Sumitomo rolls out ‘Smart Tyre’ innovation roadmap

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TOKYO — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. has set out a series of targets for its development of innovative tire products to meet increasing requirements around safety, sustainability and connected mobility.

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Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again

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AKRON —Status quo reigned over the 2017 global tire rankings, even as the estimated value of the entire industry declined for a third straight year.

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Falken to Replace Dunlop at Sumitomo Plant in Buffalo

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Sumitomo Rubber has announced it will stop U.S. OE production of Goodyear’s Dunlop brand in 2018 at its Buffalo, N.Y., plant to instead focus on it’s own Falken Tires brand, according to an article in Nikkei Asian Review.

The plant was acquired from Goodyear in 2015 when Sumitomo Rubber ended its partnership.

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Sumitomo earnings plunge; sales up 12%

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KOBE, Japan — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. suffered double-digit drops in operating and net income for the quarter and half-year ended June 30, but is still raising its earnings forecast for the full fiscal year.

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Falken signs sponsorship deal with Liverpool FC

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.’s (SRI) Falken tire brand has become a global partner and official tire partner of the Liverpool Football Club soccer team.

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Tire & Rubber Industry Rundown: European Rubber Journal

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Asia BD price drop… Nike sales… Clariant-Huntsman link-up… Michelin buys wine reviewer… Conti acquires… Eversafe Rubber… SKF sued ?… Firestone leak… UK down… Kumho limbo… Thai NR…

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Summary of Latest News in the Global Rubber Industry

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Summary of Latest News and Events in the Global Rubber Industry …

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21/6 Indonesian authorities are unfazed by a recent drop in natural rubber prices as market fundamentals remain strong, Reuters has reported. According to…

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Recall Alert: Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Tires

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Recall Alert: Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Tires If your bike is shod with Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ rubber, then this may concern you! 271 SHARES The NHTSA has announced a recall on Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ tires. It’s an unusual recall, but it’s one that could very well affect you. Since Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires are probably the most popular tire choice for motorcyclists in the USA, there’s a very good chance that many of you have upgraded to the Q3+ that were recently released.

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Sumitomo recalls seven motorcycle tires

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Sumitomo Rubber USA is recalling seven Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires because of possible air pockets in the shoulder region.

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Sumitomo develops intelligent sensing tires technology

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Tokyo – Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI) has developed a new tire sensing technology which is able to detect road conditions, tire load and other information by analyzing the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires.

Called “Sensing Core,” the technology follows another SRI proprietary technology, DWS (deflation warning system), which analyses wheel speed signals from the rotation of tires to detect and notify the driver of decreases in tire air pressure.

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