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Corteco broadens its portfolio in the heavy-duty segment

Corteco, the aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, focuses on seals in more detail than most other aftermarket companies. The development of radial shaft seals shows the depth of the company’s expertise. This is particularly relevant for the independent aftermarket within the heavy-duty sector, a market in which Corteco is progressively increasing its presence. The product range will see further expansion with additional product groups in 2024.

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Corteco, the aftermarket unit of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, broadens its portfolio in the heavy-duty segment

Corteco focuses on seals in more detail than most other aftermarket companies. As part of the technology and sealing expert Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, Corteco is diversified and well positioned for the demanding independent aftermarket within the heavy-duty sector. A market in which Corteco is progressively increasing its presence. The product range will see further expansion with additional product groups in 2024.

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Greene Tweed extends global reach with completion of manufacturing facility in South Korea

Greene Twee has announced the completion of its new manufacturing facility in Ochang, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea. The milestone marks a significant expansion of Greene Tweed’s global footprint and reinforces its commitment to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to their customers worldwide with its flagship Chemraz(R) product line.

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Continental named original equipment for the 2024 Chevrolet Traversed

Chevrolet is relying on Continental’s original equipment expertise for its 2024 Traverse model. The SUV is fitted from the factory with tires from the CrossContact series. The series has been developed especially for good handling qualities on and off-road. Continental has received worldwide original equipment approval for the CrossContact LX 20 in sizes 20 and 22 inches.

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Asahi Kasei to present functionalized HSBR and thermoplastic elastomer solutions at DKT

At the DKT 2024, Asahi Kasei will present its newly developed hydrogenated solution styrene butadiene rubber (HSBR). By applying selective hydrogenation, this material offers a remarkable combination of characteristics, as it retains some of the desirable properties of an SBR, such as good processability and compatibility, while also benefiting from an improved resistance to heat, aging, and chemicals due to the hydrogenation process.

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Yokohama Geolandar X-CV to be original equipment on Mazda CX-70

The tires being supplied as OE for MAZDA CX-70 were developed by utilizing specialized tuning to match their tread pattern, profile, and tire structure to the vehicle characteristics, while also using Yokohama Rubber’s proprietary HAICoLab, an AI-based development framework that aims to foster new discoveries and digital innovation by merging human inspiration and creativity with AI’s enormous data processing capability. To achieve the highly quiet ride, an optimal pitch sequence was obtained using evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms), one of the technologies incorporated in HAICoLab. The innovative technologies applied in development of the tires are based on new knowledge obtained by collecting actual data and virtual data generated by simulations and then using AI’s predict, analyze and search functions.

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