Bridgestone launches FleetPulse digital maintenance solution

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Bridgestone has launched FleetPulse a three-in-one solution composed of a mobile app, a centralised website and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) hardware. FleetPulse reportedly improves transparency related to vehicle health in order to significantly reduce the likelihood of costly and potentially dangerous breakdowns, thus increasing time on the roads while ensuring high safety standards.

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Yokohama Adds ‘Official Tire For The Nitro Rallycross’ To Its List Of Titles

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Yokohama’s ADVAN A054 has been named the is the official tire for Nitro Rallycross (NRX), a new adrenaline-fueled event at the third annual Nitro World Games, taking place Sept. 22-23 at Utah Motorsports Campus near Salt Lake City.

NRX utilizes an all-new track layout that will feature some of the world’s best drivers battling for the top spot on a challenging, purpose-built track.

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Michelin launches new harvester tire, just in time for North American harvest

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Farmers are using ever-larger machines to perform at high-load capacities while maintaining low pressures in the field. The Michelin CerexBIB 2 with IF and VF CFO+ designations are said to innovatively push the load and pressure limits for combine harvesters and other large harvesting equipment. CerexBIB 2 is available now in nine front sizes and seven rear sizes.

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Program for 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Is Now Available

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We have finalized the program and speaker lineup for the upcoming Rubber Recycling Symposium which will once again bring together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors and rubber recycling industry, including:

  • Major tire producers,
  • Leading research and technology enterprises,
  • Stewardship organizations,
  • Recycling agencies,
  • Government representatives,
  • ELT processors and other industry leaders.

This year’s Symposium offers a lineup of more than 20 executive speakers who will share their expertise and provide new insights into global trends and legislative initiatives with special attention on regulatory initiatives that promote tire recycling markets; updates on sustainable tire manufacturing, Tire Industry Project (under the banner of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development), market overview for tire-derived fuel, sports infill, and rubberized asphalt, and focus on transition to individual producer responsibility with focus on Ontario, Canada.

 

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For all event details visit the event page.

 

Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Compounds Globally

BOSTON – Effective October 1, 2018, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will increase prices, up to 7 percent globally, for its PLASBLAK® masterbatches as well as its CABELEC® conductive compounds and concentrates. This price increase is required to offset the dramatic rise in raw material costs. The increase will help to ensure that Cabot remains a reliable, long-term supplier of high quality products and services.

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Freudenberg boss: Transform to survive in era of new mobility

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Traverse City, Michigan – Suppliers who are not prepared to embrace new mobility options may not survive in the long run, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies CEO Claus Moehlenkamp has warned.

Indeed, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies could lose around 70% of its automotive sales if it does not embrace opportunities around e-mobility and fuel cells, he said in a presentation at the 2018 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars (CAR MBS)…

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Michelin launches high-performance tire for piston aircraft

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Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America, Inc. is launching a high-performance bias tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft.

The Michelin ‘Pilot’ tire, which is currently available in two sizes in the US and Canada, is designed to provide extra-long tire life with long tread life and all-weather protection.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

American Tire in Talks With Sponsors as Support Unit Revamps –

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(Bloomberg) — American Tire Distributors Inc. is overhauling part of its business, cutting jobs and talking with sponsors about how to steady and grow the company after the makers of Goodyear and Bridgestone pulled most of their business. The company’s distressed bonds rose. The reorganization at American Tire’s field support center includes dismissing 100 employees, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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BFGoodrich Tires Partners with World Surf League

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GREENVILLE, S.C.July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BFGoodrich® Tires has partnered with the World Surf League to become the official tire of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing July 28 through Aug. 5 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The event is the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world.

As the official tire of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, BFGoodrich will bring surfing fans a chance to answer the brand’s big question: What are you building for?

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Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

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In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.

 

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