Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber for the first time

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Initial testing of tires made from the nature-identical, biomimetic synthetic rubber (BISYKA) shows that they achieve around 30 to 50 percent less abrasion compared to natural rubber tires. … 

On April 4, 2019, the researchers present their results at a transfer workshop at the annual conference of the German Rubber Society, East (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft Ost) in Merseburg, Germany.

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ETRMA applauds inclusion of commercial vehicles in EU’s TPMS regulations

BRUSSELS—The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association praised the European Parliament committee for endorsing revised European Union tire pressure monitoring systems rules.The regulation updates existing vehicle safety rules to extend TPMS requirements to light and heavy commercial vehicles, trailers and buses.

 

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Prometeon adds Tier 3 TBR brand; Tier 2 brand to follow

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MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l., the former Pirelli industrial tire business, has launched a Tier 3 associate truck/bus tire brand as part of the company’s move to a multi-brand approach.

Developed with a special focus on safety, the “Anteo” brand will complement Pirelli as Prometeon’s premium brand, the company said, while an as-yet-unnamed Tier 2 brand is being developed as well for launch later in 2019.

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Hankook Tire Showcases Three New Tires At 2019 MATS Show

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Hankook Tire is presenting three new offerings in its truck and bus radial [TBR] tire lineup at the Mid-America Trucking Show [MATS], the biggest heavy truck show of the year. The three new products to be on display are the SmartFlex DL15, e3 MAX DL21 and e3 WiDE TL21, equipped with the latest Hankook Tire innovations for better performance and safety.

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Toyo Tires releases its new all-weather mixed service commercial tire

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Toyo Tires announces the new Toyo M655 all-weather tire for local and regional service applications is coming to the U.S.

This tough, mixed service commercial tire is built for year-round use in the most demanding conditions. Suitable for both drive and steer applications, it includes the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on its sidewall indicating its ability to perform even in snow and ice.

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Michelin Introduces All-Season, Heavy-Duty Tire for Light-Truck Applications

Michelin North America, Inc., has launched the new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire for small-business owners and commercial fleets.

Michelin says the tire is designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans used in commercial applications, as well as for European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. Michelin said these vehicles are seen increasingly in applications such as:

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Yokohama unveils two new, long-lasting SmartWay-verified tires

Yokohama has unveiled two new long-lasting SmartWay-verified, fuel efficient and low rolling resistance tires – the 712L and 114R UWB. The two new tires will be on display in the Yokohama booth (#3109) at the TMC Show in Atlanta, Georgia from March 18 to 21.

Yokohama will display 14 tires at the show, including light-truck and off-the-road.

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Magna Tyres Introduces New Tire for Rigid Dump Trucks

Magna Tyres Group has introduced the brand-new Magna M-Rigid, a radial earthmover tire for rigid dump trucks designed to operate in demanding off-road conditions.

This radial constructed 27.00R49 / 33.00R51 / 40.00R57 tire has an E4 tread pattern and offers a low-cost price per hour, the company says. The Magna M-Rigid is a solution for those looking to achieve a highly efficient mining operation and to increase a site’s profitability, Magna said.

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Continental’s ContiPressureCheck Solo Trailer TPMS Bags Top 20 HDT Award

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Continental is the recipient of the 2019 Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Top 20 award for its ContioPressureCheck Solo trailer TPMS product.

Keeping the trailer system fully separate from the tractor, this stand-alone system for trailers alerts the driver of tire pressure issues in real-time through a notification light.

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Conti e.MotionPro – Continental’s “starting point” for electric CV tyre development

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A good concept vehicle shouldn’t just be stuffed full of forward-thinking technologies and ideas, it should also look as if it’s absconded from the future. The CitE – MAN’s vision of the “future of city delivery transport” – ticks both boxes. Currently on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the all-electric CitE displays the truck manufacturer’s latest ergonomic and safety concepts. The tyres are also a one-off, made especially for the CitE by Continental.

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