Event: Bridgestone bringing RFID and ‘ologic’ to IAA

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Brussels – As of 2019, Bridgestone will start to supply truck and bus tires with RFID electronic tagging, the company said in an IAA 2018 show* preview statement.

RFID, it said, will be used across all Bridgestone’s interfaces and will “enhance the traceability of tire casings and provide a time-efficient and accurate system for data-sharing and entry.”

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Giti Tire introduces two wide base commercial truck tires

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Giti Tire USA introduces Giti GDL633 FS, an ultra-wide base tire for the drive axle position and the GTL933 FS, an ultra-wide base tire for trailers in long haul applications in North America.

The announcement on these “next generation” wide base tires, available in the 445/50R22.5 size, follows the announcement earlier this month introducing the Giti brand of commercial truck tires in North America with a comprehensive line-up for long haul, regional, urban/light duty and mixed service applications.

The GDL633 FS for the drive axle is SmartWay verified and features:

  • Special tread compound for reduced rolling resistance …

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BFGoodrich Tires Extends Popular Lines For The Demands Of Police Vehicles

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BFGoodrich Tires has introduced two of its most popular car and light-truck tire lines in new fitments for the most widely used police-pursuit vehicles. The tires are designed and made in the United States and have been accepted on the U.S. Government’s Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL), which lists tires capable of handling police duties.

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Haulier Smith of Denny trials new ContiConnect and Yard Reader Station

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Scottish haulier Smith of Denny had the opportunity to trial the new Continental Tyres ContiConnect portal and Yard Reader Station ahead of its introduction to the UK market.

The system, which has now been launched, automatically reads and logs tire pressures and temperature from all trucks and trailers leaving and entering an operator’s yard. Smith’s director, Andrew Smith, said the system provided the utmost accuracy on the company’s 26 trucks and 50 trailers, and helped reduce truck downtime.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Lanxess to sell stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

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COLOGNE, Germany–Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco.

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The Government of Yukon announced amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation

The Government of Yukon announced amendments to the Designated Materials Regulation to support waste diversion and enhance recycling. These amendments are based on information from established systems in other Canadian jurisdictions and consultation with Yukoners. 

The amended regulation changes categories of tires and surcharges on the sale of new tires sold in Yukon. These changes support continued tire recycling, and maintain the free drop-off at local depots. The new surcharges and redefined categories are listed in …

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) Ceo Rich Kramer on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

AKRON, Ohio, July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today reported results for the second quarter and first half of 2018.

“We delivered strong operating performance in the quarter highlighted by impressive volume growth in our mature markets where we regained share, particularly in the more profitable 17 inch and greater rim sizes in the U.S. and Europe,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. “Additionally, we achieved our price/mix and net cost savings goals for the quarter.”

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TIA announce 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner leadership awardees

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA), is pleased to announce the names of the honorees for the 2018 Hall of Fame and Ed Wagner Leadership Award. The inductions will take place at the Tire Industry Honors Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

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Sustainable rubber, autonomous vehicles on industry agenda

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HILTON HEAD, S.C.—The tire industry has seen big changes in the last decade witnessed by how the aftermarket is split up, and will see even bigger changes in the future brought on by new automotive technologies, according to Dave Zielasko, publisher of Rubber & Plastics News. Speaking at the recent Clemson Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, he said of 209 million replacement passenger tires shipped in the U.S. in 2017, 144 million were imported.

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NHTSA grants Conti’s petition regarding mismarked tires

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WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.’s petition for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance in the case of 111,500 mismarked tires.

Read the source article at Tire Business