Bridgestone and Versalis form strategic partnership

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) and Versalis are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy “a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors.”

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Dealers hopeful despite weak farm market


The farm tire market has been bleak for the past few years, and although tire dealers are hopeful, this year may bring more of the same.

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Yokohama to Expand Off-Highway Tire Production Capacity in India


The Yokohama Rubber Co. has announced that it will expand the Yokohama Group’s global production capacity for off-highway tires by adding new facilities at ATC Tires Pvt., the Indian tire manufacturing and sales subsidiary of the Alliance Tire Group (ATG), which Yokohama Rubber acquired in July 2016. Construction of the new facilities will begin in February at ATC Tire’s Dahej Plant in the state of Gujarat.

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Year in review: Global tire players transform footprint


The global tire industry almost saw another big merger in 2017, but there was plenty of other activity keeping firms busy in the year. From new investments to new structures, here are four of the biggest events within the tire sector.

Doublestar tries to buy Kumho

It looked for a moment another big-time tire merger was about to happen.

Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. had agreed to acquire Kumho Tire Co. Inc. for about $830 million in March, but in September Kumho creditors rejected the deal after Doublestar allegedly asked for the price to be reduced by 16 percent amid disputes over trademark rights.

The deal is on thin ice as both sides were…

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Trelleborg to showcase new products for farming at Agribex 2017


Trelleborg Wheel Systems will showcase a number of key innovations aimed at helping farmers to produce more with less, sustainably at this year’s Agribex in Brussels, Belgium.

Jean-Paul Spijker, Managing Director Benelux at Trelleborg Wheel Systems, explained: “We are delighted to be bringing these solutions to Agribex. Innovation and sustainability are at the heart of our offering and we are very proud to be showcasing solutions that represent both.

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Nokian Heavy Tyres at Agritechnica 2017: Unstoppable Endurance – trusted quality meets visionary innovation

Nokian Heavy Tyres at Agritechnica 2017: Nokian Heavy Tyres , Nokia, Finland, November 9, 2017 – Both trusted quality and new innovations are needed to enable modern, profitable farming in the changing world. This has inspired the leading tyre brand Nokian Tyres to present a range of tyres more comprehensive than ever in Agritechnica 2017 trade fair . The modern agriculture requires work to be done quickly, safely and economically.

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Titan Helps Raise $92,580 for FFA


Titan International Inc. has announced that a total of $92,580 has been raised for regional FFA chapters over the course of 2017 through special event tire auctions. For more than 20 years, Titan has held tire auctions at a variety of farm shows benefiting state FFA chapters. These auctions provide the public with a great opportunity to purchase Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires with 100 percent of proceeds going to support their state FFA organization.

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Alliance tire unveils new IF flotation tire


Alliance Tire’s new Agriflex 381+ IF flotation tire offers farmers an exciting combination of features for minimizing field damage from heavy implements on sensitive areas—low soil compaction and a gentle, low-disturbance tread pattern.

The steel-belted Alliance Agriflex 381+ IF features increased flexion construction, which allows it to carry 20 percent greater load than an equal-sized radial flotation tire at the same inflation pressure, or to carry the same load as a regular radial flotation tire with 20 percent less inflation pressure, significantly reducing compaction.

The zig-zag rib pattern—long a popular pattern used to protect turf, forage and …

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Trelleborg to launch ‘PneuTrac’ ag tire/track design


TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg Wheel Systems intends to bring the PneuTrac hybrid agricultural tire/track design to market, targeted initially at agricultural sectors that struggle with root protection and steep terrain.

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Alliance Tire introduces Agriflex+ 389 VF flotation tire


Alliance Tire has released it’s new high-performance flotation tire, Alliance Agriflex+ 389 VF. The VF rating stands for “very high flexion,” a combination of cutting-edge design, construction and materials that allows owners to choose either of two key benefits:

The Alliance Agriflex+ 389 VF can carry the same load as a standard radial flotation tire with 30 percent lower inflation pressure—dramatically reducing soil compaction;

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