Sumitomo to raise prices on select Falken lines

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Sumitomo Rubber North America is planning to raise prices on select Falken-brand tire lines.

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Sumitomo Rubber claims breakthrough for tire material observation

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Kobe, Japan – Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Japan’s Ibaraki University have jointly developed a new technique for selectively observing any of the various materials in tire rubber.

Using a new particle beam microscope developed by Ibaraki University, the “groundbreaking technique” makes it possible to evaluate the rubber that is used in mass-produced tires rather than processed test samples, said Sumitomo 23 Jan.

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Sumitomo Rubber sets up rubber procurement company

After considering a number of factors, such as a changing business environment as well as growing awareness of human rights and environmental considerations, Sumitomo Rubber Group has established its own local organisation for procuring natural rubber. It has done so via its member company Sumitomo Rubber Industries, which this month set up Sumitomo Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. This entity, located in the world’s largest natural rubber trading hub, will commence operations in April.

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Sumitomo Rubber Europe opens winter test track in Sweden

Sumitomo Rubber Europe (SREU) has established a new winter test track in Arnemark, Sweden where the company will evaluate its Falken-branded winter products.

The facility, which opened on December 16, 2019, comprises two groomed snow areas, each approximately 15,000m2 , two 1,600m snow handling courses and a 600m ice handling track.

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Sumitomo recalling Falken, Dunlop, Goodyear tires for tread separation issues

WASHINGTON — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is recalling 2,286 passenger tires sold in the U.S. earlier this year under the Goodyear, Dunlop and Falken brand names because of possible tread separation issues.

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Sumitomo Rubber using AI to increase whole-life tyre performance

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has developed a new technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate the properties of the rubber used in its tyres and also detect the structural changes that occur during use. It calls this technology ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’.

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Sumitomo unveils Dunlop Geomax MX53 motorcycle tire

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., has added the MX53, designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain off-road riding, to its Geomax motorcycle tire portfolio.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking

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Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Michael Haupt to head Nexen’s OE tyre development

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South Korea tyremaker Nexen Tire has appointed Michael Haupt as the head of ‘Premium OE’ business sector at the recently-opened Nexen Central Research Institute (Nexen univerCITY). He was former tyre development specialist at Porsche. Haupt will be responsible for creating premium tyres for OEM customers.

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Nexen set to officially open European tire plant

Seoul – Nexen Tire will hold an official opening ceremony for its new Europe manufacturing plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic, on 28 Aug, the South Korean tire maker has announced.

Petr Očko, the Czech deputy minister of industry and trade; Byung-Joong Kang, the chairman and Travis Kang, the global CEO of Nexen Tire will attend the ceremony, Nexen said…

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