BRUSSELS—Bridgestone secured nearly 100 new original equipment fitments in 2019 across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the company disclosed recently.
Dutch end of life tyre upcycling company Black Bear Carbon has appointed Victor Vreeken its new chief technology officer. In this role, Vreeken will lead the company’s efforts to scale-up and globally roll out its technology for converting tyre rubber into recovered carbon black, gas and biogenic oil.
Sumitomo Rubber Europe (SREU) has established a new winter test track in Arnemark, Sweden where the company will evaluate its Falken-branded winter products.
The facility, which opened on December 16, 2019, comprises two groomed snow areas, each approximately 15,000m2 , two 1,600m snow handling courses and a 600m ice handling track.
Melksham, England—Avon Rubber has finished its 2019 fiscal year on a high note, having secured $340 million worth of long-term contracts and made a multi-million-dollar acquisition in the US.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe.
The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tires – equipped with embedded sensors – through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher’s shared services platform called Rubiwin.
LONDON—Central and Eastern Europe continues to offer attractive locations for rubber product manufacturers, as evidenced by three interesting investment projects in the region.
Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, has published a new Joint Paper: ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’.
Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition is hoping to contribute to the future EU industrial strategy that was announced by European Commission President-Elect, Ursula von der Leyen.
Hankook Tire attended the Solutrans Exhibition in Lyon, France for the 5th consecutive year.
From November 19 – 23, the tire maker displayed its full range of bus and truck tires as well as services dedicated to their offers.
“The Solutrans Exhibition is one of the most important platforms for the French tire trade market, which is constantly growing in the commercial vehicles sector.
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.
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!