Smithers Adds Tire & Wheel Business Development Manager

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Smithers has announced the addition of Mark Shackelford as business development manager of tire and wheel for North America as part of the Smithers Materials Science and Engineering division.

Shackelford is responsible for business development efforts for the tire and wheel industry, connecting clients to tire, wheel and snow traction testing, the Smithers Tire Analysis Report and technical consulting. He will work closely with Smithers laboratory operations managers and subject matter experts.

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Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2019 – 2027

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tire Recycling Downstream Products Market – Scope of the Report The analyst, in its recently published study, throws light on the growth of the tire recycling downstream products market over the forecast period of 2019-2027.This business study…

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Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says

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(Bloomberg) — Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here.  The world economy isn’t yet on the cusp of a global recession, according to the head of the Bank for International Settlements, often referred to as the central bankers’ central bank. “It has certainly slowed down. […]

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AirBoss continues to expand anti-vibration parts business

NEWMARKET, Ontario—AirBoss of America’s efforts to remain on a profitable course while making significant investments to expand its plants and upgrade its capabilities are continuing to pay dividends.

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Tire Business editors to discuss Global Tire Report in Thursday livestream

AKRON — Despite movement by some of the other top tire makers, Bridgestone Corp. remains the No. 1 tire maker in the world. Tire Business Editor Don Detore and Special Project Reporter Bruce Davis look beyond the numbers in a livestream broadcast that looks at the Global Tire Report. The event is Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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New plants on tap in Europe, Asia and America

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AKRON — Even as capital spending by the world’s tire makers on new plants and capacity expansions slows — and some tire plant projects have been suspended — the industry will grow measurably this year as five new plants announced in the past few years either have come on stream or are set to before year-end.

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Toyo’s global goals include market-share growth in North America

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HYOGO, Japan — Toyo Tire Corp.’s decision to build a tire plant in Europe will play a pivotal role in the firm’s growth strategy for the next four years, plans that call for raising the company’s global production capacity by 8 million units a year and improving its market-share position in North America.

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Autonomous Vehicles: Holy Grail or Poisoned Chalice?

The quest for autonomous vehicle technology has no shortage of eager participants. In recent years, startups and established businesses alike have poured billions of dollars into developing a host of technologies that will, hopefully, one day unlock the secrets of level five autonomy, i.e., self-driving cars that are better and safer than human drivers in all conditions.

 

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Global Carbon Black World Data Book 2019: Overview of the $17 Billion Global Markets – Forecast Through 2023

The Carbon Black World Data Book 2019 provides an up-to-date overview of the $17 billion global markets for carbon black, a reinforcing filler and pigment used mainly in the rubber, plastics, paint, and ink industries. The report provides detailed coverage for 26 leading countries, as well as demand for 16 smaller national markets. 

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