Apollo Tyres, Bridgestone, Continental Tires, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Hankook Tire & Technology, Kumho Tires, Michelin, Nokian Tyres, Pirelli, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the Toyo Tire Group and the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. are the first companies to have adopted natural rubber policies that are fully aligned with the policy framework of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).Read more
announced it will adopt 100% renewable energy at its Goodyear plants across Europe and Turkey in the first of a multiple-phase plan to procure 100% renewable energy in all its facilities across Europe, Middle East and Africa by the end of 2022.Read more
In less than two weeks the International Elastomer Conference will being at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. There’s still time to register and join the best of our industry all under one roof. There are many ways to learn, connect and grow at this event.Read more
Purdue University researchers develop the world’s whitest paint. The paint has earned a Guinness World Records title. The record appears in the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records.Read more
Sumitomo Rubber North America will increase prices in the US and Canada on Falken and Ohtsu Brand Passenger, Light Truck and Medium Truck Tires as well as implementing inline adjustments on a per size basis. The price increase of up to 10% will be effective October 1, 2021.Read more
Smithers announced the addition of ozone resistance and low temperature durability testing capabilities for tires. The new machine is installed at the Smithers Tire and Wheel Testing Laboratory in Suzhou, China, and will serve tire testing customers throughout the Asia Pacific region and around the world.Read more
The new board members are Chris Rhoades of BKT Tires, Copley, OH; Gary Schroeder of Cooper Tire/Goodyear, Findlay OH; and Leigh-Ann Stewart of Kal Tire, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, Don Vanderheyden of Hennessy Industries, LaVergne, TN, was reelected to a second term on the board.Read more
The West African country’s parliament approved the law on Monday, according to a statement issued Tuesday.
“Through the adoption of this text, we have just given a boost to the promotion of the industrialization of Ivory Coast, the only guarantee of our country’s development,” said Emmanuel Esmel Essis, the country’s minister in charge of promoting private investment.
Mr. Essis stressed the need “to go for added value, which will help us build a strong prosperous country where all will benefit from economic growth and fallouts”.
Prior to this law, only 50% of the country’s rubber was being processed before shipment onto the world markets.Read more
The MICHELIN Uptis took to the road for the first time in public on a Mini Electric. This was an exclusive experience for certain lucky members of the general public who had the opportunity to take a ride and test this revolutionary tire. “The truly distinctive structure of the MICHELIN Uptis prototype, or its ‘weirdness’ as we have often heard it called, really attracted the attention of many visitors and left a lasting impression on them. It was an exceptional experience for us, and our greatest satisfaction came at the end of the demonstration when our passengers, who were admittedly a little wary at first, said they felt no difference compared with conventional tires,” said Cyrille Roget, Michelin Group Technical and Scientific Communications Director. This experience bodes well for Michelin, which remains on course to bring the first Uptis tire to market in 2024.Read more
Avery Dennison Corporation announced the launch of the AD Maxdura tire tag, one of the most advanced embedded UHF RFID tags for the tire industry. Every year some 3 billion units are manufactured globally and RFID is increasingly being adopted by all leading tire manufacturers, Michelin for instance has announced it is fitting RFID sensor tags to all its tires by 2023 and countries such as China are looking to make its use mandatory.Read more