Continental Unleashing Torrent of Tech at Frankfurt


The cars will be the stars at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but some of the most interesting and talked-about new features will be coming from suppliers, including technology that can look into drivers’ eyes and read their mind (well, almost), to dazzling audio systems that don’t use speakers and wireless inductive charging systems for battery-electric vehicles.

Earlier this year Continental, one of the world’s largest and most diversified auto suppliers, gave journalists a preview of the multitude of products it will introduce at Frankfurt.

It was like trying to drink from the proverbial fire hose.


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Conti VP to keynote Tire Society meeting


AKRON — Juan Botero, a Continental Tire the Americas vice president, and Ron Kennedy, managing director of the Center for Tire Research, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Tire Society annual business meeting.

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Trelleborg to demonstrate ‘excellence in extreme environments’ at Steinexpo


Trelleborg Wheel Systems industrial and construction tyre operation says it will show the ground-breaking quality and reliability of its solid and pneumatic tyres at this year’s Steinexpo. Amongst the products on show on the company’s stand (booth B53) will be the company’s latest radial and diagonal pneumatic tyres for construction loaders and graders, and its solid tyres for extreme environments.

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Goodyear executive to deliver ITEC in Focus keynote


AKRON—Surendra Chawla, senior director of external science and technology programs for Goodyear, will be the keynote speaker for ITEC In Focus: Reinforcements for Tire Performance.

He will be speaking on tire technology developments and future challenges as they are impacted by industry mega trends.

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Under 40: Capable hands hold rubber industry’s future


Those who are worried the rubber industry doesn’t have enough youth to carry the sector’s torch forward can rest easy. Based on the 28 members of the Rubber & Plastics News Under 40 class, the future of the industry is in good hands.

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A dozen of the biggest Chinese tyre manufacturers exhibiting at Tire+

In order to give an impression of the kind of clientele Tire+ is attracting, it worth looking a little closer at the show’s exhibitor list. With this in mind here are 12 of the biggest tyre manufacturers exhibiting at the events inaugural show:

China National Tire & Rubber Corporation – is a wholly owned subsidiary of ChemChina, with registered capital of 1.6 billion yuan and assets of 16.8 billion yuan. It was formerly the China National Tire & Rubber Corp, and became the China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., in February 2013. The China National Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. mainly involves in research, development and operations of tires, rubber, and related products.

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Firestone Ag Hosts Nuffield International Farming Scholars


Firestone Ag, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, hosted 10 Nuffield International Farming Scholars at the Firestone Ag tire plant in Des Moines, Iowa, to provide a glimpse inside the tire manufacturing process.

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars is a global network of farmers that works to provide insight growth to members through leadership.

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Tire and Rubber Industry Navigates the New Normal in International Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.

“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”

Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided 

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TIA Board Of Directors Elects New 2017-‘18 Officers


The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, held its mid-year board of directors meeting on June 21-23 and elected Brian Rigney as its new board secretary, effective Oct. 30.

Rigney is currently the president of Dill Air Controls Products and has 16 years of experience within the tire industry.

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TRAC Treads into Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada held its 2017 Tire and Rubber Summit at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. The Summits theme was “Navigating the New Normal in International Trade,” and included discussions regarding NAFTA, economic benefits of an integrated automotive industry in North America and other related topics. 

The Keynote presentation at the Chair’s Opening Dinner was presented by …

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