Nokian Tyres Breaks Ground on New Tennessee Plant


Patti Renner returns to Babcox Media as editor of Tire Review. Since leaving Babcox in 1997 (former editor of Underhood Service), she owned and operated a chain of specialty retail shops, worked with small businesses on their online marketing approach, and served as VP Marketing North America for a global marketing technology company.

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Goodyear, Giti, Hankook plants set to come online


AKRON—Tire manufacturing in North America is due for a sizable boost over the coming few months as Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Giti Tire Group commission commercial-scale production at new factories in Mexico and the U.S.

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Zeppelin to build tire recycling plant in Indiana

Zeppelin Group GmbH, based near Munich, says it is building a tire recycling plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, that will recover carbon black from old tires for its long-term partner Munich-based Pyrolyx AG. The groundbreaking took place in Terre Haute Aug. 22, 2017, and construction starts on the plant Sept. 5. Zeppelin is taking on the planning and execution of the overall plant, which has a value …

Source: Recycling Today Categories: Business/Agriculture

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Continental Tires picked as OE tires for new Volvo XC 60


Volvo Cars has approved the ContiEcoContact 5, the ContiSportContact 5 and the ContiCrossContact LX Sport in sizes 235/60 R 18, 235/55 R 19 and 255/45 R 20 for use as original equipment on the new Volvo XC 60.

All the tires are marked with the abbreviation “VOL” after the tire size to distinguish the Volvo Cars original equipment specification from the regular version.

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Pirelli Partners With Fisker On New ‘EMotion’ Vehicle Launch


Pirelli announced that it is working with Fisker Inc. to create advanced low rolling resistance tires for the new Fisker EMotion luxury electric vehicle, set to launch in late 2019.

Pirelli will develop summer P Zero tires in the following sizes for the Fisker EMotion: 285/35R24 (F) and 305/35R24 (R). The focus of this development will be on low rolling resistance, spirited handling and extra comfort due to tall sidewalls.

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Millennials like buying cars after all


It seems millennials like cars just as much as their older brethren. Despite being pegged as the generation that shuns owning a car, millennials appear to like buying autos more than their Generation X counterparts did when they were younger. Consumers, ages 21 through 34, are taking out new auto loans at a 21 percent higher rate than Gen X borrowers did when they were that age, according to a study released Wednesday by TransUnion.

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US rubber liner maker expands in South Korea


Seville, Ohio—Rubber liner maker Blair Rubber Co. is expanding steadily its reach overseas.

It recently entered an exclusive business partnership with South Korean corrosion protection product manufacturer Saekaphen Korea Co. Ltd. to serve as an applicator and distributor of linings for Blair in the country, a Blair spokesman said.

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Pyrolyx commences construction of new recovered CB plant


Construction is now underway for Pyrolyx’s new recovered carbon black plant in Terre Haute in Indiana, USA, which will reportedly be the most advanced of its kind.

German supplier, Zeppelin Group, will be responsible for the design, development and overall management of the entire project.

Each year the plant will recycle around four million used tires, producing 12,900 tons of recovered carbon black, as well as pyrolysis oil and steel.

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TIA announces Board of Directors election deadline


The Tire Industry Association 2017 Board of Directors election deadline is Friday, September 1st. All TIA members that are in good standing and with voting rights are encouraged to vote. Vote online here.

Four individuals will be elected to serve on the TIA Board for a three-year term. The following is a list of the nominees for this year’s election.

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Liberty Tire Recycling Appoints Thomas Womble as CEO, Prepares for Next Phase of Company’s Growth

PITTSBURGHAug. 28, 2017  /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, today appointed Thomas Womble, a company veteran, to serve as chief executive officer. Womble has been with Liberty Tire since 2001 and previously served as Liberty Tire’s chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations for 28 manufacturing sites in eight regions throughout the U.S. and Canada. In his new role as CEO, Womble will lead the company’s next phase of growth.  

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