Michelin contributes to French face mask project


Michelin has been working with other companies to produce a new type of reusable face mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. The tyre maker adds that this OCOV mask, developed within a matter of weeks, is affordable, sustainable and can be produced in large quantities.

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BFGoodrich tire tech improves Bass Pro Shops’ fishing shoe


GREENVILLE, S.C.―Michelin North America’s BFGoodrich tire brand, in association with Bass Pro Shops, has introduced a fishing shoe inspired by tire technology.

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TRAC’s New Video Series Will Teach Drivers About All Things Tire


TRAC and our consumer education initiative Be Tire Smart Canada launch a new video series that will continue to educate Canadian drivers about all things tire. We are creating these videos to guide drivers through the entire tire ownership and user journey, and underscoring the importance of tire maintenance and how it relates to safe driving.

Our goal is to encourage Canadian motorists to adopt good tire maintenance practices that will maximize the life span of tires, increase fuel efficiency, and keep our roads safer.

Our first two videos (available in English and French) educate drivers about tire options for winter driving, and the advantages of winter tires on cold Canadian roads.

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Firestone, Dow contribute to energy modeling tool


MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow will collaborate with Firestone Building Products L.L.C. to create an energy modeling tool for analysis of the use of polyurethane roofing insulation from Firestone.

The tool will accurately describe reductions in cost, energy and greenhouse gas emissions of commercial structures using the Isogard-brand insulation material, according to a Firestone news release.

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BASF steps up investment in footwear R&D

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—BASF is looking to take a big step forward in the the footwear industry by investing in research and development worldwide.

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Tristone adds new US production plant

Mooresville, North Carolina – German hose manufacturer Tristone Flowtech Group has officially opened a new production plant in Mooresville to improve its service to the automotive industry in the US and Canada.

Tristone broke ground on the €21-million manufacturing unit in May last year and is now preparing for start of operations to serve its first US automotive customer, the company said 23 April.

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Video: Rubber: It’s Not Just Tires

This exciting video demonstrates the significance of rubber in everyday life and was designed to introduce the next generation of workers to this extraordinary industry. Learn more at www.notjusttires.org

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Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season


Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press 12:50 PM Jan 25, 2019 at 12:50 PM Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California. The league is partnering with German company Jogmo World Corp. to put microchips on player jerseys and inside game pucks. Real-time data will be gathered by antennas in all 31 NHL arenas.

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A Short History of Newburyport’s Shoe Industry


John Shoe manufacturing was the main industry in Newburyport for the better part of a century, employing thousands, sustaining the local economy and populating the downtown with four and five story factories. My Dodge forebears commenced manufacturing boots and shoes on a truly industrial and increasingly mechanized scale in 1867, but that is hardly when shoe making began in Newburyport. Elisha Perkins Dodge Or should I say boot making?

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Hankook and Peaches in creative partnership

Hankook Tire has announced it will partner with Peaches, the California lifestyle and fashion brand known for translating street car culture into modern-day street fashion clothing. The next step “in the near future” is for Hankook Tire’s design team and Peaches to unveil several projects, including a series of experimental sports tyre designs to appeal to up and coming generations of drivers.

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