TBC Brands Rolling Out New Sumitomo Truck Tire at MATS

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TBC Brands will unveil its newest Sumitomo branded tire – the ST719SE Regional Steer – during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) from March 23-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

“We’re excited to unveil another great product development at MATS this year,” said Aaron C. Murphy, vice president of commercial truck tire sales.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Manufacturing Institute Awards to Recognize Goodyear Associates

AKRON, OhioMarch 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) associates will be honored at the fifth annual Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards in Washington, D.C., on April 20.

At the event, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize Melissa Ross as a STEP Ahead Honoree and Mbeke Perez as a STEP Ahead Emerging Leader.

“We are proud that The Manufacturing Institute has once again chosen to recognize Goodyear associates with STEP Ahead Awards this year,” said Steve McClellan, president, Goodyear Americas. “Both Melissa and Mbeke began their careers at Goodyear and have made their mark on the company through their innovative thinking, strong leadership and engagement in both the company and the community.”

“I hope this award not only honors the recipients but also inspires the many other women who work in STEM-related roles at Goodyear,” said McClellan.

Read the source article at PR Newswire

Anxiety over availability hits rubber

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The price of rubber has fallen with the same speed at which it shot up last month in the international market. In 30 days, it has risen to ₹200 a kg and returned to ₹170.

This was triggered by anxiety over the availability of rubber in major rubber producing countries. Due to repeated floods in the southern provinces of Thailand at the end of last year and at beginning of this year, tapping could not be done for long periods . Along with this, the expectation that rubber demand from China would pick up in the new year has influenced futures trading in rubber.

There was also a widespread feeling that there could be a shortage in the global availability of rubber. In the futures market the impact was sudden. When the floods in Thailand gradually receded the anxiety about the non availability of rubber disappeared and the prices started falling.

Read the source article at Global Rubber Markets News

How It Works: Tires

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What’s the most important safety feature on your vehicle? No matter how many airbags or electronic warnings it has, the most vital is its tires. All the rest, from seatbelts to anti-lock brakes, are only there to help save you once your tires lose their grip.

They’re far more than just round, black doughnuts. They’re highly engineered and, just like the cars they’re on, are always being improved. That’s essential because the contact patch — the part of the tire actually touching the road — is not much bigger than your palm. That’s all that’s keeping you in control, while supporting a vehicle that can weigh a tonne or more, and travel at 100 km/h or more.

Read the source article at driving.ca

Kenda Partners with VORE Adrenaline Compound

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Kenda Tires has been named the Official Tire Sponsor of the off-road driving experience VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We are happy to announce our partnership with the VORE Adrenaline Compound,” said Jimmy Yang, president of Kenda Tires. “VORE will be another platform for Kenda to prove the durability and performance of our light truck products as well as our ultra-high performance tires.”

Read the source article at Tire Review

Apollo can grow more in Europe

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As part of a bid to expand global presence, the Indian tyre giant, Apollo Tyres Ltd., is currently concentrating more and more on Europe as well as other geographies. At present, Apollo is fast moving ahead with the construction of a Greenfield facility in Hungary which would be rolling out tyres within 2 months.

Read the source article at Rubber Asia

Nexen Tire Holds ‘2017 Purple Summit, Manchester’ for Worldwide Business Partners

SEOUL, South Korea, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, held the ‘2017 Purple Summit, Manchester,’ to demonstrate its commitment to its worldwide partners.

Read the source article at WardsAuto

Tyrexpo Asia 2017 opens its doors

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This is World Rubber Week, and one of three key events taking place as part of the week is Tyrexpo Asia. The Singapore-based tyre trade exhibition opened this morning, and welcoming exhibitors and visitors to the 11th edition of Tyrexpo Asia, project director Andrew Tan expressed the expectation that the show would be attended by “close to 5,000 tyre industry professionals from around the region.” More than 250 firms from over 20 countries are also exhibiting at Tyrexpo 2017, he added.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

A smart way to go for tire dealers

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AKRON — Not all independent tire dealers are going to be comfortable with this, but it seems a foregone conclusion that going forward, successful dealers will need to embrace the power of smartphones and/or tablets in their dealerships.

This is being led not only by tire makers, tire suppliers and large tire chains, but by the automotive and technology industries and by consumers who are embracing evolving technology and demanding it from their service providers.

 

Read the source article at Tire Business

Conti adds to OTR portfolio

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Continental AG’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business has added a line of solid tires to its growing portfolio of OTR tires.

Continental CST unveiled the solid “Telemaster” line, along with its growing range of ContiEarth earthmoving and mining tires, at the recent CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show in Las Vegas.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal