USTMA Predicts 315.7 Million Tires Will Ship This Year

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects that 315.7 million total tires will ship in the United States this year versus 303.2 million units during 2020 and 332.7 million units shipped during the previous year.

Specifically, the USTMA expects that original equipment passenger tire shipments will increase by 10.7% in 2021 and that light truck tire shipments will grow 3.6% during the year.

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Canadian devulcanization company turns old tires into new tires in the Netherlands

A Dutch investment portal “Invest in Holland” says that a Canada-based company Tyromer is now building a pilot factory in Arnhem to bring its circular rubber products to the European market. Specializing in the devulcanization of rubber from scrap tires, Tyromer will fine-tune and exhibit its recycling technology at its new Dutch facility in order to sell the process to third parties. The company is one of the first in the Netherlands to give this hard-to-process residual product a high-quality new life, making it a valuable addition to the Dutch circular economy. …

“Tyromer has a unique solution to a major problem: mountains of car tire rubber that cannot be reused. Companies such as Tyromer, which have solutions for societal challenges with smart technologies, are a welcome addition to the East Netherlands ecosystem. The fact that Tyromer is establishing itself at IPKW, where many companies are involved with energy and circularity issues, is good news for the activity in our region,” added René Brama, investment manager of Tech at Oost NL.

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Sustainability agenda now a key priority for automotive sector

Sustainability will remain a key strategic agenda for automotive companies in 2021 and beyond, with over 75% of vehicle manufacturers focused on sustainability in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Pirelli & C. SpA, Audi AG and Volkswagen AG were the top companies with mentions of ‘sustainability’ in their filing documents in 2020.

Rinaldo Pereira, Senior Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Several GlobalData surveys in 2020 found that consumers continued to be more environmentally conscious, which is undoubtedly influencing how companies move forward with this theme. In the automotive sector, Internet of Things (IoT), sustainability and electric vehicles (EVs) continue to be on top of the agendas for automotive companies. *Global production of EVs is likely to reach 7.6 million units by 2025, and tightening regulations are likely to force companies to focus on large-scale investments in sustainability and EVs, or face uphill challenges in the future.”

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Scrap Tire News | March 2021 Edition

In This Issue:

Kentucky Accepting Grant Applications For Crumb Rubber and Recycled Tire Projects

EnviroRail Changes Future Of Railroad Maintenance With Mechanical Concrete

Barclay Roto-Shred Has New Owners

KB Industries Forms New Sustainable Divisions …

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Understanding Green Tire Chemistry

Traditionally, if a tire was designed to advance performance in one area, it often meant a compromise in others…

Vehicle OEMs are currently looking to maximize fuel efficiency as much as possible, yet customers want traction and handling. Since tires are the only part of the vehicle that’s directly connected to the road surface, engineering them to excel in these different areas is no small feat.

To help understand the chemistry involved in making a tire that’s able to advance in these different areas, Smithers hosted a webinar series delving into what’s behind so-called green tire technology.

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Orion Engineered Carbons Announces Its 2021 Annual General Meeting

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OEC #AGM–Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC), a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. Central European Time at the company’s office, located at 6, Route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg (Municipality of Niederanven), Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The company also set its record date for the admission of the company’s shareholders to its annual general meeting for April 29, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. Central European Time.

 

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TIA announces 2022 OTR Tire Conference

The Tire Industry Association will hold its 67th annual Off-the-Road Tire Conference Feb. 23-26, 2022, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Miramar Beach, Fla. 

This follows the cancellation of the 2021 conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“We are excited to announce the return of the OTR Tire Conference in 2022,” said TIA President Dan Nothdurft. “This is the world’s premier event for the OTR tire community, and we are looking forward to an outstanding conference with a strong educational program, tabletop exhibitions and plenty of time for conducting business and networking.  

The last OTR Tire Conference in 2020 drew more than 500 attendees from 163 companies, 40 states and 12 countries.  

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Cooper Tire recalls CS5 Grand Touring and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber is recalling 11,957 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure.

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Continental Recalling Some Conti, General, Barum Tires

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling certain Continental, General and Barum brand tires sold as original or replacement equipment.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected tires were cured for too long during production. Over cured tires may develop a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

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Yokohama Rubber Testing a System for Tire and Road-Surface Sensing

Tokyo—The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.; Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.; and Zenrin Co., Ltd., are conducting pilot testing with connecting data obtained from an Internet of Things (IoT) tire fitted with a road surface sensing system to map data and have begun studying new tire business.

This pilot testing involves conducting road-surface sensing with a test vehicle equipped with an advanced tire sensor that is being developed jointly by Yokohama Rubber and Alps Alpine. Connecting the road surface sensing data possessed by the tire sensor to the abundant map data possessed by Zenrin will speed progress in analyzing and accumulating diverse road-surface data and in building a system, and the partners are eyeing the realization of tire business that will consist of proposing new value-added.

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