GRI appoints Lugioyo head of global sales

Colombo – GRI has appointed Rafael (Tony) Lugioyo, as head of global sales to support the global expansion of its speciality tires business, the company announced 12 July.

An established supplier of industrial tires for materials handling applications, GRI expanded into agriculture and construction tires in 2018.

Based in the US, Lugioyo will lead the Sri Lankan company’s efforts to expand its sales, distribution and dealer network in the segment.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Camso’s anti-static tire technology

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This short animation from solid tire maker Camso highlights the static electricity hazards associated with non-marking forklift tires. Individuals driving forklifts equipped with these types of tires can receive static shocks of up to 50,000V, which is a real safety issue for companies.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Camso expands NMAS line-up with resilient forklift tyre

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It’s been a year since Camso launched the industry’s first non-marking anti-static (NMAS) forklift tyre, the Solideal PON 775 NMAS. The dominance of resilient tyres on UK and European forklift fleets means many in our part of the world are unable to use this press-on solution, but Camso has good news for these operators: It has now introduced a resilient NMAS forklift tyre, the Solideal RES Xtreme NMAS.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Vredestein Traxion tires introduced to French market

The latest Traxion tractor tires from Vredestein are now available on the French market. This includes the new Traxion 65/70 for compact tractors, along with additional sizes in its Traxion Optimall VF range for large tractors.

These tires are designed to have a long service life, outstanding self-cleaning capacity, low noise and low rolling resistance.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

TIA Developing New OTR Tire and Wheel Weight Chart

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is developing an Earthmover Tire and Wheel Weight Chart that will be released in the first quarter of 2019.

The chart lists the average physical weight for more than 150 earthmover and industrial forklift tires as well as the average weight of more than 150 rim and wheel assemblies, including independent components.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Russian investment group seeks to exit Voltyre venture with Titan

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QUINCY, Ill.—An affiliate of Russian Direct Investment Fund, one of three shareholders of Voltyre-Prom, has notified Titan International it is exercising a put option on its share in the Russian tire maker, which could be worth up to $76.2 million.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News

Court grants Camso’s partial stay in tire trademark infringement case

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ROME, Ga.–A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has partially granted Camso U.S.A.’s motion for a motion to stay pending arbitration in a trademark infringement case involving off-the-road tires.

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Perpetuus Advanced Materials Ltd produces the first graphene-enhanced tires in daily use on UK and Asian roads

Perpetuus Carbon Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of Perpetuus Advanced Materials Ltd, announce the completion of a ‘real world’ road testing programme of car tires enhanced with its surface engineered graphenes.

Director Mr. Ian Walters said, “This 6-month competitive testing programme, has definitively demonstrated the economic benefits and advantages of including Perpetuus surface modified graphene fillers within a tire elastomer”.

 

Read the source article at Material Science

Conti acquires Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK

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Continental has taken over Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK. The acquisition is said to strengthen the tire maker’s presence in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which is also the home to Continental’s largest tire plant worldwide with 4,500 employees. Together with the new unit Conti will be driving forward the development and production of tire assembly machines to the latest standards.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Tires4That.com Makes It Easy to Buy Farm Tires Online

Levittown, PA — (SBWIRE) — 07/06/2018 — Tires4That.com, a leading supplier of lawn mower tires for sale online, has helped make finding and buying reliable specialty tires for their equipment. From ATV tires to tires for farming machinery, Tires4That.com has an inventory that has helped outfit multiple different industries for years. 

One of the most popular specialty tires that Tires4That.com offers their clients is their farm tires. Farmers and farm managers can take advantage of the wide-selection of specialty tires for sale. Some of their farm tires include types like F2, F2M, I3, R1 and R1W. Between their bias and radial designs, Tires4That.com proudly sells over 800 different farm tires. 

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