Conti acquires Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK

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Continental has taken over Czech machine tool manufacturer VUK. The acquisition is said to strengthen the tire maker’s presence in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, which is also the home to Continental’s largest tire plant worldwide with 4,500 employees. Together with the new unit Conti will be driving forward the development and production of tire assembly machines to the latest standards.

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Bridgestone develops world’s first polymer using advanced synthetic technology for forming hybrid polymer

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In its pursuit of more sustainable materials, Bridgestone has successfully developed what is claimed to be the world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level.

This new polymer is extremely high durability, with crack resistance more than five times higher than natural rubber, abrasion resistance more than 2.5 times higher, and tensile strength more than 1.5 times higher than natural rubber, which itself has a greater destruction resistance than common synthetic rubber.

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Michelin Celebrates 10 Years Of A Closed-Loop Process Using Micronized Rubber Powder In North America

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Michelin North America retread business recently celebrated a decade of business with Lehigh Technologies, a Georgia-based company that manufactures Micronized Rubber Powders. The Michelin Group’s partnership with Lehigh…

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Nokian Tyres increases production at the Nokia factory, running four shifts

Nokian Tyres plc is increasing its production capacity for passenger car tyres at the Nokia factory by approximately 30% by starting to run in four shifts. With this capacity increase, more than 80 new people will be hired for passenger car tyre production in Nokia.

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Michelin sets tire-recycling goals

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MONTREAL — Group Michelin has set itself a pair of ambitious tire-recycling targets for the coming 30 years. Simply, said Cyrille Roget, Michelin technical and innovation communications director, the goals are intended “to change what tires become and to change what they are made of.”

By 2048, Mr. Roget said the French tire maker expects its manufactured tires to contain 80 percent recycled materials. At the time time, the company aims to have 100 percent of its tires recycled.

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Technology’s effect on retail among topics at Future Tire Conference

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LONDON — As technology driving the tire and automotive industries continues to change, its effects on retail tire businesses continue to multiply.

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Carbon black shortage is now a reality

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Demand for carbon black by U.S. tire makers is starting to outstrip supply, and that isn’t likely to change any time soon.

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Global Aircraft Tire Market – New Innovative Solutions to Boost Growth | Technavio

Technavio’s latest market research report on the global aircraft tire market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180505005014/en/

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BKT Partners with Kultevat to Create Dandelion Rubber Compound for Tires

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Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), has entered into a joint research agreement with Kultevat, Inc., to create a dandelion rubber compound for its tires.

Kultevat, a U.S. biotechnology company, specializes in the cultivation and processing of TKS Dandelion as a renewable and sustainable alternative for natural rubber. BKT will work with the company to develop new compounding methods and tire manufacturing technologies to create more sustainable and renewable tires in the future.

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Continental Produces 10 Millionth Tire at Russia Plant

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Continental Ag celebrated the production of its 10 millionth tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia this month, just five years after the start of production.

“The Greenfield Tire Plant Kaluga is now a mature plant and a success story for us…,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of its tire division.

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