TTI Awards open for nominations!

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Nominations have opened for the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence – the world’s biggest celebration of endeavor in the field of tire development and manufacturing. Nominations are open in the following five categories until December 1, 2017:

Environmental Achievement of the Year

In recognition of environmental advances in the tire industry

Tire Technology of the Year

In recognition of important advances in technology

Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

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Alliance tire unveils new IF flotation tire

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Alliance Tire’s new Agriflex 381+ IF flotation tire offers farmers an exciting combination of features for minimizing field damage from heavy implements on sensitive areas—low soil compaction and a gentle, low-disturbance tread pattern.

The steel-belted Alliance Agriflex 381+ IF features increased flexion construction, which allows it to carry 20 percent greater load than an equal-sized radial flotation tire at the same inflation pressure, or to carry the same load as a regular radial flotation tire with 20 percent less inflation pressure, significantly reducing compaction.

The zig-zag rib pattern—long a popular pattern used to protect turf, forage and …

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Yokohama Rubber takes tyre development simulation technologies a step further

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The boffins at Yokohama Rubber have developed a new tyre design technology. This new technology is said to apply informatics to the development of rubber materials used in tyres and to tyre shape design, and its key feature is the use of machine learning, or AI, to conduct information and knowledge searches. The use of AI is expected to significantly speed up the development of new high-performance tyres and also add greater precision to this development.

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Yokohama unveils BluEarth-air EF21 conceptual tire

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Yokohama Rubber announced the development of the “BluEarth-air EF21”, a conceptual tire based on the most advanced technologies and the latest design technique for reducing tires’ weight and environmental impact. Developed to commemorate the Company’s 100th anniversary, the new tire will be marketed in Japan on a limited basis this year in one developmental size, 205/55R16 91V.

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Future of tire technology tied to transportation revolution

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The future of the tire industry depends on how it responds to the revolution of transport systems globally, according to Goodyear’s senior director of external science and technology programs.

Surendra Chawla, who’s been in his position with Goodyear since 2007,  delivered the keynote address at ITEC in Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance, a one-day conference held in mid-September.

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Nexen Opening Tire Technology Center

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Nexen Tire America plans to break ground on its new tire technology center in Richfield, Ohio on Oct. 17. The 5 million dollar 34,000 sq. ft. building will include offices, labs, test machines, and a warehouse.

The new center will provide advanced, innovative technologies for developing cutting edge, safe and eco-friendly tires for both the Original Equipment and Replacement markets in North and South America.

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Continental’s Nikolai Setzer ContiSense and ContiAdapt tire technology Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2017

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Nikolai Setzer, Continental AG executive board member for tires talks about Continental ContiSense and ContiAdapt tire technology. ContiSeal is a technology designed to seal damaged tyre tread. ContiSense: Uses tire sensors to measure tread depth and temperature and alerts drivers to tire damage – data transmission via electrically conductive rubber ContiAdapt: Adjusts tire pressure and rim width to adapt contact patch to road conditions.

 

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Dyson to Spend £1 Billion Making ‘Radical’ Electric Car

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Dyson Ltd., best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said Tuesday. The company is investing one billion pounds ($1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, Dyson said. These investments will dwarf money the company is spending on research and development for its vacuums and air filters.

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HF Mixing Group undergoes organisational changes

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HF Mixing Group has announced a strategic co-operation with B&K Wäge- & Anlagentechnik, Germany with a focus on weighing, storage, feeding, dosing of raw materials and liquids that are tailored to system requirements. Based on the know-how of company Steimel-Fix (1925), B&K was founded in 2002. This longtime experience of B&K, allows the HF Mixing Group to further expand its product portfolio and in the future have access to their upstream

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Take a look at Hankook’s concept tire for Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II

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A new concept tire from Hankook will be showcased on the new electric drive concept vehicle from Volkswagen, the I.D. Crozz II, at the IAA in Frankfurt. Following the world première of the concept car in Shanghai in April, the company is presenting a new version of the I.D. Crozz at the IAA. Like the Volkswagen I.D. and the I.D. Buzz, the latest generation from the Volkswagen Group is also equipped with Hankook tires.

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