Pirelli has announced it will remain Global Tire Partner of the FIA Formula One World Championship for another four years, after renewing its current contract, which lasts until the end of the 2019 season. The renewal will extend the agreement from 2020 to 2023.
Hankook Tire announced it was chosen as the exclusive tire supplier of Formula 4 U.S. and F3 Americas Championship ladder starting in 2019.
“We are extremely pleased to bring Hankook Tire on board for the F4 United States Championship and the F3 Americas Championship,” said SCCA Pro Racing Vice President Steve Oseth.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has partnered with Tire Stickers L.L.C., a supplier of tire sidewall decals, to offer decals for five BFGoodrich tire lines.
In business since 2007, Tire Stickers produces sidewall decals for vehicle owners who want to customize the look of their tires.
PORT NECHES, Texas–Lion Elastomers is increasing the role of T.L. Squire & Co. as its North American distribution partner for reselling cold styrene butadiene rubber, Royalene and Royaltherm to selected accounts.
IndiGo, the largest airline in India in terms of fleet size and passengers carried, has appointed Michelin tyre partner for its entire fleet. Michelin Aircraft Tyre will supply tyres from its Michelin Air range, primarily the Michelin Air X radial, for IndiGo’s Airbus A320 and ATR 72-600 aircraft – a current total of 189 planes.
KIYOSU, Japan-Toyoda Gosei is purchasing a majority stake in Hubei Rock Rubber and Seal Technology to strengthen its automotive parts business in China.
Tokyo – Zeon Corp.’s elastomer business has seen operating profit fall 16% year-on-year to Yen9.5 billion for the first six months of its financial year, ending March 2019.
In its half-year financial results 31 Oct, the Japanese materials supplier said rubber sales rose 1% to Yen7 billion despite a 1% decline in volumes at 175,000 tonnes for the period.
The business unit includes Rubbers, Latex and Chemicals.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Tire Conversion Technologies, a Latham, N.Y.-based manufacturer of custom OEM recycled rubber products, was a first-time exhibitor at the International Elastomer Conference, held Oct. 9-11 in Louisville.
Essen, Germany – Evonik Industries has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina, the company announced 17 Oct.
The $120-million investment, it said, is in response to the high demand from the tire industry for precipitated silica in North America. It has created over 40 new jobs.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany—As it prepares for future mobility solutions, Lanxess is targeting electrically charged vehicles as a key growth area.