Michelin Tweel Solves Labor Downtime for Home Depot Rental Division

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 2, 2021 — Working with the Michelin Tweel product team, the rental division of Home Depot found a permanent solution for  its rapidly broadening DIY and Pro-customer fleet portfolio of the popular ZTR mowers by outfitting them with the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Turf airless radial caster and tires. …

As of last fall, the full conversion for both rear-drive tire assemblies and front casters was made at Home Depot across the U.S. The solution has resulted in the elimination of every single service call, downtime and negative customer experience based on tires as the root cause. The technician labor hours, which had been in the hundreds of hours, and the parts cost, which had been in the tens of thousands, have been eliminated.

 

 

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USTMA Predicts 315.7 Million Tires Will Ship This Year

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects that 315.7 million total tires will ship in the United States this year versus 303.2 million units during 2020 and 332.7 million units shipped during the previous year.

Specifically, the USTMA expects that original equipment passenger tire shipments will increase by 10.7% in 2021 and that light truck tire shipments will grow 3.6% during the year.

Read the source article at Modern Tire Dealer

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Mastercraft Grand Touring Tires

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225/55R17 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring 225/55R17 tires with DOT codes 2920 through 0121.

The tires may have low tread gauge in the shoulder slot area which could cause tread separation and sidewall failure, the National Highway Traffic Association Says says.

Read the source article at Tire Review

In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
Source: Michelin

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Laser processing revolutionizes prototype production of car tires

Jenoptik’s Light & Production Division announces cooperation with the 4JET Group to jointly drive the commercialization of innovative laser prototyping technology

The technology enables rapid prototyping of vehicle tires through precise laser material processing. In this process, individual profiles and designs are laser-generated into tires with a smooth tread and neutral sidewall. The process replaces the time-consuming manual carving of tires and thus significantly shortens development cycles and prototyping costs in tire development.

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Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. Announces Price Increases

Langley, BC (February 15, 2021) Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. has announced price increases for its commercial, OTR and consumer tires sold in Canada.  

Prices will increase up to 5% with variances by segment and business channel. Commercial and OTR tire price increases will be effective March 1, 2021 with consumer tire price increases effective April 1, 2021.

 

About Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and well over 3,000 retail locations. yokohama.ca/.

 

Contact:

Diana Colosimo     

Brand Development Manager                               Susan Elliott        

Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc.                               Elliott, Clark Communications, Inc.

1-800-810-9656 x1303                                      905-833-0826

mailto:diana.colosimo@yokohama.ca           susan.elliott@elliott-com.com

RPRA Announces Consultation on Distribution of the Ontario Tire Stewardship Surplus

The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority is consulting on Ontario Tire Stewardship’s (OTS) plan to return remaining Used Tires Program surplus funds to stewards. The plan was developed by Grant Thornton Limited, the court appointed OTS liquidator, as a Surplus Funds Addendum to the Used Tires Program Wind-Up Plan. The proposed addendum includes:

  • which tire classes are eligible to share in the surplus
  • a proposed methodology to allocate funds to stewards
  • a proposal to address the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ direction that the surplus funds returned to stewards be used to benefit consumers

You can review the proposed addendum and provide your feedback between January 29 and February 26, 2021. Learn more about the consultation process.

The Authority is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to present the proposed addendum, answer questions and solicit feedback from stakeholders.  

Register for the Webinar

Stakeholders can also submit their feedback via email to  consultations@rpra.ca. All feedback must be received by the Authority on or before Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Improved Michelin tire geared for vans, pickups, and light trucks

Michelin unveiled its all-new Agilis 3 tire, designed specifically for light commercial vehicles including light trucks, vans, and pickups. During the online launch event, company executives explained how the need for “sustainable mobility” has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic — with logistics being a crucial cog of daily life.

Michelin thus sees the newest iteration of the Agilis line as a decisive answer to the even more important role of mobility during this time, and is another expression of how the brand is working to make tires last as long as possible while assuring safety and performance throughout their life cycle.

The Agilis 3 is particularly positioned to “play a central role in the new normal,” as it takes its place as Michelin’s primary product in the segment.

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The long-and-winding road toward more circular tires

Ventures focused on circular economy advances haven’t historically represented a sexy funding category, but December and early January brought the closing of two high-profile investment infusions: $55 million for AMP Robotics, which is using artificial intelligence to reinvent recycling infrastructure, and $25 million for TerraCycle’s Loop venture, which combines e-commerce with reusable containers.

Indeed, if you poke deeper into developments during the long and winding road that was 2020, it appears more investors are becoming willing to kick the tires (so to speak) when it comes to companies focused on turning someone else’s waste into a saleable product that keeps said waste from winding up in a landfill. 

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Yokohama’s Geolandar tire wins prestigous 2020 Good Design Award

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Yokahama announced that its “Geolandar CV G058”, a grand touring tire for crossover SUVs, was among the winners of the Chicago Athenaeum’s 2020 Good Design Awards announced this past December 27.

The award-winning tire is part of Yokohama’s Geolandar brand of tires for SUVs and pickup trucks.

Read the source article at Traction News