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Association of Modified Asphalt Producers announces call for abstracts

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP) is hosting its inaugural Call for Abstracts to cover the theme of Technology on the Rise. Submission on topics related to quality, performance, innovation, and implementation in modified asphalt paving and roofing applications are welcome. The abstract must not exceed 500 words and must provide a description of the presentation

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Global market for fillers forecast with growth rate of 3.6 percent

Classic fillers remain indispensable for numerous industries, whether as powders, fibers or small spheres: Demand for natural calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), kaolin, talc, wollastonite, mica, carbon black and other fillers is expected to increase to almost 89 million tons by 2032. The latest, seventh edition of the Ceresana study on the global market for fillers expects average revenue growth of 3.6% per year.

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Yokohama Rubber now applying its proprietary “E+” mark on truck and bus tires

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it has begun applying its proprietary “E+” mark on its tires for trucks and buses. The “E+” mark, which indicates the tire has special qualities suitable for electrified vehicles, was first applied to YOKOHAMA passenger car tires in the latter half of 2023 in a move to strengthen the appeal of YOKOHAMA tires for electrified vehicles. The first truck or bus tires to bear the “E+” mark will be a tire sold for use on buses in Japan and another one for buses in Europe.

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UTH presents latest machine generation for sustainability and efficiency at Tire Technology Expo

UTH GmbH will showcase its latest machine generation at Tire Technology Expo 2024, taking place from March 19th to 21st in Hannover. At booth number 4002, the company will present its current product line-up based on the proven roll-ex® technology, offering solutions that have established themselves worldwide as the standard for gentle and clean processing of rubber compounds.

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Sumitomo Rubber promotes Sam William to national sales manager

Sumitomo Rubber North America, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., announces that Sam Williams has been named National Sales Manager (West) for Commercial Truck tires.

Williams has spent more than 30 years working in the automotive aftermarket industry, with experience in sales, store management, multi-unit management, business development, marketing, operations, buying, merchandising, strategic planning, and vendor relations. Williams has been with SRNA since 2016, most recently working as a Senior Strategic Account Manager.

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Bridgestone partners with Ben Young and Trevor Daley to form Team BATTLAX

Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced it has teamed up with top Canadian Superbike Championship riders Ben Young and Trevor Daley to form Team BATTLAX, which will debut at the 82nd running of the Daytona 200 March 7-9, 2024, at Daytona International Speedway. Team BATTLAX will compete on a pair of identical custom Suzuki Canada GSX-R750 builds featuring Bridgestone BATTLAX race tires.

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Yokohama Rubber’s GEOLANDAR G91 factory-equipped on Subaru Forester

The tires being supplied as OE for the new Forester 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 GEOLANDAR G91 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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