Goodyear, Case Western Reserve University Launch Shared Mobility Innovation Competition


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is once again sponsoring a business design and innovation competition to uncover future mobility solutions in an emerging world of shared vehicle usage.

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India slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese truck and bus tires


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New Delhi, India – The Indian government’s ministry of finance has imposed anti-dumping duties on radial truck and bus (TBR) tires imported from China, according to an 18 Sept official notice.

The decision followed an…

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Michelin Earthmover adds two new sizes for XHA2


Michelin Earthmover today announced the launch of two new sizes of the Michelin XHATM 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.

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Goodyear Acquires Ventech Systems


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has acquired Ventech Systems GmbH, an automated tire inspection technology.

“Over the past three years, our Goodyear Proactive Solutions business has collaborated with Ventech Systems to integrate its data gathering and analysis capabilities into our fleet management solution,” said Christopher Helsel, Goodyear vice president and chief technology officer.

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Tire makers eye strong finish to 2017


AKRON—Despite relatively lackluster first-half financial performances, tire makers for the most part are optimistic about their second half and fiscal 2017 earnings prospects.

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TRAC moving HQ; Theodorou retiring

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) is moving its office to Cambridge and announced the retirement of longtime executive assistant Helen Theodorou. The association takes up residence Aug. 25 at its new office, located at A19-260 Holiday Inn Drive,Cambridge, Ontario, N3C E8, Canada. TRAC’s office has been in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Global tire rankings: Bridgestone reigns supreme again


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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Tire makers commit more than $7.3B on new plants, expansions


AKRON — The world’s leading tire makers committed more than $7.3 billion in the past year toward new plants and capacity expansions, a measurable drop from record spending of $10 billion-plus in 2015-16 but still ahead of the annualized average for the past decade.

The investment sum was buoyed by nearly $3.3 billion in spending on acquisitions, deals that involved companies with collective annual sales of more than $2.5 billion — including Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd.’s still-pending $830 million bid to buy what amounts to a controlling interest in South Korea’s Kumho Tire Co. Inc.

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Conti and Kordsa to develop sustainable adhesion system


Continental and Kordsa are to collaborate on a new sustainable adhesion system for bonding textile reinforcement materials to rubber compounds, which will use eco-friendly chemicals in place of the extremely harmful resorcinol and formaldehyde substances.

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TOCOM rubber climbs on firmer Shanghai, Thai efforts to support prices


TOKYO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Benchmark Tokyo rubber futures climbed on Wednesday as investors unwound short positions following gains in Shanghai futures and on hopes for Thailand’s efforts to support prices. The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) rubber contract for January delivery finished 1.4 yen higher at 214.3 yen ($1.93) per kg, moving away from a […]

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