GRI introduces eco-friendly solid rubber tires

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Specialty tire maker GRI’s R&D team has developed an eco-friendly version of its high-performance Ultimate XT solid tire. Working in collaboration with a team of scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, the team spent two-and-a-half years developing the eco-friendly newcomer by replacing petroleum-based oil with a natural oil that is carbon neutral and renewable.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Editorial: Keeping pace with evolving OTR industry

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Today’s off-the-road (OTR) tire market is growing steadily — though maybe not in the farming sector this year — and tire manufacturers continue to up the ante in terms of tire performance.

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Yokohama ‘bidding for’ ex-Pirelli unit Prometeon

London – Yokohama Rubber Co. (YRC) is in talks over the acquisition of Prometeon Tire Group (PTG), two separate sources have informed ERJ.

The contacts confirmed Italian media reports about a YRC move for the former Pirelli industrial tires unit – though both preferred not to be identified.

In a written statement to ERJ, a source close to PTG minority shareholder Aeolus Tyres said negotiations were ongoing on the subject – without elaborating further.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News