Martins Announces Canuck Tire Puck

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Martins Industries has announced a new tire/wheel trolley to their roster of tire equipment. Dubbed the Canuck Tire Puck (#MCTP) due to its Canadian origins and resemblance to the iconic ice hockey puck, the new trolley helps to prevent common workplace injuries and accidents by reducing the need for labor-intensive tire handling.

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Yokohama Partnering with Tribology Laboratory to Study Friction in Icy Conditions

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Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., is working with the Tribology Laboratory headed by Associate Professor Iwai of the College of Science and Engineering at Kanazawa University, to develop technology to visualize rubber’s frictional state of contact on an icy surface. The new evaluation technology will enable the discovery of new compounding agents with excellent water absorbency and facilitate more precise development of tread patterns that deliver higher drainage performance.

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Conti e.MotionPro – Continental’s “starting point” for electric CV tyre development

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A good concept vehicle shouldn’t just be stuffed full of forward-thinking technologies and ideas, it should also look as if it’s absconded from the future. The CitE – MAN’s vision of the “future of city delivery transport” – ticks both boxes. Currently on display at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show, the all-electric CitE displays the truck manufacturer’s latest ergonomic and safety concepts. The tyres are also a one-off, made especially for the CitE by Continental.

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Conti expecting shorter time to market through simulation technologies

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Germany: Simulation technology as well as other efficiency measures are to help Continental AG achieve a 25% improved product performance by 2025, compared to a baseline of 2010.

In a keynote presentation at this year’s Future Tire Conference, held at the end of May in Cologne, Philipp Struck, head of Conti tire line development EMEA OE, said the 25:25:25 approach envisages 25% higher product performance compared to the 2010 baseline, while weight will be 25% lower, and delivery to market 25% faster.

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TST on a roll with intelligent tire machinery

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TST is on a roll. Adapting to the latest revolutionary trend of Industry 4.0 in tire manufacturing, this trend-setting Chinese tire machinery major is forging ahead developing automation, intelligent and informational tire equipment and internationally advanced intelligent tire production equipment and production workshops in a bid to stay as a front runner in the global tire machinery industry

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Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as chief operating officer EMEA

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Ulf Harring has been appointed chief operating officer of the EMEA region at Bridgestone.

The Swedish national has extensive experience in a number of areas within the tire business. In his new role, Harring is responsible for manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management, procurement, quality, environment, health and safety, and IT.

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Itec Q&A with Norbert Majerus

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AKRON—Author Norbert Majerus is one of the nearly 50 presenters set to speak at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference, planned for Sept. 11-13 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

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Ag super single tyres to gain ground from tracks – Titan International

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Will the agricultural market shift towards wheeled 4WD tractors over their tracked counterparts in the years to come? Titan International believes so. It bases this projection upon feedback from US agricultural equipment dealers and their customers, as well as from testing the tyre maker carried out in North America together with dealer group Van Wall Equipment. This showed that super single tyres offer comparable field performance and reduced soil compaction at a much lower cost than tracks.

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Smithers Rapra upgrades allow for testing of larger tires

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RAVENNA, Ohio—Polymer products testing company Smithers Rapra has upgraded the wheel-testing capabilities at its Tire and Wheel Test Center in Ravenna to handle wheels with rim diameters up to 24 inches.

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Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University Launch ‘Beyond Tires’ Innovation Challenge

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AKRON, OhioAug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ : GT ), in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a hackathon-style competition to identify innovative ideas related to future transportation.

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge invites graduate business and design students from across the U.S. to submit a business case by Oct. 12 in response to the challenge, “How does Goodyear make a play beyond tires?” for the chance to compete in a two-day event at the university’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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