Traction Summit 2018: Driving The Tire Industry Into The Future

Shifting the focus for 2018, Traction Summit will take a closer look at tire sensor technology, how the pursuit of autonomous vehicles are affecting the tire industry, considerations for autonomous vehicles tire data, as well as first-hand perspectives from OEMs, tire manufacturers and more. 

Specifically, this year’s program will feature sessions and topics on:

  • The Industry Now and Tomorrow: An overview of the current tire market, trends and future considerations.
  • Regulations: What regulations does the tire industry need to be aware of? From safety to environmental considerations
  • Sensing a Change: A look at the past present and future of sensors in tires
  • Smart Tires: Reinventing The Wheel
  • Autonomy: How does the quest for autonomous vehicles affect the tire industry?
 

Read the source article at tractionsummit.com

Zafco marks entry as international exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018

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ZAFCO, the UAE based tire manufacturer and distributor, is marking its entry as an international expert and exhibitor at Tire Cologne 2018. The tire industry event will take place between May 29th to June 1st at the trade town, Koelnmesse, Germany. With the fifth largest exhibition ground in the world and 70,000 square metres of space and modern infrastructure, Koelnmesse aspires to facilitate growth-oriented tires, wheels and car service specialists through the trade fair.

Read the source article at Traction News

Falken to exhibit 3 new tyres at The Tire Cologne

Falken Tyre will launch three new tyre models for three distinct applications from its stand (Hall 7, Area A) at The Tire Cologne (29 May – 1 June). The new tyres are the Euroall Season AS210 car tyre, the Euroall Season VAN11 for light trucks and vans, and the Wildpeak M/T01 4×4 tyre for off-road use.

Read the source article at Tyrepress

New Sailun, Sumitomo Truck Tires at MATS

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The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) kicks off March 22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville where Sailun and Sumitomo products, including the brand’s SmartWay Verified tires, will be on display.

TBC Brands, one of the largest distributors of private brand tires in North America, said that attendees will have a chance to win a choice of premium Sumitomo or Sailun steer, drive or trailer tires through the Commercial Truck Tire Giveaway by registering at the Sumitomo and Sailun booth (#14200).

“We are excited to, once again, participate at MATS and have the opportunity to highlight and unveil even …

Read the source article at Tire Review

Cooper showcasing 4×4 tyres on 6×6 vehicle in Geneva

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Cooper Tire Europe is showing its SUV and 4×4 product range at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (8-18 March), exhibiting alongside bespoke 4×4 design firm the Chelsea Truck Company at stand 1141.

The Chelsea Truck Company’s all-terrain Civilian 6×6 is set to be showcased for the first time, fitted with Cooper’s Discoverer A/T3 Sport rubber (275/70R18).

Read the source article at Tyrepress

Peter Taylor OBE to chair at Future Tire Conference 2018

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London – Peter Taylor OBE,  secretary general of the Tyre Recovery Association is to be chairman for the opening session at this year’s Future Tire Conference, taking place 30-31 May in Cologne, Germany.

Taylor, who has chaired previous Future Tire conferences, will lead discussions about the outlook for the tire industry in the emerging era of  digitalisation, electic vehicles and autonomous driving technologies.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Italians dominate TTE 2018 awards

Hanover, Germany – Pirelli C & SpA, Versalis SA and start-up firm MegaRide were among the five winners of the Tire Technology International Awards 2018.

In a ceremony on 21 Feb, on the sidelines of Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Pirelli was announced as the tire manufacturer of the year for its strategic focus on high-value premium products.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

Goodyear awarded for soybean oil innovation

After what has been described as the “tightest race” at the 2018 Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named the winner in the Environmental Achievement of the Year category. The tyre maker was awarded for its work in applying soybean oil in tyre tread compound as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Goodyear narrowly beat fellow shortlistee PPG/US DOE, which had been nominated for its work to combine silica with natural rubber to reduce rolling resistance in truck tyres. The shortlist also included Apollo Tyres/RRI and JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

 

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Tire Technology Expo – opens next week!

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Tire Technology Expo returns for a third visit to the city of Hannover, Germany, next week (February 20-22, 2018). With under a week to go, now is the time to register for your free pass, if you haven’t already!

The exhibition will be even bigger than in 2017, with 280+ exhibitors presenting the latest technology for tire research, development and manufacturing.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Smithers Rapra expert to speak at Tire Technology Expo 2018

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AKRON — Bruce Lambillotte, vice president of technical consulting at Smithers Rapra, will deliver a presentation on the present and future landscape of lightweighting in truck tires at the Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 20-22.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News