Bridgestone introduces new digital solution for retreadingbusiness

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Bridgestone Corporation today announced the expansion of its global deployment of BASys. Following its successful implementation in Europe last year, BASys is now being implemented in other regions, starting with Latin America from April 2017.

BASys is a collection of digital applications designed to track tires throughout every steps of the retreading process: from the point of collection at the customer’s yard, all the way through manufacturing at the retread shop and final delivery.

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Isri, Rma oppose Conn. recycling proposals

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Rubber Manufacturers Association and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries are opposing proposals from the Connecticut legislature that would create Extended Producer Responsibility systems for tire recycling.

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Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires

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Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its “air free concept” technology, the Japanese tire-maker announced 17 April.

The two companies will advance feasibility studies and seek to make this new tire available in the market by 2019.

Bridgestone’s “air free concept” uses a structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires, eliminating the need to inflate tires with air to support the…

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YRC to add Alliance passenger tire brand

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TOKYO — Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to launch a line of Alliance-branded passenger tires in Europe in a move designed to compete with other major tire makers’ associate brands.

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Goodyear positioned to benefit from industry trends

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Trends in the global tire industry play to the strengths of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and its strategy to drive profitable growth.

“The accelerating shift to high-value-added tires for both consumer vehicles and commercial trucks is the main product trend shaping the future of the tire industry,” Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Richard J. Kramer said at the company’s recent annual shareholder meeting.

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Toyo Adds F-Load Range to Open Country Line

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is expanding its Open Country Line to include F-load range tires.

“At Toyo Tires we are committed to creating innovative products and solutions to address the needs and expectations of the off-road community and specialty dealers,” said Conrad Galamgam, senior director of product planning at Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “These new F-load range tires enable truck owners to get the tire performance and look they desire, while meeting or exceeding the load-carrying requirements of their trucks.”

The new higher carrying capacity tires are available in the Open Country M/T, Open Country …

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Cooper Product Videos Win Telly Awards

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Two product videos for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. took home Bronze honors in the Telly Awards competition.

The award-winning videos included the 2015 video announcing the Discoverer STT Pro off-road tire and a 2016 video that debuted the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 high performance passenger car tire.

The award-winning videos can be viewed at Cooper’s YouTube page at youtube.com/coopertire.

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Industry Trends May Positively Impact Goodyear

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Global trends within the tire industry play to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s strengths, the tiremaker said during a recent shareholder’s meeting.

“The accelerating shift to high-value-added tires for both consumer vehicles and commercial trucks is the main product trend shaping the future of the tire industry,” said Rich Kramer, CEO and president of Goodyear.

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Pirelli Introduces the “66” Promotion

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Pirelli Introduces “66” Sales Promotion on NIGHT DRAGON™ or MT 66 ROUTE™ Model Motorcycle Tires Today, Pirelli unveiled a special, limited-time promotion that offers motorcyclists the chance to save big when purchasing a set of street or road racing tires from participating dealers across the nation. Riders can score a $66 prepaid card when purchasing a set (a front …

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Michelin CrossClimate: A New Type of Tire

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The majority of automobiles in the U.S. carry all-season tires. Enthusiasts sometimes refer to them by another name — no-season tires — as most don’t perform particularly well in either the summer or the winter, sacrificing top-level performance in order to work marginally well in all conditions. In Europe, it’s all about summer tires. If you live where it gets cold and snowy, you buy a second set of dedicated winter tires.

Many European drivers wouldn’t put up with the typical U.S-spec all-season tire’s braking and handling characteristics in warmer weather but still need a proper winter-rated tire. Michelin claims to have the answer with their latest European-market CrossClimate (and the updated CrossClimate+). I hit up the Michelin North America (NA) communications team for further information and to see if this new tire has a place on our side of the Atlantic.

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