest products have a similar feel, and that’s a good thing.

The firm unveiled its Sylvatraxx 8000 tread enhancement additives grades, which it said are designed to optimize the balance between wet traction and rolling resistance in silica-filled passenger car tire treads, specifically for high-performance all-season tires.

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BFGoodrich introduces new farm implement tire: the Implement Control

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BFGoodrich commercial tires has launched a new long-wearing, robust agricultural implement tire – the BFGoodrich Implement Control to help American farmers protect soil quality and maximize yields.

Entirely American made, the tire is designed for pull-behind farming implements and tillage applications to handle heavy loads.

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Bridgestone Connected Tire Concept Claimed to Make You Safer

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If there was still any doubt that the CES technology show has turned, at least partly, into a big automotive show, Bridgestone provides an answer. For 2020, the tire company is participating in CES for the first time ever, and it’s bringing the appropriate kind of advanced tires to justify attendance. Bridgestone is showing off two kinds of tire technology at CES: a sensor-filled connected smart tire (pictured above) and ideas for airless tires.

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Hankook expands TBR tire line up with the AH32 and e3 WiDE DL12

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Hankook Tire continues to grow its TBR product portfolio in America by announcing two new products in their truck and bus radial (TBR) tire lineup with the AH32 and e3 WiDE DL12.

Equipped with the latest Hankook TBR technologies, the AH32 and DL12 offer wider contact patches enabling a higher tread volume enhancing fuel efficiency, safety, and performance for regional and long-haul applications.

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Yokohama’s new winter tire features specially developed compound

Yokohama is venturing into new territory with its RS02 radial snow tire, an offering that has been developed to give G2 graders optimal winter performance. Two years in development, the RS02 is designed to provide superior grip on snow and ice as well as durability in extreme conditions.

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Goodyear Launches ‘AndGo’ Fleet Servicing Platform at CES

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) unveiled AndGo, a seamless vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and a trusted, national service network to enable consumer fleets to be…

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Pirelli’s Cyber Tire Leverages 5G for Safety

The idea of using technology to inform drivers about road conditions has been around for some time. Many major vehicle manufacturers have already designed lane assist and anti-slip systems within their vehicles. Tire manufacturer Pirelli is going on step further. By incorporating 5G technology in their tires, the company hopes to help drivers have more control over their vehicle’s grip on the asphalt.

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Bridgestone launches new all-position tire: The Bridgestone M704

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Bridgestone Americas announced the release of the new Bridgestone M704 all-position tire, designed to provide fleets optimal performance in wet weather conditions.

Engineered for regional pickup and delivery service applications, the Bridgestone M704 tire is uniquely suited for the steer and drive axle positions.

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ITP launches new Tenacity series high performance SXS Tires

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Carlstar Group’s ITP announced the launch of the 10 ply radial Tenacity XSR (Xtreme Steel Radial) and Tenacity XNR (Xtreme Nylon Radial) tires.

The Tenacity series is the next installment of premier high-performance tires from ITP.

“The new Tenacity line features high-quality construction techniques that translate into the higher performance expectations of today’s Super Sport SxS enthusiasts,” said Rhett Turpin, Director of Sales -Powersports for The Carlstar Group.

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The Best Winter Tires for Safer Snow Driving

If you inhabit a region that frequently sees hefty amounts of ice, snow, and slush in the winter—or find yourself traveling to places that suffer from that kind of weather—we highly recommend that you invest in a set of winter tires. You may think that your all-season tires have you covered, but contrary to their name, all-season tires are far from great in the winter conditions.

 

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