ARPM updates hose handbook


INDIANAPOLIS—An updated IP-2 Hose Handbook is available from the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.

The publication for manufacturers, assemblers and end users was reviewed, updated and approved by member representatives of ARPM’s Hose Technical Committee. ARPM said its HTC documents and technical standards are reviewed every five years for revisions and relevance in the marketplace.

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Klean progresses with tire pyrolysis projects


Vancouver, British Colombia – Canadian tire pyrolysis company Klean Industries Inc (Klean) is progressing with the construction of its production facilities in the UK and the US, the company has announced.

Having acquired Berlin-based Carbon Resources Recovery GMBH (CRR) in November, the company said in a recent statement that it has now selected an EPC partner for the delivery of its tire pyrolysis and recovered carbon projects.

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Crain Communications Inc. launching brand focusing on plastics recycling, sustainability


Detroit — Crain Communications Inc. is launching a new brand to address the emerging recycling and sustainability focus of the global plastics industry.

Sustainable Plastics, a Europe-based sister magazine to Crain’s Plastics News, will provide news that impacts consumer and industrial brands, manufacturers, governments, the plastics industry and more.

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Michelin targets zero CO2 emissions at all plants


PARIS—Michelin has set a target of zero CO2 emissions by 2050 as part of its sustainability commitment with an approach based on “consuming less” and an “energy transition.”

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Cooper Tire helps young drivers prepare for safe winter driving

Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely Program, is offering tips to help young drivers stay safe on the road this winter.

“Winter weather can require extra attention and quick response when driving, and the cold temperatures can also impact tire care,” said Bill Geaman, Cooper’s Manager of Consumer Relations. “Outside temperatures can impact tire pressure by one pound per square inch (psi) for every 10-degree drop in temperature.

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Conti offering ag tire pressure/load calculating app


FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental A.G. has developed a mobile service app for farmers and others in the agricultural sector that allows them to calculate proper tire pressures for varying load conditions.

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ARPM to fund new training program


NDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ board of directors has approved new funding to support the creation of a new training curriculum.

Rubber Operator Training – Material Mixing and Compression/Transfer Molding is designed to train the rubber processor, something the ARPM said is the first of its kind in the rubber industry.

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Apollo launching marketing campaign for Vredestein brand in North America


ATLANTA—Apollo Tyres is launching a streamlined marketing campaign in North America for its Vredestein brand, with the goal of emphasizing the quality of its product lines as well as boosting dealer profitability.

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Goodyear, rubber industry make parade part of US Thanksgiving traditions

US Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. And the tradition of the parade would be far different if it weren’t for the rubber industry, which has helped to bring giant cartoon balloons to life for almost 100 years.


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Motormouth: Don’t worry about tires that have sat in a warehouse

The local car dealer was advertising “buy three get one free” tires. While researching the information on the tires, one listed brand and model had a recall notice posted on their website and another said the model has been discontinued over a year ago. The dealer told me that they wouldn’t be selling a recalled tire. The dealer was offering road hazard service in the package. Should I be concerned my free road hazard program would be useless if the model I bought was discontinued? I was told that tires sitting in warehouses for years is not a good thing.

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