Giti Introduces GT Radial Maxtour LX Grand Touring Tire

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Giti Tire has announced the release of GT Radial Maxtour LX grand touring tire in North America.

With this release, the company aims at providing CUV and passenger car owners with a quiet, smooth ride, combined with better traction and handling. Most of the sizes offered will be produced at Giti’s manufacturing plant in Chester County, SC.

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Michelin Introduces All-Season, Heavy-Duty Tire for Light-Truck Applications

Michelin North America, Inc., has launched the new Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tire for small-business owners and commercial fleets.

Michelin says the tire is designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans used in commercial applications, as well as for European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. Michelin said these vehicles are seen increasingly in applications such as:

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Cabot to implement feedstock surcharge for carbon blacks

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Boston, Massachusetts – Cabot Corp. will be applying a feedstock surcharge of $0.01/pound to all carbon black products sold in North America as of 1 April.

The move, said an 11 March Cabot statement, is in response to “significant carbon black feedstock costs, which are not fully reflected in fuel oil price indices.”

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Caterpillar selects Maxam tire for Cat Medium Wheel Loaders

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Maxam Tire North America has secured an original equipment deal with Caterpillar for the Cat Medium Wheel Loaders, which will be shod with Maxam MS302 L3 tires in size 23.5 R25 MS302.

The tire is available optionally on the Cat 950GC, 950L, 950M, 962L and 962M in certain regions. The Maxam MS302 tire has also been approved for fitment on additional Cat Medium Wheel Loaders in futher sizes.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Federal Tire to raise prices in North America

TORRANCE, Calif. — Federal Tire North America is raising prices on its entire product line by roughly 2.5 percent, effective April 1.

According to Joe Kao, operations manager, the Taiwan-based tire maker, “tried to hold off as long as possible but finally, we had no choice.”

Read the source article at Tire Business

TIA Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Tire Industry Hall of Fame

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(Bowie, MD) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire-safety and education, recently announced that nominations are now open for the 2019 Tire Industry Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations is Monday, July 8, 2019. The nomination form is available on www.tireindustry.org/hall-fame.

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Bridgestone announces 2019 Motorsport Plan

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Bridgestone Corporation announced its 2019 motorsport plan. Bridgestone supports various domestic and overseas motorsports, ranging from top-level professional series to grassroots amateur races, primarily by supplying Bridgestone Potenza tires for car races and Bridgestone Battlax tires for motorcycle races.

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Tire Derived Fuel Market to Undertake Strapping Growth 2018 – 2026

2026 Albany, NY — ( SBWIRE ) — 02/17/2019 — Tire derived Fuel Market – Snapshot Tire-derived fuel (TDF) is fuel derived from all kinds of scrap tires. It may include whole tires or tires processed into uniform, flowable pieces that satisfy specifications of end-users.

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Giti USA to supply OE tire for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Giti Tires USA announced that its manufacturing facility in South Carolina has completed an audit by Volkswagen to supply two tire sizes for the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.

The plant can now officially begin producing the premium All-Season GitiComfort A1 in the 235/45R18 95H and 235/40R19 92H sizes for the popular Volkswagen sedan. Production of tires for Volkswagen will commence in the first quarter.

Read the source article at Traction News

Conti adds to North American winter tire portfolio

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MONTREAL – Continental Tire the Americas has developed a directional winter tire, the VikingContact7, that it claims offers a balance of flexibility for slippery road conditions and stiffness for longer life.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News