Nokian TMS shows 13% of Finnish motorists drive on tires with dangerously low tread depth

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This summer drivers in Finland have been using SnapSkin, a digital tire monitoring service (TMS) from Nokian Tyres, to measure their car tires. Worryingly, results have shown that up to 13% of the vehicles examined are equipped with poor summer tires. In heavy rain, the good condition of summer tires is invaluable for safety.

Read the source article at Tire Technology International

Nokian completes winter truck tire range with Hakkapeliitta Truck T

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Nokian announced it has completed its flagship winter product line with the launch of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T, a new tire specially designed for trailer use.

Harsh winter conditions set special demands for trailer tires as well. Particularly lateral and braking grip are needed when hauling a timber trailer on small forest roads or moving heavy loads on curly mountain roads covered with ice. The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck T gives you more confidence in these extreme circumstances.

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Congratulations to Enns Tire, Winner of Schrader’s June Social Media Contest

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Winter tire changeover in Canada is known as the busy season for most tire repair shops. During the entire month of June, Schrader offered a half day TPMS training session and TPMS starter kit to one lucky tire shop located in Canada. Shops entered this contest by completing a short survey with information regarding their daily TPMS operations and the winner was selected based on their current need for valuable training.

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Winter Tires Market Remains Hotly Contested as a US$ 43 Billion Opportunity is in the Offing 20

The penetration of winter tires continues to gain ground in heavy commercial and light commercial vehicles – a trend that is complementing the steady demand from passenger cars segment.

According to Fact.MR study, nearly 220 million units were sold in 2017, with passenger cars accounting for over 50% of sales. A combination of macroeconomic and industry-specific factors is influencing demand for winter tires.

Read the source article at PR-Inside.com

Nokian to focus on sustainability at new test facility

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Santa Cruz De La Zarza, Spain — Nokian Tyres PLC has said stepped up its focus on sustainability with the construction of a new technology centre in the Spanish town of Santa Cruz De La Zarza.

In addition to allowing for year-round testing of summer, all-season and winter tires, the tech centre—Nokian’s third globally—will focus on the cultivation of the guayule plant and its and utilization in the manufacturing of tires that demonstration environmentally friendly characteristics.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

To save on cost, can I keep my winter tires on during the summer?

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Is it okay to keep your winter tires on in the summer? I’d rather not spend the money for two sets of tires. − Jennifer Winter tires are designed and built to perform a single task, which is to offer a superior, safer driving experience during the frosty months. While short-term use for a trip down south or slightly delayed seasonal removal is not going to cause any significant tire deterioration, keeping them on year-round is not recommended.

Read the source article at Home – The Globe and Mail

Your Corner Wrench: Winter tires are no good for warmer weather

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It’s a common occurrence this time of year – you pull out your summer tires, getting ready for the seasonal change-over and find that they’re pretty well shot. Your plastic is still maxed out from Christmas shopping and there’s no great tax return in your future. The winter boots on your ride still have lots of tread left on them, so you decide to let them ride for a while – and maybe even the entire summer. What’s wrong with that idea?

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Cooper adds new winter tire in its Mastercraft tire range

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Cooper Tire’s newest addition to its Mastercraft line – the Mastercraft Glacier Trex is a winter tire designed for passenger cars and crossover vehicles.

The Mastercraft Glacier Trex is severe weather rated and offers superior braking and handling on snow and ice. The Glacier Trex is defined by its aggressive directional tread pattern that improves acceleration and braking on snow, while evacuating water to resist hydroplaning.

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Think of winter tires as year-long business

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For those in Snow Belt areas, the winter tire season represents a time where the advent of November begins the silly season as winter preparation and new tire sales keep technicians and cash registers happy.

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Kuraray’s liquid rubber enhances ice grip

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TOKYO — Specialty chemicals producer Kuraray Co. Ltd. has developed a reactive liquid rubber that it claims can be used in tread compounds to enhance the ice-grip performance of winter tires.

Read the source article at Tire Business