Goodyear blimp hangars, stores to host toy drive events in December

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AKRON — Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are teaming up to help lift spirits this Christmas season by collecting toys and gifts for the Toys for Tots program.

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Corrie MacColl details landmark collaboration in Cameroon

Singapore — Natural rubber company Corrie MacColl, a subsidiary of global NR supply chain manager Halcyon Agri, has joined forces with local and international NGOs to strengthen rubber production across its plantations in Cameroon.

Two prominent NGOs, Mighty Earth and the Community Forests Platform, have joined the Cameroon Sustainability Council initiated by Corrie MacColl after a long-running consultation, Corrie MacColl said in a 21 Nov news release.

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Nexen Tire Donations To Help US Military Veterans Earn Scholarships For Higher Education

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Nexen Tire America, Inc. is expanding its commitment as part of the Nexen Hero III Program, which aims to bring additional awareness to countless U.S. military veterans who are in need of assistance. Each year, millions of disability and educational benefits claims are filed with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and with the sheer volume of submissions, some can get delayed for extended periods. Retired Army Cpt.

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Camso, U.S. dealers team up to support pancreatic cancer nonprofit

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MAGOG, Quebec — Industrial tire and track producer Camso Inc. teamed up with 24 of its dealer/distributors throughout the U.S. in August and September to raise funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Editorial: Green is new black for tire makers

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Despite the industry’s best efforts, it’s difficult to shake the common perception of a tire or a tire manufacturing plant.

The misconception starts and ends with the color black: A black product, manufactured using an environmentally unfriendly substance called carbon black, in a dank, dark facility.

As all of us know, that is far from the reality.

Today’s tire industry, like many other industries that have a far better consumer reputation, is highly efficient, environmentally conscious, sustainability driven and technologically cutting-edge.

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Halcyon Agri project focuses on sustainability

YAOUNDE, Cameroon—Halcyon Agri, the world’s largest natural rubber producing company, is undertaking a major project in Cameroon to address sustainability and human rights issues at its operations there.

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TGI extends Bahamas relief efforts with free tire offer

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MIAMI — Tire Group International L.L.C. is offering private citizens of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands free industrial, off-the-road and agricultural tires as part of its effort to help Bahamas residents rebuild from the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.

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Pirelli, Nokian, Hankook among sustainability index leaders

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NEW YORK — Pirelli & C. SpA, Nokian Tyre P.L.C. and Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. are among the tire manufacturers named in the latest Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indexes, which is conducted annually by RobecoSam and S&P Dow Jones.

Pirelli earned the top spot globally in the automobile and components sector with 85 points, nearly 50 points higher than the sector average of 36 points.

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Sustainable natural rubber a big goal for industry

FAIRLAWN, Ohio—The natural rubber latex industry is taking steps toward sustainability, but it’s important to remember that the process has just begun.

That was the message from Whitney Luckett, founding president of Southland Rubber USA—which produces 200,000 metric tons of latex annually throughout its six manufacturing sites—at the 2019 International Latex Conference, held recently in Fairlawn, Ohio.

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Cabot exec sees limits on use of rCB in tires

London – There are major technical challenges to overcome before recycled carbon black (rCB) can be used as an effective alternative filler in tire compounds, believes Bart Kalkstein, president, reinforcement materials at Cabot Corp.

It is important to consider all available opportunities for tire recycling, Kalkstein set out in a Q&A interview for a new ERJ Special Report on Sustainability.*

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