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Hankook Tire to provide original equipment tires to the 2020 Ford Explorer

  8/13/2019 - Nashville, TN - Hankook Tire announced it will provide original equipment tires to the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer with the premium grand touring all-season Kinergy GT tire from Hankook. As America's best-selling SUV, the new Ford Explorer has undergone a complete redesign inside and out for the 2020 year. The Kinergy GT will be available in size 255/65R18 [Pattern H436]. Using Ford's 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost gas engine and 10-speed transmission, the low rolling profile and tread design of the Kinergy GT helps to complement and enhance the SUV's already compelling fuel mileage rating. Rounding out the Kinergy GT tire's performance portfolio is a state-of-the-art four channel design when compounded with an optimized lateral groove and chamfer sipe arrangement, provide exceptional grip in both wet and snowy driving conditions. Beneath the tread lies the core of the Kinergy tire's structure of high grip silica compounds. A multi-layered carcass, composed of equilibrium carcass lines, along with jointless and supplemental reinforcement belts, all contribute to smooth and comfortable ride both on and off-road. As part of the redesigned Ford Explorer platform that has been helping American families find adventure for nearly three decades, recent innovations help increase the comfort both inside the cabin and out on the road. With adaptable seating of up to seven and an available cargo management system, the all-new Ford Explorer has space for any activity touting best-in-class first- and second-row hip room. Tailored for the road ahead or lack of in some cases, the Explorer comes optioned with the drive mode system, controlled by a rotary dial on the center console, lets drivers shift easily between normal, slippery, trail, deep snow/sand, sport, tow/haul and eco modes, all of which are traversed with ease when paired with the Kinergy GT. "We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Ford, a brand synonymous with adventure and durability," said Hyunjun Cho, head of the OE Division. "The Kinergy GT provides drivers of the new 2020 Ford Explorer with outstanding performance in all weather conditions. We're proud to continue to support Ford vehicles with quality tires for their vehicles." Hankook also supplies tires to the Ford F-150 and all-new Ford Ranger, representing Hankook Tire's continued commitment to growth in the U.S. with both its America headquarters and tire plant in Tennessee.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Trelleborg relocates its marine and infrastructure headquarters - click to expand

Cooper Tire’s Tread Wisely program reminds young drivers to check their tires - click to expand

Steere Enterprises announces 70-year anniversary - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4 percent through 2026 - click to expand

CPI announces finalists for 2019 Polyurethane innovation award - click to expand

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Davis-Standard and Maillefer to highlight new technology at K 2019 - click to expand

Purchase the Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV and receive a free Blue Book - click to expand

Desma makes the future efficient - click to expand

Limited places available for Endurica and Rubber Consultants training courses next week - click to expand

OTR tires market worldwide projected to grow by $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Elkem ASA acquires Basel Chemie - click to expand

King Country Retread joins Marangoni network of independent dealers - click to expand

Bridgestone adds new sizes to Firestone Transforce AT2 tire - click to expand

Synthetic polyisoprene rubber forecast with a CAGR of 8 percent through 2029 - click to expand

PolyOne to sell PP&S business to SK Capital - click to expand

Nokian Tyres begins construction on world class administration building at its factory in Dayton, TN - click to expand

Monday, August 19, 2019

Toyo Tire introduces Open Country SxS for outdoor enthusiasts - click to expand

Evonik acquisition of PeroxyChem delayed by FTC lawsuit - click to expand

Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend and second quarter results - click to expand

Wacker opens technical center in Bengaluru, India - click to expand

Dow wins four 2019 Sustainability Awards from Business Intelligence Group - click to expand

Dunlop run-flat tires chosen as original equipment for 2020 Nissan GT-R - click to expand

Friday, August 16, 2019

Industrial rubber market expected to reach $38.31 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global automotive tire market forecast at $628 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Toyo Tires introduces the Extensa A/S II value oriented all-season tire - click to expand

Yokohama announces first half financials for 2019 - click to expand

Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles - click to expand

U.S. Department of Commerce initiates circumvention probe of CORE steel from five countries - click to expand

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Momentive to showcase new silicone technologies at K 2019 - click to expand

H.B. Fuller completes sale of surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business to Tiarco - click to expand

Huntsman Polyurethanes announces ACS distributor in Canada - click to expand

Songwon Industrial Group reports positive results for second quarter - click to expand

RTP acquires Zeotherm thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) product line from Zeon Chemicals - click to expand

Global specialty nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast at $768.1 million by 2025 - click to expand

ChemSpec awarded NACD membership - click to expand

Market Reports

Global medical grade silicone market is expected to reach $1.84 billion by 2023 - click to expand

Silicone Film Market is projected to grow to $1,087 million by 2023 - click to expand

Global silane market size is expected to reach USD 2.17 billion by 2025 - click to expand

North American floor adhesives market is projected to reach $1.09 billion by 2024 - click to expand

Global medical tubing market forecast with a CAGR of 8.4% through 2026 - click to expand

Synthetic polyisoprene rubber forecast with a CAGR of 8% through 2029 - click to expand

OTR Tires market worldwide is projected to grow by $1.8 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global automotive tire market forecast at $628 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global green tires market forecast at $178.07 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Industrial Rubber Market is expected to reach $38.31 Billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global specialty nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast at $768.1 million by 2025 - click to expand

Global industrial yarn products for V-belts and industrial hose market forecast with a CAGR of 4.4% - click to expand

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