Hankook opens Cmf Lab for research in industrial tire design

Hankook has launched its CMF Lab – a database dedicated to the research and categorization of current design trends relating to color, material and finish (CMF). The CMF Lab is part of Model Solution, a company in the Hankook Technology Group, which supports tire manufacturing with creative future-oriented concepts. The CMF Lab will work together with the British design studio, Chris Lefteri Design.

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Movin’On World Summit on Sustainable Mobility Cancelled

Faced with this unprecedented global health crisis, the main priority of the Movin’On team is to protect the health of our employees, our ecosystem partners and our participants. This is why we have decided to cancel the Movin’On World Summit, which was planned to take place in Montreal.

Florent Menegaux, President of the Michelin Group, and Honorary President of Movin’On

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Trinseo eyes sustainability, 100% bio-rubber

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HANOVER, Germany—Trinseo expects to have a new bio-based rubber material “on the table” within the next year, according to Andre Lanning, head of the polymer group’s synthetic rubber business.

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Pioneering particle beam microscope increases tire analysis accuracy

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) and Ibaraki University, Japan, have pioneered a technique to accurately observe individual compounds in a tire’s structure, to help with future tire development.

Through the use of a newly designed particle beam microscope developed at Ibaraki University, a team of researchers and engineers has been able to observe and analyze individual materials in a tire’s compound for the first time.

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Goodyear partners with Lexus to shape future of electric mobility

Goodyear partners with Lexus to shape the future of electric mobility with the launch of the Lexus LF-30 electric vehicle at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

It was presented again on Tuesday, March 3rd at Lexus’ live press conference during the Virtual Press Day of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show.

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Tire Technology Expo 2020: Official show report

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The 20th edition of Tire Technology Expo and Conference, which was staged at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany, February 25-27, 2020, once again welcomed visitors from across the global tire design, development and manufacturing communities, with more than 300 exhibitors presenting their latest innovations and solutions at the free-to-attend exhibition, while delegates at the neighbouring conference discussed the topics and themes set to shape the future of the tire industry.

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Automation experts join J2A judging panel

London – The new Journey to Automation (J2A) Awards programme has been boosted by the addition of a number of top experts in the fields of industrial automation and logistics to the judging panel.

Organised by ERJ magazine, the J2A Awards will recognise progress and achievements in the digital transformation of:

•    Tire manufacture

•    Tire design/technology

•    Tire supply & distribution

•    Industry/product sustainability

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Goodyear unveils upgraded EV tire, non-pneumatic concept

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Brussels — Goodyear is launching later this year the second generation of its EfficientGrip Performance electric-vehicle tire line, promising the new version will deliver 50% longer life than the first generation, which launched in 2018.

Goodyear was planning to promote the launch this week at the Geneva International Motor Show, but that event was cancelled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people as a measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Goodyear Connected Tires Can Reduce Lost Stopping Distance

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AKRON, Ohio , Feb. 24, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT ) recently eclipsed 3 million miles of data from road tests and field trials with customers derived from its connected tires. Connected tires – those with embedded sensors – are able to “talk” to the vehicle and the road and measure characteristics of the tire, leading to potential enhanced vehicle performance and safety.

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Double whammy for Michelin at Tire Tech awards

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Hanover, Germany – Michelin has won two titles of ‘tire manufacturer of the year’ and ‘tire technology of the year’ at the Tire Technology International Awards 2020 in Hanover.

The company won the award for tire manufacturer of the year for the second year in a row, recognising its “commitment to produce efficient, innovative and sustainable products.”

In addition, the judging panel honoured Michelin’s airless concept tire Uptis as the tire technology of the year.

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