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Smithers moves into new building in Suzhou, China, expanding it tire, wheel and product testing operations

3/5/2021 - Akron, OH - Smithers announces that it moved its tire, wheel and product testing operation in Suzhou, China, into a new 7,200 square meter building in the Xiangcheng district. The new space supports the company’s continuous growth plans and ongoing commitment to high-level services for its global clients. Moving to the new building has allowed for significant expansion of each testing group’s laboratory footprint. The size of the product testing laboratory has increased by 90 percent, with plans to invest in more testing equipment to further expand testing capabilities. In addition to laboratory space, the new building includes state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms for on-site training and industry meetings. As part of this expansion, Smithers also added a new slip angle and camber angle tire durability machine to its Suzhou-ba...

Goodyear announces leadership changes to coincide with acquisition of Cooper Tire

3/5/2021 - Akron, OH - Following the company’s recent announcement of its plans to acquire Cooper Tire, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that Ryan Patterson, currently president of its Asia Pacific business unit, will lead the integration effort as senior vice president, Business Integration. Nathaniel Madarang, currently managing director of Goodyear China, will succeed Patterson as president of Goodyear Asia Pacific. “As one of Goodyear’s most senior leaders, Ryan Patterson has the depth and experience to lead the integration of our acquisition of Cooper Tire to maximize benefits for our shareholders, customers, consumers and associates,” said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, CEO and president. “Ryan is a market-back leader with broad, global perspective. From his leadership roles in Asia, North America and Latin America, he understands al...

Twin Cities Rubber Group announces free virtual technical meeting on HNBR curing

3/5/2021 - Maple Grove, MN - The Twin Cities Rubber Group will offer a free virtual technical meeting on “New methods in Zetpol HNBR curing: Peroxide blends for low-temperature cure and non-nitrosamine sulfur curatives” will be held March 18 at 4 p.m. This discussion will be led by Dana Stripe, scientist, applications development, Zeon Chemicals L.P. Registration is available at For more information, visit

Milestar introduces Weatherguard AS710 Sport all-season tire

3/5/2021 - Gardena, CA – – Milestar announces the all-new Weatherguard AS710 Sport all-season tire for coupes, sedans and CUVs. This new addition to the Weatherguard family of passenger and CUV products delivers consistent performance for the life of the tire, providing a quiet and comfortable ride, while its surefooted, long-lasting performance is expected to redefine the sport touring category, according to the company. The Weatherguard AS710 is also the first Milestar tire to offer a mileage warranty up to 80,000 miles. The Weatherguard AS710 Sport features a Miletech advanced silica-enriched compound, delivering improved handling and enhanced durability in both wet and dry conditions. Optimized tread blocks, variable depth siping and lateral grooves all allow this tire to perform season after season, with enhanced braking and handling in incleme...

USW denounces Giti Tire for laying off 100 workers in South Carolina

3/5/2021 - Richburg, SC – The United Steelworkers (USW) denounced Giti Tire after a report from a watchdog group revealed that Giti, part of a global tire conglomerate, took nearly $10 million from a federal program intended to help small, independent businesses keep workers employed during the pandemic. After accepting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, Giti still dismissed an estimated 100 workers from their jobs. “Giti’s abuse of pandemic aid is appalling, though not surprising,” said USW District 9 Director Daniel Flippo, who represents steelworkers in South Carolina, six other southern states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “This company betrayed the public trust long before COVID-19,” he explained. “Giti accepted $60 million in tax breaks to build a plant and then broke its promise to create 1,700 jobs for the community. Giti never came...

Goodyear, EASE Logistics create pilot program for cloud based tire technology

3/5/2021 - Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, EASE Logistics and the City of Dublin, OH, announced a pilot as part of the Smart Columbus initiative to advance connected mobility. For the pilot, the three participants will experiment in the areas of tire intelligence and cloud-based logistics among others within an innovation region located in and around Columbus, OH, known as the Beta District. With the potential to share and enhance data on connected mobility, these experiments could lead to new products and solutions that will benefit trucking fleets, consumers and cities in the future. Initial tests will include the installation of Goodyear TPMS Plus systems on eight EASE Logistics vehicles traveling throughout the Beta District of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor outside of Columbus, a leading location for testing connected vehicle ...

Market Reports

Medical grade silicone tube market forecast at $18.5 billion by 2027

3/5/2021 - London, England - The Medical Grade Silicone Tubing Market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5% during the forecast period 2020–2027 and is poised to reach US$18.5 billion in terms of Value according to Decisive Market Insights. A remarkable compounded annual growth rate from 2020 – 2027 has been expected in this market after mapping the different factors associated with this market. The report covers size, share, market trend, analysis, estimates and forecast both current and future forecast. The market sizing and trend have been analyzed and mentioned in the report after conducting the primary interviews across the different geographies namely North America countries, APAC countries, European countries and also the rest of the world. The data and analysis gathered and provided in the report are 60% from primary intervie... (read more)

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