Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

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Tire Technology Expo 2020: preliminary conference program announced

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Tire Technology Expo returns in 2020 for its 20th anniversary. The Conference that’s held alongside will be more varied than ever, featuring no fewer than 160 presentations spread across twelve streams and five specialist courses. Make sure to put February 25-27 in your diary!

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Covestro completes sale of European PU business

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HAMBURG, Germany—Covestro A.G. has completed the sale of its European polyurethane systems house business to a U.S. private equity firm, and the new business now has a new CEO and a new name: Plixxent.

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Goodyear strikes tire deal with European endurance racing series

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PORTIMAO, Portugal — Goodyear has stuck a deal with the organizers of the European LeMans Series racing series to make Goodyear the designated race tire brand for the series’ LM-GTE class for production-based supercars.

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Vredestein’s New Tractor Tire Will Be Unveiled at Agritechnica

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Vredestein will introduce a new tractor tire, the Vredestein Traxion 65, at this year’s Agritechnica (Nov. 10-16).

As the successor to the Traxion+, the Traxion 65 incorporates new technologies derived from the development of the flagship VF tire, the Traxion Optimall. The foundation for the development of the tread design is the Traxion concept with its curved lug shape, the company says.

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Prometeon, GreenRoad partnering to maximize operational efficiency

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MILAN, Italy — Prometeon Tyre Group S.r.l. and GreenRoad Technologies Inc., a provider of fleet drivers’ safety and performance solutions, have agreed to work together Prometeon to enrich its PRO-Services fleet services portfolio.

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Arlanxeo upgrades sites in Germany, France

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands—Arlanxeo has completed a upgrade of its chloroprene rubber production facilities in Dormagen, Germany, bringing the total production capacity at the site to 70,000 metric tons per year.

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Fintyre Group names Passerini as CEO

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Having recently rebranded as Fintyre Group, the European tyre distribution specialist reports that it is also implementing a leadership succession plan.

Mauro Pessi will continue to be involved as executive chairman. As a board member the company says he will contribute to the long-term strategic direction of the company, working in close cooperation with Bain Capital.

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Italian Greentire and Activa create asphalt additive that contains recycled rubber

Greentire is an Italian end-of-life tire recycling company taking innovative approaches to boost circular economy. The company cooperates with Activa – specialists in the field of chemicals for bitumen and asphalt mixes – whose general manager Francesco Santella was in charge of the project and research studying the possibility of making asphalts that would contain rubber from recycled end-of-life tires (ELT).

A special additive for high-performance asphalts has been created by Greentire and Activa. To obtain the cutting-edge additive, an innovative tech process is used which is eco-friendly and considered not hazardous for human health.

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Continental to present VF technology for Agricultural tires at Agritechnica

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Continental Tires will present its new Very High Flexion (VF) technology for the TractorMaster and CombineMaster agricultural tires at this year’s Agritechnica Show.

The tires with VF specifications have highly flexible sidewalls which maintain the tire’s durability and directional stability at a high level in the event of reduced air pressure or high load. This is made possible through an optimized belt and bead geometry.

Read the source article at Traction News