Omnitrac: Goodyear introduces new mixed service tyre range

Goodyear is putting its money where its mouth is with its latest mixed service tyre range – it is so confident of the robustness of its Omnitrac drive and steer tyres that it is offering both with an accidental damage and retreading guarantee. The tyre maker additionally claims the Omnitrac provides longer service life than Goodyear’s previous Goodyear MS II mixed service tyre range.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Conti starts production of ‘high-tech’ summer tire

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Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has started volume production of new ‘high-tech’ summer tires for the replacement market, the company announced 15 Oct.

The EcoContact 6 tires use the company’s ‘GreenChili’ compound: said to deliver 20% higher mileage and 15% lower rolling resistance compared to its predecessor model.

By March 2019, the company expects 112 items for 13- to 22-inch rims to be available. The tires are approved for speeds up to 300 km/h, corresponding to the speed index…

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

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

Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)

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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic.

Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs and needs, etc.—present an evolving spider web of tire design parameters that put all design features, except round, into play.

To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

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Michigan Mobility Challenge to address gaps in transportation services

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Michigan-based projects that demonstrate innovative, technology-driven transportation solutions for mobility challenges soon could receive a financial boost from the state. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that the state has allotted $8 million to help fund pilot transportation projects that focus on mobility challenges experienced by seniors, people with disabilities and veterans.

Read the source article at Front Page

Barra: GM supports modernizing CAFE standards

WASHINGTON — General Motors’ desire to see updated federal fuel efficiency standards that are consistent with market realities and industry trends does not undercut the automaker’s commitment to emissions reductions, CEO Mary Barra said in an open letter to employees.

 

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Falken to exhibit 3 new tyres at The Tire Cologne

Falken Tyre will launch three new tyre models for three distinct applications from its stand (Hall 7, Area A) at The Tire Cologne (29 May – 1 June). The new tyres are the Euroall Season AS210 car tyre, the Euroall Season VAN11 for light trucks and vans, and the Wildpeak M/T01 4×4 tyre for off-road use.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Hankook Tire Releases New Kinergy ST Passenger Tire

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Hankook Tire America is expanding its passenger tire segment with the release of its Kinergy ST (H735), a standard touring all-season tire designed for long tread life and smooth handling.

The Kingery ST features a Dual-Filler system that helps ensure low rolling resistance for better tread life and offers well-balanced dry and wet handling performance.

Read the source article at Tire Review

Stapleton’s: With SUVs driving sales, more opportunities to sell exclusive brand tyres

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Over the last year or so it has been broadly noted that the SUV/4×4 sector of the tyre market has been impressively resilient. Not just from the relatively local impact of the UK’s Brexit vote and resulting inflation and slump in certain motor vehicle sectors (in the UK at least). The tyre industry’s also been faced with escalating raw materials costs at a global level.

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Goodyear Creates Prototype Tire with EV-specific Focus

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The EfficientGrip Performance prototype with Electric Drive Technology is Goodyear’s latest step in developing tires that meet the specific demands of electric vehicles.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. offered a sneak peek of its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology, a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.

Read the source article at Tire Review