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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.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Composites for Europe rescheduled to November 9-11, 2021, in Stuttgart, Germany - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market to exceed $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

TIA going online with GTE/SEMA show events - click to expand

Cooper Tire recalls CS5 and Mastercraft LSR Grand Touring tires - click to expand

Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers - click to expand

ARP Materials continues commitment to going green - click to expand

Thursday, September 24, 2020

TIA adds virtual OSHA compliant training classes - click to expand

Cooper Tire to add nearly 100 production workers at its Tupelo, MS, tire manufacturing plant - click to expand

Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber’s policy framework drives member commitment to sustainable rubber production - click to expand

Arkema supports wind power industry in transition towards sustainable energy - click to expand

BASF SE is to invest €16 million into Pyrum Innovations for the pyrolysis of waste tires - click to expand

KB Industries wins additional Yellowstone National Park crumb rubber paving project - click to expand

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Huber prepares for major sustainability project - click to expand

Researchers develop rubber material made from cheap and plentiful industrial waste - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber issues 2019 global sustainability report - click to expand

Michelin donates 75 tool kits to mechatronics students in Greenville County, SC - click to expand

PureSil ORG01 elastomer gel from Elkem Silicones wins 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award - click to expand

Core Molding Technologies elects Sandra Kowaleski to board of directors - click to expand

ARP Materials' key vendor, Keli Chemical, increases CPE production to accommodate U.S. demand - click to expand

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Safic-Alcan appoints Domenico Lo Curto business development director for plastics - click to expand

Rubber Division, ACS, enhances international educational outreach program for students - click to expand

Rubber & Tire Research announces free webinars - click to expand

Myers Industries announces CFO transition - click to expand

Huntsman announces launch of Araldite 2000 adhesive core range - click to expand

Monday, September 21, 2020

Bridgestone to close passenger tire plant in France - click to expand

Continental's TractionSkin technology utilized in Korbach motorcycle tires - click to expand

Dow wins four 2020 Edison Awards for breakthrough technologies - click to expand

Evonik develops membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds - click to expand

Arkema announces start-up of industrial adhesives plant in Japan - click to expand

Ashland increases prices for 1-4 butanediol and derivatives in North America - click to expand

Market Reports

Olefinic thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast to reach $7.26 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global isoprene rubber latex market to exceed $340 million by 2025 - click to expand

Global silanes market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2026 - click to expand

Global natural rubber market forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

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