CenTiRe sees improvements with tire simulation, but says work remains

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INDIANAPOLIS—The use of simulation has made great strides the past few decades to where it is an integral part of the tire development process, but it still has room to grow, according to the keynote speaker at the ACS Rubber Division Spring…

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Nokian Tires to build new testing and technology center in Spain

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Nokian Tires has launched the construction of a new testing and technology center in Spain. The groundbreaking ceremony was held this Friday on the grounds of the new center in Santa Cruz de la Zarza. The first test tracks will be completed next year, and the technology center is expected to be fully operational in 2020.

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The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017

LONDONMay 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Government initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and tire labeling regulations are anticipated to drive the green tires market.

The green or low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach USD 104.23 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 10.7% from USD 62.68 billion in 2017. One of the most significant factors driving the growth of the green tires market is the increased government initiatives for a green and clean environment. There is a rising concern over factors affecting the fuel efficiency of vehicles and CO2 emissions. Thus, governments across the globe have started several initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and release of greenhouse gases. However, lack of awareness regarding the benefits of green tires restricts the growth of the green tires market in emerging economies.

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Goodyear Unveils Oxygene Concept Tire

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At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased its new concept tire and the latest advances on its intelligent tire prototype.

The concept tire, named Oxygene, features an open structure with living moss growing within the sidewall. The tire’s smart tread design absorbs and circulates moisture and water from the road surface, allowing photosynthesis to occur and therefore releasing oxygen into the air, Goodyear said in a press release.

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Pirelli, Milan University renew joint research programme

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Milan, Italy – Pirelli & C. SpA and the University of Milan have extended their partnership for another three years, signing an agreement to work on developing innovative materials and technologies for sustainable tires.

The Italian tire maker announced 24 Nov that within the context of the €1.5 million project, the two parties would work on use…

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TIP study concludes tire particles safe for human beings

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San Francisco, California – Tire and road wear particles (TRWP) do not pose a threat to human health, according to findings released by the Tire Industry Project (TIP) during its biennial meeting in San Francisco  on 17 Nov.

TIP, which is backed by leading tire makers and operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), said extensive ambient air testing had been carried out in major cities of Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and Delhi.

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Conti VP to keynote Tire Society meeting

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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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Goodyear executive to deliver ITEC in Focus keynote

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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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European tire markets could face further weakness

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LONDON—A second quarter reversal in European replacement tire markets could set a trend for the months ahead, according to Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary general of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

Cinaralp was commenting on ETRMA’s latest quarterly figures, which showed significant quarter-on-quarter declines in member companies’ sales—reversing a positive trend observed earlier this year.

The data, published July 14, showed a sharp slowdown compared to the first three months of the year. The trend affected all segments, particularly consumer tires which came in 6 percent lower year-on-year at 46.6 million units. 

Second-quarter sales of truck tires, meanwhile, were down 1 percent on the firs

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Continental’s Contidrom tire test facility turns 50

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The Contidrom, Continental’s “prototype” and benchmark tire test facility, is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Initially, the Contidrom comprised a high-speed 2.8-kilometer oval, which remains an impressive feature to this day. The other tracks, such as the 1.8-kilometer wet-handling course and the 3.8-kilometer dry-handling track were added during later expansion stages.

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