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NovaBioRubber to commercialize Taraxacum kok-saghyz rubber

The National Research Council Canada is investing in green production technology developed by Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies for the processing of rubber from the Taraxacum kok-saghyz plant.

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Tire modeling in the simulator

A new software application from simulator supplier Cruden improves the feeling of road surface to tire interaction

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Nanogenerator harvests energy from rolling tires

A new nanogenerator that harvests power from rolling tires has been developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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Development of the iFlex

Testing for Hankook's non-pneumatic tire was conducted at its G’Trac proving ground in Korea using a Kia Ray electric vehicle

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by Rachel Evans


Coda develops its self-inflating tire technology

Coda Development has undertaken testing of its self-inflating tire (SIT) technology and has developed a retrofit and a retread SIT

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by Rachel Evans


Solvay expands in Poland

To better serve its customers in the region, Solvay has opened a new factory in Włocławek, Poland, which houses energy-saving production equipment
 

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by Rachel Evans


Goodyear and SRI end partnership

Goodyear has reached an agreement with Sumitomo Rubber Industries to dissolve the 16-year global alliance between the two companies

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by Rachel Evans


Profile: Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056

The latest SUV offering from Yokohama has a 21% improvement in wear performance and a 30% improvement in handling over its predecessor

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by Rachel Evans


Inside touring car tires with Dunlop Motorsport

Why the UK’s abrasive, high-speed Thruxton racetrack provides a unique challenge for tire management in the British Touring Car Championship

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by Graham Heeps


UK distributor Oak Tyres launches Davanti brand

New tire brand Davanti has revealed details of its first two European-focused products designed for passenger cars and SUVs

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by Rachel Evans


Indoor EU tire label research at NTRC

At the National Tire Research Center in Alton, Virginia, USA, research is being conducted into the replication of EU noise and wet grip tests on an indoor rig 

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by Graham Heeps


Arctic Falls to open indoor test facility

To help meet customer demands, Arctic Falls proving ground is now constructing an indoor winter test facility

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Marangoni invests in Rovereto plant

As part of a multi-year investment plant, Marangoni has installed a state-of-the-art Banbury mixer at its Rovereto plant in Italy

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Improved testing at Apollo

Apollo Tyres is focusing on improved test methods particularly at a virtual level in order to speed up development times and produce more competitive tires

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by Rachel Evans


EU tire label policing

David O’Donnell, Continental’s head of R&D for passenger and light truck tires, has called for better policing of the EU tire label ratings

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by Graham Heeps


Goodyear’s Geneva concepts

The fruits of two of Goodyear’s applied research and development projects were recently presented at Geneva Motor Show 2015

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by Rachel Evans


Profile: Michelin CrossClimate

Michelin this week revealed the CrossClimate, which it claims is the first summer tire with 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake) winter certification

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by Graham Heeps


Lifetime Achievement Awards 2015

The winners of this year's Tire Technology International Lifetime Achievement Awards have been honored in recognition of their careers of outstanding service to the tire industry

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by Graham Heeps


Recovered carbon black partnership

Pyrolyx is to become one of the world's largest producers of recovered carbon black from scrap rubber and tires

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Show review: 2015 a fantastic success!

Tire Technology Expo 2015 was hailed a huge success by exhibitors, visitors and organizers alike

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Compiled by Graham Heeps


Profile: Pirelli Cinturato All Season

Pirelli has decided to launch its first all-season tire for Europe, featuring a full silica mix with a new generation polymer in order to achieve a constant modulus in a wide temperature range

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by Rachel Evans


Peugeot and Michelin tackle the 2015 Dakar Rally

The Peugeot 2008 DKR will take on the 2015 Dakar Rally with an automatic tire inflation system and giant Michelin tires that combine knowledge from the US and European racing scenes

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by Graham Heeps


Buick Verano gets bespoke Continental rubber for 2015

Buick has revealed details of a tire development program in which careful tuning of the tire's design and materials have reduced noise and improved comfort

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What's new? Geneva Motor Show tire round-up

A round-up of some of the latest summer and winter tires, which were on display at Geneva Motor Show 2014

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Compiled by Rachel Evans


Michelin and Porsche in endurance race partnership

The transfer of knowledge from motorsport to road is invaluable according to Michelin

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Show review 2014: Best yet!

With record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates (3,400 attendees in total), Tire Technology Expo 2014 has been the most successful yet

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Compiled by Rachel Evans


Norbert Behrendt to retire from HF Group

The director of HF Group's curing press business unit, Norbert Behrendt, is to retire after half a century, during which time significant milestones have been reached by the company

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Rollercoaster ride

Continental’s main European test facility is benefiting from some of the biggest upgrades in its 36-year history. We visited the Contidrom to see them for ourselves

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by Graham Heeps


What's new? Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

The new Goodyear tire features two new tread compounds and a new design package in order to achieve leading performance across the board 

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by Rachel Evans


Supplier spotlight: Lanxess

Tires that are produced using Lanxess' specialty chemicals, have beneficial properties for motorists

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Show review 2013: Best show ever!

This year's Expo proved a great success, with an even bigger and better selection of the latest developments and manufacturing technologies on show at Tire Technology Expo 2013

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Compiled by Graham Heeps


Conference speaker: Saied Taheri

The associate professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Center for Tire Research (CenTiRe) on how intelligent tires are affecting ABS and ESC systems

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by John O'Brien


Interview: Christoph Kalla, Lanxess

Labeling is set to change the tire industry at every level. Lanxess' vice president marketing and R&D explains what will be affected and how

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by John O'Brien


Cordiant's Yaroslavl Tyre Plant

Automation is taking Yaroslavl to a new level of productivity, as Cordiant Group’s plant undergoes major changes

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by Paula Ovaskainen


Tire noise inside out

Technology from Bay Systems offers a new approach to tire noise measurement

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by Alan Bennetts (Bay Systems) and Neil Crookes (Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd)


Interview: Takayoshi Omae, Yokohama

Latest moves from convention-challenging Yokohama include orange oil compounds, an aggressive runflat development program and investment in R&D capabilities.

 

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By John Challen


Carbon black contributes to a breakthrough in tire labelling

Orion Engineered Carbons will contribute to performance enhancement of tires by carbon black innovations

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by Bernhard Schwaiger


Expo interview: Stephan Koehne

Stephan Koehne, managing director, TS TestingService GmbH, gives his views on the new tire labelling legislation 

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What's new? Falken Azenis FK453CC

The new Falken tire has innovative construction and a novel tread pattern, which is designed to improve the stability, feel and noise of high-performance SUVs.

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What's new? Bridgestone tire printing

Bridgestone presented a colorful display of its brightly painted, eight unique tires at Geneva 2012, in an effort to show-off its all-new tire painting process technology

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Show review 2012

Tire Technology Expo 2012There was a wider variety than ever of hot new tire development and manufacturing technologies on show at Tire Technology Expo 2012- here are some highlights

Compiled by Graham Heeps

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NovaBioRubber to commercialize Taraxacum kok-saghyz rubber
The National Research Council Canada is investing in green production technology developed by Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies for the processing of rubber from the Taraxacum kok-saghyz plant.
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Tire modeling in the simulator
A new software application from simulator supplier Cruden improves the feeling of road surface to tire interaction
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Nanogenerator harvests energy from rolling tires
A new nanogenerator that harvests power from rolling tires has been developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Development of the iFlex
Testing for Hankook's non-pneumatic tire was conducted at its G’Trac proving ground in Korea using a Kia Ray electric vehicle
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Coda develops its self-inflating tire technology
Coda Development has undertaken testing of its self-inflating tire (SIT) technology and has developed a retrofit and a retread SIT
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