ETRMA, ISRG schedule joint meeting on natural rubber

BRUSSELS—”Bio-based, Sustainable, Critical: Natural Rubber and its Future” is the theme of a meeting scheduled for Brussels Nov. 15, to be co-sponsored by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association and the International Rubber Study Group.

The two-hour session at the Hotel Le Plaza will begin with an introduction by the European Commission on how responsible, sustainable sourcing of natural rubber can support the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Hankook Tire Design Insight Forum

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Hankook Tire held its annual  Design Insight Forum at Hankook’s Technodome in Daejeon, South Korea, on September 20th, 2018, to discuss the future of the mobility and the tire industry.

“Hankook Tire is glad to have paved a path for the bright young minds to propose a whole new experience for future driving,” said Hyun Bum Cho, President & CEO of Hankook Tire.

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Traction Summit Reminder: Standard Rate Expires Today

The Standard Rate for the 2018 Traction Summit expires today. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the latest opportunities and challenges for the tire industry, in this new, disruptive age; build relationships, learn about next steps, and much more. 

 

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TIA Announces the 2018-2019 Board of Directors Election Results

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the winners from the 2018 Board of Directors election. Each new member selected will serve on the board for a three-year term, TIA says.

Members will take office on Monday, October 29 at TIA’s Board of Director’s meeting at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2018-2019 New Board of Directors include:

John Baldwin – Discount Tire Company, Scottsdale, Arizona

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BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

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BKT is ready to make its debut at Automechanika in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry. For the first time on display are the world-renowned top-of-the-range Off-Highway tyres by BKT along with a mega dumper and a huge tractor – both made of plexiglass. “Without any doubt, the BKT booth will not pass unnoticed being it the only space hosting a giant dumper and a huge tractor that are both fully made of plexiglass.

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Continental to present ContiConnect evolution at IAA

A further development of Continental’s ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform will be showcased at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany. The evolution that Continental will show is said to be a “new solution that can be integrated into existing systems,” specifically a solution that will give these systems a digital tyre monitoring capability. Continental says it will announce further details at a press conference on 19 September.

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Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer to speak at ITEC Sept. 12

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AKRON — Goodyear chairman, CEO and president Rich Kramer is slated to deliver his keynote address on Sept. 12, the second day of the three-day International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC) at Akron’s John S. Knight Center.

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Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University Launch ‘Beyond Tires’ Innovation Challenge

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AKRON, OhioAug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ : GT ), in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a hackathon-style competition to identify innovative ideas related to future transportation.

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge invites graduate business and design students from across the U.S. to submit a business case by Oct. 12 in response to the challenge, “How does Goodyear make a play beyond tires?” for the chance to compete in a two-day event at the university’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Webinar – Considerations for Compound Development

For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors that must be taken into account when formulating compound options. Service environment, performance specifications, and material selection must be reviewed carefully to ensure that you can not only design an effective product, but also do so with as few iterations in the development process as possible. In this webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing labs, will cover the various formulation and processing considerations that rubber product manufacturers must use when developing compounds. An overview of material properties, processing techniques, and how they relate to various end use applications will be covered.

 

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TIA 2019 Off-the-Road Conference – Early Online Registration is Now Open

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, has announced that registration is now open for the 64th Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Conference. The event will take place at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida from February 20– 23, 2019.

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